Top News for July 10, 2014

Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for July 10, 2014:

  1. The French government banned free eBooks in France, starting today. So Amazon started charging for books formerly given away free. The price? One penny. Read more at wsj.com.

  2. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent a three-thousand word manifesto to Microsoft employees about his vision for the company. He proclaimed Microsoft as the ""productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world."" He also said Microsoft will re-invent productivity. Read more at microsoft.com.

  3. Tablet Shipments Decline For the First Time, NPD Says Read more at wsj.com.

  4. When the US Supreme Court ruled against Aereo last month, some said the company was done for. But yesterday, the CEO sent a letter to a U.S. district court in New York saying that because the Supreme Court smacked down Aereo by calling it a cable company, the company is entitled therefore to be licensed as a cable company. Read more at blog.aereo.com.

  5. Microsoft Taking Steps to Comply With the Right to be Forgotten Read more at nytimes.com.

  6. Documents leaked to TechCrunch from inside Yelp accuse Google of favoring Google+ content over Yelp content in search results. Read more at searchengineland.com.

  7. Chinese hackers target US federal employees Read more at cnet.com.

For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for July 10, 2014.