On topic: Tech news to know now

We’ve got your TGIF tech news roundup right here.

Tech scores again? Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s $2 billion bid for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers is another tech-sports connection.

After court ruling, Google is now taking censorship requests in Europe with new “right to be forgotten” form. CEO Larry Page says Google needs to be more involved in Europe and “be more European.”

Twitter’s head of engineering Christopher Fry is stepping down, for reasons unknown.

Chips in your ride: Intel unveils a platform for self-driving cars.

More car talk: General Motors executive says Google, which has made its own self-driving car, could be a serious competitive threat.

Court denies Apple’s request to delay damages trial in e-books antitrust case.

Will Apple unveil a “shockingly” different OS X next week?

Book battle: Is Amazon squeezing Hachette because it really needs the money?

OpenSSL project, an effort to prevent the next Heartbleed, gets money for a couple of full-time workers. It’s being funded by Google, Facebook and others.

In the wake of the Target breach disaster, U.S. companies are seeking cyber experts for top jobs.

New tablets with Intel inside are set to hit store shelves in June.

Costco is taking “baby steps” in e-commerce.

Two big labs take a step back from developing lithium-air battery.

“What did I do to deserve this?” Ousted RadiumOne CEO, who’s accused of hitting his girlfriend 117 times, to sue company’s board for wrongful termination.


Photo: Steve Ballmer, then the Microsoft CEO, gives the keynote address at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2010. (Laura Rauch/Associated Press)


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