Apple’s iPhone 14 is expected to launch in September

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Apple’s iPhone 14 is expected to launch in September

Apple has set late September as the launch period for the launch of the iPhone 14. According to Bloomberg, the tech giant will unveil the first official look of its iPhone 14 at a launch event to be held in the first week of September. . With COVID-19 protocol in mind, Apple will host this event online. iPhone 14 is also of great significance for India as it may be the first time that Apple can start production of its newly launched iPhone in India and China simultaneously. Apple has a manufacturing facility in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, from where it manufactures Indian-made iPhones.

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Airbnb begins testing anti-party features in the US and Canada

After permanently banning house parties just a few months ago, the Airbnb home rental market has announced that it has begun beta testing a new feature that will help enforce this ban more effectively. Currently in beta testing in the US and Canada, this feature will stop party junkies and eventually cancel their reservations by reviewing customer review history, the length of the day they request, if they book for weekdays or weekends so on. Airbnb’s decision to aggressively go after revelers follows relentless complaints from landlords.

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Elon Musk said he joked about buying Manchester United

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Elon Musk created a huge buzz on social media on Tuesday after tweeting that he planned to buy England’s premier club Manchester United. However, the tech billionaire later clarified that he was joking. Musk, who has more than 100 million Twitter followers, has a notorious reputation for posting such controversial tweets. A few months ago, he tweeted about buying the famous beverage company Coca Cola, but later even that tweet turned out to be a huge joke. The Tesla boss is currently locked in a high-profile legal battle with Twitter over illegally walking away from a $44 billion deal.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s new look has left netizens divided

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A photo of a sculpture of baby Jesus with Mother Mary kept in an American museum has gone viral on the internet. Netizens were surprised by Baby Jesus’ striking and disturbing resemblance to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Dozens of Twitter users have now shared and retweeted this photo. The most surprising reaction came from former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who reacted to the photo by simply captioning it, “Meta,” in reference to the parent company’s new brand name for Facebook and Instagram. Well, Mark Zuckerberg needs a special blessing from the Lord Jesus given the risky bet he took on Metaverse.

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Byju’s financial statements for FY21, which have yet to be released, have sparked rumors

Byju Raveendran at Byju's office
Byju Raveendran, Founder and CEO of Byju’s

Edtech giant and India’s most valuable startup Byju’s consistent delay in releasing its FY21 financials raises many uncomfortable questions. According to reports, Byju’s auditor, Deloitte, is unwilling to sign off on the company’s balance sheet, raising serious questions about the edtech giant’s accounting practices. However, Byju’s repeatedly denied this information in the media and assured that its financial statements for FY21 would be released as soon as possible. The edtech giant recently made headlines for laying off nearly 600 to 1,000 employees, signaling that the COVID boom that has hugely benefited the edtech industry is now over.

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