DawentsIT: All Things in Technology news you need to know This Thursday-
1.Silicon Valley VCs are calling to #StopAsianHate in the aftermath of the Atlanta shootings.Some of the industry’s top venture capitalists are sharing their personal stories and demanding action against anti-Asian violence. This is what you need to know.
2.Amazon is launching a telehealth business for its employees and other companies across the US.Amazon Care will be available for employees starting this summer, and will expand to other employers later this year. Here’s what we know so far.
3.Samsung warns a “serious imbalance” of microchips could wreak havoc on smartphones. The company’s CEO warned investors that a worldwide microchip shortage is impacting production, and that Apple making its own chips is a brilliant move. Get the full rundown.
4.We tested out Starlink, Elon Musk’s satellite-internet project, and it’s a game changer. After buying a home in rural Vermont, where internet is dodgy, our contributor Alex Lockie decided to give Starlink a shot — and said it’s worthy of the hype. Read more from his review.
5.Apple is working to remove counterfeit products on social-media sites.The company has a team of experts removing counterfeit products from Instagram, where Chinese vendors are running a multi-million dollar business selling fake products. More on that here.
6.Bernie Sanders criticized Jeff Bezos at a Senate hearing. After the Amazon CEO declined Sanders’ invitation to testify, the senator tore into him about Amazon’s apparent attempt to stop unionization efforts in Alabama. More from the senate hearing.
7.Three of Snap’s execs have made multimillion-dollar home purchases in the past year. The purchases are reflective of the company’s major comeback. Everything you need to know about Snap’s rebound, and its leaders’ newest digs.
8.Amazon’s B2B unit is on pace to become an $80-billion marketplace. Amazon is pouring resources into Amazon Business, its business-to-business marketplace, and execs from Citi to Uber are praising it this week. Take an exclusive look at the B2B’s growth.
9.A woman featured on YouTube-star David Dobrik’s channel said she was raped by a member of friend group, the Vlog Squad. As an extra in 2018 vlog, the woman says she was too intoxicated to consent to sex with Dominykas Zeglaitis, aka Durte Dom, during the night they were filming. Read our report here.
10.Have a few minutes this afternoon? Watch NASA test-fire the world’s most powerful rocket stage.The test (which you can watch here) is a critical step towards the next moon mission. But that’s not all NASA is up to these days — NASA and SpaceX are working on an interstellar mission due to launch in October 2024. We have the details.