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Jeff Lusk 2021-06-23
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John McAfee, founder of the company behind McAfee Antivirus, has been found dead according to reports from Reuters, El Mundo, El País, and others. He was being held in a Barcelona prison, and the Catalan Department of Justice has stated that his death was likely caused by suicide. Lawyers for McAfee confirmed his death to Reuters and The New York Times, with one saying it was “the result of a cruel system that had no reason to keep this man in jail for so long.”

McAfee was being held in prison, pending extradition to the US, since his arrest in October 2020. He faced charges of tax evasion and had also been charged with securities fraud relating to an alleged cryptocurrency pump and dump scheme. Spanish courts had approved his...

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Michael Marcano 2017-02-18
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John McAfee is in Stockholm to hold a lecture at the conference on security NCMS and in connection with that Disaster of a chat in an hour.

– They were not junk until Intel bought them, " says John McAfee.

Now, he works on a large-scale comeback in the field of it security, which among other things has resulted in a legal battle with Intel, because John McAfee wants to use his own name in the name of his new business, which Intel does not want to go on.

How goes it with the name issue?

" We're negotiating right now.

What is the practical it security issues are the John McAfee wants to lift right now?

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Toby Taft 2017-05-10

p Intel has told a court that MGT Capital Investments has gone ahead with the announcement of the “John McAfee Privacy Phone,” even though the company that proposes to change its name to “John McAfee Global Technologies” has previously said that it did not plan to launch products and services under the McAfee mark.

The chipmaker claims it acquired the mark when it bought McAfee Inc. in 2011, and has used and promoted it for security products, services, and publications for consumers and businesses.

Security expert John McAfee has stated that he did not sign away rights to his personal name.

Intel spun off last month its security business as a separate company, called McAfee, in which it now owns 49 percent of the equity, with the balance owned by investment firm TPG.

The federal court had earlier refused John McAfee and MGT Capital a preliminary injunction until the resolution of the dispute on Intel’s transfer of marks and related assets containing the word McAfee as part of the spin-out.

MGT Capital, which has John McAfee as CEO and executive chairman of the board, has indicated its interest in diversifying into the security market.

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Robert Woodward 2017-07-06
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Colourful former security tycoon reaches settlement with Intel over use of his name

Colourful and controversial security expert John McAfee has settled his legal tussle with chip giant Intel over the use of his McAfee name going forward.

The legal battle came after Intel acquired antivirus giant McAfee Associates for $7.6 billion (£6.11bn) in 2010, with the goal of building its security tech into its hardware.

John McAfee was never very happy about Intel’s ownership of his name and the firm he had created, and six years after the acquisition the two began a legal battle over the use of the McAfee name for security products.

However it still retains a 49 percent stake in the company.

John McAfee had sued Intel in September 2016 after Intel had warned him that using his name, including renaming his digital gaming and cybersecurity company MGT Capital Investments Inc as “John McAfee Global Technologies Inc.”

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Ricky Nesbitt 2017-07-06
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(Reuters) — John McAfee, the creator of eponymous antivirus computer software, has settled a lawsuit against Intel over his right to use his name on other projects after the chipmaker bought his former company.

U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken in Manhattan dismissed McAfee’s September 2016 lawsuit and a countersuit by Intel on Wednesday, five days after a settlement agreement was signed.

McAfee said he sued after Intel warned him that using his name, including by renaming his digital gaming and cybersecurity company MGT Capital Investments as “John McAfee Global Technologies Inc,” would infringe its trademarks.

Intel countered by accusing McAfee of trademark infringement and unfair competition, and sought unspecified damages.

Under the settlement, McAfee agreed not to use his name, trademark his name or the phrase “John McAfee Privacy Phone,” or use “John McAfee Global Technologies” in connection with cybersecurity- and security-related products and services.

He retained the right in other contexts to use his name in advertising, promotions and presentations, including with regard to his role at McAfee Associates, which he sold to Intel for $7.7 billion in 2010.

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David Reilly 2016-10-21
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Use your personal name in connection with your business but not as a trademark, Intel says

The Intel logo on display at Computex 2015 in Taipei.

Intel does not object to John McAfee using his personal name in connection with his business, but it objects to the use by the maverick entrepreneur and security expert of the McAfee trade name and trademark in a way that could confuse or deceive consumers or dilute the brand.

