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Jon Swartz


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Recent articles by Jon:

Big Tech is turning on one another amid antitrust probes and litigation

“Battle royale” evokes images of professional wrestlers engaged in a free-for-all brawl in which combatants eventually turn on one another until there is an... → Read More

Apple changes to App Store could hamper game-streaming services from Google, Microsoft

Apple Inc. undefined on Friday imposed changes to its App Store that could severely hamper game-streaming services from Alphabet Inc.'s Google Stadia and... → Read More

Chewy shares rise 2% on strong surge in revenue

Chewy Inc. undefined shares were up 2% in after-hours trading Thursday after the online retailer of pet food and other pet-related products reported fiscal... → Read More

Deepfakes could further complicate social media’s job during election season

A fledgling, fast-evolving technology threatens the best efforts of social media’s biggest companies to tamp down disinformation during political season.... → Read More

Apple countersues Epic Games for breach of contract

“Although Epic portrays itself as a modern corporate Robin Hood, in reality it is a multibillion-dollar enterprise that simply wants to pay nothing for the... → Read More

Microsoft’s new $299 Xbox Series S console is coming Nov. 10

Following a series of leaks, the software giant confirmed the next-generation videogame console in an official launch trailer on Tuesday. Microsoft has not... → Read More

Costco’s monthly sales jump 15% to $13.56 billion

Costco Wholesale Corp. Inc. shares were flat in after-hours trading Wednesday after the retailer reported yet another strong month of sales leading to its... → Read More

Pandemic PC boom pushes HP sales $1 billion higher than expected; stock up 5%

Continuing tech’s torrid earnings streak, HP Inc. shares initially jumped 5% in after-hours trading Thursday after the reported fiscal third-quarter sales... → Read More

Will videogames be the Achilles heel for Apple, Google in antitrust investigations?

“This is an inflection point, and the start of a long-running debate on how these platforms push us right to the edge of what we are willing to pay,” James... → Read More

Postal Service issues have affected Netflix and Amazon

Issues at the U.S. Postal Service have created concerns about the November elections, but they have already caused headaches for some of the two million... → Read More

California’s landmark privacy law is Facebook’s next ‘nightmare’

The ominous legal cloud of CCPA, which one data-security expert calls the most far-reaching law impacting California businesses, goes far beyond Facebook.... → Read More

‘Fortnite’s’ impact could be Epic on antitrust investigations of Big Tech

Privately held Epic could prove to be Apple’s most dangerous antagonist, both financially and symbolically. → Read More

Impossible Foods gets $200 million in funding

The maker of plant-based meat products has now raised about $1.5 billion since its founding in 2011. It said it intends to use the funds to expand research... → Read More

A Chinese IPO just raised more than $2 billion amid tensions between U.S., China

Shares of KE Holdings Inc., a Chinese online property platform, initially soared 77% in a blockbuster public debut Thursday that raised more than $2 billion... → Read More

Facebook blames COVID-19 for impeding efforts to remove suicide, self-injury posts

When Facebook sent its moderators home in March to prevent the spread of coronavirus, it took action on significantly less material containing such content... → Read More

Zynga revenue soars 47%, because mobile gamers can’t play enough during a pandemic

Americans increasingly are turning to gaming as a new form of social media — one in which they can chat and work together to solve a puzzle or adventure... → Read More

Beyond Meat shares dive 7% following widening loss

Beyond Meat Inc. shares abruptly ended what had been a steep ascent Tuesday, plunging 7% in the extended session after the plant-based meat maker logged a... → Read More

Disney loses nearly $5 billion in three months as pandemic wreaks havoc on business

Walt Disney Co. shares toppled 2% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the media empire reported a quarterly loss of nearly $5 billion during a pandemic that... → Read More

Facebook shares rally as quarterly results easily top Street view

Facebook Inc. shares rallied in the extended session Thursday after the social-media giant blew past Wall Street estimates for the second quarter. → Read More

Alphabet Q2 results show ad spending is still in a rut

Google parent Alphabet Inc. met street expectations Thursday despite a dip in advertising that bedeviled the company for a second straight quarter. → Read More