DawentsIT: All Things in Technology news you need to know this Thursday:
1.YouTube is banning all anti-vaxx content.The company announced it will ban all content that claims approved vaccines do not work or are harmful — not just misinformation about COVID-19 shots. Still, Insider found at least two people from the “Disinformation Dozen” are on the platform.
2.Slack wants its execs to limit their office days to three a week.The company wants its senior leadership to come to the office less often to encourage other staff to work from home. Plus, it will no longer have executive-only floors.
3.Netflix has acquired a video-game studio in a major move to further its gaming ambitions.The streaming giant announced its purchase of Night School Studio, a games developer known for “Oxenfree,” a 2016 supernatural thriller game. The purchase brings it one step closer to offering video games alongside its films and TV shows.
4.LinkedIn is removing journalists’ profiles on its Chinese website over “prohibited content.”LinkedIn, which said it has to adhere to Chinese laws to operate there, didn’t give users any specifics about why their profiles were banned.
5.Leaked Facebook docs show the company saw pre-teens as an “untapped” audience.Documents found by The Wall Street Journal reveal the company’s plans to lure in kids, including “leveraging playdates” to get more children using the Messenger Kids app.
6.We identified the 72 most powerful people at Amazon Web Services under new CEO Adam Selipsky.Using a leaked official org chart, we pieced together all the people helping Selipsky run AWS, the most dominant cloud platform on the market.
7.Insiders who worked on Amazon’s home robot share mixed feelings.Depending on who you ask, Astro is either the world’s greatest tech innovation or Amazon’s biggest flop, a gimmicky product that some say will “almost certainly throw itself down a flight of stairs.”
8.Apple’s former design chief is reportedly helping Ferrari design its first electric car.A firm headed by Jony Ive, who designed iconic Apple products like the iPhone, Mac, and iPod, is collaborating with the luxury carmaker to produce its first-ever EV.
9.The power players behind Web Summit have fallen out and are in a legal fight in California.David Kelly and Patrick Cosgrave, two of the tech conference’s cofounders, are on opposite sides of a dispute over their VC fund.
10.Elon Musk is devoting his time to a fully reusable SpaceX rocket.Musk called the project, known as Starship, “the holy grail” — and said it could cost less than $1 million.
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