DawentsIT: All Things in Technology news you need to know this Tuesday-
1.Silicon Valley is falling apart.Linette Lopez writes that the way we make technology has become intellectually and financially siloed, resulting in lazy and derivative products that don’t solve real-world problems.
2.Walmart is looking to hire someone to lead crypto and digital currency.The announcement comes just weeks after Amazon posted a similar job offering, and points to an increased interest in cryptocurrency among major retailers.
3.We tracked down the most important leaders at Travis Kalanick’s secretive food startup.CloudKitchens operates under a veil of secrecy, where employees can’t list the company on their LinkedIn profiles and are discouraged from telling friends and family about their work.
4.Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin is suing NASA.The filing is Bezos’ second attempt to overturn NASA’s decision to choose SpaceX over Blue Origin for a lucrative moon landing contract.
5.The controversial app Yik Yak is officially back.Popular among college-aged students in its heyday, the app is back four years after it shut down amid criticisms about cyberbullying and threats of violence.
6.Facebook and Google are laying another giant undersea internet cable.This time, the cable — known as “Apricot” — will stretch 7,500 miles between six Asian countries.
7.Mark Cuban reveals he owns less than $500 worth of dogecoin.Despite his praise for the meme token, the billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks disclosed he only has $494 worth of the cryptocurrency.
8.Apple and Google are losing legal battles over patents.Big Tech companies are losing hundreds of millions of dollars as the industry faces increased scrutiny from lawmakers for anti-competitive behavior.
9.The US is investigating Tesla’s Autopilot after 11 crashes into first-responder vehicles.Since 2018, several of the cars have struck emergency vehicles, resulting in an official probe into the cars’ Autopilot feature.
10.Female founders share their ugliest moments when pitching VCs for a rape-kit startup.The founders, who have raised $2.2 million for Leda Health, a startup that produces at-home rape kits, faced questions like “Do you guys have sleepovers?”
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