On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Friday menu.

Apple reportedly will start manufacturing the iPhone SE in India soon. (Reuters)

UAW courts Tesla workers, plans to boost campaign to buy American-made — including discouraging people from buying from Detroit automakers if those cars are made outside the country. (Reuters)

Will Google’s Loon — the balloons that are supposed to deliver internet — work? Engineers say they’ve had a breakthrough. (Recode)

AT&T expands unlimited data plan amid fresh competition among the big wireless networks. (Washington Post) And Sprint boosts its offering. (USA Today)

ICYMI: Uber reportedly has a secret stash that lets employees cash out shares. (Bloomberg)

Amazon patent: The company wants to drop your packages by parachute from drones. (Fortune)

Samsung heir arrested on bribery allegations. (Bloomberg)

Theranos reportedly had $200 million cash at the end of 2016, less than a quarter of the funding it had raised. (WSJ)

Irish IT services company Accenture, which has many employees in India, says it will create 10,000 jobs in the United States. (Reuters)

YouTube star PewDiePie blames the media, says WSJ took his anti-Semitic videos out of context. (WSJ)


Photo: The Project Loon team from Google launch a high-altitude balloon carrying electronic testing equipment into the skies above Dos Palos, Calif. on Friday, July 26, 2013. (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)


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