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10 things in tech you need to know today, July 30



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

Facebook was accused of undermining international aid efforts in
Burma because it spreads fake news
politicians accused Facebook’s “Free Basics” internet
service, which is popular in Burma, was “deeply

Twitter’s share price plummeted 18% on Friday after reporting a
decline in monthly active users
Twitter blamed
the active user decline on new European privacy rules and its
decision not to move to paid SMS carrier relationships, and on
its efforts to clean up the platform.

MoviePass experienced ‘technical’ difficulties again, days after
it ran out of money and had to borrow $5 million in
Many users complained Saturday evening that
there were issues with checking in on the app and purchasing a
ticket on their MoviePass card.

Lawmakers warned that fake news and targeted ads put elections at
In a report from the UK’s Digital,
Culture, Media and Sport Committee, lawmakers called on the
government to take urgent action to protect the democratic

Tesla’s second-quarter earnings are expected to be terrifyingly
bad, but it likely won’t send stock
Tesla will report second-quarter
earnings next week, and they’re expected to be as bad as
first-quarter earnings, but Business Insider reporter Matthew
DeBord thinks that’s unlikely to affect stock.

The Apple Watch’s dominance in the smartwatch market is under
While its total shipments for the second
quarter were up, Apple lost overall market share because
competitors are catching up with their own products.

7. Google
Assistant beat Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa in a head-to-head
intelligence test
In a test run by Loup
Ventures on smartphones, Google Assistant was able to answer the
most questions correctly.

8. The
BBC is reinventing its on-demand service iPlayer to compete with
The BBC has been adding more boxsets and
archive footage, and has scrapped the 30-day limit on them.

SoftBank-owned ARM is reportedly set to buy US data
analytics firm Treasure Data
Bloomberg reports that
the British computer-chip company has agreed to buy Treasure
Data, which could go for $600 million.

10. “Game
of Thrones” actress Maisie Williams has showcased a new app for
an artistic collaboration
Williams has cofounded
the app, which is called Daisie and is set to launch on
August 1.

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