DawentsIT: All Things in Technology news you need to know this Thursday-
1.It’s official: Amazon Prime Day 2021 will run from June 21-22.Planning for and shopping during the event can be overwhelming, so we’re answering all of your pressing questions ahead of time.
2.BMW has revealed details about its two upcoming electric vehicles.The Tesla challengers — a $55,400 i4 sedan and an $83,200 iX SUV — are set to be released in 2022.
3.A 24-year-old raised $6 million from VCs like Ashton Kutcher for a singing-selfie app after 200 rejections.The app, Wombo, hit 9 million downloads in just two weeks.
4.An Amazon “health and wellness guide” instructed workers to train like “industrial athletes.”The guide also encouraged workers to buy shoes at the end of their shift — to better fit their swollen feet.
5.Spotify’s new “Only You” feature gives you a musical astrology reading.Spotify analyzed listeners’ habits, and the new feature shows what music combinations set you apart from other users — and then gives you a personalized musical horoscope.
6.Google reassigned its head of diversity after a conservative news outlet uncovered an antisemitic blog post he wrote.Kamau Bobb wrote in a 2007 post that Jews had an “insatiable appetite for war.”
7.Tesla is one step closer to opening a 1950s-style diner at its Los Angeles supercharger station.CEO Elon Musk first tweeted the idea in 2018 — now, it seems it might actually be happening.
8.Etsy plans to buy social shopping app Depop for $1.6 billion.Depop, dubbed the “resale home for Gen Z consumers,” gives users a way to buy and sell secondhand items. Some Depop sellers rake in $300,000 a year.
9.Two veteran VCs are betting on the rise of the solo capitalist.Individual investors are flourishing, but they still face problems — and that’s where Sunil Pai and Nick Candito come in. The pair’s fund aims to solve this issue and is backing solo capitalists.
10.Google is toughening up on Android ad tracking — but won’t go as far as Apple’s changes. A change later this year will make it more difficult for app developers to access information about Android users who ask not to be tracked across their devices.