10 things in tech: Bezos launch - Robinhood IPO - Netflix earnings

10 things in tech: Bezos launch - Robinhood IPO - Netflix earnings
Jeff Bezos and his fellow soon-to-be astronauts appeared on NBC's "TODAY" show on Monday. NBC News/TODAY

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1. Jeff Bezos said he isn't just one of the "rich guys on a joy ride" to space. He's set to launch into the stratosphere today, risking his life to prove that Blue Origin can safely ferry humans to the edge of space. Watch live here at 9 a.m. ET today.

2. Checking in on Netflix: Data shows that Netflix's web traffic dipped during Q2 but then gradually recovered, suggesting a lower-than-usual engagement rate for the streaming giant. Today they release their earnings report.

3. From diapers to kids on Zoom, tech leaders have had a rough WFH time, too. Sure, there's been more family time with the work-from-home boom, but balancing a career and family all in one room can be brutal for anyone. 18 investors and startup founders shared how they navigated remote work during the pandemic.


4. Robinhood eyes lofty valuation ahead of IPO. The investing app that made waves amid the GameStop saga earlier this year has plans to raise as much as $2.3 billion in its stock-market debut. Get the details here.

5. Your iPhone isn't as secure as Apple says it is, according to a bombshell report. Now an expert is warning of a "MAJOR blinking red five-alarm-fire problem with iMessage security." Read more about Apple's cybersecurity problem.

6. Get ready for hot vax summer: Online dating remains a massively popular way to meet people, with over 270 million people doing so in 2020. New dating apps besides Tinder are catching on - here are 9 dating apps other than Tinder to try this summer.

7. Your face is being recorded by some of your favorite shops. Macy's is among six stores that Fight for the Future reports are using facial recognition technology. Get the full list here.

8. Biden walked back his comments saying Facebook is "killing people." But he still wants the tech conglomerate to crack down on misinformation. His primary concern is bad information spreading about the COVID-19 vaccine.


9. Venture capitalists anticipate a boom in new technologies, from clean water to big data. The pandemic forced doctors to switch to telehealth, and new climate solutions are budding more than ever - these are the 11 post-pandemic tech trends VCs are chasing.

10. Want to work at Salesforce? They have been on a hiring spree all year. Whether you're an engineer, data scientist, or something else, here's exactly how much you can expect them to pay you.

Compiled by Phil Rosen. Any feedback? Email prosen@insider.com or tweet @philrosenn.

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