From the boombox to the Polaroid, Laurie Segall takes a look at how classic tech is inspiring today's innovation. Play This credit card has a battery, chip and screen to display a dynamic CVV code. The point? Stopping fraudsters. More Live streaming startup Meerkat announced via livestream that it raised $14 million in funding from investors including Greylock Partners, Universal Music Group, Jared Leto, and more. More Periscope, acquired by Twitter in January, lets users live broadcast from their mobile devices. More The Samsung Galaxy S6 looks just like an iPhone, but it is decidedly not an Apple smartphone. More Microsoft appears to be the first big U.S. company to require the businesses it works with to offer employees paid time off. More After being pressured by investors, eBay now has three women on its board of 17 directors. More Tennessee wants the FCC to butt out of state affairs, so it can get back to limiting the expansion of Chattanooga's city-built, super-fast Internet. More Startup PredictifyMe's groundbreaking technology could help protect against school bombings More Here's a roundup of where some powerful Silicon Valley investors stand. More
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After four weeks of testimony, Ellen Pao's case against Kleiner Perkins is finally coming to a close. More Someday, you'll be able to pay your bills via Gmail. More Y Combinator president Sam Altman says there's no bubble -- that companies like Uber, Dropbox and Pinterest will be worth double in five years. More Facebook announces a new feature that resurfaces things users posted one or more years ago on a given day. More If you won't stop speeding, the S-Max will do it for you. More New credit cards are coming, and they won't even be that great. It looks like 2015 will be a bumpy road for everybody -- banks, stores and shoppers. More These startups are working to leverage technology to level the playing field for minorities and women in tech. More A new biography on the Apple CEO sheds new light on how his colleagues and close friends processed his death. More Kleiner Perkins, Facebook and now Twitter. The battle for gender equality in Silicon Valley may just be getting started. More Salt Lake City is the latest city to be selected to get high speed Internet via Google Fiber. More Her, a lesbian dating app formerly known as Dattch, is expanding in the U.S. and features an interface that its founder says is more female-friendly than its competitors. More The NFL will be streaming a game exclusively online this season. Could Thursday Night Football be streamed exclusively online one day? More The net neutrality legal fight begins. The nation's telecoms have sued the FCC to block the new rules. More Anonymous sharing app Yik Yak has become a forum for everything campus gossip to bullying. Play An app released this month lets you send messages, pictures, videos and voicemails to friends and family at an exact minute in the future -- up to 25 years. More A new app called Layout lets you shove multiple photos into one Instagram-shaped image. More Ruth Porat is leaving Morgan Stanley to return to her Silicon Valley roots as Google's chief financial officer. More Instead of public transit, San Francisco commuters can pay $6 for high-end buses with food, drinks and wifi. More Watch 360-degree videos on YouTube without a headset. More Chia Hong is suing her former employer, Facebook, for sex and race discrimination. More A growing suite of dating apps in Asia is wooing users with features tailored to the region. More It's fair to worry about froth with the Nasdaq above 5,000. But don't point the finger at social media. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are thriving but many other social media stocks are in the dumps. More Startup hub American Underground is aggressively courting women- and minority-led startups. More Florida startup Magic Leap is exciting, well-funded, futurist, and tough to nail down. More Investors hoping to cash in on Israel's success in the tech world could find it easier soon. More Behind cybersecurity, lack of diversity is the next issue threatening companies. Laura Mather, founder of startup Unitive, has pioneered a new bias-detection software to help companies come out ahead. More Google has made a gorgeous new Chromebook Pixel device, but it costs $1,000. More Google and Intel will work with Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer on a new luxury smartwatch to compete with Apple's high-end edition. More The next wave of wearable gadgets is turning weekend athletes into pros. More Americans are more lonely than ever before, but with new technology there are ways to spot it, track it, indulge it or beat it. More Messaging apps foster deeper -- and potentially more lucrative -- relationships between pornstars and their audience. More Here's the good news for Chinese gamers: Sony's PlayStation 4 is finally for sale in the country. The bad news? Only six games are currently available. More The Federal Aviation Administration seems to be softening its stance on commercial drone operations, at least for one company -- Amazon. More The FTC ignored its own experts and didn't sue, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. More Ma Bell has lagged the market -- and top competitor Verizon -- for a while. Will things get worse now that Apple has taken its place in the Dow 30? More Apple's new MacBook only has one port and it's not USB. Play Anyone can buy a .porn, and .sucks website starting June 1st. Brands are trying to buy them up to protect their image. More Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming TV service is live, entering a crowded field of cord-cutting options. More GoDaddy is moving forward with its IPO. GDDY stock will be priced at $17 to $19 a share. More What does Greece have in common with a struggling startup? Not much cash, problems getting its message across and a loss of talent to rivals. More Target has agreed to pay $10 million as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed in the wake of a 2013 data breach that affected up to 110 million customers. More Amazon Prime Now adds two cities after starting in NYC four months ago. More Shuddle, a ride-sharing startup catering to parents with kids or