On topic: Tech news to know now

On the menu today, tech news links to start off the week.

Use your iPhone hands-free in your Ferrari! Apple unveils CarPlay, which integrates an iPhone voice-control system in Mercedes-Benzes and Volvos and the aforementioned Ferraris. But it’s also coming “down the road” in Hondas and Toyotas and other brands for the masses.

From the upcoming Apple book by former Wall Street Journal reporter Yukari Iwatane Kane, a look at Apple CEO Tim Cook, his “inhuman” stamina, and being the polar opposite of Steve Jobs.

Microsoft CEO Satya Natella begins shaking things up: Mark Penn, who developed Microsoft’s anti-Google “Scroogled” campaign, becomes the company’s chief strategy officer. And a couple of executives are leaving.

Marc Andreessen issues a statement about “false and misleading accusations against eBay and against me in my role as an eBay director.”

True or false? Facebook COO and “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg is reportedly running for Senate.

Intel is testing a secure locker for companies to share data with one another.

Surprise, surprise: A Glassdoor report says some tech interns get paid more than the median income of an American household.

A look at the tech-fueled real estate boom in San Francisco, courtesy of the New York Times.

Startups’ approach to security? Lacking or inadequate, some say.

Teen’s “suck it” Facebook post costs her family $80,000 because her dad’s legal settlement included a non-disclosure agreement.

What will the House do about warrantless email searches as it takes up reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act?

 

Photo: Holding an iPhone in the car could become rare as Apple rolls out CarPlay, a voice-control system for vehicles. (Associated Press archives)

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