DawentsIT: All Things in Technology news you need to know this Thursday:
1.More than 200 people are potential witnesses in Elizabeth Holmes’ trial.Theranos’ network of investors and board members once served as a who’s who of government officials, billionaire investors, and CEOs. Now, many of the high-profile figures could take the stand as witnesses.
2.Uber Eats employees told us how the company lost its lead to DoorDash.Seven current and former employees and executives said Uber fell behind after failing to match DoorDash’s pace in adding new restaurants and features.
3.Twitter is testing a handful of new features.According to The Verge, Twitter is testing a new timeline with edge-to-edge photos and videos that would give it an Instagram-like focus on images. Plus, it’s trying out a feature that would let you remove followers without having to block them.
4.Got a job offer elsewhere? Google recruiters reportedly want proof.The company will no longer take job candidates’ word if they claim they have a competing job offer, and will ask to see offer letters before raising Google’s offer.
5.Singapore sends out robots to search for “undesirable” social behavior.The robots, named Xavier, look for people smoking in public or flouting COVID-19 rules. If detected, the robots can report rule-breaking and flash messages to the public.
6.Reddit shuttered a forum for self-described Texas abortion “bounty hunters.”The forum connected users who wanted to share tips on finding and suing people trying to get abortions, which they’d legally be allowed to do under the state’s new law.
7.Russia’s space chief invited Elon Musk to his home.Roscosmos’ director general invited the Tesla CEO over to talk about “exploring the universe” and “extraterrestrial life.
8.The SEC is threatening to sue Coinbase.The SEC intends to sue Coinbase if it releases its crypto lending product, CEO Brian Armstrong said, calling it “sketchy behavior.”
9.Software CEO Michael Saylor famously lost $6 billion in one day — but now he’s a bitcoin guru.Investors are lending him billions to buy “electric money,” and he’s doubled and tripled down on his bitcoin bet.
10.Amazon has a new plan to lure merchants from Shopify, Square, and PayPal.The company has built a new point-of-sale system that it hopes could eventually attract more small-business sellers to its online marketplace.
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