DawentsIT: All Things in Technology news you need to know this Tuesday:
1.Instagram is pausing plans for “Instagram Kids.” The app, which would have been for kids under 13 years old, received so much backlash that execs decided to put the project on hold.
2.A Black Google employee said security took him off the campus because they didn’t believe he worked there.The employee, an associate product manager and Harvard alum, shared his story in a viral tweet first reported on by Forbes.
3.Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop is experiencing an executive exodus, complaints of low salaries, and burnt out employees.Once the “It Girl” of celebrity brands, the wellness company has had at least 140 employees leave since 2019.
4.Tesla’s new software update can grade your driving skills.The highly-anticipated update will let drivers with good safety scores request its Full Self-Driving beta.
5.Your Whole Foods delivery order is going to get $10 more expensive.After years of offering delivery free for Prime members, Amazon is tacking on a $9.95 delivery fee starting Oct. 25.
6.Google has begun its courtroom battle with the EU.The tech giant is seeking to overturn a $5 billion antitrust fine issued in 2018. Lawmakers say Google used Android’s dominance to push its own apps and services.
7.Netflix’s ‘Drive to Survive’ has an audience of more than 50 million people, according to the McLaren CEO.Zak Brown said the show had substantially helped bring fans into Formula 1.
8.Prosecution lands some punches in the Elizabeth Holmes trial.Reporting from the trial, Adam Lashinsky describes damning testimony from a former Theranos lab director, who recounted faulty blood tests — and Holmes’ push to conceal the problems.
9.Employees are leaving Cybersecurity firm Tanium.Employees are leaving the $9 billion company, citing uncertainty over whether the company will ever have an IPO, and concerns about it losing military contracts.
10.Amazon is planning a pay cut of up to 23% for workers who guide trucks in and out of its delivery stations in the UK.The marketplace giant claimed the pay cut will align the UK with its pay structure across Europe.
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