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The day's tech news, every day at 5pm. From Techmeme.com, Silicon Valley's most-read news source. 15 minutes and you're up to date.

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Mon. 08/03 – The TikTok, Microsoft, Trump Ban Saga Explained

TikTok has not been banned by Trump, but it came close this weekend. Microsoft almost walked away from buying TikTok this weekend, but it looks like it’s back on board and might buy non-Chinese TikTok operations soon. Google invests in ADT. The new Pixel 4As are here. And a profile of the alleged teenaged Twitter hack mastermind who has now been arrested. Sponsors:DoubleUp.agencyKiwico.com/ride Links: Inside the Microsoft Talks to Buy TikTok’s U.S. Business (WSJ) Microsoft to continue discussions on potential TikTok purchase in the United States (Official Microsoft Blog) Exclusive: Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to clinch TikTok deal (Reuters) Google to invest $450M in smart home security solutions provider ADT (TechCrunch) GOOGLE ANNOUNCES PIXEL 5, PIXEL 4A 5G, AND PIXEL 4A ALL AT ONCE (The Verge) GOOGLE PIXEL 4A REVIEW: BACK TO BASICS FOR $349 (The Verge) System for thwarting deepfakes unveiled (Axios) From Minecraft Tricks to Twitter Hack: A Florida Teen’s Troubled Online Path (NYTimes)

17 MIN13 h ago
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Mon. 08/03 – The TikTok, Microsoft, Trump Ban Saga Explained

Fri. 07/31 – Nvidia In Talks To Buy Arm?

Sources say Nvidia is in talks to buy Arm. Music Videos are coming to Facebook in a bigger way. The iPhone is delayed a tiny bit. A run-down of the earnings reports: TLDR: Apple made a ton of money when people thought they wouldn’t but Alphabet shrunk for the first time ever. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:Metalab.coJoinFightCamp.com/techmeme Links:Nvidia in talks to buy Arm from SoftBank for more than $32bn (Financial Times) Facebook Is Set to Finally Get the Rights to Show Music Videos (Bloomberg) Apple confirms short release delay for this year's iPhones (Axios)Comment: Analysts half-right about AAPL’s Q3 … but so wrong! (9to5Mac)Weekend Longreads SuggestionsPhilosophers On GPT-3 (updated with replies by GPT-3) (Daily Nous) Independence, autonomy, and too many small teams (Kislay Verma)Tech Sector Feeling COVID-19’s Economic Pain (Indeed Hiring Lab) The Gig Economy Is Failing. Say Hello to the Hustle Economy. (OneZero) Car Companies Want to Monitor Your Every Move With Emotion-Detecting AI (Motherboard) Subscribe to the Ad-Free Feed!

17 MIN3 d ago
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Fri. 07/31 – Nvidia In Talks To Buy Arm?

Thu. 07/30 – A Comprehensive (8-Minute) Rundown of the Big Tech Congressional Testimony

A comprehensive rundown of the big tech testimony in Congress yesterday. Don’t worry. I tried to keep it brief. Are seller fees quietly twice as big a business for Amazon as AWS is? There’s a new king of the smartphone hill as Huawei surpasses Samsung. And I think we can officially say that the Peacock launch has been a success. Sponsors:Today In Digital Marketing podcastMetalab.co Links: ‘INSTAGRAM CAN HURT US’: MARK ZUCKERBERG EMAILS OUTLINE PLAN TO NEUTRALIZE COMPETITORS (The Verge)Report: Amazon’s Monopoly Tollbooth (ILSR.org) Encrypted Messaging App Telegram Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple With EU (MacRumors) Google's $2.1 billion Fitbit deal faces EU antitrust probe: sources (Reuters) Canalys: Huawei trumps Samsung for first time in worldwide smartphone market in Q2 2020 (Canalys) TikTok says it will pay creators a total of $2 billion in the next 3 years (Digital Trends)

17 MIN4 d ago
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Thu. 07/30 – A Comprehensive (8-Minute) Rundown of the Big Tech Congressional Testimony

