On topic: Tech news to know now

Happy Hump Day, we’ve got a news roundup for you.

EBay announced it was hacked, is urging users to change their passwords.

Google is eyeing up to $30 billion in a foreign shopping spree, according to an SEC filing Tuesday, which also revealed that it passed on a mystery $5 billion deal last year.

In other Google news, the company has leased the former Palm headquarters in Sunnyvale.

Netflix expands to Germany, France and four other countries in Europe. It’s now available in almost 50 countries.

Twitter reportedly backs out of talks to buy SoundCloud.

Cisco CEO John Chambers, a.k.a. Debbie Downer, predicts upcoming “brutal” times and consolidation for the tech industry.

Spotify says it now has 10 million paying subscribers, and 40 million monthly users.

The Department of Homeland Security says a U.S. public utility, which it did not name, was hacked.

In a partnership with SolarCity, Cox Enterprises is offering incentives to its employees who install solar at their homes.

A French company is building a wireless network exclusively for low-power, Internet-connected things in Silicon Valley.

 

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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 (at) bayareanewsgroup (dot-com).