Business Briefs: Apple, Facebook, Amazon Christmas treesPosted: Updated:
All eyes will be on Apple later today, as they get ready to release their latest round of iPhones. There's also a new feature inside the phone people will be talking about. The new operating system will include screen time control - meant to curb device addiction, according to Cheddar. In an early review, the Wall Street Journal described it as "clunky" - adding that it's something that can easily be ignored and reset. One tip that worked, changing the screen to grayscale.
Nielsen reports that Facebook users have spent 7 percent less time over the past year on the platform. But it's not all bad news. Facebook-owned Instagram continues to grow with a 38 percent increase in time users spend scrolling through the app. One factor in the decline, Facebook's negative press over things like data security and foreign election interference.
The list of things Amazon will send right to your door continues to grow. The company says this year, they will offer delivery of real-life, full-sized Christmas trees. The Douglas firs and Norfolk Island pines will come in a giant box and delivered within 10 days of being cut down. A full-sized tree straight to your door will cost around $150.