UNDER PRESSURE: The technology industry’s best-known executives are condemning a North Carolina law that stops municipalities from prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people. “Signatories include Tim Cook, the Apple CEO who is openly gay and has been active on LGBT issues, as well as Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Executives from Facebook, Airbnb, Salesforce and Twitter were among the many tech CEOs who also signed on to the letter,” The Hill reports.
WHAT’S NEXT?: When it comes to evolving mobile phone technology, it’s possible that voice service will be the next feature on the chopping block. Over at T-Mobile, whose decisions tend to serve as a bellwether for the industry, this is already taking place: “Leaked documents obtained by TmoNews appear to show T-Mobile preparing a set of new phone plans that offer mobile data and text messaging, but not cellular voice. The result could be that someday soon, you could walk into a T-Mobile store and come out with a phone plan that won’t actually let you make traditional phone calls,” The Post reports.