On topic: Tech news to know now

As our Friday gift to you, a roundup of some interesting tech news we saw on the Interwebs.

California Senate votes down “kill switch” law, which had been championed by Sen. Mark Leno, D-S.F., and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. (And others elsewhere, as Michelle Quinn has written.)

With Vic Gundotra’s departure, which was announced Thursday, is Google Plus dying?

Again, bidding has started for a lunch with Tim Cook for charity. There are 18 days left to submit a bid, current bid is $62,500.

Tech and exclusivity: A San Francisco bar is offering bar passes for those in the tech industry.

East Palo Alto evictions threaten last bastion of low-rent housing in Silicon Valley.

Google filing: It’s braced for a French tax hit of hundreds of millions of euros.

Comcast seems to suggest Netflix sabotaged its own video streams.

In case you forgot, by the way, the FCC’s net neutrality plan is at odds with President Obama’s original position.

Bitcoin: Satellites as backups to ensure stability?

 

Photo of Vic Gundotra by Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group

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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@bayareanewsgroup.com