10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here’s the tech news you need to know to start your week.

1. Mark Zuckerberg’s challenge in 2016 is to build an AI butler like in “Iron Man.” Every year, the Facebook founder sets himself a challenge — in previous years, he has read two books a month and learnt Mandarin.

2. Uber is struggling in Germany. The ride-hailing company recently ceased operations in Frankfurt, and has faced legal challenges to low-cost service UberPop, The New York Times reports.

3. Y Combinator founder Paul Graham thinks that “ending economic inequality means ending startups.” The startup accelerator creator discussed the topic in an essay.

4. There’s a huge change going on at Intel that no one is talking about. The company is increasingly hiring executives from outside the company.

5. For the first time in its history, Tesla has delivered more than 50,000 cars in a year. It delivered 50,58o vehicles in 2015.

6. Apple’s upcoming iPhone is expected to have longer battery life and up to 256GB of storage. That’s the latest (unconfirmed) report.

7. English is losing its status as the universal language of the internet. In 1996, 80% of online content was in English, but that figure has plummeted.

8. Apple has raised its iPhone prices in Germany in a deal to pay more to musicians and producers. It’s part of a deal between the tech industry and content producers.

9. Few computers are powerful enough to support virtual reality. Less than 1% of computers are able to run VR headsets, according to Bloomberg.

10. Ford is introducing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its cars this year. It made the announcement ahead of CES.

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