10 things in tech you need to know today

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1. Amazon’s Twitter account is reportedly more aggressive against its critics at the direct request of CEO Jeff Bezos. According to Recode, Bezos has been unhappy the company doesn’t do more to fire back.

2. Deliveroo is headed to its $2.5 billion IPO facing investor snubs and rider strikes. The food delivery firm has been criticized ahead of its highly anticipated listing for its reliance on gig-economy workers.

3. These are the 194 most powerful people at Google under CEO Sundar Pichai. We reviewed internal data from the $1.3 trillion company, and identified the people who are running various parts of the Google empire — from search and advertising to hardware and people operations. Check out our exclusive org chart. 

4. This NYC gallery just became the first to display NFTs physically. Because NFTs are digital pieces of artwork, the space won’t look like a traditional gallery with canvases or sculptures. Instead, this is what it will look like.

5. WeWork cut two-thirds of its staff as its valuation plunged $38 billion. The shared-office-space startup, which is soon going public in a SPAC, revealed to investors that it had hemorrhaged 67% of its staff since 2019. Here’s what else we know as it prepares to go public.

6. Apple could finally be making a “rugged” version of the Apple Watch. Runners and outdoorsy types, this one’s for you. Apple is reportedly working on a sportswear-centric watch with a tougher case than existing products. More on that here.

7. In addition to peeing in bottles, Amazon drivers say they had to poop in bags and struggled to change menstrual pads. Eight Amazon employees told us that because of the demanding work, peeing in bottles — among other things — was a common part of the job. These are a few of the other “inhumane” situations drivers face. 

8. Elon Musk implied on Twitter that Tesla could soon become bigger than Apple. The Tesla CEO quickly deleted the tweet, but not before many users screenshotted and shared it. See the since-deleted tweet here. 

9. Here are six companies that Amazon Web Services could acquire to help keep it on top. As the new CEO settles in, experts say he should consider buying these edge computing startups in security, cloud software, and systems integration. Take a look at the top picks. 

10. Superfast grocery delivery apps are the hottest new trend for tech investors. Apps that promise 10-minute grocery delivery are heating up — Gorillas just raised $290 million above a $1 billion valuation. Our exclusive look at the app that’s going gangbusters.

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