On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Three days before the fateful Wall Street Journal article, Theranos authorized new shares that would value the Silicon Valley blood-testing startup at more than $10 billion, according to a filing. (WSJ)

Speaking of Theranos, it’s changing its board structure. Henry Kissinger and George Schultz will instead serve on a “board of counselors.” (NYT)

Germany regulators this week said they wouldn’t approve any new transfers of data to the U.S., even for transfers based on different mechanisms from the Safe Harbor data-transfer pact recently invalidated by the EU’s highest court. (WSJ)

Twitter ran its first TV ad — touting Moments — during the World Series, and some Twitter users hated it.

Alphabet considering three new cities for Fiber: Jacksonville, Tampa and Oklahoma City, which the company said were chosen because of their growing tech hubs. (Company blog post)

Amazon as the next QVC? The online retailer is reportedly preparing its own shopping channel — but with the ability to buy stuff straight from the screen.

ICYMI: IBM’s Watson’s latest role is weather forecaster. IBM is buying the Weather Company.

New startup Fly Maids has the customer info of now-shuttered Homejoy. Why? Homejoy co-founder is launching Fly Maids.


Above: Screenshot of Twitter’s Moments feature.


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