Hello! Here’s everything you need to know on Wednesday, January 30.
1. Apple CEO Tim Cook has spoken at length about the tech giant’s critical quarter. Here are the most important things we learned about Apple from the company’s earnings report Tuesday.
2. Facebook paid people $20 per month to spy on their phones and data. TechCrunch discovered the program called “Project Atlas.”
3. A polar vortex is taking over the United States. Here’s what that really means, and why everyone should start stockpiling their woolies.
4. Hillary Clinton is not running for president in 2020, according to John Podesta. The former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, will not run again, according to her former campaign chairman.
5. British MPs voted against including the “Irish backstop” in the Brexit deal. The under fire UK Prime Minister Theresa May will return to Brussels to renegotiate Brexit in the hope of staving off a no deal disaster.
6. A new bill named after a former Texan congressman should effectively close a notorious loophole. Rep. Mark Walker is introducing legislation that would bar former congressmen from lobbying Congress if they used taxpayer money to settle sexual harassment suits – and don’t pay that money back.
7. Andy King, a Fyre Festival event planner, addressed his viral fame in a new video from Netflix. King’s frank admission that he almost traded oral sex for bottled water is certain to live in celebrated infamy.
8. AMD posts mixed results and guides lower, but beaten down shares spike. Guidance fell short of Wall Street expectations, but shares jumped 5.4% after the report.
9. Amazon has decided to stop paying the fee that helps delivery service partners monitor their delivery drivers and provide road assistance. Starting Thursday, Amazon will pull the plug on paying dispatch fees to the companies that deliver its packages.
10. Being John Malkovich may get a little more difficult now that the actor has taken a lead role in a new play inspired by Harvey Weinstein: “It might upset people,” he warns.
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