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  • Bits Blog: U.S. Finds ‘Backoff’ Hacker Tool Is Widespread

    23 August 2014, 2:28 pm by: By NICOLE PERLROTH

    The Department of Homeland Security said that more than 1,000 businesses had been infected with the cash register malware used in the Target data breach and others, leading to the theft of data from millions of customers’ payment cards.
  • Datapoints: Two Countries, Two Vastly Different Phone Bills

    23 August 2014, 9:30 am by: By ANNA BERNASEK

    If your monthly cellphone bill seems high, it may be because American cellphone service is among the most costly in the world. A comparison of two phone plans.
  • Popular and Free, SoundCloud Is Now Ready for Ads

    22 August 2014, 4:53 pm by: By BEN SISARIO

    As part of a new licensing deal with entertainment companies, SoundCloud will begin incorporating advertising and for the first time let artists and record labels collect royalties.
  • Bits Blog: Secret, an Anonymous Social App, Tries to Clean Up Its Act

    22 August 2014, 4:51 pm by: By MIKE ISAAC

    The company announced plans to invest heavily in making the network a more pleasant place to visit.
  • Red Hook’s Cutting-Edge Wireless Network

    22 August 2014, 4:07 pm by: By NOAM COHEN

    A nonprofit group is working on improving the local mesh, a wireless digital network that residents can use whether or not Internet service is available.
  • Q&A: Turning Off Website Alerts on a Mac

    22 August 2014, 3:25 pm by: By J. D. BIERSDORFER

    Plus, how to erase an old computer’s hard drive.
  • Common Sense: Big Payoffs in HP Suit, for Lawyers

    22 August 2014, 3:03 pm by: By JAMES B. STEWART

    When Hewlett shareholders sued over “unlawful behavior” in the takeover of Autonomy, they didn’t expect to be shut out in a possible settlement.
  • Why We’re Not Driving the Friendly Skies

    22 August 2014, 2:31 pm by: By STUART F. BROWN

    The dream of creating a flying car has reduced many would-be inventors to despair as they grasped the immensity of the engineering and design challenges of the divergent natures of airplanes and cars.
  • On the Runway: At U.S. Open, Ralph Lauren to Introduce Wearable Technology

    22 August 2014, 2:30 pm by: By RUTH LA FERLA

    Ball boys at the United States Open will try out T-shirts with conductive threads that can monitor their breathing and heart rate.
  • Bits Blog: Android Phones Hit by ‘Ransomware’

    22 August 2014, 1:30 pm by: By NICOLE PERLROTH

    Hackers have figured out how to lock people out of their Android devices and demand money in exchange for letting them back in.
  • Bits Blog: Next for Virtual Reality: Video, Without the Games

    22 August 2014, 1:21 pm by: By NICK WINGFIELD

    The buzz around virtual reality is about how the technology can be used for games. But a new company called Jaunt, which just raised nearly $28 million, wants to use it to make films.
  • In the Future: Why the Robots Might Not Take Our Jobs After All: They Lack Common Sense

    22 August 2014, 11:37 am by: By NEIL IRWIN

    A leading scholar of labor markets says mankind has consistently feared technology’s toll on employment, and consistently been wrong.
  • China Regulator Says Qualcomm Seeks to End Antitrust Probe

    22 August 2014, 6:02 am by: By REUTERS

    The chipmaker is seeking to end an investigation into monopoly practices, expressing its willingness to improve and correct pricing issues.
  • Salesforce Lifts Forecast on Strong Demand for Cloud Software

    21 August 2014, 5:14 pm by: By REUTERS

    The company has been helped by an increase in demand for its web-based sales and marketing software.
  • Bits Blog: Sprint, With Marcelo Claure at Helm, Aims for Comeback With Price Cuts

    21 August 2014, 3:27 pm by: By BRIAN X. CHEN

    Sprint’s new chief executive just started work last Monday and the company got straight to cutting prices.
  • Bits Blog: United Parcel Service Confirms Security Breach

    21 August 2014, 2:56 pm by: By NICOLE PERLROTH

    The hacking is the latest in a string of incidents at major retailers, including Target, Neiman Marcus and Supervalu.
  • Home Shopping: Delivering Everything, Except Perhaps Profits

    21 August 2014, 11:34 am by: By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER

    Delivery services, darlings of tech investors, can be a godsend. But someone has to pay for them.
  • Corner Office: Paula Long of DataGravity, on Mutual Accountability

    21 August 2014, 10:26 am by: By ADAM BRYANT

    The chief executive of DataGravity, a data management firm, says setting clear expectations is paramount.
  • DealBook: Peter Thiel’s Mithril Invests in DoubleDutch, an Events App

    21 August 2014, 8:20 am by: By WILLIAM ALDEN

    DoubleDutch, which makes an app for organizing events, is the latest example of start-ups that have the luxury of raising money on their terms.
  • Sinosphere Blog: Theaters in China Screen Movies, and Viewers’ Text Messages

    21 August 2014, 8:00 am by: By AMY QIN

    With a “bullet screen,” moviegoers’ comments are projected on screen while a film is playing so that at any given time, a scene may be overlaid with multiple text messages.
  • New Era in Safety When Cars Talk to One Another

    20 August 2014, 8:28 pm by: By AARON M. KESSLER

    A government-sponsored pilot program in Ann Arbor, Mich., is exploring the benefits that occur when vehicles can talk with one another, and their surroundings.
  • Hewlett-Packard Revenue and Cash Flow Improve, but Earnings Fall

    20 August 2014, 7:50 pm by: By QUENTIN HARDY

    Restructuring and cost management initiated by Meg Whitman were reflected in third-quarter earnings.
  • Nickel Allergies on Rise as Devices Meet Skin

    20 August 2014, 7:32 pm by: By RACHEL ABRAMS

    Some consumers are finding that their electronic devices cause allergic reactions, a problem that is increasing as the devices become wearable.
  • Disruptions: At Burning Man, the Tech Elite One-Up One Another

    20 August 2014, 5:55 pm by: By NICK BILTON

    The rich are flown in on private planes, then picked up at the Burning Man airport, driven to their camp and served like kings and queens for a week.
  • DealBook: Thumbtack, an Online Market for Services, Raises $100 Million

    20 August 2014, 5:40 pm by: By WILLIAM ALDEN

    The online marketplace for hiring workers for complete tasks has raised $150 million of financing to date, including from Google Capital and Sequoia Capital.

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