On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Friday menu.

Apple will announce a new Apple TV — not the rumored TV set — complete with an App Store in September, BuzzFeed reports.

Uber to invest $1 billion in India — its biggest market outside the U.S. — in the next nine months.

WikiLeaks says the U.S. has been spying on the Japanese government and companies.

Potential benefit for consumers? Microsoft victory against Google in patent case, upheld by an appeals court this week, may lead to lower licensing rates for common technology in smartphones.

ICYMI: Telenav, a Sunnyvale company, beats out Google and Apple to provide navigation and phone connectivity in Toyotas.

Google teams up with Silent Circle, a European maker of privacy-centric smartphones; the next version of Blackphone will have Google’s Android for Work software.

Judge: Oracle vs. Google over Android and Java probably won’t get another trial until mid-2016.

Nvidia recalls 88,000 Shield tablets whose batteries can overheat and catch on fire.

Security researcher: Tracking devices on Globalstar network can have their transmissions intercepted or mimicked with false data.


Photo: The Apple TV in 2010. (Maria J. Avila Lopez/Mercury News)


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