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Yahoo news: What will it do with its Alibaba haul? Plus what’s up with Jerry Yang

We've got your Yahoo news roundup right here. First, what will Yahoo do with all that cash from selling some of its stake in Alibaba? All that cash, by the way, is about $9.4 billion. In a filing Tuesday, that's how much Yahoo Read More →

U.S. government, Silicon Valley head for a showdown over encryption

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's comments this week about the data encryption indicate the government is not going to let this issue go. Holder said Tuesday that "it is fully possible to permit law enforcement to do its job while Read More →

Reddit community braces for change after site raises $50 million

Social news site Reddit has raised $50 million from celebrities such as rapper Snoop Dogg and actor and musician Jared Leto, raising concerns among the loyal Reddit community that changes may be ahead for the popular website. Also joining in Read More →

Hacks producing consumer backlash, poll finds

With data breaches hitting the news increasingly, many fed-up consumers are holding the targeted companies accountable, according to a new study. Of 2,000 consumers surveyed by Mountain View security company HyTrust, 51 percent said they'd take their business elsewhere if their Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the Wednesday menu. German regulator orders Google to modify its privacy policy and change handling of user data. Cisco CEO John Chambers' pay dropped 22 percent in the latest fiscal year, after the company missed sales and Read More →

Quoted: Safra Catz on Oracle and silver medals

"At Oracle, silver medal is first loser." — Safra Catz, Oracle co-CEO, on the company's place in applications software. She told Bloomberg: "We’re No. 1 in database, we’re No. 1 in middleware, but we’re No. 2 in applications." Bloomberg Read More →

Off topic: Listening to cities, megacities, catalog from the future, barista spelling bee

You Are Listening To combines ambient music with the sweet sounds of a police scanner from a city near you. From Tokyo to Chicago, the Age of Megacities, a story map. TBD Catalog, for things that have Read More →

Icahn gets his way

It was exactly what Carl Icahn envisioned should happen: EBay and PayPal will go their separate ways with two different CEOs, as our Heather Somerville reported. This will happen in the second half of 2015, according to Read More →

Netflix goes Hollywood with ‘Crouching Tiger’ deal

Coming next year to Netflix and possibly an Imax theater near you: the sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." At. The. Same. Time. That's right, Netflix is changing the entertainment game again with its deal with The Weinstein Co. (TWC), which Read More →

EU warns Apple’s tax breaks in Ireland may be illegal

The European Commission is building a case that Apple’s generous tax arrangement in Ireland constitutes unlawful state aid. In a 21-page report published Tuesday, European Union regulators warned Apple may have to pay back taxes if the breaks granted to it by Read More →
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