Happy Thursday, everyone. Here’s the most buzzed-about news from the last 24 hours:
Report: Amazon is considering buying message service Slack
A deal could mean Slack is given a valuation of at least $9 billion, according to unnamed sources cited in the Bloomberg report.
Upcoming editions of the iPhone will offer wireless charging
Say goodbye to your charger. The Verge is reporting that the next version of the iPhone will include wireless charging. According to a manufacturer of iPhones in India,the next version of the iPhone will have “new features like waterproof and wireless charging,” The Verge reports.
The article goes on to explain that the waterproofing feature will likely just be the same water-resistant capabilities that the iPhone 7 has.
Who is this David Bonderman guy, anyway?
The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the Uber board member whose gaffe at a Monday meeting led to him resigning from the board. During a talk with employees, board member David Bonderman had made a joke about women board members doing more talking than the men.
The comment went viral, and he apologized, and then resigned. Bonderman, the Journal explains, is a co-founder of private equity firm TPG, which he founded at age 50 after a career in law. Bonderman had worked for a time in the civil rights division of the Justice Department.
P.S. Remember when the city of Austin held a training session about how to work with women? Comments made at that training session led to the resignation of a top-level city government official.
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