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Facebook’s Zuckerberg launches political group

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP FILE PHOTO

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley leaders have launched a political group aimed at changing immigration policy, boosting education and encouraging investment in scientific research.

Posted: April 12th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

‘Smart’ potty or dumb idea? Wacky gadgets at CES

The iPotty for iPad potty training device is see on display at the Consumer Electronics Show, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Las Vegas. No app is available to go with the trainer, but the idea is to keep the child on the toilet for as long as necessary by keeping them digitally entertained. AP/Julie Jacobson

Some of the weirdest gadgets at the International CES (Consumer Electronics Association) show are designed to solve problems you never knew you had. Are you eating too fast? A digital fork will let you know. Is your toddler having trouble sitting still on the potty? Let the iPotty come to the rescue. Are you bored driving to work in a four-wheeled vehicle? Climb inside a 1,600-pound mechanical spider for your morning commute.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Amazon launches Kindle content service for kids

This image provided by Amazon shows a new subscription service for children’s games, videos and books aimed at getting more kids to use its Kindle Fire tablet devices. Amazon.com Inc. plans to announce Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 that the Kindle FreeTime Unlimited service will be available in the next few weeks as part of an automatic software update. (AP Photo/Amazon)

Amazon is launching a subscription service for children’s games, videos and books aimed at getting more kids to use its Kindle Fire tablet devices.

Posted: December 5th, 2012 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Facebook proposes to end voting on privacy issues

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Facebook is proposing to end its practice of letting users vote on changes to its privacy policies, though it will continue to let users comment on proposed updates.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook’s stock sinks, so who should buy it?

AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File

Investors are dumping Facebook’s stock, spooked by slowing revenue growth, the lack of a financial outlook and plans to spend more money in the coming months.

Posted: July 28th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Yahoo, Facebook settle patent dispute, ad alliance

This combination of 2012 file photos shows the logos of Yahoo, left, and Facebook, outside their offices in Santa Clara, Calif. and Menlo Park, Calif. The two companies have agreed to settle a patent dispute on Friday, July 6, 2012, averting a potentially bitter battle over the technology running two of the Internet's most popular destinations. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Facebook and Yahoo have agreed to settle a patent dispute, averting a potentially lengthy battle over the technology running two of the Internet’s most popular destinations.

Posted: July 7th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook to let users vote on privacy changes

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Facebook is letting its nearly 1 billion users vote on changes to its privacy policy. The previously announced changes include new sections explaining how it uses people’s information. The updates also reflect recently added features such as a new profile format called Timeline.

Posted: June 3rd, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Tech companies team up to combat email scams

Google, Facebook and other big tech companies are jointly designing a system for combating email scams known as phishing.

Posted: January 31st, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Apple discloses suppliers for the first time

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Apple has disclosed a list of its suppliers for the iPhone, iPad and other popular gadgets for the first time amid growing criticism over labor and environmental practices, especially in China.

Posted: January 14th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google unveils cloud-based music service

Users of ‘Music Beta by Google’ will be able to upload up to 20,000 songs to "the cloud" — tech speak for storing data on remote servers and then accessing them through an Internet connection. AFP file photo

NEW YORK (AP) — Google Inc. unveiled its long-planned music service Tuesday, but it will likely need deals with the recording industry to reach its full potential. Called “Music Beta by Google,” the service lets users store their tunes remotely and access them from any compatible device, including mobile phones, tablets and computers. So far, [...]

Posted: May 20th, 2011 in Headlines,Infotech,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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