10 things in tech you need to know today


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A man wearing cardboard hat depicting an Apple Watch, reacts as he tries on the watch after it went on display the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district April 10, 2015.

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know going into the weekend.


1. The Apple Watch is coming to stores on June 26. It's also going to start selling it in Italy, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

2. Twitter has shut down an account that automatically tweeted every tweet that politicians deleted. It has decided that Politwoops breaks its terms of service.

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3. Samsung accidentally leaked the instruction manual for its new phone. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is a more durable version of the normal Samsung Galaxy S6.

4. Russia has been accused of hacking into the German parliament. Investigators who have examined the source code used believe the hack came from Russia.


5. Apple has taken two weeks to approve an update to Pebble's new app. Pebble is a rival smartwatch competitor, and customers need the app to be able to use their watches.

6. China is making it easier for people to invest in tech startups. Chinese premier Li Keqiang also urged local governments to tax incentives to startups.

7. Apple is bringing Jawbone products back to its stores. It removed them when it launched the Apple Watch.

8. Frederic Court has launched a new $120 million VC fund for London. It's going to focus on fashion brands and luxury tech companies.

9. Yahoo has killed off Yahoo Pipes. It let budding developers easily create web applications.


10. Xiaomi is now the world's second-largest maker of wearables. The Xiaomi Mi Band sold around 2.8 million units in Q1 2015.

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