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    • 12:04 PM, Jul. 21, 2014

    Verizon launches rewards program requiring tracking

    New York — Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers.

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

    New York — 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.

    • 8:56 AM, Jul. 17, 2014

    Microsoft cuts 18,000 jobs as Nadella streamlines for Cloud era

    Microsoft Corp. said it will eliminate as many as 18,000 jobs, the largest round of cuts in its history, as Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella integrates Nokia Oyj's handset unit and slims down the software maker.

    • 11:04 AM, Jul. 16, 2014

    Bill ensures Facebook, other accounts won't die with you

    Washington — When you die, should your loved ones have access to your Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts?

    • 11:20 PM, Jul. 14, 2014

    Shunned by adults, smartwatch companies take aim at kids

    With smartwatches drawing lukewarm interest from most consumers, some technology companies are trying a fresh approach: market them to kids.

    • 9:56 AM, Jul. 15, 2014

    Microsoft expected to announce job cuts this week

    Microsoft Corp. is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years, as the software maker looks to slim down and integrate Nokia Oyj's handset unit, people with knowledge of the company's plans said.

    • 12:44 AM, Jul. 14, 2014

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

    Chicago — Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.

    • 8:24 PM, Jul. 13, 2014

    FBI cyber expert is ex-discount furniture salesman

    Pittsburgh — J. Keith Mularski’s world has expanded greatly since he stopped selling discount furniture to join the FBI in 1998. Especially since he transferred from Washington, D.C., in 2005 to fill a vacancy in the Pittsburgh field office’s cyber squad — which he now heads.

    • 11:30 PM, Jul. 13, 2014

    Apple rejects China state media claims of iPhone security risks

    Apple Inc. said location tracking functions of its software can't be used to identify activity of individuals in China as it seeks to refute claims on state-owned media that its iPhones pose a security risk.

    • 10:18 AM, Jul. 11, 2014

    Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

    Spokane, Wash. — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.

    • 7:17 AM, Jul. 11, 2014

    LG unveils 18-inch flexible display

    Seoul, South Korea — 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.

    • 4:03 PM, Jul. 10, 2014

    FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

    New York — 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.

    • 7:07 PM, Jul. 7, 2014

    App of the Week: Watch the Road

    Resist the temptation to email, text or fiddle with your phone while driving with the Watch the Road app.

    • 11:30 PM, Jul. 8, 2014

    MIT ring-like device scans texts and reads to the blind in real time

    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.

    • 3:52 PM, Jul. 6, 2014

    Filling jobs in science, tech, engineering getting tougher

    The difficulty of filling STEM jobs is a challenge, and it's going to get worse. That's the assessment of a report published recently.

    • 1:45 PM, Jul. 4, 2014

    BlackBerry sells its German-based R&D assets

    Waterloo, Ontario — BlackBerry is selling its research and development department in Germany to Volkswagen Infotainment, a subsidiary of the automaker that ...

    • 6:12 PM, Jul. 4, 2014

    Google starts removing search results in Europe

    Brussels — Google's removal of search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship, as stories from some of the continent's most prominent news ...

    • 7:41 AM, Jul. 3, 2014

    Amazon vows to fight FTC on kids in-app purchases

    Los Angeles — Amazon says it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to ...

    • 6:11 PM, Jul. 4, 2014

    U.K. investigating Facebook over psych experiment

    London British regulators are investigating revelations that Facebook treated hordes of its users like laboratory rats in an experiment probing into their emotions.

    • 8:05 AM, Jul. 2, 2014

    T-Mobile customers urged to review bills after company accused of making money off bogus billing

    Washington — Federal regulators are urging consumers to go through their phone bills line by line after they accused T-Mobile US of wrongly charging customers ...

    • 7:13 PM, Jun. 30, 2014

    App of the Week: PiP Pet Identification

    The PiP Pet Identification app for Android and iOS uses facial recognition, cloud-based technology and social media to create a sort of Amber Alert for your ...

    • 10:08 AM, Jun. 30, 2014

    Facebook's score: 1 billion World Cup interactions

    New York — Facebook has passed the 1 billion mark in World Cup interactions.

    • 9:53 AM, Jun. 30, 2014

    Supreme Court rejects Google appeal in snooping case

    Washington — The Supreme Court has declined to hear Google's appeal of a ruling that it pried into people's online lives through their Wi-Fi systems as part of ...

    • 10:54 PM, Jun. 29, 2014

    Facebook allowed researchers to influence users in 2012 study

    Facebook Inc. allowed researchers to manipulate what almost 700,000 readers saw on the website in a study that revived concerns about how much privacy online ...

    • 10:59 PM, Jun. 29, 2014

    World Cup breaks Super Bowl record on Twitter

    Rio De Janeiro — Nervous Brazilian soccer fans took to Twitter to breathe a collective sigh of relief as the final, tension-filled moments of a penalty ...

    • 3:55 PM, Jun. 28, 2014

    Underwater robot event ends at marine sanctuary

    Alpena — About 60 teams from 18 states and 13 countries have put underwater robots through their paces at the only federal freshwater marine sanctuary in the ...

    • 11:40 PM, Jun. 27, 2014

    Passworditis takes toll on young and old

    Chicago — Good thing she doesn't need a password to get into heaven. That's what Donna Spinner often mutters when she tries to remember the growing list of letter- ...

    • 7:24 AM, Jun. 26, 2014

    Google begins removing some search results in Europe

    Amsterdam — Google has begun deleting some search results at the request of its users, following a court ruling that European Union citizens have a right to ...

    • 6:30 AM, Jun. 26, 2014

    After Aereo, what's next for Internet TV?

    Los Angeles — Just because Aereo's business model has been shot down by the Supreme Court, that doesn't mean customers' desire for a better TV experience has ...

  2. NSA fears prompt Germany to end Verizon contract

    Berlin — The German government is ending a contract with Verizon over fears the company could be letting U.S. intelligence agencies eavesdrop on sensitive ...


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