Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday.
1. Amazon has built its own social network called Spark which is like an Instagram-inspired selling feed. The service is built into Amazon’s mobile app, and is designed to enthuse you to buy some-more items.
2. Google has resurrected its Google Glass smart spectacles, but not for consumer use. Instead, the company’s been contrast a new chronicle of the device in factories and has now launched the Google Glass Enterprise Edition.
3. Uber’s former top PR person, Rachel Whetstone, is joining Facebook. Whetstone over Uber in the center of its crisis, and starts at Facebook in September.
4. Google Assistant is proof a broken given it launched on the iPhone. According to App Annie, the smart partner has only been downloaded 300,000 times given it launched two months ago.
5. Mark Zuckerberg is an unpopular claimant for US president, but not much some-more so than Donald Trump. According to polling organisation Public Policy Polling, Zuckerberg as the Democratic claimant would measure 40% support — in a passed feverishness with Trump.
6. Mapping startup Citymapper has permission from London’s TfL to run a night train in easterly London. The train will run between Aldgate East and Highbury.
7. The cofounder of a renewable appetite business acquired by Tesla is leaving only a few months after the deal. Peter Rive founded SolarCity, and is off to start a new venture.
8. Amazon’s dish kits went on sale Tuesday, and almost immediately sole out. The kits work out at $8 (£6) to $10 (£7) a serving.
9. Ad tech hulk Rocket Fuel has been acquired by its rival Sizmek for a smaller-than-expected cost of $125.5 million (£96 million). The understanding could symbol the finish of outrageous acquisitions and floods of cash in the ad tech industry.
10. Samsung is finally rolling out voice activation in the US for its Bixby smart partner on the Galaxy S8, months after the phone’s launch. After initial denunciation difficulties, Bixby can now apparently know voice commands in US English.