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Tesla now wants to sell electricity to customers
Electric vehicle maker Tesla is seriously planning to entry the electricity retail market, with plans to sell electricity directly to customers in Texas. Tesla has already submitted necessary papers and files to regulatory bodies to apply for the license through a subsidiary. This subsidiary firm is known as Tesla Energy Ventures. According to Texas Monthly Magazine, Tesla can directly sell the electricity to state’s deregulated electricity grid.
Apple’s App Store has a good news for small developers
In order to settle a lawsuit filed by US developers, Apple on Thursday announced slew of changes to its app store. Allowing alternative payment option other than Apple’s native payment option, charging reduced commission from developers are some new concession offered to developers by Apple. Apple has also said that it will create $100 Mn fund to assist developers who earn less than $1 Mn annually.
Microsoft Warns Azure’s Flagship Database is vulnerable to data breach
Microsoft on Thursday sent a blatant warning to its cloud computing customers including large corporations that one of its database is vulnerable to data breach. This vulnerability has been found in Azure’s flagship Cosmos DB Database, the company has revealed. Microsoft added in a email sent to customers that since it can’t change the keys, they should the keys by themselves. This development has come to the fore exactly a day after Microsoft participated in the high-profile meeting on cybersecurity that was chaired by the U.S. President.
Netflix starts testing Android Games for its Poland Customers
Few days back, Netflix made it amply clear that gaming will be the new focus area. Keeping this strategy in mind, the streaming giant on Thursday said that it has launched two new gaming title for its android users in Poland. These two new gaming titles have been named as Stranger Things 1984 and Stranger Thing 3. If this experiment works well then Netflix will certainly scale up its gaming ambitions at a global scale.
SnapChat’s Scan Feature has got a new update. Here is what’s new about it
SnapChat has brought several updates to its scan feature. With these new updates, SnapChat’s Scan can identify whole lot of things around the world including dogs, cloths, foods and pets. Additionally, this new scan feature will even help you solve your mathematical equations. These new updates will be available to IOS and Android users in coming weeks. These new scan updates will help SnapChat to beef up its AR features and establish itself as a leading visual search engine in the market.