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The April 2004 Issue Cover for Macworld (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Macworld Lays Off Staff; Closes Print Publication

The go-to magazine for Apple fans is closing down print operations & staying online…

09/11/2014

A pedestrian walks by a mobile home that shifted off of its foundation at a mobile home park following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Napa Officials Warn Residents Of Scams As They Look To Rebuild Following Earthquake

Two contractors have already been busted for trying to pull scams on residents who are looking to rebuild.

09/10/2014

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Berkeley-Based Annie’s Selling Out To General Mills For $820M

Packaged food giant General Mills plans to buy Berkeley-based Annie’s, the maker of rabbit-shaped mac and cheese, for $820 million, adding more natural and organic packaged offerings as consumers’ tastes change.

09/09/2014

(L-R) Tim Cook with The Edge, Bono and Larry Mullin of U2 (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

U2 Drops Surprise Album At Apple Unveiling

Surprise! U2 just put out a new album, and the renowned rock band is giving it away for free to iTunes users.

09/09/2014

A customer pushes a cart with supplies at a Home Depot store. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Home Depot Confirms Data Breach In US, Canada Stores, May Be Largest In History

Home Depot confirmed on Monday that its payment systems have been hacked in a data breach that could affect millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.

09/08/2014

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Twitter Rolls Out ‘Buy Button’ To Let Users Make In-App Purchases

Twitter is rolling out a feature allowing users to buy products with the push of a button.

09/08/2014

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Court Sides With San Francisco-Based Yelp In Lawsuit From Small Business Owners

A lawyer for four small businesses said Wednesday his clients haven’t yet decided whether to appeal a federal circuit court’s dismissal of a lawsuit that claimed Yelp Inc. extorted advertising payments from them in exchange for manipulating online reviews.

09/04/2014

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CVS Changes Name, Announces Plan To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

09/03/2014

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

New Smartphone App Lets Shoppers Decide If They Like A Product’s Politics

A new smartphone app will help grocery shoppers decide if they like the politics behind a brand.

09/02/2014

An East Porterville resident takes water from a tank. Tulare County has resorted to delivering water to town residents after wells have run dry during the drought. (CBS)

Residents Of Central Valley Town Out Of Running Water Due To Drought Speak Out

In the Bay Area, our drought has prompted many people to use less water. But in the town of East Porterville, about 75 miles southeast of Fresno, there is no water. For the people living there, day-to-day life has become a struggle.

09/02/2014

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Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the Apple Watch during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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