On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

DOJ probes Uber for possible violations of bribery laws. (Reuters)

Today’s the first hearing in Benchmark Capital’s effort to kick Travis Kalanick off the Uber board. (Recode)

Tim Draper is back with a new proposal to split California up: into three instead of six, as he had previously proposed. (NYT, our previous coverage)

PayPal introduces a credit card that offers 2 percent cash back. (Bloomberg)

Google’s voice assistant is coming to more speakers. (CNN)

Speaking of voice assistants, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana will be able to work with each other. (Recode)

Snapchat boasts that it has journalists who check facts before it highlights user-generated content for its news offering. (BBC)

Just so you know, new study shows not all who claim to be plastic surgeons on Instagram actually are. (Fortune)


Photo: Outside Uber headquarters in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)


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