On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

RIP, AOL Instant Messenger. (USA Today)

Tesla opens a store in New York today that sells solar, batteries and cars under one roof. But the Model 3 is conspicuously missing from the showroom. (Bloomberg)

Tesla largely responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales. (Reuters)

Microsoft intern’s rape claim highlights struggle to combat sex discrimination: The company later hired her, but it hired him, too, despite knowing about her accusation. (Bloomberg)

Tim Cook and Charles Koch co-write an op-ed urging Congress to act to protect Dreamers. (Washington Post)

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai releases a serious video about net neutrality after the other video of him dressed as Santa and mocking the people worried about net neutrality.

Facebook doubles down on video, will test ads that appear before certain videos start playing. (WSJ)

India raises import tax on cellphones, which will hurt Apple’s bottom line. (Reuters)

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin successfully launched and landed a rocket test with its new capsule this week. (Fortune)

And ICYMI: Uber apologizes after customer billed $18,000 for a 21-minute ride in Toronto. (CBC)


Photo: Solar panels set up by Tesla are seen at a hospital in Vieques, Puerto Rico on Nov. 27, 2017. (RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP/Getty Images)


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