On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Facebook is getting even more serious about live video. And it’s paying media companies — not just celebrities — to make such videos.

Shares of San Jose-based Polycom are up sharply on talk that it may merge with Ontario-based Mitel Networks.

Google’s Nest, which is under fire for planning to brick Revolv smart-home hubs, says it may offer refunds.

USA Today looked at government numbers released recently and comes up with the cities where tech workers can “live large” — in Washington and Texas. (But Oakland came in at No. 5.)

Who isn’t into self-driving cars? Amazon, Microsoft are in talks with Daimler’s Here, a digital mapping business for German carmakers’ autonomous vehicle efforts.

Indonesia is looking into whether Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo are paying the correct taxes in that country.

ICYMI: Medium is trying to make money with promoted stories, subscriptions.

Newly released government documents detail hacks on the American energy grid.

Dex Torricke-Barton, Mark Zuckerberg’s speechwriter, is heading over to Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

And eBay-branded box, anyone?


Photo: The sign at eBay headquarters in San Jose. (Gary Reyes/ Bay Area News Group)


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