Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for June 13, 2014:
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk yesterday invited other car companies to use Tesla patents. Read more at teslamotors.com.
- Priceline has acquired OpenTable, the restaurant-reservation service, for $2.6 billion. Priceline says that it will expedite OpenTable's international expansion, but looking at OpenTable's financials, you need to wonder why so much was spent for, quite frankly, so little. Read more at cnet.com.
- Google plans to launch a new service called Google Fit. The service will collect and aggregate data from quantified self gadgets and health and fitness apps, according to an exclusive by Parmy Olson on Forbes. Read more at cnet.com.
- The Xbox One is so excited for you to play that even when Breaking Bad co-star Aaron Paul speaks to you through your television, it'll turn on. Users around the Web say that when the Aaron Paul Xbox commercial comes on and he says ""Xbox On"" in the beginning, their consoles are immediately turning on. Read more at forbes.com.
- 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman posted a really interesting column yesterday, pointing out a long list of features in iOS 8 that appear to lay the groundwork for an Apple smartwatch. Read more at bbc.com.
- The US Marshals are doing something rather unexpected: selling Bitcoins they obtained from their raid on the underground Web-based black market Silk Road. If the bidding process the Marshals are launching is successful, the US government could net more than $18 million in the sale. Read more at wsj.com.
For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for June 13, 2014.