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10 things in tech you need to know today

Published by Business Insider on Mon, 03 May 2021

<p><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/60571ea3cad7d300183f8351-2022/GettyImages-1173664857.jpg" border="0" alt="Tim Cook" data-mce-source="Justin Sullivan/Getty Images"></p><p></p><bi-shortcode id="summary-shortcode" data-type="summary-shortcode" class="mceNonEditable" contenteditable="false">Summary List Placement</bi-shortcode><p>Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, <a href="http://newsletter.businessinsider.com/join/4np/10-things-in-tech"><strong>sign up here</strong></a>.</p><p>Let's get started.</p><p><strong>1. The major antitrust trial between Apple and "Fortnite"-maker Epic Games kicks off today. </strong><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/why-apple-google-sued-fortnite-epic-games-antitrust-explained-2020-8">Epic is suing over Apple's App Store policies</a>, particularly the cut that Apple takes from sales on its platform. Apple CEO Tim Cook is among the <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-tim-cook-epic-games-ceo-testify-fortnite-court-case-2021-3">high-profile executives that will testify</a>.</p><p><strong>2. Scientists couldn't stop a (fictitious) space rock from decimating Europe. </strong>Space agencies around the world took part in a NASA simulation of an asteroid-impact scenarioand showed how unprepared we are for such a crisis. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-simulated-asteroid-couldnt-stop-impact-europe-2021-5">Here's what happened during the exercise.</a></p><p><strong>3. Etsy is awash with illicit products it claims to ban, including ivory and dangerous weapons. </strong>An Insider investigation identified roughly 800 listings on Etsy selling banned productsfrom dead pets to poisonous plants and porn. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/etsy-sells-ivory-weapons-poisonous-plants-mass-produced-products-2021-4">A look at Etsy's illicit arsenal.</a></p><p><strong>4. SpaceX returned its first full astronaut crew to Earth. </strong>The four astronauts completed a six-month stint on the International Space Station. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/spacex-lands-4-astronauts-for-nasa-spaceflight-record-2021-4">Watch video of the splashdown here.</a></p><p><strong>5. YouTube TV has been pulled from Roku devices.</strong> The reason' Google, the streaming service's parent company, is locked in a contract dispute with Roku. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/youtube-tv-pulled-from-roku-devices-2021-4">Here's what that means for Roku users.</a></p><p><strong>6. Amazon confirmed Prime Day will happen earlier in the summer this year. </strong>The annual mega-deals event will return to a summertime slot this year, after being pushed back to October last year due to the pandemic. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-confirms-prime-day-this-year-early-summer-2021-2021-4">What you need to know.</a></p><p><strong>7. Google's hot desk invention solves one of the biggest frustrations of sharing a workspace. </strong>The desk, which is still a prototype, remembers employees' preferenceswhen a worker scans their badge, the desk will automatically adjust to the right height and tilt. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/google-hot-desk-remembers-workers-preferences-2021-4">The desk could be a new must-have for hybrid working.</a></p><p><strong>8. If you have $300,000, you can buy a gold-plated Nintendo Wii made for Queen Elizabeth II. </strong>The gaming console was custom made for the queen, who rejected it and sent it back. Now, it's up for sale on eBayand it could be yours. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/gold-nintendo-wii-made-for-the-queen-ebay-selling-2021-4">Check out the Wii here. </a></p><p><strong>9. These 10 headhunters are helping fintechs land big hires and stand out in the talent war. </strong>Fintechs like Coinbase, Stripe, and SoFi have turned to outside recruiting firms to attract top talent. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/fintech-headhunters-recruiters-hiring-staffing-tech-talent-startups-2021-4">See our comprehensive list of the recruiters.</a></p><p><strong>10. Fintech startup Marqeta is going public in June, sources tell Insider. </strong>Marqetawhich issues debit cards to companies like DoorDash and Instacart, and banks like Goldman Sachswas last valued at $4.3 billion. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/fintech-giant-marqeta-to-become-a-public-company-in-june-2021-4">Get the scoop on its IPO plans.</a></p><hr><p><em>Compiled by Jordan Erb. Tips/comments' Email </em><a href="mailto:jerb@insider.com"><em>jerb@insider.com</em></a><em> or tweet </em><a href="https://twitter.com/jordanparkererb"><em>@JordanParkerErb</em></a><em>.</em></p><p><strong>Sign up for </strong><a href="https://newsletter.businessinsider.com/join/free"><strong>more Insider newsletters here.</strong></a></p><p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/10-things-in-tech-gold-wii-queen-england-roku-youtube-2021-4#comments">Join the conversation about this story &#187;</a></p> <p>NOW WATCH: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/pikes-peak-hill-climb-colorado-most-dangerous-racetrack-2020-2">Why Pikes Peak is the most dangerous racetrack in America</a></p>
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