Apple’s News app has increased its monthly active user base by 17% in the past 12 months to 100 million, Apple revealed on Wednesday. But Apple didn’t give any data for subscriptions to Apple News Plus, the paid subscription news app it launched last year. Apple disclosed the monthly user number for Apple News in its annual update on holiday sales for the App Store. The tech giant said consumers...
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The Electric: Western Auto and Battery Makers’ Big Gamble on Indonesian Nickel
For much of the last century, metals companies have made stainless steel from nickel mined in Russia or the Philippines and smelted at temperatures up to 2,900 degrees. But demand for nickel is outstripping supplies because the metal is a key component in most electric vehicle batteries. So metals producers have turned to a new supplier—Indonesia, which possesses vast reserves of a previously...
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