DawentsIT: All Things in Technology news you need to know this Monday-
1.The family behind viral video ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ sold it as an NFT. The original video is set to be deleted from YouTube after the $760,000 sale.
2.Tim Cook testified on Friday in the Epic Games lawsuit.The Apple CEO made a rare appearance to defend his company against Epic’s claims that its App Store is a monopoly. Meanwhile, Snap’s Evan Spiegel and Barry Diller remain conflicted.
3.A current Googler shared his account of the firm’s ethical AI team turmoil.Engineer Blake Lemoine highlighted differences in the way he and fired researcher Timnit Gebru were treated, saying “Timnit was blackballed.”
4.We may hear details of Elizabeth Holmes’ lavish lifestyle during the Theranos founder’s fraud trial.Judge Edward Davila ruled the government can bring up evidence that shows Holmes wished to become wealthy using her blood-testing company’s status.
5.Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addressed the controversies surrounding Bill Gates for the first time.”The Microsoft of 2021 is very different from the Microsoft of 2000,” he told CNBC.
6.Google is partnering with e-commerce platform Shopify.This will allow sellers to show their products across Maps, Images, Search, and YouTube. Plus, Shopify recently made headlines after its CEO emailed managers to remind them they are a sports team — not a family.
7.Microsoft released a video showing what the future of hybrid meetings might look like.The video showed a preview of a new, Teams-enabled conference room that is aimed at optimizing hybrid work.
8.Amazon halted construction after several nooses were discovered inside a new Connecticut facility.The police are investigating, and Amazon and the site developer are offering $100,000 for information.
9.Microsoft and SAP are quietly pulling the plug on a key piece of their flagship cloud partnership.The two companies have decided to end the go-to-market element “to lead with Azure.”
10.Atomic’s Jack Abraham is turning Wynwood into the heart of Miami’s tech scene.We sat down with Abraham, who detailed how he unexpectedly started the Silicon Valley-to-Miami tech movement.