Top tech news stories today: April 22, 2024

Today’s tech highlights include crypto exchange Binance’s trial, Tesla’s recent moves, Google’s policy changes, and more. Stay informed with updates!


1. Binance tax evasion trial moved to May 17 in Nigeria

The tax evasion trial involving Binance and its executives in Nigeria adjourned to May 17 due to the exchange not being formally served with charges. Legal debates arose over representation, delaying proceedings. (Cointelegraph)

Binance announces system upgrade for improved performance and stability

Binance has scheduled a system upgrade on April 23, 2024, to improve platform performance and stability. Users may experience temporary disruptions, but all funds will remain secure. (Blockchain.News)

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2. Microsoft reminder: Support for Office 2016 and 2019 ends next year

icrosoft Office 2016 and Office 2019, along with related productivity servers, will cease to receive support on October 14, 2025. Microsoft recommends migrating to cloud-based options like Microsoft 365 E3 or Office Long-Term Servicing Channel for extended support. (Computer World)


3. Tesla cuts price of Full Self-Driving software by a third to $8,000

Tesla reduces the price of its Full Self-Driving software to $8,000 from $12,000 in the U.S., while Musk remains optimistic, recently announcing plans for robotaxis. Tesla also slashes FSD subscription fees, aiming to boost adoption and revenue. (Yahoo!finance)

4. Musk says Tesla’s Full Self-Driving may enter China very soon

Tesla CEO Elon Musk hints at making Full Self-Driving (FSD) available to Chinese customers soon. Despite launching FSD four years ago, Tesla has yet to introduce it in China, where competitors like Xpeng are advancing similar technologies. (Reuters)


5. Tesla’s Elon Musk postpones India trip, aims to visit this year

Elon Musk postpones his India trip to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He aims to reschedule later this year. The visit was expected to announce Tesla’s entry into the South Asian market. (The Sun)

6. Zayo Group appoints new European CEO

Colman Deegan assumes the role of European CEO at Zayo Group. With 25 years at Vodafone, including as CEO of Vodafone Spain, Deegan brings leadership to Zayo. His appointment signals Zayo’s commitment to expanding partnerships and growth in Europe. (Capacity)

7. Google scraps minimum wage, benefits rules for suppliers and staffing firms

Google announces the rollback of its $15/hour minimum wage and benefits requirement for U.S. suppliers and staffing firms. This move aims to adapt to evolving labor regulations and distance Google from employer responsibilities. (Economic Times India)

8. TikTok says US House bill that could ban app would ‘trample’ free speech

TikTok reiterates concerns over free speech regarding the House bill aiming to ban the app in the U.S. if its Chinese owner, ByteDance, doesn’t sell its stake within a year. The bill passed in the House and heads to the Senate, prompting debate on First Amendment rights. (Reuters)


9. Webflow acquires Intellimize to add AI-powered webpage personalisation

Webflow, valued at $4 billion, ventures into marketing optimisation with the acquisition of Intellimize, an AI-driven website personalisation startup. The undisclosed “eight-figure” deal brings most of Intellimize’s team to Webflow. (Tech Crunch)


10. ITRI partners with Arm to open IoT certification lab in Taipei

Taiwan’s ITRI partners with Arm to establish a new SystemReady Lab in Taipei.  Leveraging Arm’s compliance program and ITRI’s R&D strengths, the lab aims to certify AIoT products, driving integration of AI and IoT ecosystems. (IoT News)


Sylvia Shen

Sylvia Shen is an editorial assistant at Blue Tech Wave specialising in Fintech and Blockchain. She graduated from the University of California, Davis. Send tips to

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