The issue came up when John McAfee teamed with MGT Capital Investments, which had been until recently mainly into gaming sites, and announced in May that it is in the process of acquiring a diverse portfolio of cybersecurity technologies.

MGT also announced that it intended to change its corporate name to John McAfee Global Technologies, Inc. with John McAfee at the helm of the new company.

Intel announced in September that it had signed an agreement with TPG for a deal that would see its Intel Security business as a separate cybersecurity company in which Intel shareholders would hold 49 percent of the equity with the balance held by the investment firm.

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Thomas Gibson 2016-09-06
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Multimiljardären managed to not become a presidential candidate, but now he wants to at least regain the right to use their own surname.

Troublemaker, John McAfee has happened in luven with Intel.

In a lawsuit requires antivirusmiljardären to chippjätten let him use his surname as the company name again.

in 2011, the Intel paid close to 7.7 billion dollars for the security company McAfee, but for a couple of years ago the company was renamed to Intel Security.

In may of this year, John McAfee in as president and ceo of the company MGT Capital Investments, a company he is planning to rename to "John McAfee Global Technologies".

But where has Intel's lawyers said no.

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Rex Canale 2017-07-06
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John McAfee, known for the anti-virus software bearing his surname, has settled legal action with technology giant Intel over the commercial use of his name.

The chip-maker had warned Mr McAfee against renaming his current company - MGT Capital Investments - as "John McAfee Global Technologies".

Intel argued this amounted to trademark infringement.

It bought Mr McAfee's former company, McAfee Associates, in 2010.

The legal action has now been settled, and Mr McAfee has agreed not to use the phrases "McAfee Privacy Phone" or "John McAfee Global Technologies" in relation to cyber-security or security-related products and services.

Neither party admitted to wrongdoing in the settlement, which led to US district judge Paul Oetken dismissing the case five days later.

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Eric Billiter 2020-10-05
John McAfee

John McAfee, who built a fortune selling cybersecurity software and has in recent years become a cryptocurrency evangelist, has been indicted on charges of tax evasion by the Department of Justice (DOJ). He has been arrested in Spain and is awaiting extradition, the DOJ said.

McAfee has had a contentious association with the law for years, though it’s at times unclear which run-ins are real and what has been fabricated. A former 2020 US Presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party (yes, really), he claimed that the campaign was “in exile” after he was charged with “using Crypto Cuttencies [sic] in criminal acts against the U. S. Government” in January 2019. In that same video, he said he hasn’t paid taxes in eight years. (That will...

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Everett Toliver 2016-09-05
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Sometimes, all a man has in this world is his name, but according to Intel, antivirus pioneer and living cautionary tale John McAfee doesn t even have that.

Back in May, MGT Capital Investments announced that McAfee was joining the company as Chief Financial Officer, briefly sending MGT stock skyrocketing from 36 cents to $5.38 a share.

Shortly afterward, the company revealed it was in the process of acquiring D-Vasive, a provider of leading edge anti-spy software and intended to change its name to John McAfee Global Technologies, Inc .

According to recently filed court documents, however, Intel threatened to take legal action in June after learning of the planned name change — an alleged infringement of the McAfee trademark owned by Intel.

McAfee, of course, was the founder of the antivirus company that Intel acquired the trademark from, but Intel claims he forfeited any right to use the McAfee name in connection with security solutions and services when he sold his assets to the company in 1991.

Now, it looks the matter will be determined in court: On Friday, McAfee and MGT filed a lawsuit against Intel, including an Asset Acquisition Agreement from 1991 they say proves he, if nothing else, still owns his name.

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Michael Hurlock 2016-09-05
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Sometimes, all a man has in this world is his name, but according to Intel, antivirus pioneer and living cautionary tale John McAfee doesn t even have that.

Back in May, MGT Capital Investments announced that McAfee was joining the company as Chief Financial Officer, briefly sending MGT stock skyrocketing from 36 cents to $5.38 a share.

Shortly afterward, the company revealed it was in the process of acquiring D-Vasive, a provider of leading edge anti-spy software and intended to change its name to John McAfee Global Technologies, Inc.

According to recently filed court documents, however, Intel threatened to take legal action in June after learning of the planned name change—an alleged infringement of the McAfee trademark owned by Intel.

McAfee, of course, was the founder of the antivirus company that Intel acquired the trademark from, but Intel claims he forfeited any right to use the McAfee name in connection with security solutions and services when he sold his assets to the company in 1991.

