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Here’s what’s on the tech menu for Wednesday …

We’re a long way from Watergate. Russian government hackers reportedly breached the computer network of the Democratic National Committee to get opposition research on Donald Trump.

Gawker Media’s Nick Denton says Peter Thiel may have won “this particular battle,” but Denton expects to win out as Gawker appeals the $140 million judgement in the Hulk Hogan case.

Facebook Vice President Nicola Mendelsohn says the social network could be “all video” in five years.

Have you ever wondered what’s happened to the 53 acquisitions Marissa Mayer has overseen during her tenure as Yahoo’s CEO?

Snapchat is planning on being a $1 billion company soon, and to get there it’s going to start running ads between people’s chats.

Apple plans to disable Flash, Java and other applications by default in the next version of OS X (macOS), to focus on HTML 5. The idea is that this will make web browsing easier.

Tesla is about to open its first “gallery” at a Nordstrom store in Los Angeles. The idea is to entice shoppers with a peek at Tesla cars, including test drives. More such stores are expected.

A couple of things related to Uber: Chinese rival Didi Chuxing says it has raised a total of $7 billion (this includes $1 billion from Apple). … Meanwhile, the main lawyer representing Uber drivers in their case against the company is cutting her fees under pressure that she isn’t doing enough for them.

Photo: The Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington. Hackers linked to Russian intelligence services broke into the Democratic National Committee’s computer networks and gained access to confidential emails, chats and opposition research on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, people familiar with the breach said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon )

 

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