DawentsIT: All Things in Technology news you need to know This Wednesday:
1.A new bill in South Korea is targeting Apple and Google.The bill forces Apple and Google to allow alternate payment options on their smartphone stores, stopping them from taking a cut of every app purchase — and addressing an issue the tech giants have come under fire for in the past.
2.Facebook plans to stop showing you so much political content.After hearing some people feel there’s too much political content on the platform, Facebook has decided to reduce how many political posts people see.
3.Tanium quietly laid off most of its senior product marketers last week.The $9 billion cybersecurity firm laid off as many as 20 people just a month after its latest chief marketing officer left.
4.Google delayed its return to the office (again).According to the New York Times, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, Google has pushed back its return-to-office date to Jan. 10, 2022. More on the three-month delay.
5.You can take an Uber Boat down the River Thames in London.This writer opted for an Uber Boat over a traditional Uber taxi, and found it was more fun and packed with landmark sightings (although it took a little longer).
6.We explain why SpaceX and Blue Origin are fighting over NASA’s lunar lander contract.Blue Origin filed a lawsuit regarding NASA’s $2.3 billion contract with SpaceX, for which it was initially considered a front runner.
7.Facebook’s largest content moderator has struggled with the ethics of its work for the company.Contractors at Accenture — Facebook’s largest partner — have to review violent, toxic content on the site, making insiders question if working for the platform is ethical.
8.The federal EV tax credit can save you $7,500 on a new electric vehicle.The US is trying to make EVs more attainable through a tax credit that can knock the out-of-pocket cost down by thousands of dollars.
9.A former restaurant worker shares how she used a coding bootcamp to land a tech job.Meghan Hein was working two jobs in hospitality before she was laid off during the pandemic. Then she enrolled in a 12-week coding class — and landed a full-time job as a developer.
10.Competition is heating up in the streaming-video industry.The battle to attract subscribers is at a fever pitch, and marketing execs have a huge task ahead of them. We’ve outlined 15 execs to watch at major streaming services.
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