On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Microsemi wins: It’s buying PMC-Sierra after weeks of back-and-forth with another suitor, Skyworks. (Press release. And here’s our previous coverage.)

Alphabet will ask its subsidiaries to pay for corporate services, in an effort to get its “bet” or “moonshot” companies to spend responsibly. (WSJ)

Apple wants to launch Apple Pay in China in February. (WSJ)

Facebook expands free Internet access in India. (Mark Zuckerberg’s post)

Electronic Arts shares fell sharply Monday and continue to be down today after GameStop warned about weak sales of its “Star Wars: Battlefront” game. But analysts say it’s too early to declare success or failure.

Microsoft latest diversity report shows a decline in female employees after it restructured its phone business.

Amazon-JetBlue partnership takes off this week: Many JetBlue passengers who subscribe to Amazon Prime can get free Wi-Fi and watch movies on the plane.


Photo from Associated Press


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