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Every video game would be better on Nintendo's newest console (NTDOY)

It turns out that "Ultra Street Fighter II," a souped-up version of the 1991 classic for the new Nintendo Switch console, is a certifiable smash hit.

So far, game developer Capcom says "Ultra Street Fighter II" has sold 450,000 copies, reports IGN — despite lukewarm reviews, and the ongoing shortage of the Switch console itself. Now, Capcom says it's planning to release a flurry of new Switch games to meet this apparent demand. 

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know to start your week.

1. Life inside Snap has changed a lot since its IPO. Business Insider dug deep into the company behind Snapchat, from concerns over stock to its culture of secrecy.

2. Hackers were able to break into dozens of voting machines, The Hill reports. The Def Con security conference provided 30 voting machines for attendees to test, and all were hacked — some in just minutes.


Peer-to-peer lender RateSetter passes £2 billion lending milestone

LONDON — Peer-to-peer lender RateSetter announced on Monday that it has passed £2 billion in loans over its platform, with more than £1 billion of the total made since the beginning of 2016.

Founded in 2010, RateSetter allows ordinary people looking to lend their money directly to businesses and individuals over its online platform.

About £1.3 billion of the total lent has gone to individuals, with £700 million going to businesses. The company now has 423,000 customers, the majority of whom are borrowers, more than any other UK peer-to-peer lender.

CEO and Founder Rhydian Lewis says in a statement: "Less than seven years ago, we wrote the first RateSetter loan from my living room. It has been fantastic to see the development of the business since and this £2 billion milestone is an exciting moment for RateSetter, as we continue to experience strong growth.

Apple may have just accidentally leaked that you can unlock the iPhone 8 with your face (AAPL)

Apple may have just leaked some key details about the iPhone 8.

Developers have been trawling through the firmware code for the HomePod, Apple's upcoming smart speaker, after Apple released it on Friday. And they say it offers tantalising clues as to what will be in the next iPhone — including face-unlocking technology and the shape of the screen.

The "iPhone 8" (or iPhone Edition, or iPhone X, or iPhone Pro, depending on who you ask) will be the tenth-anniversary edition of Apple's smartphones, and is eagerly anticipated. Apple is expected to launch an incrementally improved new device, the 7s, in the fall of 2017 — but sitting alongside it will likely be the 8, with a radical redesign, significant new features, and a higher price.

Ex-Uber boss Travis Kalanick is 'Steve Jobs-ing' the search for a new CEO

Uber's search for a new CEO is full of Machiavellian drama.

The company's ex-chief executive, Travis Kalanick, might have stepped down from the top position, but he's angling for a glorious return, according to a report in Recode.

Kalanick reportedly told several people at the company that he was "Steve Jobs-ing it", a reference to the late cofounder of Apple who was fired from the company, but later returned and turned it into the world's most valuable firm.

Kalanick wasn't fired, but he

Carwow has raised £30 million from big name investors for its car sales site

Online car marketplace Carwow has raised £30 million for its website, which tries to help people get the best price on a new car by introducing them to a range of dealers.

Total investment in the company, which allows prospective car buyers to search for vehicles by their make and model, now stands at £48 million.

The Series C funding round was led by Virtuvian Partners, while previous investors Accel Partners and Balderton Capital, who have backed companies like Facebook and Citymapper, also participated.

James Hind, Carwow cofounder and CEO, said in a statement that the funding will be used to improve the service for dealers and manufacturers. The money will also be used for marketing campaigns and to fuel international expansion, Carwow said.

Uber's next CEO will probably be a man despite its massive issues with sexism

Every female candidate is out of the running for the position of Uber's next CEO.

According to reports from Recode and the New York Times, there are now four people jockeying for the top position at the ride-hailing firm. They're all men, and only one of them isn't white.

HPE's chief executive Meg Whitman was on the list of candidates, but

Amazon is launching a home makeover show featuring YouTube stars that's designed to sell products (AMZN)
Amazon is planning a home makeover show featuring YouTube stars The show, 'Overhaul,' will feature furniture and other products people can buy on If the model proves successful, it could trigger a trend of shows blending entertainment and commerce

Amazon is planning a home makeover show that will be designed to help the retailer sell products.

The e-commerce behemoth has partnered with Kin Community, a web video production/ad company, to produce "Overhaul," a six-episode show that will feature several YouTube stars having their home's refurbished made over.

"Overhaul" is being hosted and co-produced by Christiane Lemieux, founder of DwellStudio, and the high-end custom furniture firm Cloth & Company.

An angry gamer is suing the company behind 'Pokémon Go' after its disastrous festival

Niantic, the company behind smartphone game "Pokémon Go," has been hit with a proposed class-action lawsuit over its troublesome event last week in Chicago that attracted 20,000 Pokemon Go players from around the world.

The "Pokémon Go FEST," the first event of its kind, was billed as a chance for thousands of gamers to meet and catch rare pokémon in a live setting.

But it was marred by queues to get in and technical issues that left some attendees unable to play the game or access the internet. Business Insider's Alex Heath got pictures from inside the event and detailed the issues first-hand, including problems with the game's server, which started to buckle under the pressure of so many players in one area.

One of Google's former senior execs said 'if you truly care about great photography, you own an iPhone' (GOOG, AAPL)

Former Google senior vice president of Social, Vic Gundotra, said in a Facebook post that the iPhone 7 has a good enough camera for him to replace his DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera.

However, in response to a comment that claimed that Samsung's Galaxy S8 has an even better camera, Gundotra claimed that, in his opinion, this is not the case — and, most notably, that Android is the problem.

According to Gundotra, the open source nature of Google's system makes it difficult to innovate both on a hardware and software level simultaneously, as Android needs to be "neutral to all parties."