10 things in tech you need to know today
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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday.
5. Uber’s head of HR resigned after an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination . Liane Hornsey was head of Uber’s human resources department and one of the firm’s top spokespeople on diversity and discrimination issues.
6. Hackers stole $US13.5 million from the cryptocurrency exchange Bancor . According to Bancor, hackers compromised a wallet and used it to withdraw three different types of virtual currencies.
8. Vape pen startup Juul has raised the first $US650 million of its $US1.2 billion target, at a valuation of $US15 billion . In the US, Juul has had wild success disrupting the existing tobacco market by appealing to former smokers.
9. US venture investment topped $US57 billion in the first half of this year . That’s more than was invested in any full year between 2008 and 2013, and it’s 50% more than was invested in the first half of last year.
10. Uber has hired former US Department of Justice official Scott Schools as its first chief compliance and ethics officer . It’s a sign the firm is trying to grow up.
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