On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in the tech world today:

Want to buy an Apple Watch when it launches? Better make a reservation, a new report says, because there’ll be no “walk-in” sales.

The FDA says it will take “a very light touch” in regulating the Apple Watch and other wearable health devices.

In a Washington Post op-ed, Apple CEO Tim Cook calls “religious freedom” laws “dangerous,” bad for business.

Spotify is replacing Sony’s own music service on PlayStation game consoles.

Amazon launches a Home Services arm for everything from hiring a plumber to renting a herd of goats.

The Pebble Time Kickstarter campaign raised more than $20 million, breaking records along the way.

Jay-Z is relaunching his Tidal streaming-music service today, backed by some of the biggest artists in the business.

Craigslist is a huge driver of the on-demand economy, a new report finds, with the biggest companies spending more than $8 million in annual ads.

Coding website GitHub has been hit by a massive denial-of-service attack that may be traced back to China.

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina says there’s a “higher than 90 percent” chance she’ll run for president in 2016.

Even though it’s banned in China, Facebook is hard at work wooing Chinese advertisers.

Box CEO Aaron Levie explains why it’s taken so long to get the company’s IPO off the ground.

In the latest big pharmaceutical acquisition, Brisbane-based Hyperion has been bought for $1.1 billion.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks tunnels are a better idea than flying cars.

Surprise — consumers are realizing all that Periscope and Meerkat streaming can quickly eat up your monthly data limit.

Warriors star Stephen Curry has made a ‘substantial’ investment in private-coaching startup CoachUp.

In the wake of slow sales, Tesla Motors is rebooting its China strategy.

Alibaba takes a step toward becoming an online media powerhouse, signing a big music digital distribution deal with BMG.

 

At top: The new Apple Watch. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

 

 
 

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