On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s going on in tech.

Two people who want to get Google’s trademark on its name canceled have filed a petition to get the Supreme Court to weigh the case. (Press release) In May, as we wrote, an appeals court ruled that Google is not generic even though most people use it as a verb.

GE Chairman Jeff Imelt is reportedly the leading candidate for Uber CEO. (Recode)

Netflix plans to spend $7 billion on content next year, according to Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. (Variety)

Google is testing tools to help news publishers sell subscriptions. (WSJ)

Intel: New PC chip a ‘once-in-a-decade’ performance boost. (Bloomberg)

If you took photos of the solar eclipse, a new study suggests it did not remove you from the moment. (NYT)

ICYMI: U.S. formally launches probe of China’s intellectual property practices. (Reuters)

Also ICYMI: Target ends relationship with S.F.-based startup Hampton Creek. (Bloomberg)

 

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