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Hackers Reportedly Take Down Facebook, Instagram Sites Across The World

Users across the world experienced problems logging onto Facebook and Instagram via desktop and mobile apps for about 40 minutes Monday night.

2 hours ago

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Why Police Want Google’s Waze Popular Cop-Tracking Feature Disabled

Law enforcement officers around the country are calling on Google to disable a feature on its popular Waze traffic app.

7 hours ago

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Online Storage Provider Box Soars In Wall Street Debut

Box’s shares soared 66 percent in their stock market debut Friday despite the online storage provider’s decade-long history of losses, a showing that may encourage more unprofitable technology startups to go public this year.

01/23/2015

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Online Storage Provider ‘Box’ Set For $14-Per Share IPO

Online storage provider Box has wrapped up its IPO at $14 per share to set up a test of investors’ appetite for a rapidly growing technology company that hasn’t proven it can make money.

01/22/2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook shows off the new iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 6 and wearble tech.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple’s Tim Cook Reels In $6.7 Million Bonus For 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook got a hefty cash bonus that brought his total compensation to $9.2 million last year. That’s more than double what he received the previous year, as the company enjoyed a surge in sales and profit fueled by the popularity of its new, over-sized iPhone 6 models.

01/22/2015

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Drone Covered In Meth Crashes Into Supermarket Parking Lot Near Mexico-California Border

A drone overloaded with methamphetamine crashed into a supermarket parking lot in Tijuana, just feet from the California border.

01/21/2015

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Founded On Laziness, College Student’s Electronic Skateboard Startup Takes Off

At first glance, the ZBoard looks like any other piece of wood on wheels. But take a closer look, and you’ll see it’s a lot smarter, and faster.

01/19/2015

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Drone-Hunter Scans For Peeping Drones Then Knocks Them Out

People frustrated by drones flying over their neighborhoods may have a new way to fight back.

01/19/2015

This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2004 BL86, which will come no closer than about three times the distance from Earth to the moon on Jan. 26, 2015. Due to its orbit around the sun, the asteroid is currently only visible by astronomers with large telescopes who are located in the southern hemisphere. But by Jan. 26, the space rock's changing position will make it visible to those in the northern hemisphere. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Giant Asteroid Headed Toward Earth Will Be Visible With Binoculars

An asteroid a third of a mile wide is poised to soar past the Earth on Jan. 26 — the closest any known space rock this size is expected to fly by until 2027.

01/19/2015

Diagram from lawsuit showing how Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm and Pixar allegedly reached agreements on hires and compensation. (Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein)

$415M Settlement Reached In Silicon Valley Tech Suit Over Salary Fixing

Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley companies have agreed to pay $415 million in a second attempt to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging they formed an illegal cartel to prevent their workers from leaving for better-paying jobs.

01/15/2015

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