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CEO Elon Musk will now be paid nothing unless he increases his
company’s market capitalization and the shareholders do very
well. Musk’s new compensation plan scraps any
promise to hit vehicle production goals, which Tesla has always
fallen short of.
Noto resigned as COO of Twitter to become CEO of
SoFi. Twitter stock was down about 3% after the
billion (£6.4 billion) startup Stripe dropped bitcoin support
because it doesn’t make sense as a means of
there are fewer and fewer use cases for which accepting or paying
with Bitcoin makes sense,” Stripe product manager Tom Karlo wrote
in the announcement.
delayed HomePod speaker is finally going on
sale. It will become available for pre-orders
on Friday. It will cost $349 (£248) and will hit store shelves on
acquired a small startup called Confirm.io. The
business let companies quickly verify someone’s identity using
their government-issued identification.
is expected to be fined by Europe’s regulators for paying Apple
to put its chips in the iPhone. Apple and
Qualcomm are stuck in a long legal fight.
survey to assess the trustworthiness of news is only two
questions long. Facebook defended the survey, with
its news feed boss saying “how we incorporate survey data is
every bit as important as the specific questions we ask.”
hired a video games industry veteran who worked for both
PlayStation and Xbox. Phil Harrison announced
that he’s becoming a vice president and GM at Google.
company behind the crime-fighting robot that’s been used to keep
away homeless people in San Francisco has raised $25 million
(£17.8 million). Knightscope raised part of the
money from a crowdfunding campaign.
has a new artificial intelligence boss. Yann
LeCun is stepping down from day-to-day oversight of the company’s
artificial intelligence research.