On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Friday menu.

As it reviews Amazon’s plan to buy Whole Foods, the FTC is reportedly looking into allegations that Amazon is misleading customers about discounts. (Reuters; our previous coverage)

Officials say they have no verbal agreement with Elon Musk about an East Coast hyperloop. (Guardian) Musk did tweet an appeal to people to bug their elected officials about it.

YouTube TV launches in 10 more U.S. markets, tripling its footprint. (TechCrunch)

YouTube now responds to searches for terrorist videos with playlists that debunk extremism. (Verge)

A look at how Washington and lawmakers are dealing with self-driving cars: slowly. (NYT)

Supreme Court gives cable industry more time to appeal net neutrality ruling. (Hill)

Speaking of net neutrality, the FCC says it won’t be releasing evidence of its claim that its website for taking public comments was targeted by DDoS attacks. (Hill)


Photo: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks onstage for the launch of the new Amazon Fire Phone in 2014. Amazon is looking to buy Whole Foods. (Ted S. Warren/AP)


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