On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we’re sharing some news we found around the Interwebs.

Research firm IDC expects PC shipments to fall 6 percent in 2014, decline through 2018.

Intel marketing chief Deborah Conrad to leave after 27 years at the company.

Forbes has more on the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that led up to the Facebook-WhatsApp deal.

Russia and Ukraine are reportedly in a cyber standoff.

Critical bug leaves Linux, hundreds of apps susceptible to eavesdropping. It’s being called worse than Apple’s recent “goto fail.”

Dashboard diving: CNet looks at Apple’s CarPlay and its competitors, including Google’s Open Automotive Alliance.

Comcast extends program to provide low-cost Internet access to the poor; some question its motives as it seeks approval for Time Warner acquisition.

Snapshot of success: Woman’s widely followed yoga-focused Instagram account leads to a full-time business.

Twitter shares more numbers about Oscars-related tweets. The big number: 3.3 billion “impressions.”

Tech and wearables: San Francisco startup makes bar-coded socks.


Photo: A Ferrari with Apple’s CarPlay system integration is shown at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show on March 4. (Sandro Campardo/EPA)


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