On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Thursday menu.

In filing, Apple warns investors that it may need to pay a “material” amount of back taxes to Ireland if the European Commission finds that the country’s tax policy toward Apple and others is illegal.

ICYMI: This explains why Apple can’t meet demand for the Apple Watch. The company reportedly found a defect in a key component, the taptic engine, made by one of two suppliers of the part.

Also ICYMI: Microsoft is opening Windows 10 to iPhone and Android apps.

Twitter is buying Burlingame-based marketing-tech company TellMe, which has focused on retail advertising, for $533 million.

Is Microsoft the best possible buyer for Salesforce?

Another Apple-IBM partnership: an effort to use tech (iPads and special apps) to help Japan’s growing elderly population.

Blue Origin, the space company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, just tested its first rocket.

Judge who discussed cases on Facebook is appealing an order that she take classes about the proper use of social media by the judiciary.

And a man is arrested after liking his own “wanted by police” Facebook post.

 

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