Global Tech Recap: Top Tech News This Week 

The tech landscape worldwide changes daily, and staying updated with it has become extremely important. This tech recap will help you understand the latest developments in tech business worldwide. 

1. Elon Musk Pospones His Much-Anticipated India Visit

The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, was scheduled to visit India on the 21st and 22nd of April for a two-day visit, during which he was scheduled to meet with PM Modi. However, Elon tweeted that he will not be able to make the trip as he is neck deep in “heavy Tesla obligations”. He tweeted on his X handle, “Unfortunately, very heavy Tesla obligations require that the visit to India be delayed, but I do very much look forward to visiting later this year.” It was expected that Elon would announce the entry of Tesla in India. 

2. YouTube Tichetening Its Grip On Ad-Blockers 

YouTube had recently announced a new crackdown on third-party apps that allow users to watch videos without ads. With this move, YouTube plans to urge users to use YouTube premium services to have an adless experience. YouTube has already taken down a few apps and Google extensions that provide this service, and the new crackdown launched by the company will further take down apps and other such services. 

3. Google Rolls Out New Android 15 Public Beta 

Google has recently announced the inaugural public beta of their latest Android 15, offering a peak into the new features and iteration Google aims for their latest OS offering. Following the preview by two developers, the new Android 15 beta showcases a variety of new and fresh features and refinement over their previous product. 

4. Apple Removes Two Apps From Chinese App Store 

Apple removed two meta apps from its App Store in China after the country’s national internet regulator asked OEMs to remove them. Apple shared their side of the story, claiming that the internet regulator in China has asked the company to remove these two apps from the Chinese app store because of security concerns. However, the apps will be available on the App Store elsewhere. 

5. OpenAI Responds To Elon Musk

Open AI, led by CEO Sam Altman, has responded to Musk’s claim that the company has left their altruistic approach to seeking profits. The company has responded that Elon abandoned OpenAI years ago because of battles over control and started his own AI company. The company claimed that Elon plans to use the expertise of OpenAI for his ‘own commercial benefit.’ 

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