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Top Tech Stories of the Week – March 21st, 2021

March 24th, 2021 No comments
  • Microsoft could buy Discord for $10 billion: Bloomberg, NYT | Link
  • Lockheed Martin partners with satellite start-up Omnispace to build a space-based 5G network | CNBC | Link
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 debris mistaken for meteor shower | The Independent | Link
  • Hitachi to acquire US software developer GlobalLogic for $9.6bn – Nikkei Asia | Link
  • LG will reportedly announce closure of smartphone business on April 5 | Link
  • Amazon Explored Opening Home Goods, Electronics Discount Stores | Link
  • Pixel 6 powered by Google-made ‘GS101’ Whitechapel chip – 9to5Google| Link
  • China fines Alibaba $2.8 billion for behaving like a monopoly – CNN | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – February 28th, 2021

March 2nd, 2021 No comments
  • US drone firm Skydio valued at $1 billion as government freezes out Chinese competition – The Verge | Link
  • DJI officially unveils its cinematic FPV drone | Engadget | Link
  • Parler sues Amazon again, alleging effort to ‘destroy’ app | Reuters | Link
  • Amazon-backed Deliveroo reveals it lost $309 million in 2020 ahead of IPO – CNBC | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – February 7th, 2021

February 9th, 2021 No comments
  • Steam Finally Launches in China, But Concerns About Lost Games Arise – IGN | Link
  • Tesla buys $1.5 billion in bitcoin, plans to accept it as payment | Link
  • Google Search on desktop is finally getting a dark theme | Link
  • The big HBO Max international expansion just got a launch date – SlashGear | Link
  • Disney says it now has 94.9 million Disney Plus subscribers | Link
  • China’s Tianwen-1 Mars probe captures epic video of Red Planet during orbital arrival | Space | Link
  • Amazon acquires Selz, a Shopify competitor that helps small businesses build online stores | Link
  • New York sues Amazon alleging ‘flagrant disregard’ of health standards at warehouses | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 31st, 2021

February 3rd, 2021 No comments
  • Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO, Andy Jassy to take over in Q3 | Link
  • Google Cloud lost $5.61 billion on $13.06 billion revenue last year | Link
  • Robinhood Now Faces Over 30 Class-Action Lawsuits for Blocking Stock Buys | PCMag | Link
  • Alibaba’s cloud division profitable for the first time as Jack Ma’s empire faces regulatory scrutiny | Link
  • SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service now has over 10,000 users | Link
  • Mars ahead! China’s Tianwen-1 mission snaps 1st photo of Red Planet. | Space | Link
  • China is launching a public data platform to name and shame polluters | Engadget | Link
  • The Martian new year happens on February 7 – SlashGear | Link
  • 23andMe set to go public via a Virgin Group SPAC merger – TechCrunch | Link
  • Bloomberg: Apple and Hyundai hit the brakes on Apple Car production negotiations – 9to5Mac | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 17th, 2021

January 18th, 2021 No comments
  • Virgin Orbit Successfully Deploys 10 NASA CubeSats in Space | PCMag | Link
  • Cruise, GM partner with Microsoft to commercialize self-driving vehicles | Reuters | Link
  • LG might pull out of smartphone business after all – GSMArena.com news | Link
  • SpaceX acquires former oil rigs to serve as floating Starship spaceports | Link
  • Loon, Alphabet’s futuristic internet balloon venture, is shutting down – CNN | Link
  • Electric Car Charging Service EVgo Going Public As Biden Readies Clean Vehicle Push | Link
  • Apple shifts its top hardware engineer Dan Riccio to a ‘wonderful’ new project | ZDNet | Link
  • Tesla Model S refreshed with a radically redesigned interior and 520-mile range – Roadshow | Link
  • Robinhood raised $1 billion from investors to handle trading surge – Business Insider | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 10th, 2021

