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  • LinkedIn to buy ad tech company Bizo for $175M

    LinkedIn to buy ad tech company Bizo for $175M

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:21:50 GMT
    LinkedIn says it is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals.
    LinkedIn says it is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals.
  • Apple's fiscal 3Q earnings top analyst forecasts

    Apple's fiscal 3Q earnings top analyst forecasts

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:13:44 GMT
    Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.
    Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.
  • Microsoft 4Q earnings hurt by Nokia acquisition

    Microsoft 4Q earnings hurt by Nokia acquisition

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:06:23 GMT
    Microsoft is reporting fourth-quarter earnings that came in below analyst expectations, as it took a hit from the Nokia devices business that it bought in April.
    Microsoft is reporting fourth-quarter earnings that took a hit from the Nokia devices business that it bought in April.
  • Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

    Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:22:04 GMT
    The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution is getting a splash of pop culture, thanks to a flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
    The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
  • Target debuts an image-recognition shopping app

    Target debuts an image-recognition shopping app

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:54:13 GMT
    Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It's the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving...
    Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It's the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving image-recognition...
  • Protect yourself from identity theft

    Protect yourself from identity theft

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:32:35 GMT
    It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency,...
    It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which...
  • Comcast 2Q earnings top views on Internet hookups

    Comcast 2Q earnings top views on Internet hookups

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:50:30 GMT
    Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace than a year ago and video subscriber losses moderated.
    Comcast's second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace and video subscriber losses moderated.
  • Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

    Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:20:49 GMT
    Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.
    Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.
  • Verizon 2Q profit rises 93 percent

    Verizon 2Q profit rises 93 percent

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:03:52 GMT
    Verizon is reporting that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after securing full ownership of Verizon Wireless.
    Verizon reported Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after it secured full ownership of Verizon Wireless.
  • Yahoo buying app and analytics company Flurry

    Yahoo buying app and analytics company Flurry

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:21:48 GMT
    Yahoo says it will buy Flurry Inc., which helps other companies make apps and design mobile ad campaigns.
    Yahoo is buying Flurry Inc., a startup that helps other programmers build better mobile applications and craft marketing campaigns for smartphones and tablets.
  • Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

    Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:51:30 GMT
    Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from one of its hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.
    Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.
  • Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

    Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:20:40 GMT
    Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their...
    Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their...
  • Verizon boosts FiOS uploads to match downloads

    Verizon boosts FiOS uploads to match downloads

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:10 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:10:24 GMT
    Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.
    Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.
  • Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

    Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:19:32 GMT
    Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service for Kindle devices that will allow users unlimited access to thousands of books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.
    Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.
  • Correction: Apple-Board story

    Correction: Apple-Board story

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:18:10 GMT
    One of the most trusted advisers to late Apple CEO Steve Jobs is retiring from the iPhone maker's board of directors.
    In a story July 17 about the retirement of longtime Apple Inc. director Bill Campbell, The Associated Press reported erroneously that late Apple CEO Steve Jobs had battled prostate cancer. Jobs was diagnosed with...
  • Google's 2Q revenue gains eclipse earnings miss

    Google's 2Q revenue gains eclipse earnings miss

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:54:36 GMT
    Google's second-quarter earnings rose 6 percent as World Cup fever drove more traffic to the Internet company's search engine and YouTube video site while Android devices spurred more sales of movies,...
    Google's earnings rose modestly in the second quarter as the Internet company's expensive ambitions devoured most of a surprisingly strong gain in revenue.
  • CEO Whitman takes chairman post at Hewlett-Packard

    CEO Whitman takes chairman post at Hewlett-Packard

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:10:46 GMT
    Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is assuming the title of chairman after the departure of interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, who resigned to deal with health issues.
    Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is assuming the title of chairman after the departure of interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, who resigned to deal with health issues.
  • Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

    Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:10:02 GMT
    Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.
    Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to...
  • Facebook tests 'Buy' button

    Facebook tests 'Buy' button

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:09:35 GMT
    Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses drive sales through the world's biggest online social network.
    Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world's biggest online social network.
  • New York proposes regulations for bitcoin

    New York proposes regulations for bitcoin

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:40:01 GMT
    New York regulators have proposed establishing a framework for commerce in virtual currency that would apply to firms involved in receiving, transmitting and storing it, as well as retail conversions.
    State regulators trying to curb money laundering and safeguard investors on Thursday proposed a special set of rules for firms involved in trading and storing virtual currencies.
  • Japan approves joint missile study, export to US

    Japan approves joint missile study, export to US

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:39:17 GMT
    Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching a joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets.
    Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets.
  • What happens to your online accounts when you die?

