What's happening in the US - September 2 2014
Google Testing Delivery Drones

Google's advanced-research lab said it is developing a system of drones to deliver goods. Rival Amazon.com is also testing delivery drones, and Domino's tested delivering pies via drone in 2013.


2014-08-29 13:07:23 Angry Birds Chief to Step Down

Finland's Angry Birds maker Rovio Entertainment has announced that its Chief Executive Mikael Hed is stepping down as of January next year.


2014-08-29 12:11:03 Hillary Clinton: 'Our technology companies are not part of our government'

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a "global compact" on surveillance and the use of collected data, saying the U.S. isn't the only country that does it and American technology companies are unfairly targeted for the government's actions. "The U.S. government doesn't use information for commercial purposes," while other countries do, Clinton said.


2014-08-29 11:54:21 Wal-Mart Looks Online for Chinese Growth

As Alibaba courts investors for a highly anticipated IPO next month in the U.S., Wal-Mart is busy trying to win over online shoppers in the Chinese e-commerce company's backyard.


2014-08-29 04:22:50 US looking to Google's Megan Smith to be chief tech officer?

As the search for the country's new CTO gets under way, one report says the choice could be the vice president of Google X.


2014-08-29 01:11:40 Apple flagship store in San Francisco fills with protestors

Demonstrators occupy the tech giant's downtown retail shop to speak out against alleged underpaying of contract employees.


2014-08-29 00:33:15 Apple Sends Invites to a Sept. 9 Event

Apple emailed invites to a Sept. 9 event, confirming a date many had circled on their calendars already.


2014-08-29 00:09:44 FBI Probes Hacking Claim at J.P. Morgan

The FBI is probing a possible computer hacking attack on J.P. Morgan & Co., in what people familiar with the probe described as a significant breach of corporate computer security.


2014-08-28 14:24:03 Twitter Just Gave You Analytics Power. Is It Useful?

Twitter's power users have a new way to obsess over how loud their voices are on the service.


2014-08-27 23:04:49 Jon Stewart: Computers are going to kill us, right?

In an animated chat with MIT Media Lab's David Rose, the "Daily Show" host wonders about the Internet of Things and whether it's a good thing.


2014-08-27 21:07:05 Apple Reportedly Plans to Introduce Wearable Device on Sept. 9

Apple plans to unveil a new wearable device on Sept. 9 alongside two new iPhone models, according to technology website Re/Code.


2014-08-27 19:03:27 Spotify Lands More Hardware Partners to Take On Apple's Airplay

In the ongoing battle to control users' living rooms, Spotify has been ramping up efforts to establish an alternative to wireless media-streaming technologies like Apple's Airplay. Now some new hardware companies are joining its cause.


2014-08-27 17:32:07 Looking to the Future of Data Science

The future of data science lies beyond the big-data focus on predictions and recommendations, according to Oren Etzioni, a leading computer scientist.


2014-08-27 16:18:32 Salesforce renames and revamps Communities service

Salesforce.com has renamed and updated its Communities product, which lets companies build social websites where employees, partners and customers can mingle and collaborate.Now called Salesforce1 Community Cloud, the service has been updated in several areas including the profile and topic pages, and its mobile access.


2014-08-27 14:47:45 By the Numbers: A Decade of Letting the Consumer Have a Say Online

Yelp, an online user-review site, will mark its 10th anniversary next month. The website recently introduced a new tool, Yelp Trends, to track the rise and fall of food crazes around the world.


2014-08-27 14:21:43 Take Back Control of Your Email Inbox

Personal Technology: Joanna Stern tests apps and services to help her clear out nearly 6,000 unread emails—most of which were fired off by the marketing bots of social networks, retailers and service providers.


2014-08-27 11:35:57 Google doesn't copy, explains Eric Schmidt

In a post on -- of all things -- Google+, the company's executive chairman explains that Google is only focused on "building great products that people need."


2014-08-27 00:38:46 Set sail with robots, virtual balconies on tech-filled cruise

Royal Caribbean says it's hitting the high seas with "the world's first smart ship" this November. Expect high-tech toys aplenty.


2014-08-26 23:16:23 Wired at the Western Wall, where smartphones heighten the holy

Even the ancient city of Jerusalem has been transformed by tech, as visitors to holy sites turn to mobile devices to reach out to God.


2014-08-26 21:19:57 The top iOS 8 features for business users

When it shows up in the coming weeks, Apple's iOS 8 is set to bring several new features, including its HealthKit and HomeKit platforms, to the iPhone and iPad.


2014-08-26 15:22:02 Data centers are the new polluters

U.S. data centers are using more electricity than they need. It takes 34 power plants, each capable of generating 500 megawatts of electricity, to power all of the data centers in operation today. By 2020, the nation will need another 17 similarly sized power plants to meet projected data center energy demands as economic activity becomes increasingly digital.


2014-08-26 15:11:57 White House's Top Tech Official to Leave

Todd Park, the White House's top technology official who served as the administration's point person on the troubled rollout of the healthcare.gov website, is leaving Washington and heading west to Silicon Valley.


2014-08-26 00:21:59 Save the Fav, Twitter’s Digital Body Language

Twitter is changing what happens when you press "favorite" in response to a tweet. The move could put an end to one of the most useful nonverbal cues on the Internet.


2014-08-25 21:18:52 Daily Report: Online Data-Storage Providers Search for Better Niches

Box, Dropbox and Hightail – caught in the middle of a price war between Amazon and Google – are rethinking their core business models, focusing on specific industries or bolstering customer service.


2014-08-25 11:37:21 Hackers Target Video Games for Fun, Profit and Better Scores

Sophisticated hackers are infiltrating video game makers not only to steal credit card numbers, passwords and trade secrets, but also, it turns out, simply for the virtual street cred.


2014-08-24 12:00:12 Many Chrome browser extensions do sneaky things

An analysis by security researchers of 48,000 extensions for Google's Chrome browser uncovered many that are used for fraud and data theft -- actions that are mostly undetectable to regular users. The study, due to be presented Thursday at the Usenix Security Symposium in San Diego, forecasts growing security problems around extensions as cyber criminals tap into the rich data contained in Web browsers for profit.


2014-08-20 13:08:05 How far will businesses go to lure developers?

From sign-on bonuses to long-term equity bonus incentives to perks such as paying for the lease on a new Tesla, firms are upping the ante to attract and hire elite software development talent in a tight market. Most of these specialized performance programs are relatively new, says Dice.com President Shravan Goli. Sixteen percent of 700 employers' hiring managers surveyed by Dice noted that such programs were a new addition in 2014, and 26 percent of respondents say similar programs launched in 2013.


2014-08-20 13:04:03 Apple shares close at all-time high weeks before iPhone 6 launch

The stock closed above $100, which marks a record for the electronics giant when accounting for June's 7-for-1 stock split.


2014-08-20 02:26:06 10 Years Later, How Google Search Changed

Google is transforming its business and the notion of online search through a richer offering of information and services that has some advertisers wishing it was still largely a Web index.


2014-08-20 01:36:53 Reconciliation draws closer for Skype-like chat on the Web

Microsoft and Google are converging on a way to bring real-time video and audio chat to the Web, and a new draft standard helps pave the way.


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