12 Stories You Need To Know Today
The MLB may soon be live-tweeting, Google experiments with gesture tech, and Facebook and Twitter fight for the 'second screen.'
Social networks all want to be king of the digital water coolers. The New York Times
MLB teams will try out live-tweeting updates and player reactions. Twitter
Google buys Flutter, an app that allows communication with technology through gesture. Mashable
And in related news, Google applies for a patent on gesture-based car controls. Engadget
The Silk Road bust could lift the value of Bitcoin digital currency. USA Today
LEGO is going to make watches for adults — just don’t accidentally step on them. OhGizmo!
Tesla issues a statement on the firey accident that crashed both electric car and stock value. Business Insider
Businesses ask customers to ‘check in’ on Facebook for free wifi. TechCrunch
Amazon wants wifi available for everyone on airplanes all the time. Quartz
Target will offer pre-paid mobile phone plans. Target
Snapchat will allow users to create 24-hour timelines from their photos. Gigaom
Number of children owning mobile phones declines for first time; kids want tablets instead. BBC