Bill Gates Thinks Mark Zuckerberg Needs to Prioritize

Hmm, which is more important, connectivity or malaria vaccine? If you think connectivity is the key thing, that’s great. I don’t.

— Bill Gates, talking to the Financial Times in an interview that is chiefly about efforts to defeat diseases in the developing world, a little bit about Microsoft, with a dash of disdain for Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to wire the globe

Elon Musk Is Building a Self-Driving Tesla

Of course he is.

EU Still Wants to Challenge Google “Diverting Traffic” to Its Own Services

Google is abusing its dominance of the search market, according to European Commission competition official Joaquin Almunia.

Quartz Shoots for Tablet and Mobile Readers, but Doesn’t Arm Itself With an App

Atlantic Media’s new business news site assumes you’ll read it on an iPad or iPhone. But it’s not bothering to produce anything for Apple’s App Store.

Big-Data Tracker Metamarkets Gets New Money to Back Its Newish CEO

Khosla Ventures leads a $15 million round for the three-year-old start-up, which swapped out co-founders a few months ago.

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Financial Times Buys App Developer Assanka

The Financial Times has purchased Assanka, a London-based Web and app developer. The FT has already been working closely with the 12-person shop on projects like the Web app it built to replace the one it removed from Apple’s App store, as well as an Android app. FT CEO John Ridding announced the deal via an internal memo this morning.

Google Goes Big With Its Hulu Bid

Amazon, Yahoo, and the Dish Network are lined up to buy Hulu. But Larry Page is offering an over-the-top deal. Recall that Hulu was created in reaction to Google, and now discuss amongst yourselves.

How Media Companies Play With Steve Jobs’s New Rules: Give In, Go Around or Compromise

How Apple’s subscriptions terms are forcing everyone from Amazon to The Wall Street Journal to make touch choices.’s Robert Shrimsley Talks About Paywall and More! (Video)

While I was in Denmark at a media conference recently, I shared the stage with Robert Shrimsley, the managing editor of the Financial Times’ Web site, He talks about paywalls and more in this video.

Hulu Plays Along With Apple’s New Rules. Who’s Next?

Apple’s new subscription rules mean publishers like Hulu have a choice: Give Apple 30 percent of new sales, or make it less easy for users to buy your content. Hulu went for option B. Now let’s see what Netflix, Rhapsody and Amazon do.

Is Jason Kilar Trying to Get Fired?

Coming Soon from Google: Pay-Per-Tube