Today’s top tech news: Bill Gates wanted to create Android, Ambani’s Jio won’t be taking on Netflix just yet, and Flipkart’s US IPO could see Walmart leaving e-commerce

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  • Bill Gates says that his biggest mistake was allowing Google to develop Android, costing Microsoft $400 billion.
  • Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio's had to plans to create their own content to go up against Netflix and Hotstar, which have now been put on hold.
  • Flipkart's US IPO is planned for 2022 and it could mark Walmart's exit from e-commerce.
  • NASA was hacked by targeting an unauthorised Rasberry Pi, that wasn't supposed to connected to the system in the first place.
  • Microsoft doesn't want its employees using Slack, Google Docs or AWS for work.
  • Citing 'rule violations', 61,000 users in Indonesia were removed from WhatsApp a week before nine people were killed in a riot over Widodo's controversial victory.

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Bill Gates says his 'greatest mistake ever' was failing to create Android at Microsoft

Bill Gates says his 'greatest mistake ever' was failing to create Android at Microsoft

Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, feels that one his 'greatest mistakes ever' was allowing Google to develop Android.

"There's room for exactly one non-Apple operating system," said Bill Gates, "And what's that worth? $400 billion that would be transferred from company G (Google) to company M (Microsoft)"

Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio’s plan to take on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hotstar has to wait

Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio’s plan to take on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hotstar has to wait

Reliance Jio's plan was never to just sell data, but to take over the entire conent universe. In fact, long before it launched into 4G services, Reliance Industries was a part of a multi-layered deal between Network 18 and Enaadu TV -- adding scores of movies, TV series and news channels.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory network was hacked by targeting a Raspberry Pi that wasn't supposed to be connected to it

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory network was hacked by targeting a Raspberry Pi that wasn't supposed to be connected to it

A Office of the Inspector General report says that a hacker accessed the network of NASA's Jet Propolusion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA in April 2018 by targeting an unauthorised Raspberry Pi, a smaller computer that is often used to make DIY projects.

The hacker stole about 500MB of data from 23 files, two of which had information related to the Mars mission.

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