10 things in tech you need to know today
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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.
- Google has been quietly working with the second-largest health system in the US on a healthcare data project. According to internal documents reviewed by Business Insider, Project Nightingale is a plan to move data from healthcare system Ascension, and then build an electronic health records search tool.
- WeWork is reportedly talking with T-Mobile boss John Legere about taking over as CEO. Legere is "among several candidates being considered" for the role, a CNBC report said.
- Jeff Bezos is reportedly keen on buying an NFL team. A report from CBS Sports published on Sunday cites league sources who say that the Amazon founder is "close with several current league owners," though the report did not cite the names of any specific teams Bezos may be talking to.
- AR startup Magic Leap is currently in the process of raising its Series E round of funding, a company spokesperson said. The new funding round is expected to close in the coming months and there is no word yet on which investors, other than J.P. Morgan Chase, are going to be part of the new round.
- Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak weighed in on the debate over whether the Apple Card is sexist, saying it offered his wife a lower credit limit. Wozniak's comments came after a Twitter thread went viral on Thursday accusing Apple's credit card of discriminating against women by giving them lower credit limits for no discernible reason.
- Twitter chief Jack Dorsey praised Instagram's experiments with hiding likes in the US on Saturday. Dorsey has previously signalled that he, too, is reconsidering whether Twitter should publicise popularity metrics such as like and retweet counts.
- WeWork is outsourcing its cleaning staff to real estate giant JLL. Starting on December 9, the affected cleaning teams will be part of JLL or one of the company's partners, and it's unclear how many staff members are affected by the change.
- Darktrace and Depop backer Balderton Capital is raising a new $400 million fund for European startups. Its new fund will invest in Series A rounds.
- Twitter wants to stop 'malicious actors' from abusing next month's pivotal UK election so it's creating special reporting tools and a custom emoji. It is launching a tool for people to report deliberately misleading information about the voting process, for example how to vote or register to vote, or false information about the date or time for the election.
- Some 11,000 people pirated the YouTube boxing rematch between KSI and Logan Paul through the reflection in a YouTube streamer's glasses. The match was broadcast on DAZN, a paid subscription sports-streaming service and people tried to find creative ways to watch the fight for free.
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