10 things in tech: Amazon employees spill over, the other side of Bill Gates, SpaceX launch

1. Employees reveal what it’s really like to work at Amazon. We researched how the company is in terms of hiring, layoffs, performance reviews, and more. Everything you need to know to get started is here.

2. SpaceX had to postpone yesterday’s rocket launch. Tesla boss Elon Musk said the start was canceled because an aircraft had entered the so-called “exclusion zone”. Here’s what that means, and why Musk isn’t very fond of it.

3. Insiders say that Bill Gates’ flawless image was just good publicity. The people who worked with Gates told us that he was a quick-tempered office bully who pursued sexual adventures with older women. Here’s what they said about the other side of Gates.

4. Facebook is worth $ 1 trillion after a US court dismissed two antitrust lawsuits. The company’s win in court sparked a stock jump, making it the youngest American company to hit the trillion dollar mark. More about it here.

5. Some Amazon warehouse workers in Seattle are battling the heatwave. While the company presented icy scarves to workers at some facilities, others said Amazon was “unprepared” for the weather. A look at the working conditions in record heat.

6. A modified Tesla Model S plaid sped 3,400 feet above Pikes Peak in less than seven minutes. The ride was part of this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb won by the modified Tesla. See how it destroys Pikes Peak here.

7. Trump would have allegedly joined the social networking site Parler if he had banned its critics. According to an excerpt from an upcoming book by Michael Wolff, Parler defied the proposal made by Trump officials. Read more in the excerpt.

8. You can still buy a new Windows 10 laptop, but Windows 11 requires special hardware. The system requirements for Windows 11 are higher than for 10, but most laptops sold in the past four years will meet them. This is what you need to be aware of.

9. Amazon develops its influence program. As part of the e-commerce giant’s quest to work directly with YouTubers, it is now recruiting YouTube and Instagram stars to join its live streaming platform and sell products. How does the program work.

10. Technology companies are renewing their back-to-office plans. Uber decided to replace its original plan of sending employees back to the office with something more flexible. In addition, a leaked memo shows that Google employees will be able to return to the office in July and not have to wear masks if they are vaccinated.

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