Archive for June, 2020

Top Tech Stories of the Week – June 28th, 2020

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  • Publishers Sue Internet Archive For ‘Mass Copyright Infringement’ : NPR | Link
  • It is rocket science: EU to speed up space ambitions, Breton says – Reuters | Link
  • Mavic 3 release date shown in leaked DJI announcement | Link
  • Facebook boycott: These are the companies pulling ads over the site’s hate policies – CNN | Link
  • Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy and cuts 3,500 jobs – CNN | Link
  • Uber reportedly looking to buy Postmates delivery service – CNET | Link
  • Plane-maker Airbus to cut 15,000 jobs amid coronavirus fallout – BBC News | Link
  • Google has acquired North, the maker of Focals smart glasses | Engadget | Link
  • FCC officially designates Huawei, ZTE as national security threats | ZDNet | Link
  • Google hosting ‘Smart Home Virtual Summit’ next week – 9to5Google | Link
  • Nearby Sharing — Android’s AirDrop competitor — is rolling out now in beta | Link
  • NASA has delayed the launch of its Mars rover Perseverance again, this time to no earlier than July 30, due to rocket preparation delays. | Space | Link
  • Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google CEOs to Testify in Congress – Bloomberg | Link
  • Twitter engineers replacing racially loaded tech terms like ‘master,’ ‘slave’ – CNET | Link
  • More game publishers are reportedly considering raising prices for Xbox Series X and PS5 games | Windows Central | Link
  • UK to enter satellite race after winning bid for OneWeb | Financial Times | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – June 21st, 2020

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  • Google’s got a Pinterest competitor called Keen | Link
  • WWDC 2020: Here’s everything Apple just announced | Link
  • South Koreans can now store their driving license on their smartphones | Engadget | Link
  • Google employees petition company to cancel police contracts | Link
  • Facebook Launches New App Called ‘Forecast’ to Host Crowd-Sourced Predictions and Discussion | Social Media Today | Link
  • Amazon may add live TV channels, broadcasts to Prime Video service: Report | Business Standard News | Link
  • BeiDou: China launches final satellite in challenge to GPS – BBC News | Link
  • After 84 Years, Olympus Is Exiting the Camera Business | PCMag | Link
  • Brazil’s central bank killed WhatsApp’s new payment system one week after launch – Business Insider | Link
  • Google will now auto-delete your data – but don’t get complacent – SlashGear | Link
  • Sonos cuts 12% of workforce due to pandemic; impact on Seattle engineering office not yet clear – GeekWire | Link
  • Masayoshi Son steps down from Alibaba board after 15 years | Financial Times | Link
  • WD Red NAS drive branding gets updated to address SMR confusion – SlashGear | Link
  • Google to Start Offering Loans to Merchants in India, Rolls Out ‘Nearby Stores’ Spot Nationwide | Technology News | Link
  • Amazon says ‘Counterfeit Crimes Unit’ to work with law enforcement | Link
  • Microsoft is permanently closing its retail stores | Link
  • Mixer Shutting Down, Microsoft Partnering With Facebook Gaming – GameSpot | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – June 7th, 2020

June 8th, 2020 No comments
  • Jeff Bezos shares email from customer angry about Black Lives Matter – Business Insider | Link
  • The PS5 is getting a camera, charging dock, headphones, and media remote accessories – The Verge | Link
  • Google’s Drone Delivery Service Now Dropping Library Books to Kids | Link
  • Boston Dynamics’ robot dog is now for sale – CNN | Link
  • San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin sues DoorDash for ‘illegal misclassification’ of workers as independent contractors – Mission Local | Link
  • Logitech Is Adding a Carbon Impact Rating to Its Products | PCMag | Link
  • Souq becomes in Saudi Arabia – The National | Link
  • EA Play Live: the 5 biggest announcements from EA’s summer press conference – The Verge | Link
  • Xbox Series X leak reveals crazy cheap digital edition to beat PS5 | Tom’s Guide | Link
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