Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday.
Elon Musk denied a report that James Murdoch is the top choice to replace him as Tesla’s chairman.”This is incorrect,” the Tesla CEO tweeted in response to a Financial Times report that Murdoch was favoured for the role.
Apple will buy part of one its chip suppliers, Dialog Semiconductor, for $300 million in cash. The company has committed to paying a further $300 million for other parts of Dialog’s business.
Members of an advisory board for a $500 billion Saudi megacity project are distancing themselves from the organisation after the reported murder of a dissident Saudi journalist. Google-linked executive Dan Doctoroff and ex-US secretary of energy Ernest Moriz have now dropped out of the project.
Square’s chief financial officer, Sarah Friar, is leaving the company to join Nextdoor as CEO. Friar, who first joined Square in 2012, led the company through its initial public offering in 2015.
The Facebook engineer who wrote a memo decrying what he called the company’s “intolerant” liberal culture has quit. In a goodbye note to his colleagues he said he “disagree[s] too strongly with where we’re heading on these issues to watch …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech