Tech News Today 1841: Free Range Echos

Uber’s replacement for CEO Travis Kalanik, according to Recode’s sources, is likely to be Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia since 2005 whose grown that property from $2.1 billion in 2005 to $8.7 billion in 2016. A letter sent to Expedia employees by Expedia chair Barry Diller confirms that Dara has been asked to do so, but that nothing is finalized yet.
Fitbit has a new smartwatch, the $300 Ionic. It’s water resistant up to 50 meters and includes built-in GPS and heart rate monitoring. The company also announced new 4130 flyer in-ear wireless headphones to use with the device on your runs.
Microsoft is revealing more details on its upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that will officially usher in the era of the company’s Mixed Reality efforts. Microsoft announced a new entry-level tier for its Windows Mixed Reality platform that bypasses the need for high-end graphics cards to power the experience. Microsoft also announced a partnership with Steam VR meaning access to a wide variety of titles from Steam that can be found on competing VR platforms.
We also talk about Apple’s Fall Event and Amazon cutting prices at Whole Foods. Plus, Jeremiah Lindemann, public interest technology fellow at New America joins us to talk about how he’s using data to map the Opioiod crisis to help solve it.

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