Uber made billions in their stock market debut, criticism of Facebook is coming from inside the house, and the dearth of climate change plans from presidential candidates isn't all that impressive. Here's the tech news you need to know , in two minutes or less.
Uber's IPO wasn't about drivers; it was about not having them
This morning, Uber rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange to mark the largest IPO by a tech company in the past half-decade. You may be asking yourself, how does a company with a public history of missteps, and that still isn't profitable, become worth $82 billion? Because Uber's value isn't merely in the company itself; it's a bet on the self-driving industry Uber hopes to lead.
Calls for Facebook's breakup are getting louder
It's not just privacy enthusiasts, politicians, and frustrated Facebook users who are calling for Facebook's breakup; this week, one of Facebook's original founders, Chris Hughes, suggested the same in a bombshell New York Times op-ed. This is slightly different from previous attempts, not just because he's a former Facebook employee but because he shared a dorm with Zuck in college while helping to build the company.
The field of Democratic presidential candidate hopefuls is getting awfully crowded—more than 20 at last count—but few of them are offering any substantive climate change policies suggestions. WIRED took a look at how the few plans out there actually stack up.
WIRED Recommends: Mirrorless cameras
Your phone takes pretty pictures, but they still pale in comparison to the quality you get when using a full-fledged camera. Herein lies one of the reasons for getting one of WIRED's recommended mirrorless cameras. They provide a few advantages, like no shutter sound, faster shooting, and auto focusing. So if you're looking to step up your photo game, we broke down three of our favorites right here.
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And so simultaneously the company mounted a huge effort, led by CTO Mike Schroepfer, to create artificial intelligence systems that can, at scale, identify the content that Facebook wants to zap from its platform, including spam, nudes, hate speech, ISIS propaganda, and videos of children being put in washing machines.