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10 things in tech you need to know today, December 4



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Russell as Santa Claus in “The Christmas


Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this

  1. Apple won’t release a
    “5G” iPhone until 2020 or later, according to a Bloomberg
    . If you look at the current state of 5G,
    it’s obvious why Apple is sitting this round out: The
    technology simply isn’t ready for it. 
  2. Amazon briefly became
    the world’s most valuable publicly traded company
    It passed Apple on Monday with a market value of about $865
  3. Jeff Bezos was wrong
    when he predicted Amazon will be making drone deliveries by
    . In a “60 Minutes” interview in 2013, Bezos
    showcased his firm’s new “octocopter” delivery drones, and
    predicted they could be operational in five years’ time. They
    are yet to appear.
  4. The head of MI6 raised
    security concerns about Huawei after warnings from the
    . “We need to decide the extent to which we are
    going to be comfortable with Chinese ownership of these
    technologies and these platforms in an environment where some
    of our allies have taken a very definite position,” Alex
    Younger said in a rare speech.
  5. Amazon reportedly just took one
    step closer to automating Whole Foods stores, and it reveals a
    road map for the future of shopping
    . Amazon is
    working on adapting its Amazon Go automated store technology to
    larger-format stores, according to a report from The Wall
    Street Journal.
  6. Tumblr announced Monday
    that it will soon ban the posting of any “adult
    Tumblr defines this as media that
    depicts “real-life human genitals or female-presenting
    nipples.” But people are worried it could be the beginning of
    the end for the site.
  7. It looks like Apple’s
    next-generation AirPods will launch in 2019
    AirPods will get an “all-new” design, according to a prediction
    from the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
  8. As tensions with smaller
    software companies run high, Amazon is extending an olive
    branch with a new open-source project
    . Launching a
    major open-source project, called Firecracker, is a signal that
    Amazon could be ready to engage with the open-source community.
  9. The founders of a Mark
    Cuban-backed startup think they can help lawyers do more good
    for the world
    . Paladin’s service is designed to
    pair up lawyers looking to fulfil their pro-bono obligations
    with those who can’t afford legal aid.
  10. Netflix says “The
    Christmas Chronicles” is Kurt Russell’s biggest movie
    . Netflix’s content boss, Ted Sarandos, said
    Monday that “The Christmas Chronicles” had 20 million views in
    its first week.

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