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10 things in tech you need to know today

Published by Business Insider on Tue, 04 May 2021

<p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/verizon-sells-aol-yahoo-to-apollo-global-management-5-billion-2021-5"><img src="https://static5.businessinsider.com/image/5d70c7352e22af3ba24ab6a4-2400/2019-09-05t082718z1lynxnpef840ocrtroptp4verizon-media.jpg" alt="A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle, Switzerland December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse" data-mce-source="Reuters" data-mce-caption="FILE PHOTO: A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle" border="0"></a></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. Verizon has sold Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion.</strong> The new owner is private-equity firm Apollo Global Management. Going forward, AOL and Yahoo will be known solely as Yahoo. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/verizon-sells-aol-yahoo-to-apollo-global-management-5-billion-2021-5">More on the sale here.</a>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>2. Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years. </strong>The billionaire Microsoft cofounder <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/bill-melinda-gates-announce-divorce-end-marriage-2021-5">tweeted the announcement</a> on Monday afternoon. Take a look back at the work the couple accomplished <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/bill-and-melinda-gates-marriage-2017-11">through the years.</a></p><p><strong>3. A startup promised influencers the Hollywood dreambut insiders say it came at a cost.</strong> Clubhouse Media Group built a business running mansions where TikTok influencers could live and produce content. But some said the CEO bullied talent, made misogynistic comments, and treated their personal lives like "a game." <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/influencers-describe-problems-at-clubhouse-media-group-content-mansions-2021-4">Inside our exclusive investigation.</a></p><p><strong>4. Apple and Fortnight's battle began with a 2 a.m. declaration of war. </strong>Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" are going to court this week in&nbsp;the culmination of a year-long spat (which <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-epic-games-lawsuit-everything-we-know-2021-5">we explain in detail here</a>). But before there was a lawsuit, there was an early morning call to arms<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/epic-fortnite-ceo-2-am-apple-email-declaring-war-2020-8">an email you can read here.</a>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>5. Facebook's Oversight Board will announce the fate of Donald Trump's banned account on May 5.</strong> On Wednesday, after five months of deliberation, Facebook will announce what will happen to Trump's account. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-oversight-board-to-decide-on-trump-ban-on-wednesday-2021-5">Everything you need to know.</a></p><p><strong>6. Mark Zuckerberg just bought 600 acres of land in Hawaii for $53 million. </strong>The purchase brings their total landholdings on Kauai to more than 1,300 acres. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-bought-more-land-kauai-hawaii-2021-5">Here's what he's planning to do with the area.</a>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>7. Twitter is opening its exclusive audio chat rooms, called Spaces, to more people. </strong>Twitter's audio push is ramping up as <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/clubhouse-downloads-900000-in-april-2021-5">Clubhouse's excitement is waning</a>. Now, Twitter users with at least 600 followers can host spaces, and Twitter is planning to add a way for hosts to earn money off of ticket sales. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/twitter-spaces-clubhouse-opens-600-followers-tickets-2021-5">Get the full rundown.</a></p><p><strong>8. Elon Musk's compensation package is now worth more than $30 billion. </strong>Tesla's first-quarter earnings last week met revenue and profit milestones needed to unlock an additional 17 million shares for Musk. <a href="https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/elon-musk-tesla-compensation-package-worth-more-than-30-billion-2021-5-1030379719">More on Musk's compensation.</a></p><p><strong>9. About a third of Basecamp employees quit after the CEO banned politics and shuttered the DEI committee. </strong>At least 18 of the company's 58 employees took severance packages, with some describing an autocratic culture. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/basecamp-workers-flee-what-some-describe-as-autocratic-culture-2021-4">Experts and employees weighed in on the CEO's decision.</a></p><p><strong>10. Experts ranked all the power players in the world of self-driving cars. </strong>Guidehouse Insights released its 2021 ranking of companies working on self-driving tech, including Amazon's self-driving unit, Tesla, and Waymo. <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-tesla-zoox-waymo-aurora-cruise-argo-ai-self-driving-2021-4#15-tesla-1">See who came in firstand last.</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-verizon-yahoo-aol-apple-fortnight-2021-5#comments">Join the conversation about this story &#187;</a></p> <p>NOW WATCH: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/why-everyone-hates-moist-2018-5">Why 'moist' is one of the most hated words in the English language</a></p>
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