10 Things You Don't Really Need To Know Because Who Cares About Anything But Boston Right Now

MIT Dome night

Morning.

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Here’s tech news:

  • Private equity firm Blackstone is withdrawing its bid to buy Dell
  • Back in 2011, Google chairman Eric Schmidt interviewed Julian Assange for his upcoming book. The transcript of that interview is now live.
  • Microsoft responds to the Excel mistake that may have damaged the global economy.
  • IBM is in talks to sell its server unit to Lenovo.
  • “Having amassed a fortune by investing early in Google, Facebook, Twitter and other start-ups, Mr. Conway has become, in two short years, one of San Francisco’s power brokers.”
  • You can now monitor the efficiency of Facebook’s data centres all on your own.
  • Twitter and BBC America signed an ads deal.
  • The senate is going to vote on a bill that would allow states to tax out-of-state ecommerce companies.
  • Viacom lost its billion dollar lawsuit against YouTube/Google. Again.
  • Microsoft is losing less money online than it used to.

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