January 10th, 2021 No comments
  • Parler has now been booted by Amazon, Apple and Google, and it may have to go offline temporarily – CNN | Link
  • Chinese search giant Baidu to create an electric vehicle company | Link
  • YouTube is suspending President Donald Trump’s channel – CNN | Link
  • A coalition known as the Vaccination Credential Initiative — which includes Microsoft, Salesforce and Oracle, as well as U.S. health care non-profit Mayo Clinic — was announced on Thursday | Link
  • Xiaomi, CNOOC, Comac: Chinese companies slapped with new US restrictions – CNN | Link
  • NASA declares Mars lander InSight’s burrowing ‘mole’ is dead – CNET | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 3rd, 2021

January 4th, 2021 No comments
  • Alibaba and Ant Group founder Jack Ma hasn’t been seen in 2 months – Business Insider | Link
  • More than 200 US Google employees form a workers’ union | Google | The Guardian | Link
  • GitHub says it will now operate in Iran after receiving sanction exemption – The Verge | Link
  • Amazon buys 11 jets for 1st time to ship orders faster | Link
  • Largest canyon in the solar system revealed in stunning new images | Live Science | Link
  • Trump Suspended by Twitter, Facebook, Snap in Riot’s Wake – Bloomberg | Link
  • Elon Musk overtakes Jeff Bezos to become world’s richest person – CNN | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – December 20th, 2020

December 21st, 2020 No comments
  • Pence reveals U.S. Space Force troops will be called “guardians” – CBS News | Link
  • Under Armour to sell MyFitnessPal for $345M – MedCity News | Link
  • Amazon workers in Alabama inch closer to union vote | TheHill | Link
  • China orders Alibaba founder Jack Ma to break up fintech empire | Jack Ma | The Guardian | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – November 29th, 2020

December 2nd, 2020 No comments
  • Uber completes $2.65 billion Postmates acquisition | TheHill | Link
  • China’s Chang’e-5 Moon mission probe touches down – BBC News | Link
  • Arecibo telescope collapses, ending 57-year run | Science | AAAS | Link
  • HPE is relocating headquarters to Houston from California | Link
  • China becomes second nation to plant flag on the Moon – BBC News | Link
  • Hayabusa2 mission lands the first subsurface asteroid sample on Earth – CNN | Link
  • Chang’e-5: China’s unmanned moon probe delivers samples to orbiting spacecraft | Science | The Guardian | Link
  • SpaceX aborts Starship SN8 prototype test launch at last second | Space | Link
  • Uber sells its flying taxi business to Joby Aviation | Link
  • AT&T Selling Crunchyroll to Sony’s Funimation for $1.175 Billion – VarietyAT&T Selling Crunchyroll to Sony’s Funimation for $1.175 Billion – Variety | Link
  • SpaceX Starship SN8 explodes on landing after test flight | Science | The Guardian | Link
  • NASA announces Artemis astronauts to fly to the moon | Link
  • Disney+ is getting a price hike (and tons of new Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar content) | What Hi-Fi? | Link
  • Warner to drop its 2021 films on HBO Max and theaters at the same time | Link
  • Amazon launches “Made for You” program offering custom t-shirts — Quartz | Link
  • Amazon unveils flat-panel customer terminal for Kuiper constellation – SpaceNews | Link
  • U.S. adds Chinese drone company DJI to economic blacklist | Reuters | Link
  • Microsoft, FireEye confirm SolarWinds supply chain attack | ZDNet | Link
  • Google antitrust: the lawsuits just keep coming – CNN | Link
  • China National Space Administration outlines future mission plans – SlashGear | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – November 8th, 2020

November 12th, 2020 No comments
  • Free, Unlimited Google Photos Storage Will End Next Year | WIRED | Link
  • Amazon Pharmacy: Free prescription delivery for Prime members | Link
  • Twitter Expands Disappearing-Posts Product, Hints at New Audio – Bloomberg | Link
  • Amazon laying off dozens on Amazon Prime Air drone project: Report – Business Insider | Link
  • Snapchat Spotlight Feature Launched, Designed to Be In-App Competitor for TikTok | Technology News | Link
  • Elon Musk leapfrogs over Bill Gates to become second-richest man in the world | Link
  • Amazon aims to stop counterfeit products with “Operation Fulfilled Action” – SlashGear | Link

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