On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Thursday menu.

Google is asking for sanctions against Oracle after financial details of its relationship with Apple, among other things, was recently revealed in court. As I wrote last week, the world got a rare peek into Android’s finances because of the ongoing legal battle between Google and Oracle over Android’s use of Java.

Shares of eBay are tanking, down about 15 percent at the moment, after its earnings release yesterday. Meanwhile, PayPal shares are up sharply after its results. It looks to be a validation of the split, and of Carl Icahn’s push.

Google’s AI beats professional human players at Go, the Chinese board game. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had recently posted that Facebook’s AI was working on the same thing. Bloomberg reports that Google’s AlphaGo had higher scores than Facebook’s.

ICYMI: Federal regulators found serious flaws at Theranos lab that they say jeopardized patient health. Theranos, whose lab is in Newark, says most of those problems have already been fixed, and that it’s working on the rest.

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for, U.S. iPhone users: You can now stream live video on Facebook. (Company announcement)

Oracle announces it’s killing off the Java browser plugin in the fall. (Company announcement)

Upcoming driverless bus trial in the Netherlands is said to be the world’s first on public roads.

Apple recalling AC adapters sold in Argentina, Europe, Brazil and elsewhere. (Company announcement)


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