You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

10 things in tech you need to know today

Business Insider logo Business Insider 1/25/2021 sghosh@businessinsider.com (Shona Ghosh)
Elon Musk et al. standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Elon Musk talks to journalists at the construction site of the Tesla Giga-Factory in Grünheide near Berlin, Germany, September 3, 2020. Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images © Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Elon Musk talks to journalists at the construction site of the Tesla Giga-Factory in Grünheide near Berlin, Germany, September 3, 2020. Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.

Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.


Gallery: The 22 biggest tech scandals of 2020, from the unprecedented Twitter hack to the makers of 'Fortnite' declaring war on Apple (Business Insider)

    1. Exclusive: Sources told us how Google decided to pull Parler. After the US Capitol riots, concerns were raised by some members of Play Store's "Merchandising" team, which is responsible for how apps are features and promoted on the Play Store.
    2. Waymo's CEO dunked on Tesla. John Krafcik said Tesla is "no competitor at all" for its autonomous vehicles, in an interview with Germany's Manager Magazin.
    3. The iPhone 12 can interfere with pacemakers. Both the iPhone 12 and Apple's accessories that feature magnets can interfere with medical devices, Apple said.
    4. Tesla says an employee stole trade secrets. Tesla said engineer Alex Khatilov was hired on December 28 and began transferring files within days.
    5. Microsoft patented a chatbot that can impersonate a deceased loved one. The chatbot would be created through content readily available on social media.
    6. Microsoft defended its PAC in leaked audio. Microsoft's president, Brad Smith, said in a leaked recording the PAC is vital to the company's interests.
    7. Exclusive: Ex-Plaid employees are flooded with share purchase offers. Former Plaid employees say they've been "inundated" with offers to buy their shares for up to $1,200 apiece.
    8. Iran blamed crypto mining for blackouts. The Iranian government has blamed Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency for power outages across the country that have left millions in darkness.
    9. Exclusive: We surveyed hundreds of Amazon employees. The majority responded that they were both happy and well paid.
    10. Exclusive: We analysed the executives and investors steering $7 billion food delivery company Deliveroo to IPO. The list comprises familiar City figures such as Next CEO Simon Wolfson and interim Premier League chair Claudia Arney.
Read the original article on Business Insider
AdChoices
AdChoices

More From Business Insider

Business Insider
Business Insider
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon