Morning Beat: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has deleted number of apps from its app store due to mounting security concerns. Most of the apps deleted employed ad-blocker functions that allowed hackers to access private user information. The company has however not specified the number of apps already removed.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s spokesman says they are working with affected developers to get the apps back online once they are deemed secure. Last month the company was forced to institute similar actions after more than a dozen tainted apps found their way into the software suite. The apps had been developed by a counterfeit version of Xcode.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Apple Watch users who have upgraded to the new Watch OS2 can now use Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) messaging app Messenger. The Watch OS version for the wearable is available in Apple Store in line with an earlier promise at the just concluded Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s big event.
Even though the watch face is small, users will still be able to send and receive video clips, likes, and stickers straight from the wearable. Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has also given the app an uplift to enable users to see their Messenger contacts and conversations via Spotlight search on iOS 9. The new update provides another frontier for Facebook to draw many people to its ecosystem that continues to grow robustly.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) loses one of its top executives S Somasegar, who is leaving after 27 years of service. The executive oversees the company’s developer tools and services. Mr. Somasegar wants to pursue other career opportunities. The executive broke the news in a series of tweets. In the tweets, he thanked the likes of Satya Nadella and Bill Gates for the opportunity provided to him.
Up until his departure Somasegar had engineered and overseen a number of products as the head of the company’s Developer Division. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s executive vice president Scott Guthrie says the company plans to name his successor in the coming weeks.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) has launched ‘Alibaba Defined’ that will help people outside China understand the company’s business model, products and services. The platform will include visually rich interactive content that showcases the company’s vast ecosystem.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) defined seeks to provide the much-needed information that can help people better understand and appreciate how China’s e-commerce has become the largest in the world. Visitors will also be able to understand how more than 360 million yearly buyers use the products and services on offer. Plenty of information on how to be a successful seller on the company’s online platform is also on offer.
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