10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today

Happy Monday, readers. We've got lots on the docket today, starting with more Meta news, and wrapping up with a Google exec who's obsessed with collecting presidents' hair.


Let's dive in.

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1. In Meta news: It's been a few days since Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook's new name, but while Wall Street internet analysts are cheering this change as a bold move, not everyone's on board.


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2. Microsoft surpassed Apple as the world's most-valuable company. The tech giant dethroned Apple after supply chain issues cost the company $6 billion. Get the latest on Microsoft's $2.46 trillion valuation.

3. Mailchimp employees are "devastated" by the bonuses they got after the company's sale to Intuit. Employees, who had no equity in the company, were promised big paychecks after the sale. But many are disappointed by the amount - and some even plan to quit. More on the bonuses that employees are describing as "crumbs."

4. Netflix staffers have filed a labor complaint over the Dave Chappelle controversy. The employees are accusing the streaming giant of retaliating against them for speaking out about its handling of the comedian's new special. Here's what the filing claims.


5. Gopuff workers are striking. Workers at one of the $15 billion startup's busiest warehouses are protesting pay, effectively shutting down the Philadelphia store and rerouting orders to other locations. Everything we know about the escalating tension between drivers and Gopuff managers.

6. Tesla is recalling nearly 2,800 vehicles. A potential suspension problem that could increase the risk of crashes has resulted in a recall of thousands of Model Y and Model 3 cars. We have everything you need to know about the recall.

7. Leaked documents explain why TikTok is more appealing than Instagram's Reels. An internal study found that users prefer TikTok over Reels, Instagram's short-video feature. Participants in the study said Instagram's video feature is "stale, boring, or repetitive," and that TikTok is more fun. Why people favor TikTok over Reels.

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8. Toyota is copying Tesla's controversial steering yoke for its electric SUV. Toyota's first fully electric vehicle, the BZ4X, will have the option for a rectangular, airplane-style steering yoke like those found in some Teslas. See inside the Toyota BZ4X here.

9. Why do Amazon's delivery trucks sound like a "demonic crow" when they're backing up? It's a mystery people on the internet are trying to solve - and experts are saying it may actually have a pretty valid explanation. The reasoning behind Amazon truck's bizarre "dying chicken" noises.

10. Meet the Google exec who's spent decades collecting presidents' hair. Jared Cohen's collection, which has taken three decades to curate, holds locks from former presidents John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln, as well as celebrities like Edgar Allen Poe and Napoleon Bonaparte. Inside the world of presidential hair collectors.

Curated by Jordan Parker Erb in New York. (Feedback or tips? Email jerb@insider.com or tweet @jordanparkererb.) Edited by Michael Cogley in London.