On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Apple faces up to $862 million in damages after losing patent lawsuit to University of Wisconsin. The infringed patent involves technology that makes processors more efficient.

Watch out, YouTube. Facebook is testing a dedicated video channel, which would appear as a tab on users’ home pages. (Facebook announcement)

Facebook goes on privacy offensive in Europe as the company faces numerous investigations. Facebook says users may suffer because new costs may cause new features to arrive “more slowly, or not at all.” (WSJ)

Tech and fashion: Apple will sponsor the Met Gala. Jony Ive will co-host.

Uber data leak: Company admits that the information (including Social Security numbers, tax forms) of hundreds of its drivers was exposed online for a few hours.

Speaking of Uber, it’s expanding its UberRush service to San Francisco and Chicago. Pizza, anyone?

New VC report: Startups have received $98 billion in funding so far this year, already more than the $88.7 billion in VC funding for all of last year, say CB Insights and KPMG.

Facebook now letting users filter bad memories (you can block specific dates or people) from On This Day feature.

Hewlett-Packard and 3M team up on laptops with built-in privacy screens.

My eyes are burning: Google patents solar-powered contact-lens wearable.

 

Photo by Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group

 
 

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