Connect with us


10 things in tech you need to know today, November 20



Silicon Valley
Gates says HBO’s “Silicon Valley” is good way to learn about the
real Silicon Valley.


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

  1. Uber insiders told Business Insider about infighting and
    questionable decisions before its self-driving car killed a
    On March 18, one of Uber’s
    self-driving cars killed a woman, the first pedestrian fatality
    involving a self-driving car.

  2. Instagram will soon start cracking down on accounts that use
    third-party apps to dole out fake likes and
    Using machine learning tools, the
    photo-sharing platform will remove “inauthentic” likes, which
    are generated by third-party platforms designed to boost
    audience growth for users.

  3. Bill Gates says that HBO’s “Silicon Valley” is the best way to
    understand the real Silicon Valley
    “They don’t
    make any more fun of us than we deserve,” said the Microsoft
    founder, who has consulted on the show.

  4. Tim Cook defended Apple taking billions from Google after his
    blistering attack on data-hoarding tech firms

    Cook defended Apple taking money from Google to make it the
    default search engine on the iPhone.

  5. Elon Musk shared two videos of the Boring Company’s giant drill
    completing its first tunnel at the bottom of a huge
    Musk has previously said the first Boring
    Company tunnel will be ready to use on December 10.

  6. Elon Musk says he’s open to working with Mercedes-Benz on an
    electric van
    The Tesla CEO said on Monday via
    Twitter that the automaker might make an electric van and he
    will contact Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz,
    about a potential collaboration.

  7. Tesla accidentally gave a customer access to the email
    addresses linked to over 1.5 million accounts on its online
    The customer received administrative access
    to the automaker’s online forums, allowing him to see contact
    information for some Tesla owners.

  8. Eight parliaments are now demanding Mark Zuckerberg come and
    answer their questions at an International Grand Committee
    hearing in London
    Thus far Zuckerberg has
    declined to appear at the UK and Canada-led hearing, which has
    now been joined by Brazil, Latvia, and Singapore.

  9. Microsoft acquired a Georgia-based startup that plays into a
    key Windows initiative
    Microsoft announced on
    Monday that it has acquired FSLogix for an undisclosed sum.

  10. Evan Spiegel spends most of his time during board meetings on
    According to a report by The
    Information, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel is tied to his phone during
    the meetings, and was often “dismissive” toward Mitch Lasky, a
    Benchmark partner who stepped down from Snap’s board in August.

Have an Amazon Alexa device? Now you can hear 10 Things in Tech
each morning. Just search for “Business Insider” in your Alexa’s
flash briefing settings.

Continue Reading
Advertisement Find your dream job