What You Need to Know about Tech Today

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The world of tech is fast-paced, and often difficult to follow due to its rapid progression.  If you’re the first to get a particular app today, don’t wait until tomorrow to show it off to your friends because they’ll already have the updated version.

So, just to keep you well informed, here is a list of a few things that are going on in the world of tech today, that will likely be old news by tomorrow.

What’s New in Tech?

  1. Uber

Paris has slowly been slipping out of the news over the last few weeks, but it hasn’t been far from Uber’s thoughts.  There have been protests of late by drivers who are now facing tough laws aimed at ridesharing.  In order to show its support, Uber shut down its app for several hours yesterday, blocking its service from 11am until 3pm.

The company has also made a decision which will allow London taxi drivers to collect passengers for free.  The company formerly charged London taxis a 5% fee for collections.

  1. Amazon

Amazon is a giant in the ecommerce world, but it still relies on couriers to deliver its goods.  This is an area in which the company wants to improve, if leaked documents are to be believed.  Apparently Amazon is in the process of setting up a delivery service that will be the rival of couriers like FedEx and UPS.  The project is reportedly called ‘Dragon Boat’.

  1. Digital Shadows

If you haven’t heard of this company, chances are good that you soon will.  Digital Shadows is a cybersecurity company that helps companies search the more difficult-to-reach areas of the internet.  The company has just secured 14 million dollars in additional funding, meaning that it may become a major player in the future.

  1. Lulu

Lulu is a dating app that allows users to rate men based on their overall desirability, which factors in romantic and sexual appeal.  Formerly British, the app moved over to the US in 2013.  Its popularity has grown so much that app has just been acquired by fellow dating app, Badoo.

  1. Twitter

In yet another update, Twitter has decided to bring marketing to the fore on its users’ timelines.  Marketers will be able to use this space for 24-hour periods in order to show video to users.  This will go a long way to making Twitter timelines a lot more eye-catching, but will users take favourably to the change?

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