What's happening in the US - October 2 2014
Keyboard Apps to Turbocharge Your Typing

Personal Technology: Don't mourn for the physical keyboard—software keyboards do what was never possible with real keys, writes Joanna Stern.


2014-10-01 13:36:12 Ex-Googlers Try to Plug a Gap in Google’s Business Suite

When Google sells services to businesses, it offers email, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, file storage and video conferencing. But the Internet giant doesn’t have a business phone service.


2014-10-01 05:01:31 Key Internet of Things players promote Thread protocol at Google campus

Google's Nest Labs, Samsung, Big Ass Fans, and others came together to tout the burgeoning Thread standard that allows smart home devices to communicate with one another.


2014-10-01 01:46:31 General Catalyst Dedicates $10 Million for Startups Built on Stripe Payment Tech

The firm is interested in companies that will add value to the Stripe ecosystem.


2014-09-30 22:59:26 Chrome bug hunters, Google's giving you a raise

Google increases the top range of rewards to security researchers who find holes in its browser, and clarifies how the bug payment breakdown works.


2014-09-30 21:44:27 PayPal spinoff from eBay is 'natural,' co-founder says

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel says it makes sense for eBay to split from the online payments service. Now, PayPal will need to focus on making its product more competitive in a mobile world.


2014-09-30 19:56:57 Then and Now: What eBay Said About PayPal, Icahn

Spin off PayPal? Great idea Carl Icahn! That's not what eBay Inc.'s management is saying today even as the company is touting the merits of the spin-off Tuesday. In fact they didn't mention him at all.


2014-09-30 16:31:45 How Apple's Tax Structure Works

The European Union's allegation that tax deals granted to Apple in Ireland amount to illegal state aid gives a new window into how big companies use border-skipping structures that sidestep most corporate income tax, particularly in Europe.


2014-09-30 13:22:37 Patent holders cut streaming fees for next-gen video tech

HEVC, a new standard for compressing 4K video, will be cheaper for many companies to use than its industry-dominating predecessor. Maybe Google's competition helped.


2014-09-30 11:55:09 No black art to the Blackphone's quest for smartphone privacy

While the Blackphone is off to a lukewarm start, our hands-on with the privacy-protective, Android-based smartphone finds that it simplifies staying safe on the go.


2014-09-30 05:00:03 Feds charge arrested exec with making app for stalkers, domestic abusers

StealthGenie intercepted communications to and from mobile phones and was undetectable by most users. It was targeted at people who suspected their spouses or significant others of cheating on them.


2014-09-30 02:32:00 Behind Ello hype, a Facebook rebellion brews

The new Ello social network sees a spike in sign-ups, Facebook copies Google's Auto Awesome Stories, and GoPro rolls out new Hero4 action cameras.


2014-09-29 22:17:37 Windows 9 Job One: Reel In Large Companies

Microsoft on Tuesday will give the first sneak peek at the next version of Windows, the company's most famous product and a linchpin of its software empire.


2014-09-29 21:57:08 Readers Debate Online Piracy and the Future of Digital Entertainment

Among the questions raised: Does the entertainment industry need to change its business model to address the reality of illegal streaming?


2014-09-29 21:48:06 Cisco: The Internet Needs More Control

Cisco has a novel approach for selling its big Internet vision, called Intercloud: There is no better way to impose government policies on the Internet.


2014-09-29 21:44:41 Digital Media Dominate the Chatter at Big Ad Conference

Much of the chatter at this year's Advertising Week conference in New York will be on digital topics, from mobile marketing to data mining.


2014-09-29 16:15:06 Osborne Tells U.S. Tech Giants: Read My Lips, More Taxes

U.K. Treasury chief George Osborne has put global tech companies on notice, saying, "Some technology companies go to extraordinary lengths to pay little or no tax here."


2014-09-29 14:10:16 Tibco Software to Go Private

Tibco Software, which had been on the hunt for potential suitors, said Monday that it has agreed to be taken private by Vista Equity Partners for about $3.98 billion.


2014-09-29 13:17:21 Phone Database at Center of Debate

Law enforcement and national security officials are watching closely the fate of a national phone-number database that is a little-known linchpin to agencies looking to set up wiretaps.


2014-09-29 12:21:05 Now accepting submissions: The 2015 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards

Submissions are now open for the Bluetooth Special Interest Group's 2015 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards.


2014-09-29 11:29:03 "Invisibility cloak" uses lenses to bend light

A device called the Rochester Cloak uses an array of lenses to bend light, effectively rendering what is on the other side invisible to the eye. And you can try it for yourself.


2014-09-29 05:49:45 SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son Wants Dream Home for Alibaba Riches

Masayoshi Son, the Japanese telecommunications and Internet mogul, is wasting little time in putting to work the riches he earned in the initial public stock offering of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.


2014-09-28 07:45:48 Yahoo Directory -- once the firm's cornerstone -- to shut down

The service will shut down on December 31 -- just one of more than 60 products that the company has discontinued over the past two years.


2014-09-27 06:31:10 Activist investor pushes for Yahoo-AOL merger

In an open letter to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, the investment management firm Starboard makes its case for the oft-rumored pair-up.


2014-09-27 00:13:40 iPhone sales could hit 189 million in fiscal 2015 -- analyst

The forecast from BMO Capital Markets analyst Keith Bachman is up by 10.6 million units from his prior estimate, but sales for the December quarter will depend in part on China.


2014-09-26 23:31:08 Rocket Internet to Launch IPO Early

Rocket Internet said Friday it will list shares earlier than planned after high demand from investors and announcing its price range.


2014-09-26 14:45:51 BlackBerry losses narrow even as revenue continues to fall

The company, fresh off the launch of its Passport smartphone on Wednesday, is on the slow road to recovery.


2014-09-26 12:37:01 Daily Report: Flaw in Code Puts Millions of Devices at Risk

The newly discovered bug could allow hackers to write code that could surreptitiously take over a machine, or run their own programs in the background.


2014-09-26 11:24:38 Google Responds to News Corp Criticism

A Google executive responded to criticism from the CEO of News Corp, denying that the search engine fosters piracy and that it is a 'gatekeeper' to the Web.


2014-09-26 00:35:11 Apple: Only 9 customers have complained about 'Bendgate'

The company also says the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus underwent rigorous testing to make sure they're up to its high standards and can withstand stress.


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