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YouTube Nation' lets you know what’s on

'NEW YORK (AP) - How do you cope with an exploding world of YouTube video? Starting Tuesday, you can get help by visiting "YouTube Nation."

January 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pizza Hut to offer 'by the slice'

NEW YORK (AP) - Pizza Hut plans to start offering pizza by the slice for the first time in two locations this week, part of a test to refashion its image and court diners in their 20s and 30s.

January 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


USA carbon pollution up 2 percent in ‘13

WASHINGTON (AP) - Energy-related carbon dioxide pollution grew by 2 percent last year after declining several years in a row, a government report said Monday. The increase was largely due to a small boost in coal consumption by the electric power industry, according to the study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

January 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Disability benefits are for widows but not for wives

Q: My mother is 60 years old and disabled. She was a stay-at-home mom all her life, so she has no Social Security of her own. She was married to my father for 25 years but he died a long time ago. She remarried, and that marriage lasted 15 years before they got a divorce. Her second husband is 67 years old and retired. He was a lawyer and made a good living. My mom spent many hours filling out disability forms, and has all kinds of documentation from doctors indicating she is disabled. She took them to the Social ...

January 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


TARGET SECURITY BREACH

NEW YORK (AP) - Target said Friday that its massive pre-Christmas security breach affected potentially millions more people than it previously thought.

January 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Court to rule on television over Internet

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will decide whether a startup company can offer live television broadcasts over the Internet without paying fees to broadcasters.

January 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


70 million cards have may been compromised

NEW YORK (AP) - Fallout from Target's pre-Christmas security breach is likely to affect the company's sales and profits well into the new year.

January 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Proposed Medicare drug change stirs access worries

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a move that some fear could compromise care for Medicare recipients, the Obama administration is proposing to remove special protections that guarantee seniors access to a wide selection of three types of prescription drugs.

January 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


Automakers: Law needs to catch up with driverless cars

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The future of driving is right around the corner.

January 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Netflix app to stream 4K on new TVs immediately

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Netflix says video streaming of its programming in ultra-high definition will work for buyers of new UHD sets from Sony, LG, Samsung, Vizio and others upon purchase.

January 09, 2014 | | Nationwide


Twitter stock continues slide

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter's stock price continued a recent decline on Wednesday, closing down 3.5 percent to $59.29 after an analyst lowered the short messaging service's rating on concerns that its stock price is too high.

January 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


T-Mobile to pay customers leaving cell phone rivals

LAS VEGAS (AP) - T-Mobile US Inc., the country's fourth-largest wireless carrier, is aiming to lure subscribers from rivals by paying the fees required to break their service contracts.

January 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


The Internet-connected toothbrush

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Armbands that track how much you move have become popular ways to motivate people to get fit. But how fit are your teeth? Are you lazy about brushing them?

January 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


LOW BROW HIGH TECH

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Gadget lovers are slipping on fitness bands that track movement and buckling on smartwatches that let them check phone messages.

January 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


Consumer borrowing up $12.3B in November

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans increased their borrowing in November, led by continued gains in auto and student loans.

January 08, 2014 | | Nationwide


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Facebook launches lab to bring Internet everywhere

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is giving more details about its effort to connect remote parts of the world to the Internet - and it involves drones, lasers and satellites.

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


No holds barred: Whispers, secrets and lies

NEW YORK (AP) - At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Indie games, getting people to buy their games is difficult

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - They do it inside their hotel rooms. Or in front of everyone across a cavernous convention hall. They even try it out on street corners. In almost every spot imaginable at last week's Game Developers Conference, there were indie game makers touting their latest creations in the hope of becoming the next "Minecraft" or "Gone Home."

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google Glass to feature Ray-Ban, Oakley frames for wearable tech

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is hoping to make its Internet-connected eyewear more stylish as part of a partnership with the makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley frames.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cisco to invest over $1B in cloud computing

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cisco says it plans to spend more than $1 billion over the next two years to build up its cloud computing network.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Web storage provider Box unwraps IPO

LOS ALTOS (AP) - Online storage provider Box is seeking to raise $250 million in an initial public offering that will become the latest test of investors' interest in rapidly growing technology companies suffering huge losses while being led a precocious CEO.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


‘Candy Crush’ maker going public

NEW YORK (AP) - King Digital, the company behind the wildly mobile game "Candy Crush Saga," is scheduled to make its debut on the New York Stock Exchange this week.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Chew on this: Gum loses its pop

NEW YORK (AP) - Gum seems as appealing as that sticky wad on the bottom of a shoe these days.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Starbucks to roll out beer, wine to more cafes

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks plans to turn more of its cafes into a destination for beer and wine in the evenings.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Symantec terminates CEO Bennett

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Security software maker Symantec fired President and CEO Steve Bennett's employment and named director Michael Brown as his temporary replacement.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Massive tech campus sparks mystery in SJ

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose has given the green light to a massive new office complex, but city officials and the developer aren't revealing the name of the technology company that will occupy it.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google enhances encryption technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW(AP) - Google has enhanced the encryption technology for its flagship email service in ways that will make it harder for the National Security Agency to intercept messages moving among the company's worldwide data centers.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Landfill search for ‘E.T.’ video game is halted

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico environmental regulators are blocking two companies from digging up an Alamogordo landfill in search of a rumored cache of what some consider the worst Atari video game of all time.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Alibaba IPO: Yahoo stock surges

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is getting another lift from its stake China's Alibaba Group, a thriving Internet company that has helped mask Yahoo's own financial funk.

March 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Microsoft releases OneNote for Macs, providing it free

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software's users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote.

March 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


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