Instacart will lay off all of its unionized workers — Motherboard

Instacart is firing 10 employees who voted to form the first and only unionon the grocery delivery platform at a Mariano's grocery store in Skokie, Illinois, and inspired other Instacart employees...

Raspberry Pi enters microcontroller game with $4 Pico – Hackaday

The $4 Raspberry Pi Pico board is their attempt to break into the crowded microcontroller module market, writes Elliot Williams. Here is the link: https://hackaday.com/2021/01/20/raspberry-pi-enters-microcontroller-game-with-4-pico/

Chinese embassy’s Twitter account locked after post defending treatment of Uighurs — The Hill

Twitter on Thursday locked the account of the Chinese Embassy in Washington over a tweet defending Beijing’s policy toward Uighur Muslims, which the U.S. this week labeled a genocide, writes Tal...

Intel’s new CEO says troubled chip project is recovering, may still outsource some manufacturing...

Pat Gelsinger, Intel’s incoming CEO, said on Thursday that the company’s troubled 7-nanometer chip manufacturing technique is on track to be used to make chips sold in 2023, writes Kif Leswing. Here...

IBM revenue slide continues in Q4 2020 — CNBC

IBM shares moved as much as 7% lower in extended trading on Wednesday after the company reported fourth-quarter revenue that fell short of analysts’ expectations, writes Jordan Novet. Here is the link:...

Amazon offers to help Biden administration with COVID vaccine efforts — Axios

Amazon's worldwide consumer CEO Dave Clark has offered to help the Biden administration with its coronavirus vaccination goals by mobilizing efforts to inoculate its employees, writes Marisa Fernandez. Here is the link:...

Judge refuses to reinstate Parler after Amazon shut it down — NPR

A federal judge has refused to restore the social media site Parler after Amazon removed the company off of its Web-hosting services over content seen as inciting violence, writes Bobby Allyn. Here...

Trump’s ban from Twitter creates the ultimate case of link rot in posts across...

Thousands of tweets he put forth from his realDonaldTrump account over the past decade were wiped out, writes Kim Lyons. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/9/22222371/trump-ban-twitter-link-rot-embedded-dead-posts (If you want to hear from Twitter, why...

Amazon delivers 1.5 billion packages during ‘record-breaking’ holiday season — PCMag

Postal workers nationwide can attest to the surge in online shopping this year, fueled by a global pandemic and orders to stay at home during prime browsing months, writes Stephanie Mlot. Here...

AWS launches EC2 computing instances that run Apple’s MacOS operating system — CNBC

The new MacOS EC2 instances depend on Mac Mini computers from Apple. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/01/aws-launches-ec2-computing-instances-running-apple-macos.html  

Programming language PHP 8 is out: This new JIT compiler points to better performance...

The team behind scripting language PHP has announced PHP version 8.0, writes Liam Tung. Here is the link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/programming-language-php-8-is-out-this-new-jit-compiler-points-to-better-performance/ 

Baidu alters top executive lineup for investment deals — Business Times

Baidu Ventures, an investment arm of the Chinese internet tech giant, just announced its new chief executive officer is Gao Xue, writes Jude Jiang. Here is the link: https://www.btimesonline.com/articles/142939/20201130/btimesonline.htm

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will step down on January 20 — CNBC

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will step down from his post on January 20, the day President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, writes Lauren Feiner. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/30/fcc-chairman-ajit-pai-will-step-down-on-january-20.html

“Overpaid Executive Tax” in SF hits firms that pay CEOs 100X more than workers...

Businesses can either pay tax, reduce top executive salary, or pay workers more, writes Jon Brodkin. Here is the link: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/11/overpaid-executive-tax-in-sf-hits-firms-that-pay-ceos-100x-more-than-workers/

Ant’s canceled China IPO highlights global fintech challenge — Bloomberg

Here is the link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-05/ant-s-squashed-ipo-by-china-highlights-global-fintech-challenge