DawentsIT: All Things in Technology news you need to know this Tuesday-
1.Visa jumped into the booming NFT market.The payments giant bought a CryptoPunk NFT for $150,000, marking its first foray into the digital-collectibles space (not sure you understand NFTs? Not to worry — we’ve got an explainer).
2.A Silicon Valley-inspired preschool teaches kids to survive the digital age.The school’s programs are themed by career paths, like CEO, engineer, and chef, and teaches skills needed for a given career — like cooking and coding.
3.Spotify spent $230 million on Gimlet, but leaked data shows the podcast studio has lagged behind.Some insiders cite unclear strategy and internal tensions as the reasons Gimlet has struggled to find its way within the company.
4.Apple employees built a website for colleagues to share stories of harassment.The website, AppleToo, launched Monday and lets employees share mistreatment they’ve experienced at the company, including instances of discrimination. Organizers say Google Walkout participants helped.
5.”Smart clothes” might be the solution to your phone’s fast-dying battery.Researchers have invented clothes that can conduct Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to link all your tech at once — and that can boost battery life.
6.Jeff Bezos installed an unlimited soft-serve machine at his $175 million Beverly Hills home.A Los Angeles-based soft-serve ice-cream company posted an Instagram photo saying Bezos was their first residential client.
7.An infamous hacker group claims to be selling data from over 70 million AT&T customers.The group is trying to sell the data for $1 million on the dark web, but AT&T has denied the hack, saying the information is not from its systems.
8.DoorDash is pushing drivers to email lawmakers about a bill that would limit delivery fees.DoorDash is worried the bill could hurt delivery workers and their ability to earn money, so it’s encouraging workers to submit form letters to local legislators.
9.A crypto platform won over Andreessen Horowitz and raised $12.5 million — in 31 seconds.Yield Guild Games loans digital assets to players so they can earn money through crypto games, something an a16z partner said is “creating incredible economic opportunities.
10.The US Army is using facial-recognition tech that uses images from social media to identify people.The Army is working with Clearview AI, a controversial facial-recognition company, in its division that investigates serious crimes.
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