Uber has lost one of its most significant independent contractor battles, in this case, in the UK. The Android 12 Developer Preview is here. Office 2021 is coming. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.
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Links:Uber loses a major employment rights case as the UK’s top court rules its drivers are workers (CNBC)Android 12 developer preview is available now with many under-the-hood updates (The Verge)Apple Is Working on Magnetic Battery Pack Attachment for IPhones (Bloomberg)Microsoft announces Office 2021, available for Windows and macOS later this year (The Verge)
Weekend Longreads Suggestions:The Bizarre Reaction To Facebook's Decision To Get Out Of The News Business In Australia (TechDirt)Why did I leave Google or, why did I stay so long? (Noam Bardin)Why the three biggest vaccine makers failed on Covid-19 (Financial Times)Citibank just got a $500 million lesson in the importance of UI design (Ars Technica)All Your Base Are Belong To Us has turned 20 (The Verge)What Peter Jackson’s original two-movie Lord of the Rings almost looked like (Polygon)