Wed. 07/29 – Big Tech CEO’s Testimony Before Congress

A rundown of what the big tech CEO’s told Congress this afternoon. Are Samsung and Google about to get a lot more integrated? The biggest news in the ongoing streaming media transformation of Hollywood. Buying out TikTok is going to be pretty expensive. And Shopify’s earnings blow the roof off the place. Sponsors:Metalab.coMintMobile.com/ride Links: Watch Cook, Bezos, Pichai and Zuckerberg testify in Big Tech antitrust hearing — live updates and analysis (CNBC) Google in Talks to Take Over More Search Tasks on Samsung Phones (Bloomberg) AMC and Universal agree to let movies go from theaters to digital rentals much sooner (The Verge) Exclusive: ByteDance investors value TikTok at $50 billion in takeover bid - sources (Reuters) Shopify shares jump 7% after hot e-commerce company says second-quarter revenue increased 97% (CNBC)

18 MIN5 d ago
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Wed. 07/29 – Big Tech CEO’s Testimony Before Congress

Tue. 07/28 – Instagram Is Making TikTok-ers An Offer (They Hope) They Can’t Refuse

What to expect from tomorrow’s Big Tech Congressional testimony. Instagram is trying to woo TikTok stars. Qualcomm has some amazing new quick charge tech. Roblox continues to look like the next big thing. And Deadspin—the true Deadspin—lives to fight another day. Sponsors:Metalab.coHarrys.com/techmeme Links: Their Businesses Went Virtual. Then Apple Wanted a Cut. (NYTimes) Google’s Top Search Result? Surprise! It’s Google (The Markup) Congress has battled airlines, banks, tobacco and baseball. Now it’s preparing to clash with Big Tech. (Washington Post) Facebook Offers Money to Reel In TikTok Creators (WSJ) Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 5 refuels phones 50% in 5 minutes, 100% in 15 (VentureBeat) Roblox jumps to over 150M monthly users, will pay out $250M to developers in 2020 (TechCrunch) After Quitting Deadspin in Protest, They’re Starting a New Site (NYTimes)

17 MIN6 d ago
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Tue. 07/28 – Instagram Is Making TikTok-ers An Offer (They Hope) They Can’t Refuse

Mon. 07/27 – Googlers May Not Return To The Office Until NEXT July

Google’s offices might remain closed due to Covid for another full year. Australia has sued Google on competition and consumer grounds. Looks like Garmin is being ransomed. A handheld device to replace guide dogs for the blind. And you know Software as a Service, but get ready for Hardware as a Service. Sponsors: Today In Digital Marketing podcastMetalab.co Links: Google to Keep Employees Home Until Summer 2021 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (WSJ) ACCC takes second swing at Google for allegedly misleading customers (ITNews) Samsung Galaxy Unpacked trailer teases five new devices to be unveiled on August 5th (The Verge) Garmin outage caused by confirmed WastedLocker ransomware attack (Bleeping Computer) VCs and startups consider HaaS model for consumer devices (TechCrunch) Mobility device for the blind works like a handheld robotic guide dog (New Atlas)

16 MIN1 w ago
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Mon. 07/27 – Googlers May Not Return To The Office Until NEXT July

Fri. 07/24 – The US Has A Quantum Internet Plan

Might Twitter have too many cooks in the kitchen to have decent op-sec? Intel has to delay its next gen chip process. Again. The US unveiled official plans for a quantum internet. AT&T announced its nationwide 5G network is operational. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:Tovala.com/rideMetalab.co Links: Exclusive: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts (Reuters) Intel's 7nm is Broken, Company Announces Delay Until 2022, 2023 (Tom's Hardware) Big Tech CEO hearing is 'likely' to be postponed (Protocol) U.S. hatches plan to build a quantum Internet that might be unhackable (Washington Post) AT&T's low-band 5G network is now available nationwide (CNET) Weekend Longreads Suggestions: Robinhood Has Lured Young Traders, Sometimes With Devastating Results (NYTimes) Robinhood and How to Lose Money (The Margins) Want to buy a parrot? Please login via Facebook. (Rest Of World) The Inside Story of How a Sleep Tracker Became the Hottest Device of the Pandemic (Marker) How Harvard’s Star Computer-Science Professor Built a Distance-Learning Empire (The New Yorker) The case for and against banning TikTok (Vox) The App of the Summer Is Just a Random-Number Generator (The Atlantic)

21 MIN1 w ago
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Fri. 07/24 – The US Has A Quantum Internet Plan

Thu. 07/23 – Corning Introduces A New Gorilla Glass: Victus!

Corning has introduced what it is calling it’s best Gorilla Glass ever, with a tough new name: Victus! HBO Max already has more than 4 million customers. It was Nvidia that was inquiring about buying ARM. And more on the whole ad supported free streaming tv angle. Sponsors:Metalab.coTovala.com/ride Links: Corning’s new Gorilla Glass Victus could let your phone survive a six-foot drop, plus scratch resistance (The Verge) Plex launches a live TV service with over 80 free channels, most available worldwide (TechCrunch) HBO Max has more than 4 million subscribers, AT&T says (The Verge) Twitter admits hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts (TechCrunch) Nvidia Eyes Biggest-Ever Chip Deal in Pursuit of SoftBank’s Arm (Bloomberg) Hundreds Of Thousands Of Instacart Customers’ Personal Data Is Being Sold Online (BuzzFeed.News)Tesla reports fourth straight quarter of profits (CNBC)

16 MIN1 w ago
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Thu. 07/23 – Corning Introduces A New Gorilla Glass: Victus!

Wed. 07/22 - Samsung Announces the Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Samsung announces the Galaxy Z Flip 5G! TikTok’s US-based investors are considering buying it out as a last resort. Slack files an antitrust complaint against Microsoft. Fiat Chrysler signs a deal with Waymo that points to that pivot we were just talking about. And an interesting raise involving ugly fruit. Sponsors:Tovala.com/rideMetalab.co Links: Samsung announces Galaxy Z Flip 5G for $1,449.99 (The Verge) Twitter bans 7,000 QAnon accounts, limits 150,000 others as part of broad crackdown (NBC News) ByteDance Investors Discuss TikTok Purchase (The Information) Slack Accuses Microsoft of Illegally Crushing Competition (NYTimes) Waymo and Fiat Chrysler's next big project is to develop self-driving Ram vans (TechCrunch) Misfits Market raises $85 million Series B to send you 'ugly' fruits and veggies (TechCrunch) Apple Lining up Periscope Telephoto Lens Suppliers for 2022 iPhone (MacRumors) Jeff Bezos hated ads — now Amazon is America's top advertiser (Axios)

16 MIN1 w ago
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Wed. 07/22 - Samsung Announces the Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Tue. 07/21 – Apple Pledges 100% Carbon Neutrality by 2030

Apple says it will be 100% carbon neutral by 2030. Microsoft has been talking to Congress ahead of next week’s hearings. LinkedIn is cutting jobs cause of Covid. Smartphone sales took a hit last quarter for the same reason. Coinbase kept its customers from sending BTC to those Twitter hackers. And might the entire autonomous driving industry be pivoting to less autonomy? Sponsors:Tovala.com/rideDiscover.bot/podcast Links: Apple commits to be 100 percent carbon neutral for its supply chain and products by 2030 (Apple Newsroom) Microsoft President Met With House Antitrust Committee (The Information) LinkedIn cuts 960 jobs as pandemic puts the brakes on corporate hiring (Reuters)iPhone SE attracting Android switchers, unlikely to cannibalize iPhone 12 sales (9to5Mac) Coinbase says it prevented over 1,000 customers from sending $280,000 worth of bitcoin to Twitter hackers (The Block) AMD’s first 7nm Ryzen 4000 desktop chips bring the fight to Intel (The Verge)Self-driving industry takes to the highway after robotaxi failure (Financial Times) Subscribe to the ad-free feed!

15 MIN1 w ago
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Tue. 07/21 – Apple Pledges 100% Carbon Neutrality by 2030

Latest Episodes

Mon. 08/03 – The TikTok, Microsoft, Trump Ban Saga Explained

TikTok has not been banned by Trump, but it came close this weekend. Microsoft almost walked away from buying TikTok this weekend, but it looks like it’s back on board and might buy non-Chinese TikTok operations soon. Google invests in ADT. The new Pixel 4As are here. And a profile of the alleged teenaged Twitter hack mastermind who has now been arrested. Sponsors:DoubleUp.agencyKiwico.com/ride Links: Inside the Microsoft Talks to Buy TikTok’s U.S. Business (WSJ) Microsoft to continue discussions on potential TikTok purchase in the United States (Official Microsoft Blog) Exclusive: Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to clinch TikTok deal (Reuters) Google to invest $450M in smart home security solutions provider ADT (TechCrunch) GOOGLE ANNOUNCES PIXEL 5, PIXEL 4A 5G, AND PIXEL 4A ALL AT ONCE (The Verge) GOOGLE PIXEL 4A REVIEW: BACK TO BASICS FOR $349 (The Verge) System for thwarting deepfakes unveiled (Axios) From Minecraft Tricks to Twitter Hack: A Florida Teen’s Troubled Online Path (NYTimes)

17 MIN13 h ago
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Mon. 08/03 – The TikTok, Microsoft, Trump Ban Saga Explained

Fri. 07/31 – Nvidia In Talks To Buy Arm?

Sources say Nvidia is in talks to buy Arm. Music Videos are coming to Facebook in a bigger way. The iPhone is delayed a tiny bit. A run-down of the earnings reports: TLDR: Apple made a ton of money when people thought they wouldn’t but Alphabet shrunk for the first time ever. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:Metalab.coJoinFightCamp.com/techmeme Links:Nvidia in talks to buy Arm from SoftBank for more than $32bn (Financial Times) Facebook Is Set to Finally Get the Rights to Show Music Videos (Bloomberg) Apple confirms short release delay for this year's iPhones (Axios)Comment: Analysts half-right about AAPL’s Q3 … but so wrong! (9to5Mac)Weekend Longreads SuggestionsPhilosophers On GPT-3 (updated with replies by GPT-3) (Daily Nous) Independence, autonomy, and too many small teams (Kislay Verma)Tech Sector Feeling COVID-19’s Economic Pain (Indeed Hiring Lab) The Gig Economy Is Failing. Say Hello to the Hustle Economy. (OneZero) Car Companies Want to Monitor Your Every Move With Emotion-Detecting AI (Motherboard) Subscribe to the Ad-Free Feed!

17 MIN3 d ago
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Fri. 07/31 – Nvidia In Talks To Buy Arm?

Thu. 07/30 – A Comprehensive (8-Minute) Rundown of the Big Tech Congressional Testimony

A comprehensive rundown of the big tech testimony in Congress yesterday. Don’t worry. I tried to keep it brief. Are seller fees quietly twice as big a business for Amazon as AWS is? There’s a new king of the smartphone hill as Huawei surpasses Samsung. And I think we can officially say that the Peacock launch has been a success. Sponsors:Today In Digital Marketing podcastMetalab.co Links: ‘INSTAGRAM CAN HURT US’: MARK ZUCKERBERG EMAILS OUTLINE PLAN TO NEUTRALIZE COMPETITORS (The Verge)Report: Amazon’s Monopoly Tollbooth (ILSR.org) Encrypted Messaging App Telegram Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple With EU (MacRumors) Google's $2.1 billion Fitbit deal faces EU antitrust probe: sources (Reuters) Canalys: Huawei trumps Samsung for first time in worldwide smartphone market in Q2 2020 (Canalys) TikTok says it will pay creators a total of $2 billion in the next 3 years (Digital Trends)

17 MIN4 d ago
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Thu. 07/30 – A Comprehensive (8-Minute) Rundown of the Big Tech Congressional Testimony

Wed. 07/29 – Big Tech CEO’s Testimony Before Congress

A rundown of what the big tech CEO’s told Congress this afternoon. Are Samsung and Google about to get a lot more integrated? The biggest news in the ongoing streaming media transformation of Hollywood. Buying out TikTok is going to be pretty expensive. And Shopify’s earnings blow the roof off the place. Sponsors:Metalab.coMintMobile.com/ride Links: Watch Cook, Bezos, Pichai and Zuckerberg testify in Big Tech antitrust hearing — live updates and analysis (CNBC) Google in Talks to Take Over More Search Tasks on Samsung Phones (Bloomberg) AMC and Universal agree to let movies go from theaters to digital rentals much sooner (The Verge) Exclusive: ByteDance investors value TikTok at $50 billion in takeover bid - sources (Reuters) Shopify shares jump 7% after hot e-commerce company says second-quarter revenue increased 97% (CNBC)

18 MIN5 d ago
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Wed. 07/29 – Big Tech CEO’s Testimony Before Congress

Tue. 07/28 – Instagram Is Making TikTok-ers An Offer (They Hope) They Can’t Refuse

What to expect from tomorrow’s Big Tech Congressional testimony. Instagram is trying to woo TikTok stars. Qualcomm has some amazing new quick charge tech. Roblox continues to look like the next big thing. And Deadspin—the true Deadspin—lives to fight another day. Sponsors:Metalab.coHarrys.com/techmeme Links: Their Businesses Went Virtual. Then Apple Wanted a Cut. (NYTimes) Google’s Top Search Result? Surprise! It’s Google (The Markup) Congress has battled airlines, banks, tobacco and baseball. Now it’s preparing to clash with Big Tech. (Washington Post) Facebook Offers Money to Reel In TikTok Creators (WSJ) Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 5 refuels phones 50% in 5 minutes, 100% in 15 (VentureBeat) Roblox jumps to over 150M monthly users, will pay out $250M to developers in 2020 (TechCrunch) After Quitting Deadspin in Protest, They’re Starting a New Site (NYTimes)

17 MIN6 d ago
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Tue. 07/28 – Instagram Is Making TikTok-ers An Offer (They Hope) They Can’t Refuse

Mon. 07/27 – Googlers May Not Return To The Office Until NEXT July

Google’s offices might remain closed due to Covid for another full year. Australia has sued Google on competition and consumer grounds. Looks like Garmin is being ransomed. A handheld device to replace guide dogs for the blind. And you know Software as a Service, but get ready for Hardware as a Service. Sponsors: Today In Digital Marketing podcastMetalab.co Links: Google to Keep Employees Home Until Summer 2021 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (WSJ) ACCC takes second swing at Google for allegedly misleading customers (ITNews) Samsung Galaxy Unpacked trailer teases five new devices to be unveiled on August 5th (The Verge) Garmin outage caused by confirmed WastedLocker ransomware attack (Bleeping Computer) VCs and startups consider HaaS model for consumer devices (TechCrunch) Mobility device for the blind works like a handheld robotic guide dog (New Atlas)

16 MIN1 w ago
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Mon. 07/27 – Googlers May Not Return To The Office Until NEXT July

Fri. 07/24 – The US Has A Quantum Internet Plan

Might Twitter have too many cooks in the kitchen to have decent op-sec? Intel has to delay its next gen chip process. Again. The US unveiled official plans for a quantum internet. AT&T announced its nationwide 5G network is operational. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:Tovala.com/rideMetalab.co Links: Exclusive: More than 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid hack of accounts (Reuters) Intel's 7nm is Broken, Company Announces Delay Until 2022, 2023 (Tom's Hardware) Big Tech CEO hearing is 'likely' to be postponed (Protocol) U.S. hatches plan to build a quantum Internet that might be unhackable (Washington Post) AT&T's low-band 5G network is now available nationwide (CNET) Weekend Longreads Suggestions: Robinhood Has Lured Young Traders, Sometimes With Devastating Results (NYTimes) Robinhood and How to Lose Money (The Margins) Want to buy a parrot? Please login via Facebook. (Rest Of World) The Inside Story of How a Sleep Tracker Became the Hottest Device of the Pandemic (Marker) How Harvard’s Star Computer-Science Professor Built a Distance-Learning Empire (The New Yorker) The case for and against banning TikTok (Vox) The App of the Summer Is Just a Random-Number Generator (The Atlantic)

21 MIN1 w ago
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Fri. 07/24 – The US Has A Quantum Internet Plan

Thu. 07/23 – Corning Introduces A New Gorilla Glass: Victus!

