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10 Things In Technology You Need To Know Today

Hello! Here’s the technology news you need to know to start off your day.

1. Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey has been officially named as the company’s permanent CEO. He had been been working as the interim CEO since the departure of Dick Costolo.

2. Apple has acquired artificial intelligence company Perceptio. That’s Apple’s second AI deal in four days.

3. Google has reportedly invested in Symphony, the new messaging startup aimed at Wall Street banks. The investment was reportedly made at a valuation of $650 million.

4. London fintech startup TransferWise quietly swapped CEO last month. Kristo Käärmann, who has been CEO since 2012, quietly handed over the CEO role to his cofounder Taavet Hinrikus.

5. The European Court of Justice will rule today on the Safe Harbor agreement. The ruling could have a big impact on how American tech companies deal with European user data.

6. Whistleblower Edward Snowden says that UK spy agency GCHQ can completely control smartphones. Snowden says that phones can be made to take photos and record audio.

7. Fantasy sports startups FanDuel and DraftKings have been accused of engaging in insider trading. The New York Times reports that employees placed bets on rival sites using private information.

8. Facebook plans to launch its first satellite in 2016 to help increase internet access in Africa. Internet.org is Facebook’s plan to bring the internet to everyone in the world.

9. Gemini, the Bitcoin exchange created by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has received the go-ahead to start serving customers in the US. The twins want it to become the “NASDAQ or Google of Bitcoin.”

10. Sites related to people-rating startup Peeple have been taken offline. The app created a storm of controversy when it was revealed, and now its website has been taken offline.


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