On topic: Tech news to know now

It’s tech tapas Thursday, here’s what’s on the menu.

EBay and corporate agitator Carl Icahn settle their fight over Icahn’s calls for a PayPal spinoff.

Tesla — not Ford — is the future of “Made In America,” says Morgan Stanley.

Apple’s Jony Ive is expanding role into software design as one of the original designers of iPhone software leaves.

Rolex of wearables? Apple’s 2014 product roadmap, according to one analyst, includes an iWatch that could cost more than $1,000.

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo’s pay fell to $130,250 in the company’s IPO year. Meanwhile, CFO Mike Gupta got $24.6 million in salary and stock.

Dropbox targets Google and others with new push into photos, email, business software. Also, Condoleeza Rice is joining the company’s board.

Might Secret be bought by Facebook or Twitter?

High-tech ice-breaker: Using iBeacon technology and Facebook data, an app called Mingleton helps people meet strangers — in the same room.


Photo of a Tesla Model S by Patrick Tehan/Mercury News


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