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

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