DawentsIT: All Things in Technology news you need to know this Tuesday-
1.Amazon and Walmart are facing off on a new battleground:healthcare. Both companies launched their healthcare-delivery businesses within weeks of each other in 2019 — now, Amazon Care has its first client and Walmart Health is buying a telehealth company. Read about why it’s a sign of a troubled, evolving industry in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
2.The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Autopilot can’t have been turned on in a fatal Tesla crash last month.The NTSB’s initial findings support Elon Musk’s assertions that Tesla’s Autopilot features were switched off at the time of the crash. Read more about it here.
3.Amazon managers told Insider they “hire and fire” people purely to hit their annual turnover goal.Amazon managers have a goal called “unregretted attrition,” or URA. Read Insider’s exclusive report on it here.
4.Forty state attorneys sent a joint letter to Facebook opposing its plans to build an Instagram app for kids younger than 13.The lawmakers said children that young are”not equipped to navigate the challenges of having a social media account.” Read their full letter here.
5.A new report found seven Apple suppliers have used forced Uyghur labor in China.This isn’t the first time Apple has been accused of benefiting from forced Uyghur labor, though the company has previously denied such claims. Read more about the report here.
6.Tesla bumped up the price of its most popular models by $500 for the sixth time this year. Buying a Model 3 now will cost you $2,500 more than it would have done in February. Learn more about Tesla’s gradual price-hiking here.
7.Getting your hands on a PlayStation 5 is going to be difficult until 2022, according to Sony.Demand for the PlayStation 5 has made it hard for consumers to buy one, and CFO Hiroki Totoki told analysts that supply isn’t likely to catch up this year. Here’s why PlayStation 5 consoles have been in such short supply.
8.Jack Ma reportedly made a surprise visit to Ant Group’s headquarters.This is one of the few public appearances Ma has made since he scrapped Ant Group’s $35 billion IPO last year. Read about it here.
9.The head of recruitment at Uber founder Travis Kalanick’s startup, CloudKitchens, resigned following a misconduct investigation.Sources told Insider the company was investigating him over a work trip to Mexico City in April. Read about it here.
10.The hackers who attacked a major US pipeline say they’re just in it for the money, not for political reasons.The FBI confirmed on Monday that the hacking group known as DarkSide was behind the attack. Read more about it here.