Find out about the top IT news this week. First, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos retires as CEO.
In an email to an Amazon employee, disclosed on February 2, 2021, Bezos announced that he will resign as Amazon CEO in the third quarter of 2021 and become chairman of the board. The CEO will be replaced by Andy Jassie, who leads Amazon’s cloud division, and Bezos says he plans to focus his attention on new products and early business by taking office as chairman of the board.
There is also a lot of news about automobiles these days. Ford announced a six-year business alliance with Google and announced that Android will be installed in millions of Ford-made cars after 2023. Through the business alliance announced this time, Ford is expected to install systems developed by Google, such as Android, Android Assistant, and Google Maps, on cars manufactured from 2023.
In addition, it is said that the dispatch service using autonomous vehicles began on January 27, 2021 in Shenzhen, China. Reportedly, it is said that the world’s first dispatch service through autonomous vehicles that can be used by the general public.
The autonomous vehicle model provided by AutoX is Chrysler Pacifica. Cameras and sensors are mounted on the front, so they can be mounted on the side mirrors and on the roof so you can see everywhere. The use of the AutoX robot taxi service is charged. AutoX is also testing a robotic taxi service in Shanghai as well as in Shenzhen, but in Shanghai it also carries a human driver.
Here’s the news about remote charging technology. The US Air Charge Technology is a technology that lets you charge smart devices such as smartphones from Xiaomi’s announcement from a distance of several meters. Wireless technologies, such as Chi, used in smartphones, need to be put on a charging pad without a wireless charging cable and cost. However, the US Air Charge Technology charging range is a few meters from the power transmission. If you only have one in the room, you can always charge your smartphone wherever it is, and you can charge multiple devices at the same time.
Next news. In January 2021, an individual investor gathered at the overseas community Reddit appealed for the purchase of GameStop, a game retail chain, and the company’s stock price soared. Accordingly, Robin Hood, a stock trading app that announced that it would temporarily limit the purchase of GameStop stocks and then resume trading in response to user backlash, explained the reason for imposing restrictions on trading.
Gamestop, a video game sales chain, is expected to slump due to poor performance due to Corona 19, and hedge funds and others were selling short. However, as Reddit users who rebelled against this, a large number of Reddit users bought Gamestop stocks and the stock price rose, resulting in a short squeeze that caused the stop-loss redemption to further increase the stock price, and Gamestop stock price tripled over five days.
According to this situation, Robin Hood, a stock trading app, enforced a gamestop stock trading limit on January 28, but was criticized by users and politicians, and the next day, the 29th, is limited, but lifted the limit, and the number of Gamestop shares that users can hold is 1 We have taken measures to limit it.
Robin Hood, on the other hand, did a lot of trading for some stocks, not because they wanted people to buy the stock, and because the deposits in the clearing house became large, they restricted the purchase of stocks with large price fluctuations and settled in the clearing house. I explained that it was because I had to make sure I could do it.
That’s all for this week’s news. Thank you.