DawentsIT: All Things in Technology news you need to know this Wednesday-
1.Jeff Bezos thanked Amazon employees and customers for footing the bill for his trip to space (which you can watch here).Plus, guests aboard the spaceflight opened up about their experience, with one saying there was “not quite enough room.
2.#DeleteFacebook is trending — and there’s finally some bipartisan agreement.Right-wingers used the hashtag in response to Trump’s suspension; the left picked it up after Biden’s comments about vaccine misinformation. Both sides agree the industry needs more oversight.
3.WeWork lost $40 billion in value and booted its CEO before its IPO.And we have the story from a new, smoking-gun book that details the entire meltdown.
4.Netflix shares recover as streaming giant misses earnings expectations.The company added 1.54 million subs in Q2 and also confirmed plans to pivot into gaming.
5.Tesla delivered on it’s self-driving car promise, but now there’s a new price tag on it.Tesla owners can now use the Full Self-Driving feature — that is, as long as they’re willing to fork over $1,500 to upgrade the vehicle’s computer. Some customers feel like the EV company is punishing their earliest supporters.
6.Want to know what Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook and other tech companies pay?Insider’s new searchable salary database gives you access to salary disclosures from more than 250 firms.
7.We’ve gotta move our pollution into space, says Bezos.”We need to take all heavy industry, all polluting industry, and move it into space,” the billionaire said.
8.Facebook ignored scientists asking about COVID-19 misinformation, according to a report.Management never approved inquiries to look into these things at the start of the pandemic.Facebook continues to battle the Biden administration over platform misinformation.
9.A tornado hit a Tesla Model X — and the car’s Sentry Mode captured the moment on video.The driver’s-side camera captured the moment that the storm tore through a parking lot, scattering debris and dragging cars.
10.UserTesting has secretly filed for an IPO.The San Francisco-based software company has raised over $200 million in funding, according to PitchBook.