On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Thursday menu.

Oracle and Google go back to court Thursday over Java and Android, as Oracle appeals its court loss last year. (Business Insider)

The hacker Uber paid to keep the data breach a secret is a 20-year-old Florida man. He was paid $100,000 through Uber’s bug bounty program. (Reuters)

Lyft is now offering self-driving car trips in Boston, using robot taxis by NuTonomy. (Verge)

Google’s AlphaZero AI — repurposed after beating the world’s best Go players — beats champion chess program after teaching itself in four hours. (Guardian)

Investor Shervin Pishevar accused of spreading false information to cover up alleged sexual misconduct. (BuzzFeed)

Speaking of sexual misconduct, former Binary Capital VC Justin Caldbeck chimed in on Twitter yesterday:¬†“I applaud all the women who had the courage to speak out and ignite the #MeToo movement, including my accusers.” That tweet has since been deleted. (Quartz)

Bitcoin news:

  • Hackers steal $70 million worth of bitcoin. (WSJ)
  • Gaming service Steam has stopped accepting payments made with bitcoin, saying it’s too volatile. (BBC)


Photo: Oracle headquarters on Dec. 16, 2014 in Redwood City. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


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