TechSummit Lead #017

Editor’s Note: This is the TechSummit Lead, a daily recap of the top technology headlines.

  • According to Oculus, the Rift’s hardware will remain open, with developers being able to sell games for the platform wherever they’d like to.
  • In a court filing today, prosecutors confirmed that the new method for breaking into the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter is sound, and Apple’s further assistance isn’t necessary.
  • According to the company, Periscope has been used for over 200 million broadcasts since it launched a year ago, with users watching around 110 years of live streams daily.
  • NTT, Japan’s former telephone monopoly, has agreed to buy Dell’s technology services businesses for $3.055 billion as the company seeks to expand overseas.
  • Google announced the start of a redesign process for the company’s AdWords platform Monday.
  • Pandora has appointed co-founder Tim Westergren as its CEO as part of a broader management makeover.
  • According to a company spokesperson, Sonos chief product officer Marc Whitten will be leaving the company.
  • Kanye West has made one song from his album “The Life of Pablo,” available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music.
  • Tumblr is bringing back its Replies feature, and rolling out an updated Notes design that makes it easier for the community to follow the commentary around a post.
  • Vimeo has announced that it’s bringing transactional support to Roku, allowing creators to make money through the app.

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