On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Wednesday menu.

Google to end “first click free” program and improve the standing of subscription sites in search results. (Bloomberg)

Disney is lone holdout from Apple’s plan to sell 4K movies for $20. (WSJ)

SoFi, the San Francisco startup whose CEO just stepped down, reportedly had a frat-house atmosphere, including supervisors having sex with employees and offering a couple of women bonuses to lose weight. (NYT)

Uber’s chief legal officer, Salle Yoo, to leave company. (Bloomberg)

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton to leave Facebook to start a nonprofit. (His Facebook post)

YuMi the robot conducts Verdi with Italian orchestra. (Reuters)

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon calls bitcoin — which is at more than $4,100 right now — a fraud, says it’s “worse than tulip bulbs.” (Reuters)

YouTube shuts down North Korea propaganda channels that researchers say provide a valuable glimpse into the nation. (CNN)

Ellen Pao in an interview: It’s time to “shake out” people who don’t believe in inclusion in tech. (USA Today)

23andMe raises $250 million from Sequoia Capital, will use it to further develop drugs based on DNA. (CNN)


Photo: YuMi the robot acts as conductor of the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time at The Teatro Verdi in Pisa, Italy, on Sept. 12, 2017. (Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)


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