On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Wednesday menu.

AMD shares surge after report about Intel chips security flaw. (Bloomberg)

Google “Dutch Sandwich” move to Bermuda shell company saved $19 billion in 2016. (Bloomberg)

Verizon, Samsung team up to bring faster 5G to California. (WSJ)

Spotify target of $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit by publisher of Tom Petty, Neil Young and the Doors. (Reuters)

Amazon says it shipped more than 5 billion Prime items in 2017. (Quartz)

Net neutrality: Sen. Ed Markey says he’s one co-sponsor away from the 30 required to discharge his Congressional Review Act resolution to undo the FCC’s net neutrality repeal, forcing a floor vote. (tweet, HT Politico)

FTC approves settlement with Lenovo, which had been accused of violating users’ privacy with pre-loaded software. (Hill)

World Health Organization to classify gaming addiction as a disorder for the first time. (BBC)

Trump administration urges Iran to unblock social media sites amid unrest. (ABC News)

And ICYMI: Silicon Valley elites are reportedly obsessed with expensive unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized water. (NYT)


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