Good morning! Here’s the tech news you need to know midweek.
1. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is taking a leave of absence from the company. It follows an explosive four-month investigation that led to 20 firings.
2. Marissa Mayer is leaving Yahoo. The CEO is walking away with a $US23 million (£18 million) package.
3. CEO Tim Cook has confirmed Apple is working on self-driving car tech. He said the company views it “as the mother of all AI projects.”
4. A real Pokémon game is coming to the Nintendo Switch. It won’t be ready for a year or more, however.
5. Goldman Sachs thinks bitcoin is looking “heavy.” The digital currency is super hyped right now, and is up 180% this year.
6. Traders are loading up on bets against Apple. The company is becoming a lightning rod for short sellers.
7. The UK and France are going to work together to tackle online extremism, the BBC reports. Prime Minister Theresa May said the internet must not be allowed to be a “safe space” for terrorists.
8. An Uber board member has resigned after making a sexist comment at a meeting intended to addresses sexism at the company. David Bonderman said his comment was “inexcusable.”
9. Russian hackers targeted the US electoral system in 39 states, according to Bloomberg. There is reportedly evidence they tried to alter or delete voter data.
10. Here’s the full 13-page report that’s rocking Uber’s culture to its core. Its recommendations include rewriting its cultural values, limiting alcohol at company parties, and finding a COO.
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