10 things in tech you need to know today

Jan Koum, WhatsAppDavid Ramos/Getty ImagesWhatsApp founder Jan Koum.

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know to start your week.

1. The new Apple TV will reportedly focus on gaming. It is expected to have a starting price of $150 (£99), and a remote than can be used as a controller.

2. A study claiming that ad blocking will cost publishers $21.8 billion (£14.4 billion) dollars this year is apparently incorrect. BuzzFeed reports that it "contains a fundamental methodology error that undermines its conclusions."

3. Winning a key battle with Amazon may not be working out the way book publishers wanted. The "Big Five" publishers signed an agreement letting them set their own e-book prices last year, but at least three of them are now seeing declining revenue.

4. One of the new iPhone 6s features could be even more advanced than we thought. Force Touch will reportedly be able to detect three levels of pressure, giving users new ways of interacting with their smartphone.

5. After a five-year hiatus, Google is trying to bring its services back to China. Google hasn't been in the country since 2010.

6. Reddit "gold" raises surprisingly little money for the company. The premium service brought in just three-quarters of a million dollars (around?£500,000) in 2014, according to one analysis.

7. WhatsApp now has 900 million monthly active users. That's up from 800 million in April.

8. BlackBerry is buying competitor Good Technology for $425 million (£280 million). It's part of the struggling company's efforts to boost its software business, the WSJ reports.

9. Microsoft might spend billions to revamp its headquarters with apartments, retail stores, and open space. Its HQ is about 13 miles outside Seattle.

10. YouTube is going to let advertisers independently verify what proportion of their adverts actually get seen by viewers. The Financial Times reports that the move comes in response to concerns about ad visibility.