- Google has announced that they will be fighting against misinformation being posted online during the US elections. Google plans to screen a higher number of auto-complete search results to stop voters from being misled.
- Google has donated $1 million to Carnegie Mellon University to help them track and forecast the spread of Covid-19 across the US. The funding will develop COVIDcast, the university’s platform which collects and provides localised information about coronavirus.
- According to Amazon, there has been a rise in independent sellers using one-star reviews to damage the reputation of rival sellers. Independent sellers believe that this is a serious issue considering that third-party vendors have sold more products on the site than Amazon itself since 2015.
- Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club have announced a collaboration with Amazon to launch an official Tottenham Hotspur store across Amazon websites in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. All products will be eligible for Amazon Prime, meaning that customers can receive their items the next day.
- Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that Facebook will not be removing any anti-vaccine posts, despite Covid concerns raised by leading virus experts. Experts are expressing a level of caution over optimism that a vaccine will be available late 2020 or early 2021.
- Facebook has announced that it may block users from sharing publisher content in Australia. This is following the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions plans to make things fair between tech companies and publishers who are currently losing advertising revenue. Facebook’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Will Easton, argued that Facebook sent 2.3 billion clicks from Facebook news feedback to Australian news websites, worth $200 million during the first five months of the year.
- On September 15th, the Apple CEO Tim Cook will be announcing what they have planned for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. Due to the current Covid-19 concerns, the reveal will be conducted online, with fans able to watch via a live stream.
- After a three year hiatus, Google Maps has been added back onto the Apple watch. Google Maps was first available on the Apple watch back in 2015 before Google removed the app with no explanation. However, to navigate to locations that you have not been before, you’ll need to use your iPhone to start the process, then you can continue your planning on the watch.