10 Things That Are Evolving In Tech You Need To Know Today

Technology Feb 01, 2017
10 Things That Are Evolving In Tech You Need To Know Today

These are top stories trending within the tech industries across the world.

1. Tech firms are planning to meet to discuss filing documents in support of a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's immigration ban. Google, Airbnb, and Netflix are among the companies invited.

2. Nintendo beat its financial expectations for the last quarter. But overall sales are still lower than a year ago.

3. Google has set up a $4 million emergency fund to fight Trump's immigration ban. "We're concerned about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families," said Google in a statement.

4. Trump's administration has drafted an executive order that attempts to alter the work-visa programs used by many tech companies. The order could potentially make things significantly worse than they already appear to be.

5. Apple's $5 billion "Spaceship" campus in Cupertino, California, almost looks like it's ready for takeoff. Drone photographers Matthew Roberts and Duncan Sinfield filmed the campus from the air and put their footage on YouTube.

6. High-profile members of the artificial-intelligence community are concerned about Trump's relationship with billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The billionaire entrepreneur is an advisor to Trump.

7. Google cofounder Sergey Brin said he was "outraged" by the immigration ban. He made his comments at an employee-led rally attended by around 2,000 Googlers.

8. Lyft surpassed Uber in daily downloads in the US for the first time ever. That's according to analyst firm App Annie.

9. Dropbox has hit a $1 billion annual run rate, an important measure of revenue. CEO Drew Houston shared the update at an event in San Francisco.

10. Japanese technology giant SoftBank is considering an investment of more than $1 billion in coworking space provider WeWork. The deal could be among the first from SoftBank's $100 billion technology fund.

10 Things That Are Evolving In Tech You Need To Know Today

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