Techmeme
January 28, 2022, 11:20 AM

Top News

Apple:
Apple reports Q1 revenue of $123.9B, up 11% YoY, net income of $34.6B, up from $28.8B YoY, Services sales of $19.5B, up from $15.8B YoY, iPhone sales of $71.6B  —  Revenue up 11 percent to new all-time record  —  iPhone, Mac, Wearables, and Services revenue reach new all-time highs
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Apple reports Q1 Mac revenue of $10.85B, up 25% YoY, iPad revenue of $7.25B, down 14% YoY, and other products revenue, including Watch, of $14.70B, up 13% YoY  —  - Apple reported its largest single quarter in terms of revenue ever, with sales growing over 11% despite supply challenges and the lingering effects of the pandemic.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iOS 15.4 beta adds Face ID use with a mask for iPhone 12 and newer, without needing Apple Watch authentication, by recognizing “unique features around the eye”  —  The iOS 15.4 beta that was introduced today added a new feature designed to allow Face ID to be used with a mask and without an Apple Watch for authentication.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iPadOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3 betas add the long-delayed Universal Control, which lets users control nearby Macs and iPads with a single mouse or keyboard  —  The iPadOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3 betas that Apple released today introduce support for Universal Control …
New York Times:
An investigation into the rise of NSO's Pegasus shows its widespread use by the CIA, UAE, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and others; the FBI bought but didn't use it  —  A Times investigation reveals how Israel reaped diplomatic gains around the world from NSO's Pegasus spyware — a tool America itself purchased but is now trying to ban.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
FTC: US consumers lost $770M to social media scams in 2021, about 25% of all fraud losses for the year and up 18x from the $42M in losses reported in 2017  —  A growing number of U.S. consumers are getting scammed on social media according to a new report by the Federal Trade Commission …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Microsoft and 35 US states led by Utah support Epic Games against Apple through amicus curiae briefs filed with the Ninth Circuit appeals court  —  [Update] The Biden Administration is also supporting Epic.  [/Update]  —  Apple just reported record numbers.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
The UK's CMA says Microsoft has agreed to changes for auto-renewing Xbox subscriptions, including pro-rata refunds, canceling inactive memberships, and more  —  Inactive Xbox subscriptions won't continue to be billed  —  Microsoft is making its Xbox subscriptions a little more flexible after a UK regulator raised concerns.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
After customer backlash, Google says users of legacy free G Suite accounts will be able to migrate data to free, consumer accounts  —  Last week, Google essentially told free G Suite users “pay up or lose your account.”  —  There is hope for users of Google's “legacy” free G Suite accounts.
Daren Fonda / Barron's Online:
Source: White House is readying an executive action to task federal agencies with regulating Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a matter of national security  —  The Biden administration is preparing to release an executive action that will task federal agencies with regulating digital assets …
Jonathan Browning / Bloomberg:
Mike Lynch, founder of Autonomy, loses $5B court battle with HP over false accounting; UK government will now decide whether to extradite him to the US  —  Mike Lynch, the Autonomy Corp. founder lost his acrimonious court battle with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. over false accounting.
P R Sanjai / Bloomberg:
Google to invest $700M in Bharti Airtel, India's second largest telecom operator, for a 1.28% stake; an additional $300M will go to multiyear agreements  —  Google will invest as much as $1 billion in India's second-largest mobile phone operator, as firms race to offer inexpensive data …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Alphabet's Google Cloud division has formed a group to build business around blockchain applications and plans to hire a slew of blockchain experts  —  - Alphabet's Google Cloud division is forming a team to win blockchain business after making a concerted effort in retail and other industries.
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Three things Web3 should fix in 2022: make crypto transactions safe and reliable, make blockchains efficient, develop tech for mitigating harassment and abuse  —  A viral video highlights some very real shortcomings in the next-generation internet  —  Last weekend, it felt like everyone I knew was sending me the same link.
Maggie Fitzgerald / CNBC:
Robinhood Q4: revenue of $363M, up 14% YoY, 2021 revenue of $1.82B, up 89% YoY, net loss of $423M, MAUs up 48% YoY to 17.3M; stock down 10%+ on weak Q1 guidance  —  - Robinhood anticipates first-quarter revenue of less than $340 million, down 35% compared with 2021.

Sponsor Posts

Intel:
Managing a Complex Multi-Cloud Environment Requires a Reliable Ecosystem  —  To avoid vendor lock-in and effectively manage your mission critical workload needs, you need a reliable ecosystem and architecture
MicroAcquire:
New opportunities are waiting for you  —  Join 100,000+ entrepreneurs buying and selling startups on the world's #1 acquisition marketplace.  Expertly curated to match serious buyers with pre-vetted startups of all sizes.
Zoho:
Zoho Sign and eID Easy for eIDAS-compliant digital signatures  —  The use of e-signatures is becoming increasingly widespread because of its extensive ease of use and collaboration.
Ortto:
Should you be using a CDP?  —  What is a customer data platform?  How is it different to a CRM and how will it help your business grow?
Techmeme Ride Home:
Fri. 05/20 - The Apple Headset Has Been Demoed!
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 11:20 AM ET, January 28, 2022.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Saheli Roy Choudhury / CNBC:
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:

Earlier Picks

The Markup:
Will Douglas Heaven / MIT Technology Review:
More: OpenAITweets: @gdb, @woj_zaremba, @sama, @openai, @minimaxir, and @eliegnewsThanks:@eliegnews
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Derrek Lee / Android Central: