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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Google is recommending all employees in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to work from home because of the coronavirus. This is an expansion of Google's policy for its employees in North America, who have been given the same advice. Apple is telling retail workers not to encourage customers to try on the Apple Watch or AirPods in a precaution against spreading the coronavirus. While Apple hasn't eliminated try-ons, employees...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Instagram, China, Africa, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Middle East, Commission, European Commission, Beverly Hills


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Samsung appointed a new mobile boss as it faces 'peak smartphone' and competition from all sides. Roh Tae-moon, who's been at Samsung since the late 1990s, previously served as head of research for the firm's mobile business. Uber Eats has agreed to sell its Indian business to a local rival called Zomato, the New York Times reports. All Uber Eats' drivers in India will be switched over to Zomato, and its app will direct users t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, Cook, Instagram, Microsoft, Obama, China, India, US, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. A startup company took billions of photos from Facebook and other websites to create a facial-recognition database, and hundreds of law-enforcement agencies are using it. Clearview AI, a facial-recognition startup that scraped social media for images, has been adopted by at least 600 law-enforcement agencies, according to a New York Times report. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said at a conference on Sunday that he thinks TikTok could su...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spotify, Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, Wikipedia, Israel, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Netflix, Munich, Xi Jinping, New York Times


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. . Over 250 Facebook staff have reportedly signed an open letter on an internal company forum which states that letting politicians lie in ads is "a threat" to the firm. China has created a $29 billion state-backed fund to invest in semiconductor technology. According to Bloomberg, the fund's goal is to reduce Chinese dependency on US equivalents of the tech. Alphabet's Q3 earnings missed Wall Street's expectations by a mile. G...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Australia, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, BBC News, Tim Cook, Tokyo, Breitbart News, Alexa


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Apple has been widely criticized for apparently kowtowing to Chinese censorship, removing an app that helps Hong Kong protesters track police, and news app Quartz from various App Stores. The firm u-turned on Wednesday and booted HKMap Live for "endangering" law enforcement, as well as news app Quartz. Tim Cook defended Apple's decision to remove an app that let protesters track the location of police in Hong Kong. Cook said the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Hong Kong, Cook, Instagram, Germany, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, George W Bush, World of Warcraft, Alexa, Bush, DeGeneres


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. More than 500 million Facebook users' personal data was left exposed on public servers by app developers. Researchers at security firm UpGuard found that the user data, which had been harvested from Facebook by third-party app developers, was sitting without any password protection on public Amazon servers it had been uploaded to. Verizon on Wednesday turned on its mobile 5G network, promising significantly faster speeds than ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Daily Telegraph, Alexa, Linus Torvalds, Motorola Moto, McDonald, Twitter Facebook, Twitter Facebook Instagram


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. An Amazon exec and CEO of server company Supermicro have joined Tim Cook in demanding that Bloomberg retract its report on spying microchips. The Apple CEO told Buzzfeed last week that Bloomberg needs to "do the right thing" and retract the story. A second Oculus cofounder is leaving Facebook after reportedly clashing with management. Oculus cofounder and former CEO Brendan Iribe announced on Monday that he would be stepping d...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Buzzfeed, Saudi Arabia, Wall Street, China, Softbank, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Snapchat, Netflix, Tim Cook


Say “Aloha”: A closer look at Facebook’s voice ambitions

Facebook has been a bit slow to adopt the voice computing revolution. It has no voice assistant, its smart speaker is still in development, and some apps like Instagram aren’t full equipped for audio communication. But much of that is set to change judging by experiments discovered in Facebook’s code, plus new patent filings. Developing voice functionality could give people more ways to use Facebook in their home or on the go. Its forthcoming Portal smart speaker is reportedly designed for ea...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Instagram, Developer, Bloomberg, Facebook Messenger, David Marcus, Alibaba, Speech Recognition


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. 1. A US couple said their Alexa device recorded a private conversation and sent it to a person in their contacts. Amazon said the Echo speaker had misinterpreted background noises as commands to wake up and send a message, and said the case was extremely rare. 2. The self-driving Uber car that killed a pedestrian was not designed to automatically brake in an emergency, according to new report from the National Transportation Safe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Instagram, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Paris, Ibm, Silicon Valley



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