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Mobile Bank Heist: Hackers Target Your Phone

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 23:11
Cyber thieves are increasingly hacking into consumer bank accounts through customers’ mobile phones.

Android 7 Nougat Review: Small Update, Big Time Saver

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 09:42
Google’s latest mobile OS is focused on productivity with split-screen apps, notification-screen replies and, yes, new emojis.

Web Firms May Have to Pay Publishers for News Under EU Rules

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 09:26
News aggregators like Google news search may have to pay publishers to list news articles on their websites under European Union plans to update copyright rules.

Facebook Scaling Back Human Intervention of 'Trending' Feature

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 09:19
Facebook Inc. said Friday it is letting software almost entirely drive what appears in its “trending” feature, scaling back the human intervention that led to allegations of political bias earlier this year.

HP, HP Enterprise Accused of Age Discrimination in Suit

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 06:04
Four former employees of Hewlett-Packard Co. have filed a lawsuit alleging they were victims of age discrimination as the technology giant pared its workforce in recent years.

Robot Babies Not Effective Birth Control, Study Finds

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 05:52
A weekend spent mothering a robot baby to mirror the ‘real experience’ of parenting is meant to discourage teenage girls from getting pregnant. But so-called Baby Think it Over dolls don't cut teen pregnancy rates and in fact increase the risk, Australian research has found.

Republican Congressman Pushes Internet Sales Tax Plan

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 05:44
Rep. Bob Goodlatte must persuade conservatives he isn’t pushing a tax increase or a sharp expansion of state power with his newly issued proposal.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Sells $36 Million From Block of Compensation Stock

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 05:20
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook this week received 1.26 million shares of Apple stock, valued around $135 million, that previously were restricted.

Tesla Raises Price of Autopilot Option by $500

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 01:16
Tesla raised the price of its semi-autonomous Autopilot option by $500, the latest move by the Silicon Valley auto maker to adjust prices and options on its electric vehicles.

Rackspace to Go Private in $4.3 Billion Deal

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 23:57
Cloud-computing provider Rackspace Hosting is being taken private by private-equity firm Apollo Global Management for $4.3 billion.

Why Rackspace Is Taking Its Cloud Act Offstage

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 23:38
The $32-a-share price Rackspace has scored in a go-private deal with Apollo might look like a letdown, but moving out of the spotlight has its advantages.

Theranos to Appeal Regulatory Sanctions

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 20:21
Silicon Valley startup Theranos said it plans to appeal a decision made last month by regulators to revoke its license to operate a lab in California, among other penalties, because of unsafe practices.

Equity in Startups Is Losing Its Allure

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 19:11
Two years ago, when startups were flush with money, hardware and software design companies were eager to work with them and get paid in cash and equity. These days, however, smaller design firms increasingly want just cash.

Why Venture Capitalists Are Betting on Marketing Tech Over Ad Tech

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 16:52
It’s getting harder for advertising technology companies to raise money, but fundraising for marketing technology firms is as healthy as ever. One key factor is the business models that power these companies, venture capitalists say.

Ford Leads Funding in Zoomcar

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 13:12
A Ford Motor investment arm is among the companies pouring $24 million into a vehicle-rental startup in India, the latest development in the race to use technology in new ways to target consumers in the world’s second-most-populous country.

China Sets New Tone in Drafting Cybersecurity Rules

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:44
China is taking a more inclusive tack in imposing cybersecurity standards on foreign technology companies, allowing them to join a key government committee in an effort to ease foreign concerns over planned domestically-set controls.

Workday's Price for Getting the Job Done

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 08:11
The cloud company’s valuation curbs enthusiasm, but performance stays strong.

Report: Startup Used iPhone Bug to Allow Spying

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 07:32
Security researchers say a little-known Israeli startup exploited previously unknown bugs in Apple’s smartphone software to help foreign governments spy on their citizens.

Autodesk Raises Annual View

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 05:49
Autodesk Inc. raised financial projections for the year as a surge in customers signing up for a last batch of perpetual licenses and a spike in customers switching to higher-priced deals boosted second-quarter results.

Self-Driving Taxis Hit the Road in Singapore

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 04:13
Singapore became the first country to launch a self-driving taxi service, beating ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies to public road tests by mere days.