On topic: Tech news to know now

Yahoo shares are up (more than 3 percent as of this post) today after Alibaba confirmed Sunday it will begin the IPO process in the United States.

Looming end of Windows XP support next month puts ATMs at risk. Also at risk are yet-to-be-upgraded government computers. Microsoft is scheduled to end support for the operating system on April 8.

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to make his first visit to China. Does it mean Twitter is looking to expand to China? Maybe not.

Tesla is luring away Prius buyers, and the electric-car maker is poised to continue to affect Toyota’s green-car business.

The maker of the Secret app raises $8.6 million in funding round. Investors include Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Joe Montana, Ashton Kutcher. Meanwhile, Marc Andreessen tweets criticism of anonymous-sharing apps, says they’re “designed to encourage negative behavior.”

Yahoo reportedly will release a redesigned Flickr app — again.

Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto retains lawyer, issues “unconditional” denial that he created bitcoin, as reported by Newsweek.

Go, transparency? Political campaigns are studying ways to use Google Glass.

GitHub employee quits and alleges gender discrimination and intimidation. A GitHub co-founder has been put on leave.

In case you missed it, U.S. to cede control of ICANN, as promised.

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