DawentsIT: All Things in Technology news you need to know this Wednesday:
1.Facebook says it doesn’t read WhatsApp messages — but an investigation found it actually does.A ProPublica investigation found that Facebook employs more than 1,000 workers to sift through content sent by WhatsApp users.
2.Apple’s big iPhone 13 reveal event is on Sept. 14.In an event Apple dubbed “California Streaming,” the company is expected to unveil its latest iPhones, as well as updates to the Apple Watch and iPads.
3.Opening arguments in Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’ trial begin today.Holmes’ lawyers may try to show she truly believed in her blood-testing technology, Reuters reports. We spoke with former employees, who shared their experiences working for Holmes — from her demand for complete devotion to her obsession with secrecy.
4.We might have just gotten a sneak peek of Facebook’s upcoming smart glasses.Facebook exec Andrew Bosworth posted a video of him throwing pillows at Mark Zuckerberg — and it may have been shot using the forthcoming Facebook glasses.
5.Amazon wants to bring in-person medical care to 20 more US cities.Through its new primary-care business, Amazon Care, the company plans to bring telehealth and in-home care to Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, and Boston this year, and 16 other cities in 2022.
6.Mercedes-Benz just offered a glimpse of its new electric G-Wagen.Going into production around 2024, the all-electric EQG puts a green spin on Mercedes’ classic status symbol. Check out the futuristic G-Wagen for yourself.
7.European startups have raised a record $11 billion in venture debt.Founders are increasingly opting for debt, claiming that it is more efficient for financing acquisitions and repeat spends.
8.Viral photos show a sprawling Amazon warehouse in Mexico surrounded by deteriorating homes.As Amazon continues to expand its footprint internationally, photos of a massive new fulfillment center in Tijuana have been shared widely across social media.
9.Instacart had a summer filled with unsuccessful dealmaking with Uber and DoorDash.Earlier this summer, Instacart reached out to Uber and DoorDash to try to initiate a merger — but both companies ultimately passed.
10.Google just radically changed how it pays employees in stock.The change will allow employees to cash in on their equities sooner, a move that may help lure talent from rivals like Apple and Facebook.
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