On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Friday menu.

Will it finally happen? Intel nears deal to buy Altera, according to the New York Post.

Snapchat is raising $650 million at $16 billion valuation, according to CNBC.

IBM is offering its employees Macs for the first time, according to 9to5Mac, with plans to deploy 50,000 Macbooks by the end of the year.

Uber’s new privacy policy makes it clear: It can track your every move. And it can ask your permission to track you even when the app isn’t open.

Remember Path, the social network for your closest friends? It’s being sold to a Korean Internet company.

Amazon-branded milk? Yes, it plans to sell its own line of food.

And our lives are complete: Facebook adds full GIF support.

 

Photo courtesy of Intel

 
 

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