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ALL THINGS TECHNOLOGY NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY
1.This 3D printer is set to build 200 concrete homes in Virginia within the next five years. If you have plans to move to Pulaski, Virginia, the state’s growing tech hub, your new home could be part of the world’s largest 3D-printed construction project.
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2.These online certificate programs can help you land an entry-level tech job. No need to pay for a degree or bootcamp — these programs, with courses in topics like IT support, digital marketing, and data analytics, can help you break into the industry.
3.RIP, iPod Touch. After a solid 20-year run, the company announced it’d be selling the Touch, which is the last remaining model in its lineup of music players, “while supplies last.”
4.Clearview AI is banned from selling its facial recognition tech to private US businesses. Per a settlement with the ACLU, Clearview AI — which maintains a database of more than 20 billion faces scraped from the internet, according to the company — is also restricted from selling software to any Illinois State agency.
5.Elon Musk said he’ll reverse Twitter’s ban of former President Donald Trump. In an interview with the Financial Times, Musk expressed disdain for “permabans,” saying the company’s decision was “morally wrong and flat out stupid.”
6.Introducing Elon Musk’s right-hand man. Musk entrusts his family office to Jared Birchall, a secretive and straightlaced ex-Morgan Stanley banker who is essentially the polar opposite of the impulsive billionaire.
7.Shopify is working to retain talent with a pay overhaul. Stock-heavy compensation and the chance to work with revered tech alums have long been part of Shopify’s compensation package — but those benefits may no longer be cutting it as employees assess the talent market and the company’s decreasing stock price.
8.We explain what to do with your period-tracking app if Roe v. Wade is overturned. If Roe is overturned, it’s possible the companies behind the apps could hand user data to law enforcement, which would be able to subpoena the companies for data indicating a user had an abortion.
9.Facebook workers fear that layoffs are coming. The company’s hiring freeze and stock market woes has some members of staff fearing the worst.
10.Inside Thomas Kurian’s three-year reign at Google Cloud. Kurian was hired to make the unit a promising revenue source for Alphabet, but employees say the unit’s growth has come with a price — becoming a stodgy, cut-throat “SAP 2.0.”
–Insider spoke with more than 20 current and former employees about the company’s culture. Many pointed to mounting tensions inside Google Cloud, which has undergone a transformation in recent years.
–Since Kurian took the reins three years ago, the employees said the division has adopted the buttoned-up culture of old-guard software companies like Oracle, where Kurian spent 22 years making a name for himself.
–Sources said Kurian’s approach has sown some internal dissent, reflected by a spate of senior departures, including six company vice presidents who quit this year alone.
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