Good morning! Here’s everything you need to know in the world of tech this Thursday.
1. Uber fired an executive who allegedly obtained a rape victim’s medical records. Eric Alexander, who lead Uber’s business in Asia, reportedly obtained the woman’s medical records and shared them with other Uber executives.
2. Amazon’s site showed a picture of a dog, instead of products, to some people on Wednesday. The company had a rare outage which lasted for some time.
3. Apple is going to make it easier and quicker to get your iPhone screen repaired. It’s going to put its proprietary machine for repairing glass screens in almost 400 authorised repair centres in 25 countries.
4. A new leaked image suggests the anticipated OnePlus 5 phone will look like the iPhone. It’s going to have a smooth black finish, which is different to previous OnePlus phones.
5. iOS 11 lets you play FLAC lossless audio files straight from your iPad and iPhone. It’s a first for Apple, but you can’t play them through the Music app.
6. A judge has ruled that Uber has to hand over a key document in its legal fight with Google’s self-driving car company Waymo. The document is a due diligence report about Otto that Uber prepared during its acquisition talks with the startup in 2016.
7. Google’s drone delivery project Wing said it took part in a series of nationwide tests organised by NASA and the FAA. Competitors including Intel and DJI also took part.
8. We reviewed Apple’s new “Planet of the Apps” TV show. It’s “an unintentionally comical train wreck.”
9. The ousted founder of Unilad has won a legal ruling that could force the sale of the site. Alex Partridge won a High Court battle after being ousted from his own company.
10. An Irish fintech startup founded by a former Facebook employee has raised €25 million (£21.7 million) just 6 months after launching. Plynk links people’s Facebook accounts and lets them send money without any fees.
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