Good morning! Here’s the technology news you need to know this Wednesday.
1. YouTube has now cut business ties with PewDiePie, one of its biggest stars, over anti-Semitic videos. It cancelled his YouTube Red show after Disney also cut ties with the well-known YouTuber.
2. Nokia is reportedly planning a relaunch of the iconic 3310 later this month. HMD Global, the Finnish company that now makes Nokia phones, is reportedly preparing to launch a “modern version” of the 3310.
3. Facebook is going to start autoplaying videos with the sound on. They will still be muted by default if your phone is on silent mode, though.
4. Apple fans and employees are “ashamed” of Apple’s new reality show “Planet of the Apps.” The reaction to the new show’s trailer has been largely negative.
5. Uber is rethinking cash payments in Brazil after murders and robberies of its drivers. Reuters reports that assaults against Uber drivers in Sao Paulo spiked in July after they started accepting cash.
6. If you want to play the entirety of Nintendo’s big new “Zelda” game, you’ll have to pay $US80 (£64). Nintendo is selling two downloadable content packs for the game.
7. Amazon has patented a way to control the trajectory of parcels after they’re dropped from a drone. That would reduce the amount of flying that the drones have to do.
8. Facebook is about to launch a standalone TV app. People will be able to watch videos from friends and pages, as well as Facebook Live videos.
9. A $US20 billion (£16 billion) investment firm dumped its huge trade in Apple — and bet on Alphabet and Microsoft. Tiger Global exited its big Apple bet last quarter while making a $US148 million (£118 million) bet on Alphabet and investing $US132 million (£105 million) in Microsoft.
10. Amazon wants to take on Skype with its Chime video conferencing app. You can use it to talk with up to 16 people on desktop.
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