Good morning! That is the tech information it’s essential to know this Tuesday.
- Longtime Amazon VP Tim Bray has said he quit in dismay and called the company ‘chickens—‘ for firing workers who criticized it. The tech large has fired a number of staff who’ve criticized working circumstances at its warehouses.
- Tech billionaire Elon Musk and musician Grimes have had their first child together, according to Musk’s Twitter account. Musk introduced the delivery of their youngster Monday night on Twitter, saying, “Mother & child all good.”
- Uber is reportedly considering another investment in scooter startup Lime. The $170 million emergency fundraising might sink Lime’s valuation by almost 80% — and provides Uber the choice to purchase it in 2 years.
- Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann sued SoftBank for backing out of buying nearly $1 billion of his shares, saying the investor changed up the terms and he didn’t sign off. Neumann, represented by three legislation corporations, claims SoftBank breached its contract in strolling away from a deliberate inventory buy final month.
- Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt reportedly once told the US Army’s top special forces general ‘you absolutely suck’ at artificial intelligence. The feedback got here in 2016 throughout Schmidt’s push to increase his affect over the US army’s technique round expertise and innovation, The New York Occasions reported.
- Robinhood raised a $280 million round of funding led by Sequoia Capital, making it worth over $8 billion. The investing app has added three million funded accounts for the reason that starting of the 12 months.
- A ‘white-hat’ hacker found old Tesla computers for sale on eBay that still had owners’ data like addresses, wi-fi passwords and Netflix ‘cookies.’ Some items had been smashed, suggesting Tesla technicians had unsuccessfully tried to clear the info by bodily damaging them, InsideEV reported.
- Google once considered acquiring Zoom because ‘several thousand’ employees preferred it to Google’s own product. Discussions by no means obtained extra critical, and as a substitute Google and Zoom have gone on to turn into rivals. Google not too long ago banned use of the Zoom app on worker computer systems.
- Popular video game blogger PewDiePie has signed an exclusive live-streaming deal with YouTube. Felix Kjellberg has amassed greater than 104 million subscribers and generated over 25 billion views so far.
- French startup Back Market has raised $120 million from the likes of Goldman Sachs to exploit the $80 billion market for refurbished electronics. The French tech startup has seen a growth in demand as a result of coronavirus.
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