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Microsoft is phasing out a beloved app and replacing it with something that still needs work (MSFT)

The light is fading for Wunderlist. The popular to-do list app was bought by Microsoft in June 2015, sparking concerns that it would inevitably be "sunsetted" by its new corporate parent the way several promising apps have been before it. In April, Microsoft started the process of making those concerns a reality. Show More Summary

Watch a young Elon Musk take delivery of his McLaren F1 hypercar — before he wrecked it (TSLA)

Elon Musk goes through life with a "go big or go home" type of attitude. So in 1999, Musk decided to reward himself with a new car after selling his startup — Zip2 — for more than $300 million. And not just any car. The greatest andShow More Summary

The hunt for Uber's next CEO won't be easy

Uber is in crisis. Once the darling of the technology industry, the $69 billion (£54 billion) transportation firm is now lurching from scandal to scandal, in a state of constant damage control. Founder Travis Kalanick has resigned as...Show More Summary

Samsung is reportedly planning to announce a new Galaxy Note in August (SSNLF)

Samsung is reportedly planning to introduce a new Galaxy Note smartphone at a launch event in late August, Reuters reports. The device would sport a similar design to the Galaxy S8, but scale up the size slightly over the 6.2-inch diagonal...Show More Summary

DeepMind is funding climate change research at Cambridge as it looks to use AI to slow down global warming (GOOG)

DeepMind is funding climate change research at the University of Cambridge as it looks to slow down global warming and reduce global energy consumption. The artificial intelligence (AI) lab, which was acquired by Google for around £400...Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and 23 more of the most-beloved CEOs in America

Want to work for a top boss that you actually like? Try getting a job at Clorox, Facebook, or T-Mobile. Employees at these companies love their CEOs. That's according to a new report by Glassdoor, an online jobs and careers community. The...Show More Summary

Whole Foods' CEO described his deal with Amazon as a 'dream come true' but investors want more (AMZN, WFM)

When Whole Foods and Amazon announced their $13.7 billion merger Friday, John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, could barely contain his enthusiasm. In a town hall with employees, he gushed about about the impending "marriage"— a metaphorShow More Summary

AppNexus is positioning itself against the 'broken' system of Facebook and Google in the runup to its IPO

CANNES, France — We know that AppNexus, the New York adtech company valued at $2 billion, has filed for an IPO, we just don't know when that IPO will be. It was initially thought to be due in Q2 2017 but now it's looking like much later...Show More Summary

UK digital minister: AI needs a 'strong framework that carries the legitimate consent of the people'

UK digital minister Matt Hancock hinted on Tuesday that the government will look to start regulating companies and scientists working in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Speaking at the CogX AI conference in London, Hancock...Show More Summary

The rise and fall of Travis Kalanick, Uber's embattled billionaire founder who just resigned as CEO

Eight years ago, Travis Kalanick launched a startup called UberCab in San Francisco. Today, Uber is a global behemoth and one of Silicon Valley's most successful companies — and one of the most contentious. Uber operates in around 600...Show More Summary

Mike Lynch's cybersecurity startup Darktrace experienced a sales surge after the WannaCry ransomware attack

The WannaCry cyberattack crippled hundreds of thousands of computers but one organisation appears to have ended up benefiting from the ransomware attack in a big way. Cambridge cybersecurity startup Darktrace experienced a significant...Show More Summary

10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, FB, SNAP)

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know midweek. 1. Travis Kalanick has resigned as CEO of Uber. The ride-hailing startup has been rocked by months of scandals. 2. Apple CEO Tim Cook talked to Donald Trump about immigration. Show More Summary

Travis Kalanick reportedly resigns as Uber CEO

Travis Kalanick, cofounder and CEO of Uber, has stepped down as the ride-hailing company's top executive. Kalanick, who had taken a leave of absence amid a number of internal scandals that have plagued the company in recent months, reportedly...Show More Summary

The ex-Apple exec behind iOS tells the story of the time Steve Jobs saved his life (AAPL)

Steve Jobs, the late cofounder and CEO of Apple, was known as much for his difficult managerial style and confrontational attitude as he was for his unrivaled product vision. In his first public appearance in five years, ex-Apple exec and iPhone co-inventor Scott Forstall said that there was a lot more to Jobs than met the eye. Show More Summary

Atom Bank gets £30 million from the government as Philip Hammond pledges investment boost

LONDON — Startup bank Atom has received a £30 million funding boost from the state-owned British Business Bank (BBB). British Business Bank Investments, the commercial arm of the BBB, announced it has agreed a £30 million Tier 2 capital facility with Atom, a digital-only bank founded in 2014. Show More Summary

Banking startup Soldo gets $11million from Accel as it pivots to business accounts

LONDON — Banking startup Soldo has secured $11 million (£8.6 million) in funding for its new business service, which allows companies to manage and track employee spending via their app. Soldo announced on Wednesday that it had closed a Series A funding round, led by tech investors Accel. Show More Summary

The new Transformers movie is fun and insane, but way too long

With “Transformers: The Last Knight” (opening in theaters on Wednesday), we have arrived at the fifth movie in the series based on the legendary Hasbro toys — perhaps the franchise that’s most in on the joke that everything on the screen...Show More Summary

Cisco thinks it’s solved an “unsolvable” encryption security challenge (CSCO)

Cisco has come up with a whole new way to fight malware. On Tuesday, the company unveiled a new smart network system. Using machine learning, the network's Encrypted Traffic Analytics software can sort through internet data to look for...Show More Summary

There could be a big deal in the software sector in the works (CA)

There could be a big deal in the software sector in the works. BMC Software and CA Inc. are considering a combination that would take publicly-listed CA Inc. private, according to Kiel Porter and Alex Sherman at Bloomberg. CA Inc.'s stock price jumped close to 8% on the news. Show More Summary

I checked out Tesla Autopilot — and there's no way it can drive a car by itself (TSLA)

The National Transportation Safety Board has released some additional details about a fatal Tesla Model S Autopilot crash in May of 2016. One of the findings was alarming. According to the NTSB, an agency that rarely investigates auto...Show More Summary

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