Laser Internet; Android Malware; Windows 10; Mobile Addiction

Today’s Tech Sightings:

Facebook Works to Deliver High Speed Internet Using Laser

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on his social media page that Facebook’s Connectivity Lab is developing a laser communication system that can beam data via drones and satellites, thereby providing Internet connectivity at much higher speeds.

New Android Malware Is Sprouting Like Weeds

A report from G Data Security Labs finds information stored on Android devices to be vulnerable to as many as 4,900 new malware files each day. Increasingly a profitable platform for hackers, the Android operating system is likely to attract more than 2 million new strains of malware this year, according to the company.

Poll: More Americans Reach for Phone Than Partner in Morning

A new poll conducted by Braun Research for Bank of America of about 1,000 participants finds that 35 percent of surveyed millennials reach for their phones first thing in the morning, rather than their partners. Forty-four percent fall asleep with their smartphones in hand, and three percent go to bed with their smartphones.

Microsoft Offers More Details About Windows 10 Rollout Plan

Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10, will start rolling out on July 29 for Windows Insider participants. After that, users who accepted the invitation to upgrade their Windows systems will start getting notifications. The upgrade process will alert users if their systems are not ready for Windows 10 and offer alternatives.

What Awaits Twitter’s Incoming Interim CEO Jack Dorsey

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is taking the helm of the social media giant, temporarily replacing CEO Dick Costolo. Dorsey will focus on making the leadership transition as seamless as possible while the company’s board of directors searches for a permanent CEO.

The 7 Greatest Pivots in Tech History

If you didn’t know, YouTube was a dating site at one point, and Twitter used to be called Odeo. Here’s a look at some of Silicon Valley’s most successful companies that – more or less – had dubious beginnings.