Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look!
Vine Co-Founder and HQ Trivia CEO Dies at 35 Due to Alleged Drug Over Dose
Colin Kroll, the co-founder of Vine and the CEO of HQ Trivia has died due to an alleged drug overdose as reported by TMZ. Though Kroll isn’t a household name but the founder has been associated with two of the major startups that launched a few years ago. Vine is one such example, where users could upload a video of not more than six seconds in length. The platform did really well and was able to produce several viral videos and helped build many uploader’s careers.
Netflix the Highest Grossing App on iOS, Is It A Sign of Subscription Business Boom?
Netflix has topped the ranks of subscription apps on iPhones and iPads around the world according to a study done by Sensor Tower. The top ten list was compiled by Sensor Tower for Business Insider. Netflix earned an estimated $790 million from iOS alone for the year 2018 so far. Next in line is Tencent Video with $490 million, while the dating app Tinder scored the third position with $462.2 million. So, what do you think of this list? Let us know in the comments below.
Shortage of Tech Workers Forces Isreal to Look Elsewhere, A Good News for Techies in other Parts of the world.
Isreal is finding it hard to recruit tech talent in its own country. An estimated 15000 tech posts are lying vacant in the country. Tech industry is one of the main drivers of Isreal’s economy. Hence, the country is developing its centers in other parts of the world. Currently building its presence in Ukraine, Russia, and India to fill the gap.
Vigil for Delivery Robot that Caught Fire At a University
A kiwibot, which is a food delivery robot at the UC Berkley campus caught fire on Friday afternoon. The company said that the robot was mistakenly fitted with a faulty battery that led to the incident. The students even had a vigil for the robot.
Lawsuit Against Apple for Misleading Users on iPhone X Screen Size, Is It True?
Two plaintiffs have argued that the Apple mislead its users by wrongfully advertising the screen size fo iPhone X. The plaintiffs have said that iPhone X doesn’t have a full screen because of the notch and the screen size isn’t 5.8″ either as the measurement shows it to be 5.687″. Apple, however, has not commented on this issue so far. Also, interestingly Apple has decided to do away with the notch on future devices. So, does it indicate that there’s wrongdoing by Apple? Let us know in the comments below.