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Emirates, Air India, and others cancel flights due to AT&T and Verizon’s 5G rollout

Emirates, Air India, and others cancel flights due to AT&T and Verizon’s 5G rollout

Emirates, Air India, ANA, and Japan Airlines have all announced they’re canceling some flights to the US due to this week’s rollout of C-band 5G over concerns it could potentially interfere with some instruments. This comes as cell carriers, federal agencies, airlines, and airplane manufacturers struggle to reach an agreement on policies regarding how the …

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Walmart is getting serious about the metaverse

Walmart is getting serious about the metaverse

Walmart appears to be getting ready for a leap into the metaverse. Recent trademark applications indicate the company is looking to establish its own NFTs and cryptocurrency, according to a report from CNBC. The retail giant filed for several trademarks on December 30th, suggesting plans to start selling virtual goods, including electronics, toys, appliances, sporting …

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Apple will let dating apps offer third-party payment options in the Netherlands

Apple will let dating apps offer third-party payment options in the Netherlands

Apple will let dating app developers offer alternate payment options in the Netherlands in compliance with the Dutch regulator’s ruling, according to a report from Bloomberg. This will allow dating apps — and only dating apps — distributed in the country to avoid Apple’s 15 to 30 percent commission on in-app purchases. In a message …

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White House to launch COVID test-ordering site “by this weekend,” reports say

White House to launch COVID test-ordering site “by this weekend,” reports say

On Wednesday, a senior White House adviser said that a government-run website to order COVID-19 rapid tests “should be online by this weekend,” according to new reporting from PBS NewsHour. Tests should start arriving this month. The promise comes weeks after President Joe Biden announced that Americans would soon be able to order 500 million …

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Facebook contractors threaten to stop work over missing paychecks

Facebook contractors threaten to stop work over missing paychecks

Facebook moderators at an Accenture site in Austin are facing a payroll disaster that has left many without their holiday paychecks. Workers at the site handle moderation, customer service, and other tasks for Facebook and WhatsApp — and a work stoppage has already been threatened if the situation is not resolved. The problems began as …

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