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Recent articles by Mike:

Google, Facebook mandate vaccines for employees returning to work

Big tech companies are requiring that their employees get their shots in order to return to work. → Read More

Google delays return to office, mandates vaccines

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses are fully reopened. The announcement Wednesday came as the more highly contagious delta variant is driving a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. → Read More

Google delays workers' return to office, mandates vaccines

Google is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to be... → Read More

Netflix confirms move into video games as its growth slows

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Netflix reported its worst slowdown in subscriber growth in eight years as people emerge from their pandemic cocoons. But it has an answer to that: Video games. → Read More

Judge digs into Apple app store policies as Epic trial ends

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — The judge who will decide a case challenging Apple’s stranglehold on its iPhone app store indicated on Monday she would like to promote more competition but without dismantling a commission system that reaps billions of dollars for the technology powerhouse. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers isn’t likely to issue a decision until this summer. → Read More

Apple CEO Tim Cook takes stand in Epic fight over app store

The rare courtroom appearance by one of the world’s best-known executives came during the closing phase of a three-week trial revolving an antitrust case brought by Epic Games, maker of the popular video game Fortnite. → Read More

Apple brings CEO Tim Cook to court in defense of app store

Epic Games, maker of the popular video game Fortnite, filed a suit against Apple last summer. → Read More

Apple brings CEO Tim Cook to court in defense of app store

Epic Games, maker of the popular video game Fortnite, filed a suit against Apple last summer. → Read More

Apple holds edge in app store trial despite nagging issues

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple seems to be prevailing in an antitrust trial examining whether its mobile app store illegally skims profits from smaller companies. But the tech giant's apparent edge comes at the cost of facing nagging questions about the financial vise it holds on people buying digital services on iPhones, iPads and iPods. → Read More

Apple’s app store goes on trial in threat to “walled garden”

On Monday, Apple faces one of its most serious legal threats in recent years: A trial that threatens to upend its iron control over its app store, which brings in billions of dollars each year while feeding more than 1.6 billion iPhones, iPads, and other devices. → Read More

Apple’s app store goes on trial Monday in legal battle with Epic Games, creator of Fortnite

Epic Games is hoping to break through the app store’s “wall” and offer an alternative, which would allow them to break free of Apple’s commissions. It’s one of the most serious legal threats Apple’s faced in years. → Read More

Apple and Fortnite maker head to trial over App Store

The federal court case is being brought by Epic Games, maker of the popular video game Fortnite. Epic wants to topple the so-called “walled garden” of the app store. → Read More

Apple faces serious legal threat from Fortnite maker

The federal court case is being brought by Epic Games, maker of the popular video game Fortnite. Epic wants to topple the so-called “walled garden” of the app store. → Read More

Apple unveils new products, schedules privacy software update after 7-month delay

Apple is sprucing up its own product line as it prepares next week’s rollout of a long-awaited software update could hurt other companies by preventing apps from tracking the online activities and whereabouts of iPhone users. → Read More

Apple unveils new products, schedules privacy crackdown

Many of us may be suffering from virtual event fatigue after a year of video calls. But not Apple, which plans new product announcements at what seems likely to be an iPhone-less online event on Tuesday. → Read More

Regulators rebuke PG&E for neglect in reducing wildfire risk

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are stepping up their oversight of Pacific Gas & Electric after finding that the nation's largest utility has neglected the maintenance of an → Read More

California power regulators cast doubt on PG&E's wildfire plans

California power regulators are poised to reprimand Pacific Gas & Electric for continuing to neglect its electrical grid that has ignited a series of deadly wildfires in Northern California and could order the utility to do be more vigilant in the upcoming months of hot, windy weather. → Read More

Google Earth adds time-lapse video to depict climate change

The Google Earth app is adding a new video feature that draws upon nearly four decades of satellite imagery to vividly illustrate how climate change has affected the world. → Read More

Google Earth adds time lapse video to depict climate change

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — The Google Earth app is adding a new video feature that draws upon nearly four decades of satellite imagery to vividly illustrate how climate change has affected glaciers,... → Read More

Millions of Americans face past-due utility bills amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Millions of U.S. households are facing heavy past-due utility bills, which have escalated in the year since the pandemic forced Americans hunkered down at home to consume more power. → Read More