On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s your Thursday plateful of links.

Judge denies Apple request to ban older Samsung products.

EBay CEO John Donahoe says he has talked to a bunch of company’s top investors, and they agree that PayPal should stay right where it is. And Reid Hoffman says Carl Icahn’s call for a PayPal spinoff is wrong, too.

Apple has shifted $8.9 billion in untaxed profit from Australia to Ireland in the past decade, according to the Australian Financial Review.

FitBit CEO talks to the Wall Street Journal about the recall (and more), says “we want to do the right thing.”

WhatsApp’s co-founders still carry old Nokia phones. Why? So they understand how many of their users around the world access their app.

Now DirecTV is reportedly in talks with Disney for streaming rights for an Internet TV offering.

The Dating Ring, a startup app, is flying a bunch of single ladies from New York to San Francisco.

Grab some popcorn: Uber announces a free week of rides in Brussels after the city seized a couple of privately owned Uber cars.

The Winklevii (sorry, Winklevoss twins) are using their bitcoin fortune to fund a trip to space.

A Texas man attempts to beat the retweet record set by Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie with a selfie of him and his dogs. He’s gotten more than 130,000 RTs so far. His follower count has gone from 20 to more than 7,000.



Photo of Apple logo at top from Reuters archives


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