    What happens to your online accounts when you die?

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-17 00:21:02 GMT
    A group of influential lawyers says it has an answer to the question of what should happen to your Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when you die.
    You've probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online?
  • Bitcoin 'mining pool' promises to stay small

    Bitcoin 'mining pool' promises to stay small

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:18:03 GMT
    The largest group of bitcoin miners, which maintains and processes transactions in the digital currency, is promising to avoid majority control of the currency as a temporary measure to maintain the payment...
    The largest group of bitcoin miners, which maintains and processes transactions in the digital currency, is promising to avoid majority control of the currency as a temporary measure to maintain the payment system's...
  • Attorney: Woman had no reason to kill Google exec

    Attorney: Woman had no reason to kill Google exec

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:52:01 GMT
    A high-end prostitute accused of leaving a Google executive to die on his yacht after shooting him up with a fatal hit of heroin is scheduled to appear in a California courtroom Wednesday to answer to manslaughter,...
    A woman accused by police of being a high-priced prostitute and abandoning a Google executive after shooting him up with a fatal dose of heroin would never have wanted him to die because he was paying her well, a defense...
  • Strong PayPal growth boosts eBay's 2Q profit

    Strong PayPal growth boosts eBay's 2Q profit

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:47:37 GMT
    By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press EBay said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 6 percent, as strong growth from its PayPal payments business offset lower-than-expected revenue that...
    EBay said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 6 percent, as strong growth from its PayPal payments business offset lower-than-expected revenue that was hampered by a global password reset after a cyberattack.
  • Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merger race

    Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merger race

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:57:20 GMT
    By The Associated Press Time Warner has rejected a takeover bid from Twenty-First Century Fox and says it has no interest in further discussions with Rupert Murdoch's media entertainment giant.
    Even though Rupert Murdoch's $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn't mean how you watch TV shows and movies will stop changing any time soon.
  • Company gets new name after protests by Hawaiians

    Company gets new name after protests by Hawaiians

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:48:58 GMT
    A company aiming to provide easier access to sexually transmitted disease test results and other medical records announced a new name on Wednesday after facing protests by Native Hawaiians for using the word hula.
    A company aiming to provide easier access to sexually transmitted disease test results and other medical records announced a new name on Wednesday after facing protests by Native Hawaiians for using the word hula.
  • Apple may refund $400M in digital book settlement

    Apple may refund $400M in digital book settlement

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:10:09 GMT
    Apple will pay up to $400 million to compensate consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company overturns a court decision attesting to its pivotal role in the collusion.
    Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company gets a court to overturn a decision affirming its pivotal role in the collusion.
  • Visa launches new service to pay online

    Visa launches new service to pay online

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:02:48 GMT
    Payment processor Visa is launching a new service called Visa Checkout that eliminates a few steps in online payment.
    Payment processor Visa is launching a new service called Visa Checkout that eliminates a few steps in online payment.
  • F-35's no-show at Farnborough disappoints

    F-35's no-show at Farnborough disappoints

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-07-16 17:43:21 GMT
    The failure of the Joint Strike Fighter to travel to England this week for a premier air show heaped further embarrassment on its developers as they try to convince skeptics that the $400 billion program was a...
    The failure of the Joint Strike Fighter to travel to England this week for a premier air show heaped further embarrassment on its developers as they try to convince skeptics that the $400 billion program was a price worth...
  • UN: Nations hide rise in private digital snooping

    UN: Nations hide rise in private digital snooping

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-07-16 13:17:56 GMT
    The United Nations' top human rights official says her office sees strong evidence that governments on every continent are hiding their increasing reliance on private companies to snoop on citizens' digital...
    Governments on every continent are hiding an increasing reliance on private companies to snoop on citizens' digital lives, the U.N. human rights office said Wednesday.
  • Naver says Line messenger app mulls IPO

