Microsoft Joins Tech Companies to Limit Business in Russia, Disney Plus Announces Cheaper Tier With Ads

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Speaker 1: This is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. Speaker 1: Microsoft now joins a long list of tech companies, no longer doing business in Russia, due to the country's invasion of Ukraine. Not only are they limiting goods and services, but the company's president said in the blog post quote, we continue to work proactively to help cyber security officials in Ukraine against Russian attacks and quote, apple has also limited sales in Russia, along with its apple pay service. Other companies like MEA Facebook's, parent company, TikTok, [00:00:30] YouTube, and Snapchat have curtailed ad sales services and information sharing within Russian boundaries. Apple has officially set the date for its next event. Sending out invites for a presentation, be getting at 10:00 AM Pacific time on Tuesday, March 8th, the company's expected to introduce a new iPhone se with a bigger screen upgraded iPads with faster chips and possibly even upgraded IMAX. The invitation shows a rainbow apple logo with a tagline reading peak performance. The event will be online only and live streamed on Apple's [00:01:00] website. And finally Disney plus has announced it. We'll be adding a cheaper ad supported version of its populous streaming service. Later this year, currently subscribers pay $8 a month or $80 a year for ad free service Disney hasn't specified the pricing tier the launch date or how it would impact paying customers, but said the move would bring Disney plus to international viewers company added that this ad free tier would help it reach its goal of 230 to 260 million subscribers by its 2024 [00:01:30] fiscal year Speaker 1: State to date with the latest by visiting CNET.

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