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Past articles by Steve:

Apple lets you watch MLB games for free now so it can sell you another iPhone later

Apple will offer free broadcasts of two exclusive MLB games per week on Apple TV+ starting Friday. → Read More

Shares of metaverse company Roblox plummet after missing fourth quarter expectations

Roblox missed Wall Street expectations on both the top and bottom lines in the fourth quarter. → Read More

Disney has a new executive in charge of the metaverse

Disney CEO Bob Chapek appointed Mike White to formulate the company's metaverse strategy. → Read More

Apple's acquisition history shows why a Peloton buy is out of the question

There are more reasons Apple would be against buying Peloton than for it, based on how it has acquired companies in the past. → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg's 'metaverse' business lost more than $10 billion last year

Those losses for 2021 are in line with what Zuckerberg said last year he expected to invest in Reality Labs. → Read More

You can credit Tim Cook's supply chain mastery for that boost in Apple shares

Cook's comments on the supply chain echo those of his peers in the industry, but his words carry a lot more weight with investors. → Read More

Microsoft to buy Activision in $68.7 billion all-cash deal

A gamer plays the video game 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' developed by Treyarch and published by Activision during the 'Paris Games Week' on October 25, 2018 in Paris, France. Chesnot | Getty Images Microsoft announced Tuesday it will buy video game giant Activision Blizzard in a $68.7 billion deal. Shares of Activision soared about 37% in pre-market trading before being halted after the Wall… → Read More

How the metaverse won Christmas

Meta, Facebook's parent company, had the most popular app in the App Store on Christmas: the Oculus VR app. → Read More

Next for the metaverse: convincing you it's not just for kids

So far, gaming companies like Roblox and Epic Games are the farthest ahead building metaverses. → Read More

Apple shares slip on report of weak iPhone demand heading into holidays

Apple previously warned supply constraints will cause it to miss at least $6 billion in revenue for the holiday quarter. → Read More

Apple's computerized glasses will be as powerful as a Mac and launch next year, top analyst says

The Apple glasses will have more computing power than its rivals, according to top analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. → Read More

The new Facebook faces the same struggles as Alphabet as both companies try to turn sci-fi into reality

Alphabet has yet to deliver on its promise to deliver "another Google" out of its various projects like self-driving cars. → Read More

Adobe will put U.S. employees on unpaid leave if they're not vaccinated by Dec. 8

Adobe told employees that it will abide by President Biden's vaccine mandate since it is a government contractor. → Read More

YouTube is about to pull its apps from Roku, and the fight is going all the way to Congress

Google said Thursday it would remove YouTube apps from the Roku app store on Dec. 9 as the two sides fight over a new agreement. → Read More

Apple's set to announce new laptops — follow along for live updates

Expect new MacBook Pro laptops, a release date for macOS Monterey and possibly new AirPods 3. → Read More

Apple decides its victory against Epic wasn't enough — it wants a total win

Apple's appeal would protect its lucrative App Store model, which has come under fire from international regulators and members of U.S. Congress. → Read More

IBM says all U.S. employees must be vaccinated by Dec. 8 or face unpaid suspension

The company will accept medical and religious exemptions for employees who can't or don't want to get vaccinated. → Read More

Marc Lasry resigns as chair of Ozy Media after 3 weeks following reports of alleged misconduct at firm

A New York Times report this week said Ozy Media's COO impersonated a YouTube executive on a call with potential investors. → Read More

Amazon has a smash hit on its hands — a new computer game with hundreds of thousands of players

The success of "New World" comes about a year after Amazon was forced to cancel its last high-profile video game. → Read More

You'll hear a lot about how boring the iPhone 13 is, but Apple is still poised to continue its sales super cycle

There are an estimated 250 million iPhone owners ready to upgrade. → Read More