    Naver says Line messenger app mulls IPO

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:12 AM EDT2014-07-16 09:12:06 GMT
    Naver Corp. says its subsidiary Line Corp. that operates a popular mobile messaging app is considering listing its shares in Tokyo or New York.
    Line Corp., the operator of a popular mobile messaging app, has submitted an IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange but might also seek a New York listing, its parent company Naver Corp. said Wednesday.
  • Sling Media unveils 2 devices for out-of-home TV

    Sling Media unveils 2 devices for out-of-home TV

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-07-16 01:49:02 GMT
    Sling Media, the maker of devices that let people watch their cable channels while traveling, is trying to become more relevant in the living room.
    Sling Media, the maker of devices that let people watch their cable channels while traveling, is trying to become more relevant in the living room.
  • Apple, IBM team up in mobile devices, applications

    Apple, IBM team up in mobile devices, applications

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:28:32 GMT
    Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers.
    Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies.
  • Yahoo 2Q earnings, revenue fall amid ad slump

    Yahoo 2Q earnings, revenue fall amid ad slump

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:24:24 GMT
    Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings and revenue declined, hurt by a decline in display advertising sales that the company has been struggling with in recent years.
    Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings and revenue declined, as the company struggled again with display advertising sales.
  • Google appoints Ford ex-CEO Mulally to board

    Google appoints Ford ex-CEO Mulally to board

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:51:26 GMT
    Google says it has appointed Alan Mulally, the former CEO of Ford Motor Co., to its board.
    Google has appointed Alan Mulally, the former CEO of Ford Motor Co., to its board.
  • House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes

    House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:26:16 GMT
    The House has voted to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.
    The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.
  • Drones: Next big thing in aviation is small

    Drones: Next big thing in aviation is small

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-07-15 18:01:18 GMT
    The next big thing in aviation may be really small.
    The next big thing in aviation may be really small.
  • UK lawmakers debate emergency data-retention law

    UK lawmakers debate emergency data-retention law

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:42:46 GMT
    British lawmakers are debating the balance between privacy and security during an unusual one-day session designed to rush an online surveillance bill through parliament.
    British lawmakers debated the balance between privacy and security Tuesday during an unusual one-day session designed to rush an online surveillance bill through Parliament.
  • Hewlett-Packard Interim Chairman Whitworth resigns

    Hewlett-Packard Interim Chairman Whitworth resigns

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-15 14:48:34 GMT
    Hewlett-Packard's Interim Chairman Ralph Whitworth has resigned from the company's board to concentrate on personal health issues.
    Hewlett-Packard's interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, has resigned from the company's board to concentrate on personal health issues.
  • Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

    Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

    Monday, July 14 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-15 00:31:39 GMT
    Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
    Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
  • Samsung suspends China supplier over child labor

    Samsung suspends China supplier over child labor

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-07-14 15:59:51 GMT
    Samsung Electronics Co. says it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children.
    Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children.
  • Indicted Russian's family say he's innocent

    Indicted Russian's family say he's innocent

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-07-12 01:30:36 GMT
    Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn't have his medication.
    Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn't have his medication.
  • Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

    Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-12 01:29:53 GMT
    U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, and stealing data on military projects.
    U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of the latest...
  • San Francisco parking spot app shuts down service

    San Francisco parking spot app shuts down service

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-07-12 01:06:10 GMT
    An Italy-based company behind a mobile app allowing San Francisco drivers to get paid for the public parking spaces they exit says it has temporarily shut down service following an order from the city attorney to...
    An Italian company whose mobile app allows San Francisco drivers to get paid for the public parking spaces they exit has temporarily shut down the service following an order from the city attorney.
  • Ride-sharing Lyft's New York City plans postponed

    Ride-sharing Lyft's New York City plans postponed

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-07-11 23:05:04 GMT
    New York officials say they've obtained a temporary restraining order against Lyft, the on-demand ride-sharing app, from operating in New York City.
    The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft postponed its scheduled Friday launch in New York City while a state judge will wait until next week to consider whether its planned operations violate state and local laws.
  • Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

    Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:42:47 GMT
    Amazon is officially asking the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.
    Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.
  • World Cup online: Brazil's shock shatters records

