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Sony’s major shareholder Third Point LLC has increased its stake in the Japanese company by 9.4 percent, as it seeks to push ahead on talks for a proposed spin-off of. Yahoo has spoken up to clarify claims made over the US government’s PRISM program two weeks after the news broke. Google has partnered with Starbucks to tout its Google Play Music service that was announced during its developer conference. Today Microsoft announced a new program that will see schools around the world able to purchase the company’s Surface RT tablet hybrid in bulk at a reduced per-unit rate. As you may have heard, Oreo has a new seasonal flavor out, and that flavor is watermelon. Yes, watermelon. Oculus VR has announced completion of a $16 million Series A round c0-led by Spark Capital and Matrix Partners to help the company more quickly build out a “full virtual. Broadcasting later tonight is a long interview between President Obama, and Charlie Rose. Topics discussed include recently reported NSA programs that target some Internet data, and cellular records. Social gathering and internationally-lauded cat portal Reddit is a site that has its own place in the cultural touchstone of large swaths of the global youth. Google today announced an expansion of Chromebook availability worldwide, tripling the number of stores to 6,600. Microsoft’s console business is on the backfoot, despite unveiling new hardware that will power the Xbox line for years, and an updated Kinect sensor that will greatly sharpen its accuracy.