Now, it looks the matter will be determined in court: On Friday, McAfee and MGT filed a lawsuit against Intel, including an Asset Acquisition Agreement from 1991 they say proves he, if nothing else, still owns his name.

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Michael Lofton 2021-06-23
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John McAfee, the founder of the antivirus software McAfee, was awaiting extradition to the United States on tax-related criminal charges.
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Michael Vaughn 2017-07-06

Technology pioneer John McAfee, creator of the eponymous anti-virus software, has settled a year-long legal dispute with Intel over the commerical use of his name in personal ventures after selling his former company to the US corporation six years ago.

In September 2016, McAfee filed a lawsuit demanding the right to use his full name – and by extension his personal brand – in the business title of MGT Capital Investments, a cybersecurity firm he currently helms.

This week (5 July 2017), US district judge Paul Oetken dismissed both arguments after a settlement was amicably signed, Reuters reported.

Under the terms, McAfee agreed to not use the phrase "John McAfee Privacy Phone" or the title of "John McAfee Global Technologies" for his cyber firm.

He is still allowed to use his name for advertising, promotional activities and presentations – including in relation to his former role at McAfee Associates, sold to Intel in 2010 for $7.7bn (£6bn).

The transaction was closed the following year and in 2014 the company was rebranded Intel Security.

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Jason Vest 2018-06-05
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In spite of going on the run from the Securities Exchange Commission last month, McAfee yesterday Tweeted his decision, which reverses his previous statements that his political career was over.

In spite of past refusals, I have decided to again run for POTUS in 2020.

If asked again by the Libertarian party, I will run with them.

I believe this will best serve the crypto community by providing the ultimate campaign platform for us.

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 3, 2018

McAfee ran in the 2016 election which brought current POTUS Donald Trump to the White House.

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Jeanette Perea 2021-03-05
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John McAfee is being indicted on federal charges, this time for "the fraudulent promotion to investors of cryptocurrencies," the DOJ said.
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Eric Whitefield 2021-06-24
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John McAfee has died by apparent suicide, Apple warns against 'sideloading,' and VCs share top startups: 10 things in tech you need to know.
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Jeff Lusk 2021-06-23
US-GUATEMALA-BELIZE-MCAFEE
Photo credit should read PAULA BUSTAMANTE/AFP via Getty Images

John McAfee, founder of the company behind McAfee Antivirus, has been found dead according to reports from Reuters, El Mundo, El País, and others. He was being held in a Barcelona prison, and the Catalan Department of Justice has stated that his death was likely caused by suicide. Lawyers for McAfee confirmed his death to Reuters and The New York Times, with one saying it was “the result of a cruel system that had no reason to keep this man in jail for so long.”

McAfee was being held in prison, pending extradition to the US, since his arrest in October 2020. He faced charges of tax evasion and had also been charged with securities fraud relating to an alleged cryptocurrency pump and dump scheme. Spanish courts had approved his...

Continue reading…

Toby Taft 2017-05-10

p Intel has told a court that MGT Capital Investments has gone ahead with the announcement of the “John McAfee Privacy Phone,” even though the company that proposes to change its name to “John McAfee Global Technologies” has previously said that it did not plan to launch products and services under the McAfee mark.

The chipmaker claims it acquired the mark when it bought McAfee Inc. in 2011, and has used and promoted it for security products, services, and publications for consumers and businesses.

Security expert John McAfee has stated that he did not sign away rights to his personal name.

Intel spun off last month its security business as a separate company, called McAfee, in which it now owns 49 percent of the equity, with the balance owned by investment firm TPG.

The federal court had earlier refused John McAfee and MGT Capital a preliminary injunction until the resolution of the dispute on Intel’s transfer of marks and related assets containing the word McAfee as part of the spin-out.

MGT Capital, which has John McAfee as CEO and executive chairman of the board, has indicated its interest in diversifying into the security market.

Ricky Nesbitt 2017-07-06
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(Reuters) — John McAfee, the creator of eponymous antivirus computer software, has settled a lawsuit against Intel over his right to use his name on other projects after the chipmaker bought his former company.

U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken in Manhattan dismissed McAfee’s September 2016 lawsuit and a countersuit by Intel on Wednesday, five days after a settlement agreement was signed.

McAfee said he sued after Intel warned him that using his name, including by renaming his digital gaming and cybersecurity company MGT Capital Investments as “John McAfee Global Technologies Inc,” would infringe its trademarks.