    World Cup online: Brazil's shock shatters records

    Friday, July 11 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-07-11 19:09:22 GMT
    As the World Cup neared its end this week, Twitter had a field day with Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals, which became the most-discussed sports game in the social network's history.
    As the World Cup neared its end this week, Twitter had a field day with Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals, which became the most-discussed sports game in the social network's history.
  • LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

    LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:50 AM EDT2014-07-11 08:50:10 GMT
    LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.
    LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.
  • Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

    Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:40:36 GMT
    A Silicon Valley success story turned sordid this week with the arrest of an upscale prostitute who allegedly left a Google executive dying on his yacht after shooting him up with a deadly hit of heroin.
    Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of...
  • Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback

    Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:01:27 GMT
    Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good.
    Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good.
  • Verizon adds 1.4M long-term wireless plans in 2Q

    Verizon adds 1.4M long-term wireless plans in 2Q

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:21:13 GMT
    Verizon says it added more than 1.4 million long-term wireless subscribers in the second quarter, with strong gains in both smartphones and tablets.
    Verizon added more than 1.4 million long-term wireless subscribers in the second quarter, with strong gains in both smartphones and tablets, the company said Thursday.
  • FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

    FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:55:46 GMT
    The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed...
    The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.
  • Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks

    Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks

    Thursday, July 10 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-10 16:31:57 GMT
    Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for...
    Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret...
  • Samsung faces fresh child labor claim in China

    Samsung faces fresh child labor claim in China

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-07-10 10:08:03 GMT
    Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.
    Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.
  • Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system

    Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-10 07:21:07 GMT
    When Gen. John Campbell, the Army's vice chief of staff, appeared last year at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, he cited his son's experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator's tough...
    When Gen. John Campbell, the Army's vice chief of staff, appeared last year at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, he cited his son's experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator's tough questions...
  • New York police see risks with drones' popularity

    New York police see risks with drones' popularity

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:49:46 GMT
    One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a...
    One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a police...
  • PC shipment slump bottoms out

    PC shipment slump bottoms out

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:08:59 GMT
    A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.
    A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.
  • Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

    Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-09 16:39:28 GMT
    Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media.
    Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media.
  • Sigourney Weaver reprises 'Alien' role in new game

    Sigourney Weaver reprises 'Alien' role in new game

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-07-09 16:38:13 GMT
    Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are returning to the starship Nostromo.
    Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo.
  • Google picks 5 charities to create ideas for Glass

    Google picks 5 charities to create ideas for Glass

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-09 14:18:19 GMT
    Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work.
    Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work.
  • NY reaches price limit deal with car service Uber

    NY reaches price limit deal with car service Uber

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-07-09 01:46:49 GMT
    The car service Uber has agreed to limit prices during emergencies, natural disasters or other unusual market disruptions consistent with New York's law against price gouging, the company and state attorney...
    The car service Uber has agreed to limit prices during emergencies, natural disasters or other unusual market disruptions consistent with New York's law against price gouging, the company and state attorney general...
  • Kansas won't release data from reading, math tests

    Kansas won't release data from reading, math tests

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:48:39 GMT
    Kansas won't be issuing any report cards this year on how well its public school students performed on standardized reading and math tests after cyberattacks and other problems this spring, the state Board of...
    Kansas won't be issuing any report cards this year on how well its public school students performed on standardized reading and math tests after cyberattacks and other problems this spring, the state Board of Education...
  • Charges: Russian stole data from restaurants, zoo

    Charges: Russian stole data from restaurants, zoo

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:58:00 GMT
    A Russian man recently arrested on bank fraud and other charges is accused of hacking into computers at Western Washington restaurants, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo.
    A Russian man recently arrested on bank fraud and other charges hacked into computers at restaurants in Western Washington, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo, U.S. authorities allege.
  • Samsung earnings hit by slowing China sales

    Samsung earnings hit by slowing China sales

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-07-08 09:07:08 GMT
    Samsung Electronics Co. said its second-quarter operating income has declined to a two-year low hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China.
    Samsung Electronics Co. said operating profit declined to a two-year low in the second quarter, hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China.
  • MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

    MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 1:46 AM EDT2014-07-08 05:46:49 GMT
    Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an affordable finger reader for people whose vision is impaired.
    Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.
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