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Chris Yerga, engineering director of Goo

Google Adds Mood Music In Hopes Of Luring Pandora, Spotify Listeners To Play

Google is adding mood music to the mix as it tries to lure listeners away from Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

10/21/2014

Apple yanks Weed Firm from App Store.

Apple Kills Weed Growing Game After It Climbs App Download Charts

Apple removed the iOS game Weed Firm from the App Store after it soared to the top of download charts while other similar games remain available.

05/22/2014

Palo Alto Apple Store (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Apple Weeds Out Controversial App

Apple has pulled the plug on one of its hottest apps, ‘Weed Firm’, which follows the adventures of a marijuana dealer, after the game quickly shot to the top of the App Store.

05/21/2014

An employee plays the game Flappy Bird at a smartphone store in Hanoi on February 10, 2014. (Hoang Dinh/AFP/Getty Images)

Creator Of Wildly-Popular ‘Flappy Bird’ Game Withdraws App; Says It Ruined His Life

The young Vietnamese creator of hit mobile game Flappy Bird has removed it from the App Store and Google Play saying it ruined his life.

02/10/2014

Dan Hesse (R),CEO of Sprint speaks to NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson on stage during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series awards banquet at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel on December 3, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Sprint CEO Talks About Privacy, Unlimited Data

At the IFA technology show in Berlin, I conducted an on-stage interview with Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. He talked a lot about the issues facing carriers like Sprint, including privacy.

09/07/2013

The new iPod Touch is displayed during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tech Report: App Developers Aren’t Protecting Children’s Privacy

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid said the latest report by federal officials found that app developers are still not doing enough to protect the privacy of kids.

12/11/2012

The Verizon version of the Apple iPhone. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Verizon Shutting Down App Store In January

Verizon Wireless will shut down its app store come January. This should come as no surprise as Apple and Google have dominated smartphone app sales.

11/06/2012

A computer monitor displays the Google Play web page. (CBS)

Google Rebrands Android Market Under New Name

Google’s digital marketplace for mobile applications, music, movies and books is unifying under a new name in an effort to spruce up the shopping experience.

03/06/2012

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