On Topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on Thursday’s menu:

Is Apple thinking of a big media move? The company reportedly considered bidding for Time Warner last year, and may be looking at other media options.

There’s more speculation that Apple will come out with an all-glass iPhone in 2017.

HP is looking to get some attention for its gaming PCs and laptops with a flagship brand called Omen.

Facebook is dumping its desktop ad platform this fall and will focus on selling mobile ads.

Sony says PlayStation 4 sales have surpassed 40 million units, including 10 million in the last six months.

Salesforce dives in with Amazon in a $400 million web services pact.

Walgreen’s is getting caught up more in the Theranos scandal, and reportedly didn’t fully vet Theranos’ blood-testing tech machines before putting them into use.

In , Google said it is opening an office in Detroit to expand its self-driving car efforts. Google is basically saying it’s doing this to lure away top Big Auto talent in Detroit.

PC giant Lenovo reported quarterly earnings growth, but sales slipped due to weakness in the PC industry.

Foxconn, which is a big supplier to Apple and Samsung, has replaced 60,000 jobs with robots.

Sunnyvale-based NetApp had a rough day Thursday after reporting disappointing quarterly results late Wednesday.

Biotech Regeneron takes over the sponsorship of the top U.S. high school science prize from Intel.

Photo: The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium decorated for an Apple media event Sept. 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (Karl Mondon/Staff)




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