Tech News Today

Jun 9th 2017

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Boston Dynamics bought by Softbank, Apple tip jar
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Sirius XM will invest $480 million in music service Pandora for a 19 percent stake of the company as it tries to broaden its reach on mobile devices. Pandora also sold off its Ticketfly business to EventBrite for $200 million.

Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, and even Microsoft stocks fell more than three percent, due to a valuation air pocket and rumors that the iPhone 8 won't be as fast as it needs to be.

Virtual tip jars are getting the official green light from Apple now that it has added the new revenue stream to its app store policy. This also means that Apple will be taking a cut of 30 percent in the process.

We also talk to Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica about the week in gaming and nerd culture, and Ellen Huet talks about robots, kushners, and why Pinterest can't keep up with Instagram. Plus, we show you a new world of really bad UI.

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