10 things in tech you need to know today

Dara KhosrowshahiGettyDara Khosrowshahi is the new CEO of Uber.

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.

1. Dara Khosrowshahi has been selected to be the CEO of Uber by the company’s board. He is a 48-year-old Iranian American who has led Expedia for 12 years.

2. Apple will announce the next iPhone on September 12, according to The Wall Street Journal. Three iPhones are expected to be unveiled in total.

3. HPE CEO Meg Whitman said Uber has yet to deal with uncertainty over cofounder Travis Kalanick’s future role at the company or come up with a needed new governance structure. Her comments were made in an interview with The Financial Times.

4. A startup created by ex-Google engineers is raising $US40 million (£31 million) to make drones that fly themselves. The company is called Skydio.

5. Uber employees are expressing support for their new CEO on the anonymous chat app Blind. According to a poll on Blind, more than half — 57% — are feeling like Dara Khosrowshahi was a good choice.

6. Facebook is further clamping down on fake news. The social media company has pledged to ban repeat offenders — those that repeatedly share stories marked as false — from advertising on its platform.

7. Apple CEO Tim Cook was awarded Apple shares worth $US89.2 million (£68.9 million), Bloomberg reports. A regulatory filing shows he was awarded the shares because Apple stock outperformed at least two-thirds of businesses in the S&P 500 Index over three years.

8. Over a quarter of the members on Trump’s cybersecurity advisory council have resigned en masse. The council is responsible for overseeing the US’ response to emerging cyber threats.

9. Amazon has cut prices at Whole Foods after buying the supermarket chain this summer. Prices fell by as much as 43%.

10. Apple CEO Tim Cook told The New York Times that Apple is now run entirely on renewables in 24 countries. Apple’s US facilities run on 100% wind and solar energy, for example.

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