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  • TracBeam sues Apple over wireless location technology

    TYLER, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A Colorado-based, inventor-owned company is suing Apple Inc. for patent infringement. TracBeam LLC, which, according to court documents is a “limited liability company organized and existing under the laws of the state of Colorado,” alleged in its Aug. 8...

  • App Watch: Foursquare vamps up

    NEW YORK (AP) — A loyal Foursquare user since 2010, I was annoyed to learn that my favorite "check-in" app was reinventing itself. The service has split into two and got rid of quirky features such as naming a mayor for each venue. Foursquare began five years ago as a tool for letting people...

  • Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach

    NEW YORK (AP) — A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states. The announcement lengthens the list of retailers that have had security walls breached in recent...

  • Lyft gets temporary OK to operate in Pittsburgh

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ride-sharing company Lyft has satisfied insurance and other requirements to begin operating temporarily in the Pittsburgh area. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission last month gave conditional approval for Lyft and its competitor, Uber, to obtain temporary licenses to...

  • Michigan vehicle tech projects get $23 million

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan projects to accelerate the research and development of new vehicle technologies are getting more than $23 million in support. The funding from the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy was announced Friday by U.S. Sens. Debbie...

  • Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

    SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing. The "TweetSmart" campaign began in late July by a coalition of nine agencies, including the Washington state patrol...

  • Yelp Inc. to expand in Chicago, bringing 300 jobs

    CHICAGO (AP) — San Francisco-based Yelp Inc. plans to open a new office at Chicago's Merchandise Mart next year. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman announced the planned expansion Thursday. The online review site expects to hire up to 300 people in Chicago during the next...

  • Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

    NEW YORK (AP) — The literary executor of George Orwell's estate is accusing Amazon.com of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak. In a letter published this week in The New York Times, Bill Hamilton criticized the online retailer for "turning the facts inside out" by alleging that the...

  • Online sites shake up hidebound retailing in India

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Finding a way into India's vast but vexing market has long frustrated foreign retailers. Now, overseas investors are pouring billions of dollars into e-commerce ventures that are circumventing the barriers holding back retail powers such as Wal-Mart and Ikea. Some investors...

  • New iPhone app lets user vote on whether politicians are lying

    LECANTO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A new iPhone app is allowing users to determine the length of their favorite, and not so favorite, politician’s nose. The Are They Lying iPhone app, developed by Radchill LLC, enables users to cast lie or truth votes for statements made by politicians. In...

  • Berlin taxi drivers hail city's Uber ban

    BERLIN (AP) — Berlin taxi drivers were celebrating Thursday after authorities banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city because of safety concerns. In a decree Wednesday, Berlin authorities said they wouldn't tolerate Uber putting customers at risk by allowing them to ride...

  • Apple bans use of 2 chemicals in iPhone assembly

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect the factory workers who build its trendy devices. The decision announced Wednesday comes five months after...

  • High-res photo satellite launched from California

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A satellite designed to produce high-resolution images of Earth from space was launched Wednesday from a military base on California's Central Coast. The commercial satellite known as Worldview-3 was sent into space atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a clear day...

  • Tech Tips: Considerations when phone contracts end

    MALVERN, Iowa (AP) — As my two-year contract with Verizon came to an end last month, I had to resist the company's various promotions and discounts. In accepting the offers, I'd have to give up Verizon's unlimited data plan, which lets me use the phone's cellular data connection as much as I...

  • Virginia Tech marks start of drone research

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — State and federal leaders are marking the start of research on unmanned aircraft systems being done at Virginia Tech. Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others on Wednesday marked the Mid-Atlantic Aviation...



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