On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Thursday menu.

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: The next version of Android is to be called Nougat.

Intel to team up with BMW and Mobileye, reportedly on self-driving cars.

Spotify says Apple won’t approve a new version of its iOS app because the two companies compete in the music-streaming world.

Hertz to provide cars to Uber, Lyft drivers.

There’s been another tax-related raid on Google offices in Europe, this time in Spain.

Kleiner Perkins raises $1.4 billion for two new funds. (WSJ)

Google Capital invests more than $46 million in Care.com, its first investment in a public company.

In an op-ed in the WSJ, Michael Bloomberg criticizes tech companies’ encryption efforts, saying “the Constitution doesn’t carve out an exception for tech companies.”

Amazon has begun selling perishable foods, such as its own brand of coffee and baby food. (WSJ)

Alphabet adds economist Roger Ferguson, president and CEO of financial services giant TIAA, to its board. Ferguson becomes the first African-American to serve on the board of Google and Alphabet.

Cisco and IBM team up on work-productivity software.

Google beefs up search results related to earthquakes. (Company blog post)

ACLU sues government over the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act hacking law, saying it can hamper research into online discrimination.

And in case you’re keeping track, the latest tech exec to get hacked: Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, whose Twitter account was compromised.


Photo: Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify, in New York City in 2015. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)


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