Intel countered by accusing McAfee of trademark infringement and unfair competition, and sought unspecified damages.

Under the settlement, McAfee agreed not to use his name, trademark his name or the phrase “John McAfee Privacy Phone,” or use “John McAfee Global Technologies” in connection with cybersecurity- and security-related products and services.

He retained the right in other contexts to use his name in advertising, promotions and presentations, including with regard to his role at McAfee Associates, which he sold to Intel for $7.7 billion in 2010.

Thomas Gibson 2016-09-06
img

Multimiljardären managed to not become a presidential candidate, but now he wants to at least regain the right to use their own surname.

Troublemaker, John McAfee has happened in luven with Intel.

In a lawsuit requires antivirusmiljardären to chippjätten let him use his surname as the company name again.

in 2011, the Intel paid close to 7.7 billion dollars for the security company McAfee, but for a couple of years ago the company was renamed to Intel Security.

In may of this year, John McAfee in as president and ceo of the company MGT Capital Investments, a company he is planning to rename to "John McAfee Global Technologies".

But where has Intel's lawyers said no.

Eric Billiter 2020-10-05
John McAfee

John McAfee, who built a fortune selling cybersecurity software and has in recent years become a cryptocurrency evangelist, has been indicted on charges of tax evasion by the Department of Justice (DOJ). He has been arrested in Spain and is awaiting extradition, the DOJ said.

McAfee has had a contentious association with the law for years, though it’s at times unclear which run-ins are real and what has been fabricated. A former 2020 US Presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party (yes, really), he claimed that the campaign was “in exile” after he was charged with “using Crypto Cuttencies [sic] in criminal acts against the U. S. Government” in January 2019. In that same video, he said he hasn’t paid taxes in eight years. (That will...

Continue reading…

Michael Hurlock 2016-09-05
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Sometimes, all a man has in this world is his name, but according to Intel, antivirus pioneer and living cautionary tale John McAfee doesn t even have that.

Back in May, MGT Capital Investments announced that McAfee was joining the company as Chief Financial Officer, briefly sending MGT stock skyrocketing from 36 cents to $5.38 a share.

Shortly afterward, the company revealed it was in the process of acquiring D-Vasive, a provider of leading edge anti-spy software and intended to change its name to John McAfee Global Technologies, Inc.

According to recently filed court documents, however, Intel threatened to take legal action in June after learning of the planned name change—an alleged infringement of the McAfee trademark owned by Intel.

McAfee, of course, was the founder of the antivirus company that Intel acquired the trademark from, but Intel claims he forfeited any right to use the McAfee name in connection with security solutions and services when he sold his assets to the company in 1991.

Now, it looks the matter will be determined in court: On Friday, McAfee and MGT filed a lawsuit against Intel, including an Asset Acquisition Agreement from 1991 they say proves he, if nothing else, still owns his name.

Michael Vaughn 2017-07-06

Technology pioneer John McAfee, creator of the eponymous anti-virus software, has settled a year-long legal dispute with Intel over the commerical use of his name in personal ventures after selling his former company to the US corporation six years ago.

In September 2016, McAfee filed a lawsuit demanding the right to use his full name – and by extension his personal brand – in the business title of MGT Capital Investments, a cybersecurity firm he currently helms.

This week (5 July 2017), US district judge Paul Oetken dismissed both arguments after a settlement was amicably signed, Reuters reported.

Under the terms, McAfee agreed to not use the phrase "John McAfee Privacy Phone" or the title of "John McAfee Global Technologies" for his cyber firm.

He is still allowed to use his name for advertising, promotional activities and presentations – including in relation to his former role at McAfee Associates, sold to Intel in 2010 for $7.7bn (£6bn).

The transaction was closed the following year and in 2014 the company was rebranded Intel Security.

Jeanette Perea 2021-03-05
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John McAfee is being indicted on federal charges, this time for "the fraudulent promotion to investors of cryptocurrencies," the DOJ said.
Michael Marcano 2017-02-18
img

John McAfee is in Stockholm to hold a lecture at the conference on security NCMS and in connection with that Disaster of a chat in an hour.

– They were not junk until Intel bought them, " says John McAfee.

Now, he works on a large-scale comeback in the field of it security, which among other things has resulted in a legal battle with Intel, because John McAfee wants to use his own name in the name of his new business, which Intel does not want to go on.

