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Concerns continue for Yahoo's future after new data hack

posted: 09/24/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo has been struggling for years to keep people coming back to its digital services such as email. That challenge just got more daunting after hackers stole sensitive information from at least 500 million accounts.

Yahoo account data lost in hack

posted: 09/23/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Yahoo Inc. on Thursday said the personal information in 500 million accounts was stolen in a security breakdown. The breach, the latest setback for the Internet company, dates back to late 2014.

Galaxy Note 7 batteries fine in China, Samsung says

posted: 09/20/2016 2:17 a.m. Discuss

SEOUL, South Korea -- Samsung Electronics said Monday that its investigation into the first report of a Galaxy Note 7 fire in China found no battery problem, reducing concerns that its smartphone crisis had expanded to the world's largest mobile phone market.

Tokyo showcases virtual reality

posted: 09/19/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

CHIBA, Japan -- Virtual reality arrived for real at the Tokyo Game Show, one of the world's biggest exhibitions for the latest in fun and games.

Supply tight as new iPhones go on sale

posted: 09/19/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Shoppers looking to buy Apple Inc.'s new iPhone 7 smartphones late last week better have ordered ahead. Brisk demand left some stores sold out, leaving those who purchased online with the best chance to get their hands on the latest models.

ON COMPUTERS: Free smartphone app lets users make, share 15-second music videos

posted: 09/19/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Musical.ly is a free app for Android phones and iPhones, and it's been downloaded more than 70 million times. It lets you make 15-second music videos. This fast-forwards pop artist's Andy Warhol's prediction that in the future, everyone would be world-famous for 15 minutes. Now it's 15 seconds.

Pandora's $5 service now lets users skip, replay more songs

posted: 09/19/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Pandora said it has revamped its $5 a month Internet radio service, giving listeners the ability to skip and replay more songs.

Toy company sites to stop tracking kids

posted: 09/19/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Children visiting websites for SpongeBob SquarePants, Barbie and other popular kids' brands will no longer have their personal data illegally tracked for marketing purposes under a deal between New York's attorney general and four companies including Viacom Inc. and Mattel Inc.

Twitter apps to stream NFL Thursdays

posted: 09/19/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Twitter Inc. is making it easier to watch video from its live streaming partners with new applications for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox One.

Samsung takes flak; critics fault technology of Note 7

posted: 09/16/2016 2:49 a.m. Discuss

SEOUL, South Korea -- Samsung said its recall of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones after several dozen caught fire and exploded stems from a subtle manufacturing error, but the smartphone-maker drew criticism from analysts suggesting it had skimped on its battery technology.

Online-focused retailers to shift holiday help off sales floor

posted: 09/14/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Most major retailers have already begun gearing up for the all-important Christmas shopping season, posting help-wanted ads for part-time and seasonal workers.

Using data, startup cleans up

posted: 09/12/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

On a Thursday night in October 2013, Simon Brooks packed his belongings and drove west toward Silicon Valley, thinking he was on his way to creating the next Scrabble app, a word game he called Gadzookery.

Mercedes vans to launch drones

posted: 09/12/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Mercedes-Benz is looking at mounting automated flying drones onto a new line of electric vans as part of a $562 million investment aimed at speeding delivery times for online orders.

Startups in a frenzy to finish up atTarget's accelerator program

posted: 09/12/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

MINNEAPOLIS -- Some of Target Corp.'s first class of Techstar startups are already running tests within the company. Others are in active talks about potential partnerships.

ON COMPUTERS: $40 drugstore smartphone does far more than call ride-share service

posted: 09/12/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

We tried an experiment. We went out to the drugstore and bought a $40 cellphone.

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