09/30/14 08:00 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without...
09/30/14 06:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices. The company on Tuesday gave an early preview of the new Windows 10...
By Paul Bedard | 09/30/14 04:37 PM
More people than ever are reading newspapers online, driven by a huge surge of interest from women and a radical shift from paper to mobile devices like iPhones, a cheerful Newspaper of Association report reveals.
09/30/14 04:31 PM
BRUSSELS (AP) — Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there. In a preliminary report into the company's overseas tax practices, the...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/30/14 03:08 PM
As head of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the Michigan senator has led inquiries into the possibility that multinational corporations have located divisions of their business in low-tax jurisdictions like Ireland to reduce their global and U.S. tax bills.
09/30/14 03:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven't sold out from being televised in the local market. Well, you can't blame the government anymore. The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to end the 1975 rule with a push from its...
09/30/14 02:28 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Class members alleging Google collected and shared user data through Android’s mobile operating system without consent have dropped their class action lawsuit. “(T)he parties hereby stipulate to a dismissal of the individual claims of...
By Sean Lengell | 09/30/14 12:24 PM
The decision means that TV networks are now free to broadcast home games in the team's media market regardless of how many tickets are sold.
By Paul Gonzalez | 09/30/14 12:21 PM
In a unanimous 5-0 decision Tuesday, the FCC voted to repeal its sports blackout policy originally instituted in 1975, which reinforced an NFL policy of blocking television channels from airing games that didn't sell out.
09/30/14 06:00 AM
BEIJING (AP) — China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17. The Ministry of Industry and...
By Paul Gonzalez | 09/29/14 03:58 PM
A new service from Facebook will leverage the company's massive database of personal information to serve targeted ads on websites other than its own.
By Becket Adams | 09/29/14 01:09 PM
A man from Bristol, England, was sentenced this week to 18 weeks in jail for using his Twitter account to abuse and threaten a female MP.
09/29/14 01:00 PM
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object — a gun? — as he walks past customers, who show no obvious reaction. Eight minutes later, surveillance...
09/29/14 10:47 AM
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes to...
09/29/14 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster. It's a topic that has attracted record-setting public attention. The agency...
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