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1. Uber’s CEO said the SoftBank deal “hasn’t happened yet but it will.” Dara Khosrowshahi said the multi-billion dollar deal is still going ahead.
2. Apple made little progress in diversity last year, and is still predominantly white and male. It published its latest diversity report on Thursday.
3. Twitter has suspended its verification program after giving a “verified” badge to the organiser of the far-right “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, USA. The rally ended in the death of a anti-fascist protester.
4. Lip-syncing video app Musical.ly is selling for at least $US800 million (£609 million), Recode reports. It’s being acquired a Chinese media startup.
5. Billionaire ex-Facebook president Sean Parker unloaded on the social network and admits he helped build a monster. “God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains,” he said.
6. Apple has released a fix for the iPhone “question mark” glitch. The issue stop some users from using the letter “i”.
7. YouTube is putting new age restrictions in place after coming under fire for pointing kids to disturbing videos. The restrictions will stop videos showing up in its YouTube Kids app.
8. Apple’s video app got a new update with augmented reality and a bunch of “Star Wars” stuff. The Clips app now makes use of the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera.
9. TripAdvisor will now warn users about hotels where sexual assault has been reported. It had previous come under fire after some users reported their accounts of rape and assault were removed from the site.
10. Apple bought a startup that could make the iPhone X’s camera even better. It has acquired California-based image sensor startup InVisage Technologies for an undisclosed amount.
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