Good morning! Here’s the tech news you need to know midweek.
1. Uber’s CTO sent an explosive anti-Trump email to employees. Thuan Pham wrote that “I do not accept him as my leader.”
2. The first tech IPO of 2017 has been cancelled. Instead, Cisco is buying AppDynamics for $3.7 billion (£3 billion).
3. Mark Zuckerberg says he has no plans to run for president. In recent weeks, there has been intense speculation about the Facebook CEO’s potential political ambitions.
4. 3D TV is dead. LG and Sony, the last major 3D TV makers, will no longer be building televisions with the functionality.
5. Apple has revealed a big way Siri is going to take on Amazon Alexa. Siri is being opened up to third-party developers on the Apple Watch.
6. Amazon is the first streaming service in history to get an Oscar nomination. Its film “Manchester by the Sea” has been nominated for best picture.
7. A new Pokémon game has launched on iPhone and Android. “Pokémon Duel” is a complex player-versus-player strategic battling game.
8. A new leak has revealed pretty much everything about Samsung’s next big smartphone, the Galaxy S8. It will reportedly have an almost edge-to-edge screen and an iris scanner.
9. Mark Zuckerberg is “reconsidering” suing Hawaiians to get their land. Hundreds of Hawaiians have ancestral ownership rights to parts of a 700-acre estate the Facebook CEO owns.
10. Uber’s self-driving cars are coming back to San Francisco, but they won’t be driving themselves. The Ford Fusion vehicles that had been used in the trial will be used for mapping purposes only, the company says.
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