Happy rainy Wednesday morning, Austin! Here's a look at some of what tech blogs are talking about this morning to get your day started:
A Fiber phone
Given that we're a Google Fiber city, it's likely Austin will be one of the first places customers will be able to get a Fiber Phone, a $10-a-month home phone capable of unlimited local and nationwide calling and Google Voice-comparable rates for international calling. In a blog post, Google says the cordless phone that comes with the service is capable of call waiting, Caller ID and 911 service. There's already a sign-up page for Fiber Phone.
One out of two Zuckerbergs agree...
As CNN Money points out, if you've always wanted a Zuckerberg to invest in your company, you may get the chance to do it on TV. Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark, is an investor in a new "Shark Tank"-like reality show called "Quit Your Day Job." The show premieres tonight on Oxygen.
Foxconn + Sharp
Chinese tech manufacturing giant Foxconn is making a bid for Sharp to the tune of $3.5 billion. While the deal may saddle Foxconn with debt, it may give the company a bigger piece of Apple's massive supply chain.
What does $1 billion buy Spotify?
After news yesterday that Spotify is raising $1 billion in a new debt round, Re/code speculates on what Spotify might want to do with that money. Is it a hedge against future rough times or are they looking to purchase a competitor such as Pandora?
News on Open Source is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of 512tech.com comes with an American-Statesman digital subscription, which also includes myStatesman.com and the ePaper edition. Subscribe at statesman.com/subscribe.