On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s a taste of what’s new in the tech world this morning:

Employees are gonna watch it anyway, so many Silicon Valley companies are adding a new perk this month by hosting World Cup viewing parties in conference rooms and cafeterias.

LinkedIn has released its employee diversity report.

Priceline is buying San Francisco online restaurant reservation company OpenTable for $2.6 billion.

Google is said to be launching a new health and fitness service, called Google Fit, to compete with Apple’s HealthKit and Samsung’s Sami.

A new study finds that patent trolls really are hurting startups.

Samsung released some new tablets last night with screens that feature super-rich colors.

A bunch of Netflix passwords have been leaked, but they appear to be old and part of a prank.

Twitter’s vice president of media has quit, right on the heels of COO Ali Rowghani’s resignation.

In her first memo, Apple’s new retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, says she wants to delight customers and keep service “simple.”

Last night, “The Daily Show” took on the ridiculousness of Google Glass wearers.

Tesla’s electric-car patents are going open-source, and BMW confirms it talked to Tesla last week about electric cars and Superchargers.

Apple is recalling European iPhone chargers that were overheating.

 

At top: File photo by Priceline.

 

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Mike Murphy is a web producer at the Mercury News, and also writes for Good Morning Silicon Valley and 60-Second Business Break.