Facebook is not playing nice with a new video app, Aereo improves live TV streaming on Roku, and Microsoft plans to go deeper with its Surface tablet lineup.
by Bridget Carey
Today's tech news roundup looks at the latest skirmish between Facebook and Twitter. The new iPhone app Vine (owned by Twitter), lets users create six-second mash-up videos and share it on social media. But Facebook has blocked Vine from being able to find Facebook friends in the app. The move is similar to how Twitter shut off Facebook's Instagram from accessing its user data.
The live TV-streaming startup Aereo has an updated app on Roku, allowing subscribers to use the service with the Roku remote. Previously, the only way to control it on Roku was to use an iPhone or iPad. Aereo is gearing up to expand its offerings to 22 other U.S. cities, while also fighting a lawsuit from major broadcast networks.