10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today
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1. A Black AWS manager is suing Amazon. Her lawsuit alleges Amazon routinely pays and promotes Black employees less and accuses a former Amazon public-policy director of sexual harassment and assault.

2. Joe Biden supported Alabama workers in an Amazon union vote. Biden also called for no "anti-union propaganda." More on what the president said about the historic effort.


3. DraftKings will soon make a huge acquisition, per insiders. The sports-betting industry is abuzz with chatter that DraftKings is in M&A talks with potential targets. Our exclusive look at the companies that could be at the top of the shopping list.

4. Klarna is now Europe's most valuable private startup. The Swedish "buy now, pay later" company tripled its valuation in less than six months, bringing its worth to $31 billion.

5. Amazon will soon open the UK's first checkout-free grocery store. The Mirror reported that Amazon Go is set to open this week in West London.

6. Grimes made $5.8 million by selling crypto-based artwork - in 20 minutes. The singer's digital art collection marks the latest non-fungible token, or NFT, that's taken off. Here's what to know about these tokens selling for millions.

7. Lime's new e-bikes are coming. The mobility startup announced it will be investing $50 million to bring electric bicycles to 25 cities across the globe by this summer. More details on the expansion.


8. Reddit will continue hosting porn. CEO Steve Huffman said he had no plans to ban pornography on the social media site. Watch Huffman's explanation here.

9. 67 Black women CEOs and executives discuss their time in corporate America. Execs from companies like Amazon, Google and Salesforce share career advice - and reveal how they "made it" in white, male-dominated industries. Read their responses here.

10. The US government wants to turn VCs into informants who will snitch on China. The Committee on Foreign Investment is encouraging investors and startup founders to blow the whistle on suspicious investments into American tech firms. Take a look at what we know.

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