Good morning! Here’s the technology news you need to know this Monday morning.
1. 500 startups founder Dave McClure publicly apologised on Saturday after being named in a New York Times report about sexual harassment in technology. McClure has stepped down from his role managing the startup incubator day to day.
2. Dropbox is reportedly looking for IPO underwriters. The public offering could come later this year.
3. Alibaba is reportedly looking to build its own version of the Amazon Echo. The rumoured device would be targeted at Chinese customers and could be announced as soon as this week.
4. Google’s latest diversity report shows that the company is making slow progress in improving the diversity of its staff. 75% of Google’s leaders globally are men.
5. Samsung is reportedly building a new factory to keep up with demand for OLED screens. The new facility would reportedly help Samsung get to an output of 270,000 panels per month.
6. Delivery Hero stock was up slightly after its IPO on Friday. The German food delivery startup is part of the Rocket Internet family of technology companies.
7. Peter Thiel gave $US100,000 (£76,000) to scientists trying to resurrect the woolly mammoth. Thiel reportedly made the donation to a de-extinction organisation called “Revive & Restore” in 2015.
8. Kanye West is reportedly splitting from JAY-Z’s Tidal streaming service. West was one of the original artists to be a part-owner of Tidal.
9. Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton said Brexit has been “rocket fuel” for his business. Upton said that the change in the exchange rate had a positive effect on UK manufacturing.
10. JAY-Z calls out Apple Music on his new album. “Respect Jimmy Iovine, but he gotta respect the Elohim as a whole new regime,” JAY-Z raps on his latest release.
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