On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s some news that caught our eye today:

Who was the bigger spender/shopper last year, Apple or Google? AppleInsider says Apple outspent Google in acquisitions in 2013.

From NAACP president to Silicon Valley VC: Benjamin Jealous has joined Kapor Capital, is expected to address diversity issues in tech.

Vivek Wadhwa, academic, provocateur and… proud Model S owner. He sings Tesla’s praises, saying the company has proven “the viability and superiority of electric vehicles.”

A group affiliated with Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us puts out an ad ripping the GOP on immigration reform.

Square begins offering controversial cash advances to merchants.

Dish Network to launch Internet TV service, enabled by new deal with Disney/ABC.

Supreme Court agrees to hear case over whether Amazon warehouse workers should be paid during security searches.

The Justice Department is siding with broadcasters in Aereo case before the Supreme Court.

Twitter users get emails asking them to reset their passwords, but apparently the emails were sent out in error.

The U.S. government sues Sprint, accusing it of charging too much for surveillance fees.

Belgian judge considers forcing ISPs to block Apple sites because of “misleading” product warranties.

Survey says cybercrime hits financial firms the hardest.

 

Photo: Ben Jealous, former president of the NAACP, is joining Bay Area-based Kapor Capital. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

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Levi Sumagaysay is editor of the combined SiliconBeat and Good Morning Silicon Valley. She also helps take care of SiliconValley.com, the Mercury News tech website. Email: lsumagaysay (at) bayareanewsgroup (dot-com).