Today’s Tech Sightings:
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on his social media page that Facebook’s Connectivity Lab is developing a laser communication system that can beam data via drones and satellites, thereby providing Internet connectivity at much higher speeds.
A report from G Data Security Labs finds information stored on Android devices to be vulnerable to as many as 4,900 new malware files each day. Increasingly a profitable platform for hackers, the Android operating system is likely to attract more than 2 million new strains of malware this year, according to the company.
A new poll conducted by Braun Research for Bank of America of about 1,000 participants finds that 35 percent of surveyed millennials reach for their phones first thing in the morning, rather than their partners. Forty-four percent fall asleep with their smartphones in hand, and three percent go to bed with their smartphones.
Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10, will start rolling out on July 29 for Windows Insider participants. After that, users who accepted the invitation to upgrade their Windows systems will start getting notifications. The upgrade process will alert users if their systems are not ready for Windows 10 and offer alternatives.
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is taking the helm of the social media giant, temporarily replacing CEO Dick Costolo. Dorsey will focus on making the leadership transition as seamless as possible while the company’s board of directors searches for a permanent CEO.
If you didn’t know, YouTube was a dating site at one point, and Twitter used to be called Odeo. Here’s a look at some of Silicon Valley’s most successful companies that – more or less – had dubious beginnings.