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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. The Trump administration is asking a court to dismiss the tech industry’s legal challenge his executive order taking aim at social media companies. The lawsuit was brought in June by […]

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The CEO of the largest iPhone manufacturer reportedly predicted that China will no longer be the ‘world’s factory’ due to Trump’s trade war (FB, TWTR, GOOG, GOOGL)

Foxconn chairman Young Liu said Trump’s trade war against China means its “days as the world’s factory are done,” Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Foxconn, the largest iPhone maker globally, said it plans to diversify production lines to avoid tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on Chinese-made goods, according to Bloomberg. Liu told Bloomberg that the company […]

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THE IN-STORE CHECKOUT REVOLUTION: How payments companies can take advantage of a $21 billion opportunity

This is a preview of The In-Store Checkout Report from Business Insider Intelligence. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all E-Commerce industry research reports. Although there are only a handful of autonomous checkout stores today, the technology has seismic repercussions for in-store retail. These stores, which allow consumers to walk in, […]

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Here’s an exclusive look at the pitch deck enterprise automation startup JIFFY.ai used to raise a $18 million and compete with $10 billion UiPath

Enterprise automation startup JIFFY.ai raised $18 million in Series A funding led by Nexus Venture Partners in June. In the first half of 2020, its customer base has doubled as the pandemic forced companies to streamline their operations via automation. JIFFY.ai competes with giants UiPath and Blue Prism in the growing market for robotic process […]

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Nuggets coach Michael Malone on injured starters Will Barton, Gary Harris: “We hope we can get them back”

Almost five weeks since the Nuggets arrived in Orlando, the team still has no definitive timeframe for the returns of regular starters Gary Harris and Will Barton. And with just one seeding game left before the start of next week’s playoffs, Nuggets coach Michael Malone hasn’t projected much optimism about an imminent return for either […]

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Trump leans into off-the-wall race-baiting in remarks about American suburbs as Biden’s electoral fortunes rise

In an effort to bolster his campaign less than 100 days before Election Day, President Donald Trump is leaning into off-the-wall race-baiting — a tactic that seems out-of-touch in the 21st century. The president once again attacked an Obama-era fair-housing regulation during a press conference on Wednesday, and he made an off-hand remark pointing to […]

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Kiszla: Avs’ down-and-dirty victory in NHL playoff opener reveals they have right stuff to hoist Stanley Cup

Ten seconds changed everything, transforming the Avalanche from a just another fancy-skating team with championship dreams into something far more dangerous. Nathan MacKinnon and his Colorado teammates got down and dirty, committing to the heavy lifting necessary to hoist the Stanley Cup. “Sometimes, it’s not pretty,” veteran defenseman Erik Johnson said Wednesday. The Avs won […]

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55. The Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement

When two employees at Polaroid discovered their company’s technology was being used by the South African government to help enforce apartheid, they protested and called for an international boycott of their employer until it withdrew from that country. It was one of the first anti-apartheid protests against a major U.S. corporation and the beginning of […]