How goes it with the name issue?

" We're negotiating right now.

What is the practical it security issues are the John McAfee wants to lift right now?

Robert Woodward 2017-07-06
img

Colourful former security tycoon reaches settlement with Intel over use of his name

Colourful and controversial security expert John McAfee has settled his legal tussle with chip giant Intel over the use of his McAfee name going forward.

The legal battle came after Intel acquired antivirus giant McAfee Associates for $7.6 billion (£6.11bn) in 2010, with the goal of building its security tech into its hardware.

John McAfee was never very happy about Intel’s ownership of his name and the firm he had created, and six years after the acquisition the two began a legal battle over the use of the McAfee name for security products.

However it still retains a 49 percent stake in the company.

John McAfee had sued Intel in September 2016 after Intel had warned him that using his name, including renaming his digital gaming and cybersecurity company MGT Capital Investments Inc as “John McAfee Global Technologies Inc.”

David Reilly 2016-10-21
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Use your personal name in connection with your business but not as a trademark, Intel says

The Intel logo on display at Computex 2015 in Taipei.

Intel does not object to John McAfee using his personal name in connection with his business, but it objects to the use by the maverick entrepreneur and security expert of the McAfee trade name and trademark in a way that could confuse or deceive consumers or dilute the brand.

The issue came up when John McAfee teamed with MGT Capital Investments, which had been until recently mainly into gaming sites, and announced in May that it is in the process of acquiring a diverse portfolio of cybersecurity technologies.

MGT also announced that it intended to change its corporate name to John McAfee Global Technologies, Inc. with John McAfee at the helm of the new company.

Intel announced in September that it had signed an agreement with TPG for a deal that would see its Intel Security business as a separate cybersecurity company in which Intel shareholders would hold 49 percent of the equity with the balance held by the investment firm.

Rex Canale 2017-07-06
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John McAfee, known for the anti-virus software bearing his surname, has settled legal action with technology giant Intel over the commercial use of his name.

The chip-maker had warned Mr McAfee against renaming his current company - MGT Capital Investments - as "John McAfee Global Technologies".

Intel argued this amounted to trademark infringement.

It bought Mr McAfee's former company, McAfee Associates, in 2010.

The legal action has now been settled, and Mr McAfee has agreed not to use the phrases "McAfee Privacy Phone" or "John McAfee Global Technologies" in relation to cyber-security or security-related products and services.

Neither party admitted to wrongdoing in the settlement, which led to US district judge Paul Oetken dismissing the case five days later.

Everett Toliver 2016-09-05
img

Sometimes, all a man has in this world is his name, but according to Intel, antivirus pioneer and living cautionary tale John McAfee doesn t even have that.

Back in May, MGT Capital Investments announced that McAfee was joining the company as Chief Financial Officer, briefly sending MGT stock skyrocketing from 36 cents to $5.38 a share.

Shortly afterward, the company revealed it was in the process of acquiring D-Vasive, a provider of leading edge anti-spy software and intended to change its name to John McAfee Global Technologies, Inc .

According to recently filed court documents, however, Intel threatened to take legal action in June after learning of the planned name change — an alleged infringement of the McAfee trademark owned by Intel.

McAfee, of course, was the founder of the antivirus company that Intel acquired the trademark from, but Intel claims he forfeited any right to use the McAfee name in connection with security solutions and services when he sold his assets to the company in 1991.

Now, it looks the matter will be determined in court: On Friday, McAfee and MGT filed a lawsuit against Intel, including an Asset Acquisition Agreement from 1991 they say proves he, if nothing else, still owns his name.

Michael Lofton 2021-06-23
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John McAfee, the founder of the antivirus software McAfee, was awaiting extradition to the United States on tax-related criminal charges.
Jason Vest 2018-06-05
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In spite of going on the run from the Securities Exchange Commission last month, McAfee yesterday Tweeted his decision, which reverses his previous statements that his political career was over.

In spite of past refusals, I have decided to again run for POTUS in 2020.

If asked again by the Libertarian party, I will run with them.

I believe this will best serve the crypto community by providing the ultimate campaign platform for us.

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 3, 2018

McAfee ran in the 2016 election which brought current POTUS Donald Trump to the White House.

Eric Whitefield 2021-06-24
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John McAfee has died by apparent suicide, Apple warns against 'sideloading,' and VCs share top startups: 10 things in tech you need to know.