This is the tech news you need to know this Monday.
Jeff Bezos' girlfriend's brother is suing the Amazon CEO for defamation, claiming he was falsely accused of providing incriminating photos to the National Enquirer. Michael Sanchez says he never possessed Bezos' intimate photos, contradicting a New York Times report that found evidence that Lauren Sanchez sent leaked texts and photos to her brother.
Apple shut down all stores and corporate offices in China amid the continued Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. Apple, which earns about a quarter of its operating income in China, said it will keep its online store open during the shutdown.
Uber suspended 240 user accounts in Mexico after they rode with drivers believed to have come into contact with the coronavirus, Bloomberg reports. There have not yet been any confirmed cases of coronavirus in Mexico.
Facebook shelled out $11.2 million to run its first Super Bowl commercial. The company's CMO and ad agency Wieden and Kennedy told Business Insider how it came about.
Mark Zuckerberg said during an interview on Friday that if he were starting a company today, he wouldn't do it in Silicon Valley. "There's a lot of advantages to building a company that is not in such a monoculture," said Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg also said he's become "more religious" after becoming a father and going through recent struggles with the company. "The last few years have been really humbling for me," said Zuckerberg.
Airbnb quietly acquired cloud storage startup Minbox in 2016. The previously unreported purchase was one of several quiet acquisitions by Airbnb in 2016.
WeWork named former Brookfield executive Sandeep Mathrani as CEO. Mathrani will replace Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham, who have served as co-CEOs since the company's founder Adam Neumann was ousted in 2019.
Twitter gave a state university access to a student's parody account after it complained that he was mocking the school. Twitter told Business Insider it made a "mistake," and that "the school should not have been provided access to this account.
"Amazon Web Services attacked a Microsoft-commissioned study claiming that its Azure cloud is faster and cheaper. Microsoft has made similar claims before, with an exec recently claiming that its Azure cloud was 5 times cheaper than AWS in certain situations.