TGIF, folks! You made it through another week. Here’s some of the tech stories we’ve been catching up on today:
Tech leaders weigh in on Trump’s climate decision
Elon Musk’s Thursday Tweet about leaving president Donald Trump’s advisory councils over the decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement was only the first salvo in an onslaught of disapproval from tech-industry leaders. CEOs from Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook, among others, voiced their disapproval on where this leaves the U.S. as a global tech leader. Austin officials said that the decision won’t affect the city’s environmental plans.
Meal kit company going public
Blue Apron, the most popular of the increasingly popular market for delivered meal kids, is going public. It plans to raise $100 million and will trade under the symbol APRN. One interesting note from its filing: the company spent $66 million on podcast advertising.
Blue Apron is basically propping up the podcast economy by $66 million advertising on podcasts last year https://t.co/JtDyx3FQCM— rahima (@rararahima) June 2, 2017
Nintendo’s subscription plans revealed
Fans of the hit Nintendo Switch console have been waiting to find out how long it’ll before they have to pony up for an annual subscription to play online and get other perks. (Sony and Microsoft charge fees for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, respectively.) The good news is that it won’t happen until sometime in 2018 and will only cost $20 a year (the competitors are typically $50-$60 a year). It will offer not only online gameplay, but some free retro games and a mobile app for keeping track of friends and game matchmaking.
What does Apple have in store at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference? The Verge has a preview of what to expect.
Clinton at Code Conference
One of the biggest gets for Recode’s big Code Conference happened Wednesday when tech writers Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg interviewed the former first lady and 2016 presidential nominee. You can watch the full interview below:
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