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  • 04.04.16

In case you missed it

• Jeff Bezos’s rocket company Blue Origin successfully launched and landed a rocket for the third time. While Blue Origin has focused on returning vehicles to terra firma, Elon Musk’s company SpaceX aims to land its rockets at sea. 

IBM has a new chief digital officer: Bob Lord, former president at AOL. Lord will “accelerate and scale all aspects of IBM’s digital presence, operations and ecosystem,” according to a company statement. 

• Silicon Valley-based airline Virgin America agreed to be sold for $2.6 billion to Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines. The merger would make Alaska Air the fifth-biggest carrier in the U.S. 

• The FBI has offered to help local law enforcement agencies unlock iPhones in criminal cases, a leaked memo published by BuzzFeed reveals.RP