Alphabet pulls the plug on its internet balloon company, Apple is reportedly developing a new MacBook Air and Google threatens to pull out of Australia. Alphabet announced that it's shutting down Loon, the project that used balloons to bring high-speed internet to more remote parts of the world.
Apple is said to be working on a new version of the MacBook Air with a brand new physical case design that's both thinner and lighter than its current offering, which was updated with Apple's M1 chip late last year, per a new Bloomberg report. The plan is to release it as early as late 2021 or 2022, according to the report's sources, and it will also include MagSafe charging (which is also said to be returning on Apple's next MacBook Pro models sometime in 2021). MagSafe would offer power delivery and charging, while two USB 4 ports would provide data connectivity on the new MacBook Air.
Changes to Apple's mobile advertising tools could negatively impact Facebook and other mobile advertisers.