On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s some of what caught our eye around the Interwebs today.

SanDisk is buying data-storage company Fusion-io for more than $1 billion.

Alibaba gives more details in revised IPO filing, including members of its 27-person membership. Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang is a board member.

Business buyers boost outlook for PCs. Meanwhile, smartphone makers are looking into other products as mobile saturation gets closer.

Wanna work at AT&T? Get an online “NanoDegree” from Udacity.

FCC is considering whether to apply net neutrality rules to mobile broadband, too. Also: Why is your Netflix streaming so slow? FCC says it’s looking into peering arrangements, such as the much-discussed Netflix deals with Comcast and Verizon.

Instacart, the San Francisco-based online-grocery delivery service, gets $44 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia, others.

Yet another privacy concern? U.S. lifts restrictions on more detailed satellite images.

Ghost in the machine? Nah, it’s just “Breaking Bad” actor Aaron Paul turning on your Xbox with his voice.

U.S. to auction bitcoins seized from Silk Road raid. Worth a cool $18 million.

And ICYMI, they really, really Like you: Facebook introduces the Big Like (in its messaging app). Plus 15-second instant video messages!


Photo: SanDisk headquarters in Milpitas.  (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)


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