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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Ellen Pao lost her discrimination lawsuit against VC firm Kleiner Perkins.</b> The jury decided that her gender did not cause her to miss out on promotions.<p><b>2. Apple CEO Tim Cook published an op-ed in the Washington Post.</b> He's angry over a law in Indiana that lets businesses turn away customers for …

Tim Cook

LinkedIn Doesn't Have a Chat App, So Caliber Built One for Them

But will LinkedIn let it stick around?<p>A lot of companies are betting big on private messaging. LinkedIn, at least so far, isn’t one of them.<p>The professional network has a lot of apps — seven by my last count — but none of them are considered a private messaging app. In fact, LinkedIn doesn’t have a …

Facebook Can Now Notify You About Events Near You

You’re on Facebook for the brands, right? A new button allows you to get notifications whenever your favorite brand/musician/page is hosting an event near you, so that you don’t miss out.<p>A new section shown in the events dashboard allows you to subscribe to pages to receive notifications when …

Apps

Some Uber users are claiming their accounts have been hacked

Since credit cards are automatically linked to your Uber account, these intruders have been able to order rides without the account holder's permission, according to the report.<p>"I got a notification on my phone from Uber saying 'your taxi was on its way/it arrived' etc., but thought it must be a …

Silk Road

Rogue DEA Agent Allegedly Attempted To Shut Down PayPal's Venmo During Silk Road Investigation

A former agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration allegedly overstepped his powers during the investigation of illicit online narcotics marketplace Silk Road by attempting to seize the company bank accounts of popular peer-to-peer payments service Venmo.<p>On Friday, federal authorities arrested …

Corruption

AT&T's gigabit internet arrives in Apple's backyard

It's official: AT&T is offering full-fledged gigabit internet service in Silicon Valley before Google. After months of teasing, the telecom has launched its U-verse GigaPower service in Cupertino, Apple's home turf -- and a quick drive away from Google's headquarters, we'd add. Get ready to pony up …

Facebook seems to be breaking the App Store rules, but Apple probably can’t stop it

Over the past few weeks, Facebook has announced quite a few changes coming to its platform. Some of the biggest changes are occurring within its Messenger application. Facebook Messenger will immediately begin allowing users to download a slew of third-party apps and tools from partners like Pic …

Apps

Adobe Wants To Kill Your Desktop

This year, Adobe will launch multitasking tools on mobile that might enable you to work faster than you would on a desktop.<p>If you use Photoshop or Illustrator for a living, you probably live at your desk, tethered to your standard-issue computer. But Scott Belsky, known best for founding the …

U.S. ITC to Investigate Apple After Ericsson Patent Infringement Claims

The ongoing conflict between Apple and Ericsson escalated this afternoon as the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) agreed to launch an investigation into claims that Apple infringed on as many as 41 of Ericsson's cellular technology patents with its iPad and iPhone devices, reports</i> …

Ericsson

Gmail for Android puts all your accounts in a single inbox

Flipping between your multiple email accounts in Gmail has always been a bit of a pain, especially on mobile devices but that changes today with the release of Google's new "All Inboxes" option for Gmail's Android app. It does exactly what it sounds like: display every one of your inboxes (even …