10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here’s the technology news you need to know this Thursday.

1. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is now on a military advisory board for the Pentagon. It’s aimed at bringing Silicon Valley innovation and best practices to the U.S. military.

2. Yahoo is ready to talk about a deal and is asking potential buyers to sign confidentiality documents. Yahoo reportedly plans to have a traditional auction, in which buyers submit bids, rather than engage in direct, one-on-one deal talks.

3. Uber racked up huge international losses during its 2014 expansion. The international business lost $237 million (£168 million) in 2014.

4. LinkedIn’s CEO gives his $14 million (£9.9 million) stock bonus back to employees to make up for the stock plunge. Share prices recently fell by more than 40%.

5. A security expert said he could hack into San Francisco’s $35,000 (£24,800) police drones from a mile away. Security researcher Nils Rodday revealed a number of flaws in the city’s advanced, police-grade unmanned aerial vehicles.

6. Uber has launched its standalone UberEats app. It’s starting the service in Los Angeles but will expand to the rest of the US later this month.

7. VMware announced on Tuesday that its President and COO Carl Eschenbach is leaving the company. A top-level exodus has been going on for a while.

8. Slack is in talks to raise $150 million (£106 million) in new funding. The new funding round could value Slack as high as $4 billion (£2.8 billion.)

9. Google is now banning ad blockers that prevent ads from being served in other apps from the Google Play Store. An update to the developer policy makes it clear.

10. Estonian job-finding startup Jobbatical has raised $2 million (£1.4 million.) Saul Klein said that this is the second startup he and his father have publicly backed with their new £45 million venture capital fund.

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