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Good morning! This is the technology news you need to know this Thursday.
- Apple said it canceled Facebook company certificates thanks to the social network that pays people to load the Facebook Research app on their iPhone. Apple says it was a dramatic step towards removing several company certificates from Facebook without compromising other programs like Facebook Research, but also other iOS apps developed within Facebook.
- Apple caused work inside Facebook to halt the removal of company certificates. Employees were unable to contact their colleagues, access internal information and even use company transport, according to an internal note that was leaked by the Business Insider.
- Facebook, with its fourth-quarter results, disrupted its latest scandal. In the last three months of the year, it recorded revenues of $ 16.91 billion, up 30% year-on-year, while its EPS was $ 2.38.
- Apple is making new iPhone with a powerful 3D camera, says Bloomberg. The largest and most expensive phone that could replace the iPhone XS Max will be the back of the three camera module, according to Bloomberg, which will allow for additional zoom functions.
- Google disables its research program, which allows users to earn gift cards in exchange for their data. Like Facebook Research, the Google app seems to have clearly violated the policies of the Apple Enterprise Developer program.
- Microsoft reported its holiday quarters on Wednesday after the call – and published revenue that did not match Wall Street's expectations, although it showed higher revenue than expected. Microsoft came to this profit season from a position of strength: Microsoft takes the name of the most valuable company with Amazon in a very short second.
- Tesla CFO is retiring for the second time. Deepak Ahuja was already retired in 2015, but later returned to the company.
- Google will begin deleting Google+ accounts and pages on April 2. On this date, Google+ accounts and pages will become inaccessible to users, and content, including photos and videos from the album archive, will begin to delete.
- Facebook says it will end up disconnecting the number of its main social networking users and instead focus on its own application family. The size of the Facebook audience in all its applications – more than 2 billion daily at the end of 2019 – "better reflects the size of our community and the fact that many people use more than one of our services," said CFO Dave Wehner. to call.
- Jeff Bezos has reported that he has hired private investigators to find out who has missed intimate text messages to former message anchors Lauren Sanchez. So far, there is no evidence that the leak was a hack, but one theory is that it was politically motivated.
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