On Topic: Tech news to know now

–Elon to Mars… Elon Musk used a commentary piece in New Space to outline his vision for what a Space X city on Mars might look like.
Twitter has made some slight re-designs of its app across mobile, desktop and the web. Most of the changes are related to appearances and where settings are located.

–Stocks are down, again, led by losses from Apple, Netflix, Nvidia and Amazon.

–Who doesn’t like a GIF? (Whether you say “gif” or “jif” is a matter of debate). Facebook is marking the 30th anniversary (Yes, 30th anniversary) of the GIF by making GIFs in comments available to all.

–Need to back up everything on your computer? Google Drive will soon be able to do that. The new feature, called “Backup and Sync,” will be available June 28.

–How well is business going for music-streaming company Spotify? It has released documents saying 2016 revenue grew by 50 percent, to $3.3 billion, and has agreed to pay more than $2 billion to record labels over the next two years.
–Who’s going to run Uber while Travis Kalanick works on, has he called it, “Travis 2.0”? Why a committee of 14 people who previously reported to the CEO.
–And more on Uber. The passenger who was raped by her Uber driver in India is suing the company, Kalanick and two former company executives for defamation, intrusion into private affairs and public disclosure of private facts.
Photo: The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, July 18, 2016. The Falcon 9 is headed to the International Space Station with 5,000 pounds of supplies. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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