On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Apple will replace batteries in iPhone 6 or later models for $29 even if the phone passes a diagnostic test. (MacRumors)

ICYMI in the news about Tim Cook’s pay raise, which was reported last week: The Apple CEO now takes private planes only — “in the interests of security and efficiency.” (CNN)

There’s a 40 percent chance Apple will buy Netflix, according to Citi analysts who say the corporate tax cuts will boost Apple’s cash position. (Business Insider)

Amazon will buy Target this year, analyst Gene Munster predicts. (Bloomberg)

Twitter blocks far-right leader who posted anti-Muslim message as Germany tightens hate speech law. (CNN)

Speaking of Twitter and blocking, the social media site temporarily blocked Sheriff David Clarke for tweets that seemed to incite violence against the media. (CNN)

Jia Yueting, CEO of debt-laden LeEco, defies China’s order to return to the country, says he’s staying in U.S. to raise funds for electric-car business. (Reuters)

Germany to start enforcing law that demands social media sites move within 24 hours to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material. (BBC)

A kidnapped crypto CEO reportedly released after paying a $1 million bitcoin ransom. (Business Insider)


Photo: Apple’s iPhone 6S Plus, 6S and SE are shown on March 24, 2016. (Julie Jacobson/AP)


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