elderly parents, announced a hefty new round of funding. More Tyrone the Drone can spray graffiti and produce fire from the sky. Laurie Segall reports. Play Kathryn Finney, an African American entrepreneur, was contacted by a casting agency to be on a new reality show. But she argues this is a terrible idea. More The T-Mobile "uncarrier" strategy continues. This time, promo deals are here forever and small businesses get cheap plans too. More With Windows Hello, Microsoft will let you unlock Windows 10 with facial recognition, a fingerprint scan or an iris scan. More SXSW has been a launchpad for startups like Twitter and Foursquare. This year, livestreaming startup Meerkat was the coolest cat in town despite a rough start. More Sony's stock is on fire over the past few months. Sales outside its movie business are soaring. And the financial damage from the cyberattack inspired by "The Interview" was minimal. More The defense takes the stand in Ellen Pao's discrimination suit against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. More A court in Frankfurt sides with taxi drivers in dispute over Uber's popular ride-sharing service. More Apple Pay fraud isn't really that high. And if someone steals your credit card and uses it on Apple Pay, it's your bank's fault. More In an upcoming biography, Apple CEO wants to dispel the unfriendly image of Jobs. More Microsoft will release Windows 10 as a free download sometime this summer. More Nintendo's smart bet on mobile isn't exactly what you think it is. More Kendrick Lamar's new album, 'To Pimp A Butterfly,' set a record for most single-day streams on Spotify. More Dr. Astro Teller, who heads up research innovation lab Google X, sang the praises of failing -- and failing fast -- at SXSW. More Hackers broke into Premera, exposing sensitive personal information on 11 million people. More Even as Microsoft's Project Spartan browser takes center stage, Internet Explorer will continue to stick around. More Paul says emails sent about Clinton's yoga schedule could jeopardize national security. Play With Microsoft Office Delve, you can find those relevant documents for your next meeting without searching for them. More Slovakian company says the AeroMobil 3.0 will be on the market by 2017. More Nintendo is partnering with another company to bring Mario Brothers and other classic video games to mobile devices. More Lingerie startup Adore Me reveals the surprising findings of a recent national TV campaign in which it tested three distinct commercials. More Apple is reportedly in talks to offer a bundle of TV networks that would be available through Apple TV and other devices. Can they change the industry? More Callinicos doesn't want to miss another one of his daughter's school plays or swim meets. More Fresh out of business school in the U.S., Belinda Chen had her pick of jobs -- including a plum offer from Amazon. But she headed east instead to join online retailer JD.com in China, drawn by the country's huge e-commerce boom. More Startup Yo announced that it's developing a new product -- tentatively called Yo Bytes -- that will help brands reach consumers on their wrists. More Microsoft introduces Windows 10 IoT to put Windows on all the world's Internet-connected gadgets. More A small craft brewing company in Tampa is now selling a beer named after the social media phenomenon "Florida Man." More BlackBerry has released a new $2,000 smartphone designed by Porsche. More Facebook updated its 'community standards' to clarify exactly what it means by 'nudity' and 'hate speech.' More Silicon Valley investor Bill Gurley, speaking at SXSW, explains why he is so bullish on his early investment in Uber. More Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that Model S cars are about to get a range boost. More Samsung has live-streamed the first virtual reality birth with its Gear VR technology. More AOL co-founder Steve Case gave his predictions for the next wave of the Internet, which could disrupt more than half of our economy. More The timing is ripe for livestreaming, and Meerkat is poised to take advantage of it. In just two weeks, the startup has become the latest social media sensation. But is it here to stay? More Mike McConnell, the ex-NSA director, says Chinese hackers "have penetrated every major corporation of any consequence in the United States and taken information." More The Internet is celebrating a big birthday next week: The world's oldest dot-com domain, symbolics.com, is turning 30 on Sunday. More Take these tips from the top CIA recruiter. For your sake, just be discreet. More Melinda Gates says that she won't be buying an Apple Watch. More Apple CEO Tim Cook tried to give his former boss a liver transplant, but Steve Jobs refused, according to a new biography. More Enlitic, a new medical technology company, is using computers that have powerful learning skills to diagnose patients much more accurately. More The slumping iPad sales trend is expected to continue through at least 2019. More Apple CEO Tim Cook dodges questions from shareholders about buying Tesla. But the idea may not be completely out of left field. More Twitter has banned revenge porn in its updated terms of service. More Google has opened its first store, creating a theme park experience for visitors. More Flow Hive, a new contraption that makes it easier to keep bees, is wildly popular -- but that accessibility comes with some concerns. More Apple stores boost overall sales at malls where they operate by 10%, making the iPhone maker a huge draw for struggling shopping centers. More The way Hillary Clinton handed over her State Department emails is less transparent and more expensive than it should have been. More Apple's stubbornness has a tendency to be aggravating in the near-term but downright prophetic in the long-term. Well ... most of the time. More A new Verizon report shows that very few retailers comply with payment card industry security standards. Why are those important? Every breached company wasn't PCI-compliant. More Etsy's do-good mission should only get more impactful as the company grows -- if they stick to their principles. Here's why. More Google CFO Patrick Pichette writes essay explaining why he thinks it makes sense for him to retire at age 52. More