On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Apple denies report that HomeKit is delayed, says smart-home devices based on the platform are coming out next month.

ICYMI: Man claims in lawsuit that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stole idea for Uber from him.

European mobile networks are preparing to block ads across the Web — apparently in an effort to break Google’s ad dominance, reports the Financial Times.

Google is hiring for its Google Glass team, with listings for positions that involve developing “smart eyewear and other related products.”

Netflix is reportedly in talks to enter China market. Its shares are up about 4.5 percent.

Lyft raises $150 million, led by Carl Icahn’s $100 million.

BuzzFeed report says Google lobbyist’s email spurred FTC to respond quickly to a Wall Street Journal article that FTC staff recommended antitrust charges against the company.

Ruling raises royalty rates Pandora must pay BMI.

Board matters: EBay, PayPal disclose who will be on their boards after the split. PayPal’s chairman will be current eBay CEO John Donahoe. Meanwhile, proxy firms urge vote against Donahoe’s re-election to Intel’s board, citing his poor attendance record.

Watch for it, watch for it… Newt Gingrich tweets that he’s reviewing the Apple Watch for Mashable.


Photo of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick by Invision/Associated Press


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