On topic: Tech news to know now

Voila, the Friday menu.

Google’s previously announced big crackdown on extremist YouTube videos begins. (Bloomberg)

Next month, Tesla plans to unveil an electric big-rig truck with a working range of 200 to 300 miles. (Reuters)

Samsung heir Jay Lee gets five-year jail sentence in bribery scandal that led to the fall of South Korea’s president. (Reuters, NPR)

A key federal advisory board on self-driving cars has fallen apart under President Trump. (Recode)

Senator questions quick approval — less than three months — of Amazon’s Whole Foods purchase. (Reuters)

The Philippines says it will lift Uber suspension if company pays $3.7 million penalty, almost 20 times more than what Uber says it’s willing to pay. (Reuters)


Photo: A Whole Foods Market in Indianapolis. Amazon is moving swiftly to make big changes at Whole Foods, saying it plans to cut prices as soon as it completes its $13.7 billion takeover Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Michael Conroy/AP)



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