10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today
Jack Ma in China in 2019.Wang HE/Getty Images

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    1. China ordered Ant Group to overhaul its business. Over the weekend, officials accused the company of "turning a blind eye" to regulatory requirements.

    2. SpaceX may pay billions to outsource Starlink satellite-dish production. SpaceX is building around six of its 550-pound satellites a day.

    3. Amazon hired the brother of a close Biden ally days after the election. Jeff Ricchetti, whose brother Steve Ricchetti serves as counselor to Biden, was brought on as an Amazon lobbyist in November.

    4. Experts said 'Zoom on wheels' is the next big thing for classrooms. Telepresence robots are experiencing a boom in demand during the pandemic, several robotics companies reported.

    5. We got a peek at Jeff Bezos' new $175 million Beverly Hills estae. The plot features a 13,600-square-foot mansion, two guesthouses, a pool, and a tennis court.

    6. A Black man spent 10 days in jail after being misidentified by facial recognition. The man is reportedly suing a New Jersey police department.

    7. Top tech execs shared their hopes for 2021. Leaders have been forced to make swift decisions about the viability of their firms and whether they can retain their employees amid a recession.

    8. Best of 2020: Check out our pitch deck library. More than 150 decks show companies at different stages in their quests for funding.

    9. Best of 2020: Meet the 28 hottest edtech startups in Europe. The sector attracted record levels of investment and big bets by the likes of SoftBank.

    10. Best of 2020: Meet 100 rising-star VCs representing the future of venture capital. The list includes those who left major Silicon Valley funds to strike out on their own.