On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Bitcoin surges in trading debut on Wall Street. (Bloomberg)

Apple buying Shazam, the music-recognition app. (Bloomberg)

Jony Ive back in charge of day-to-day design at Apple. (Bloomberg)

Verizon reportedly paying $2 billion to show NFL games on mobile, Yahoo. (WSJ)

Android creator Andy Rubin is back at work at Essential, the smartphone maker he founded, after taking a brief leave of absence that coincided with a recent report that he had an inappropriate relationship with an employee when he was at Google. (Recode)

HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger; company issues patch. (BBC)

Former Gawker employees have launched a crowdfunding drive to buy the site, which was shut down after the Peter Thiel-funded Hulk Hogan lawsuit. Thiel is also interested in buying Gawker. (WSJ)

Former Uber employees have gone into debt to hang onto shares they still can’t sell. (Quartz)

Uber’s London license appeal to be heard next year. (Reuters)


Photo: Jony Ive at Apple headquarters in Cupertino on Oct. 14, 2008. (Maria J. Avila/Mercury News archives)


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