Corning has introduced what it is calling it’s best Gorilla Glass ever, with a tough new name: Victus! HBO Max already has more than 4 million customers. It was Nvidia that was inquiring about buying ARM. And more on the whole ad supported free streaming tv angle. Sponsors:Metalab.coTovala.com/ride Links: Corning’s new Gorilla Glass Victus could let your phone survive a six-foot drop, plus scratch resistance (The Verge) Plex launches a live TV service with over 80 free channels, most available worldwide (TechCrunch) HBO Max has more than 4 million subscribers, AT&T says (The Verge) Twitter admits hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts (TechCrunch) Nvidia Eyes Biggest-Ever Chip Deal in Pursuit of SoftBank’s Arm (Bloomberg) Hundreds Of Thousands Of Instacart Customers’ Personal Data Is Being Sold Online (BuzzFeed.News)Tesla reports fourth straight quarter of profits (CNBC)

16 MIN1 w ago
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Thu. 07/23 – Corning Introduces A New Gorilla Glass: Victus!

Wed. 07/22 - Samsung Announces the Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Samsung announces the Galaxy Z Flip 5G! TikTok’s US-based investors are considering buying it out as a last resort. Slack files an antitrust complaint against Microsoft. Fiat Chrysler signs a deal with Waymo that points to that pivot we were just talking about. And an interesting raise involving ugly fruit. Sponsors:Tovala.com/rideMetalab.co Links: Samsung announces Galaxy Z Flip 5G for $1,449.99 (The Verge) Twitter bans 7,000 QAnon accounts, limits 150,000 others as part of broad crackdown (NBC News) ByteDance Investors Discuss TikTok Purchase (The Information) Slack Accuses Microsoft of Illegally Crushing Competition (NYTimes) Waymo and Fiat Chrysler's next big project is to develop self-driving Ram vans (TechCrunch) Misfits Market raises $85 million Series B to send you 'ugly' fruits and veggies (TechCrunch) Apple Lining up Periscope Telephoto Lens Suppliers for 2022 iPhone (MacRumors) Jeff Bezos hated ads — now Amazon is America's top advertiser (Axios)

16 MIN1 w ago
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Wed. 07/22 - Samsung Announces the Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Tue. 07/21 – Apple Pledges 100% Carbon Neutrality by 2030

Apple says it will be 100% carbon neutral by 2030. Microsoft has been talking to Congress ahead of next week’s hearings. LinkedIn is cutting jobs cause of Covid. Smartphone sales took a hit last quarter for the same reason. Coinbase kept its customers from sending BTC to those Twitter hackers. And might the entire autonomous driving industry be pivoting to less autonomy? Sponsors:Tovala.com/rideDiscover.bot/podcast Links: Apple commits to be 100 percent carbon neutral for its supply chain and products by 2030 (Apple Newsroom) Microsoft President Met With House Antitrust Committee (The Information) LinkedIn cuts 960 jobs as pandemic puts the brakes on corporate hiring (Reuters)iPhone SE attracting Android switchers, unlikely to cannibalize iPhone 12 sales (9to5Mac) Coinbase says it prevented over 1,000 customers from sending $280,000 worth of bitcoin to Twitter hackers (The Block) AMD’s first 7nm Ryzen 4000 desktop chips bring the fight to Intel (The Verge)Self-driving industry takes to the highway after robotaxi failure (Financial Times) Subscribe to the ad-free feed!

15 MIN1 w ago
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Tue. 07/21 – Apple Pledges 100% Carbon Neutrality by 2030
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