Tech News Today

Mar 22nd 2017

Tech News Today 1730

Fix for the Switch

Hope for Silicon Valley
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Guests: Liza Mundy
Category: News

Airbnb says it has a plan to succeed where so many other big names in tech have failed: China. On Wednesday, Airbnb announced that it is doubling investment in China and will triple its workforce there. Airbnb also says its goal is to double the number of listings it has in the country.

Due to an ongoing controversy over YouTube accidentally showing ads on extremist content, AT&T, Verizon, and Enterprise rent-a-car have pulled all their advertising dollars from Google and YouTube, even after Google apologized and said they were fixing their system.

President Donald Trump recently touted a NASA budget authorization as being "about jobs." Elon Musk says not so fast, recognizing that authorization bills don't give NASA new funding or create new jobs. Musk said: "This bill changes almost nothing about what NASA is doing. Existing programs stay in place and there is no added funding for Mars." Musk sits on a tech advisory council to the President and his company SpaceX has received more than $3 billion in funding from NASA in the past.

We'll also talk about how Instagram will soon let you book reservations from their app, and how you can deal with left Joycon desync issues. Plus Liza Mundy from The Atlantic explains why Silicon Valley is so awful to women and what we can do about it.

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