Apple to pay $30.5 million to store employees for bag searches

William Alsup, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, approved on Monday a settlement between Apple and California-based store employees who are suing the company for compensation for the time they spent checking their bags for security purposes, according to Appleinsider. A class-action lawsuit filed in 2013 on behalf of … Read more

An Apple store in Maryland makes history by forming the company’s first recognized union – TechCrunch

As several Apple stores across the country fight to unionize, workers in Towson, Maryland became the first to win formal recognition. Out of 110 eligible employees, the union received 65 yes votes and 33 no votes. This historic victory comes after concentrated efforts from Apple to discourage its retail workers from unionizing. Last month, the … Read more

Apple Store Employees in Maryland First to Vote to Unionize

Apple employees at a Maryland store near Baltimore voted to unionize, according to an announcement Saturday, a first for the tech giant’s more than 270 stores in the United States. According to reports from the New York Times, Washington Post and others, a tally of 65 employees voted in favor of joining the union, the … Read more

An Apple Store Votes to Unionize for the First Time

In a statement sent before the results were announced, Apple spokesperson Josh Lipton wrote, “We are fortunate to have incredible retail team members and we deeply value everything they bring to Apple. We are pleased to offer very strong compensation and benefits for full time and part time employees, including health care, tuition reimbursement, new … Read more

Apple retail workers vote to unionize a store in Maryland

Workers at Apple’s Towson Town Center store in Maryland have voted to unionize, with 65 yeses and 33 nos. Around 110 employees were eligible to vote in the election. The store is the first Apple retail location in the US to hold a union election, after organizers in Atlanta withdrew their petition to hold a … Read more

Meta is launching an avatar store, and designer clothes are the first products

If you’ve ever thought, “I would like my digital avatar to wear poorly rendered designer clothing,” I have excellent news for you. Meta is launching an online store where Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger users can purchase digital clothing for their avatar. The first brands on the store are Prada, Balenciaga, and Thom Browne, and clothes … Read more

Meta is launching a digital clothing store where you can purchase outfits for your avatar – TechCrunch

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the company is launching a digital clothing store called the “Meta Avatars Store.” Zuckerberg made the announcement during an Instagram Live with Instagram’s vice president of fashion partnerships Eva Chen. It’s unknown how many people will actually want to fork out money to dress up their avatars in … Read more

Overwatch 2 follows live-service trend with battle pass, in-game store, and seasons

Overwatch 2 season is in full swing. Over the weekend, Blizzard revealed that Overwatch 2’s next closed beta will take place June 28th, that game will launch free-to-play on October 4th, and it unveiled Junker Queen, the game’s 34th hero. In a 35-minute video today, Blizzard showed off the biggest update on the game yet. … Read more

Samsung launches Samsung Wallet to help you store your cards, digital keys, IDs and more – TechCrunch

Samsung announced today that it’s launching “Samsung Wallet” to enable users to store select digital keys, boarding passes, identification cards and more all in one location. The company says Samsung Wallet combines Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass into one secure platform. The mobile wallet was first teased at the manufacturer’s Unpacked event earlier this year. … Read more