On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we scoured the Interwebs and are sharing what we found. (Besides Apple WWDC stuff.)

But first, a little Apple: Its new CFO, Luca Maestri, gets a $1 million salary.

On the week of the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, China is disrupting Google services in that country.

Samsung’s first Tizen smartphone will be available in the third quarter. The Tizen OS is Samsung’s effort to become less dependent on Google’s Android.

Box is reportedly shooting for an IPO within weeks.

Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde, who has been sought since 2012, was arrested in Sweden and must serve an outstanding prison sentence for copyright violations.

Security alarm: How cars can be hacked.

No piece of pi for you: There’s drama over the use of the pi symbol (with a period after it), because some guy owns the trademark.

And for those keeping track at home: “Gangnam Style” becomes the first video to hit 2 billion views on YouTube.

 

Photo: Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Los Altos-based Box.com, delivers the keynote speech at the annual BoxWorks user conference Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in San Francisco. (Karl Mondon/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 (at) bayareanewsgroup (dot-com).