10 things in tech you need to know today
1. Univision is shutting down Gawker.com. The flagship site will shutter next week.2. A judge has rejected Uber's $100 million (£76 million) settlement with drivers. Judge Edward Chen denied the plaintiff's motion to settle the case, saying that it was neither fair nor accurate.
4. UBS' blockchain chief is leaving. Alex Batlin is leaving "to pursue an opportunity outside of UBS."5. The camera on the smaller iPhone 7 could be getting a feature that's traditionally reserved for Apple's largest iPhone. The regular-sized model of the iPhone 7 will reportedly have a camera that features optical image stabilization (OIS).
6. Amazon has a job listing for somebody to make movies and TV shows for virtual reality. We did hear about Amazon looking to build a virtual reality app several months ago.7. T-Mobile is only going to sell one plan. It's getting rid of all its data plans and replacing them with one plan that offers unlimited 4G LTE data, minutes, and texting.8. Reddit is refusing to hand over details of a user who may have leaked a track from the "Suicide Squad" soundtrack. Atlantic Records wants it to hand over the IP address of a user.
9. A mobile carrier with 40 million subscribers is about to deploy network-level ad blocking. Econet Wireless, a mobile carrier based in South Africa, has announced a partnership with Israel-based ad blocking company Shine.
10. Hampton Creek is facing SEC scrutiny for buying some of its own product. The SEC's inquiry was prompted by concerns that the purchases could have had an impact on the company's bottom line.