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  • Minerva Tantoco named NYC chief technology officer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Minerva Tantoco (TAN'-toh-koh) has been named chief technology officer for New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement Tuesday. Tantoco's most recent position was with UBS. She's also worked at Palm and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She holds four patents in...

  • Google invests in California solar power plant

    NEW YORK (AP) — Google is helping to convert a one-time oil field into a solar power plant. The Internet search company is providing $145 million in financing so that SunEdison can build the plant north of Los Angeles in Kern County. "There's something a little poetic about creating a...

  • Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length away. Dubbed the Apple Watch, the gadget marks the technology trend-setter's attempt to...

  • Safety board finds multiple errors in UPS crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fatal UPS cargo plane crash during a landing attempt last year was caused by pilots who made a series of errors and should have aborted the landing, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The panel also said the pilots may have been suffering from fatigue,...

  • Aaron’s settles claims it monitored online activity of computer leasers

    Sorrell MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell and SEI/Aaron’s Inc., a leasing company, recently agreed to enter into a consumer protection settlement. The settlement requires that the company pay $45,000 to the state of Vermont and $2,000 to each of...

  • Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

    NEW YORK (AP) — Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player. EA Sports says Rice will be removed from the game's roster Friday through an...

  • Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten'

    MADRID (AP) — Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and a panel of experts held the first of seven public sessions Tuesday to help the company define how it should enforce a new "Right to be Forgotten" rule under which Europeans can seek the removal of embarrassing search results. The company has...

  • Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Home Depot sank before the opening bell Tuesday after confirming that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores. The breach could turn out to be one of...

  • Starks family takes cellphone tower fight to SJC

    SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A Starks family fighting construction of a cellphone transmission tower on land next to their farm is taking the case to Maine's highest court. Harry and Cindy Brown say the Starks Board of Appeals conducted the wrong type of hearing while reviewing their original...

  • Letting your car find a spot and park itself

    DETROIT (AP) — With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space — all by itself. Technology being honed by French auto parts maker Valeo uses a dozen ultrasonic sound-wave sensors, 360-degree cameras and a...

  • Postal Service not yet ready for the cloud, watchdog finds

    Postal officials haven't defined "cloud computing" and don't know what is meant by "hosting services," the USPS inspector general said in a report made public Monday.

  • Twitter tests shopping service with 'Buy' button

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is taking its users shopping. The short messaging service began testing a "Buy" button Monday that lets some of its users make purchases or donate money to charities without leaving Twitter. Initial partners include music stars Eminem and Brad Paisley, retailers Home...

  • Amazon slashes price of its Fire smartphone

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone. The online retailer said the Fire with 32 gigabytes of memory will now cost 99 cents when customers sign a two-year contract with AT&T. That's down...

  • VIDEO: Gillespie, Warner battle over immigration and technology

    Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie met Monday morning in Northern Virginia to discuss the challenges facing the technology industry.

  • New service offers female drivers for NYC women

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starting next week, women in New York City will be able to request a female driver through a new livery service. It's called SheTaxis_SheRides. It starts Sept. 16. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/WEn9KI ) says the drivers will wear hot pink pashmina scarves. The service...



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