Microsoft ticks off Steve Ballmer and a phone you can clean with soap
These are the top stories of the week.
Mark Zuckerberg gives away billions of dollars.
Microsoft is under fire.
Is Google spying on kids?
All that flew under the radar.
Mark Zuckerberg announce that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan Have a new baby daughter named Max.
He also mentioned that they will establish the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative which will receive 99% of Zuckerberg's Facebook shares.
That's worth about $45 billion.
According to the announcement, the initiative will focus on improving this world for the next generation.
And in case you're wondering, yes, the Zuck broken news on Facebook.
Microsoft old boss Steve Ballmer's in the news for statements he made in the annual shareholder meeting.
Ballmer is the company's largest individual shareholder, he said that Windows phones need to run Android apps instead of relying on developers to write apps for Windows.
Baller also didn't care for how Microsoft reported it's financial numbers.
Microsoft reported a number known as a run rate for it's cloud business.
A run rate is a projected number.
Ballmer said using the run rate instead of revenue was [BLEEP] His words not mine.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission saying Google is collecting personal data from school children.
The EFF says Google is using the info to target advertisements and build profiles on students.
Google says it's using the data to improve products and services.
Not for advertisements.
The company also says the data is anonymized.
More news to know.
Let's go rapid fire.
Microsoft's personal assistant Cortana is rolling out for ios in beta form.
Google introduced an updated data saver mode for Chrome on Android that could dramatically reduce how much data your phone sucks down.
Blackberry is exiting Pakistan, because it will not allow the government to tap it's enterprise services.
And Facebook is now letting more people stream video live.
Right now, it's limited to iOS users, with Android support coming next year.
Let's see what flew Under The Radar.
Radar this week.
Kyocera introduces what it's calling the first soap-proof phone.
Take a look at this video.
It looks like a horror movie to cell phone fans but don't worry, the phone is okay.
It's called the Digno Rafre and it can withstand being washed with hand soap and water.
The phone also ditches the use of a speaker and lets you hear sounds using bone conduction.
The Digno Rafre hits Japan next week.
Also, I apologize if I'm pronouncing the name wrong.
Now you're all caught up and set to get your daily dose of technews, checkout cnet.com/update.
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I'm Iyaz Akhtar, signing off.
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