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Here’s what’s going on in tech on Wednesday…
 –As Tesla’s stock continues to surge, it appears China won’t let the electric carmaker, or any other automakers, set up new production facilities in the country.
–Who’s leaving Uber, now? Board member David Bonderman, of buyout firm TPG, steps down from Uber’s board of directors after letting loose with a sexist remark at an Uber staff meeting, Tuesday.
–Facebook has also launched some updates to its Safety Check feature. These include the ability to start fundraisers directly from within Safety Check.
–Intel says it will build a $178 million, smart and green research and development center in India.
–Consumer Reports has given a better rating to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 over the iPhone 7 as interest grows over what Apple has in store for the so-called iPhone 8.
–Instagram is testing a new, standardized format for celebrities and influencers to identify and let followers know when a post has been paid for and sponsored.
–The CEO of Sprint is back to talking up the possibility of a merger with T-Mobile.

–Charles Thacker, one of the lead designers of the Xerox Alto, the first modern PC, has died at the age of 74.

 Photo: This April 1, 2015  file photo shows the Tesla Motors showroom in Salt Lake City. China is taking steps that could prevent Tesla, and other foreign automakers, from opening new production facilities in te(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Fi)

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