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Sprint's new price plans: No more 'Framily,' but more data

On Monday, Sprint announced it was jacking up the data it offers in its family pack options. The new plans will be offered starting on Friday.  More

Bakery to Google: Take 's--t' out of our logo!

Greggs bakery took to Twitter to urge Google to remove a profane logo from search results.  More

Website crash mars $188 billion "demerger"

Investors trying to find details on BHP Billiton's multi-billion dollar "demerger" were scrambling Tuesday as the company's website crashed.  More

America's top wireless network is...

Verizon took top honors in a new ranking of nationwide network performance by market research firm RootMetrics.  More

Microsoft considering new name for Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer might be getting a name change, Microsoft engineers say.  More

Women thrive in China's booming tech scene

Silicon Valley has a reputation as a boys club. That's not the case in China, where some tech firms are making progress on gender diversity.  More

Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen

Hackers have taken 4.5 million Social Security numbers from patients who attended any one of Community Health Systems' 206 hospitals this year.  More

13 amazing things you can make with a 3-D printer

From the wacky to the sexy to the yummy, here are some of the most surprising things you can make with at 3-D printer.  More

Watch brain chip help paralyzed boy move

New technology called Neurobridge is enabling Ian Burkhart to move his fingers for the first time since 2010.  Play

$15 million pours in from Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Association says it has raised $15.6 million for Lou Gehrig's disease from the Ice Bucket Challenge.  More

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey live-tweets protests in Ferguson

Jack Dorsey, who goes by @Jack online, has documented and commented on the gatherings and frustrations in the suburban St. Louis community.  More

Commuting is getting easier. Here's why

The MobiPrize, conducted by SMART at the University of Michigan, recognizes innovation in global transportation. From microcars to auto rickshaws, these six startups are some of the standouts.  More

Comcast left me on hold for 3+ hours -- until it closed

Viral video shows customer who is trying to discontinue Comcast service left on hold for hours till office that handles cancellations closed.  More

Google snoops on Gmail to catch pedophiles

Police in Texas arrested a man last month for alleged child porn possession based on a tip from Google.  More

Accounting trouble discovered at Alibaba unit ahead of mega IPO

Potential accounting problems have been discovered at Alibaba's recently-acquired film division, raising new questions ahead of the Chinese tech firm's massive IPO.  More

This is the new USB connector - and it's reversible!

The new, reversible USB connector is ready to go to market.  More

Ferguson police deny Anonymous' ID of alleged shooter

Ferguson police say the man Anonymous identified as the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown is not the shooter.  More

Apple bans toxic chemicals from manufacturing

Computer company IDs two newly prohibited toxins: benzane and n-hexane.  More

The 5 best -- and worst -- airports for cell phone service

Research firm RootMetrics measured mobile service quality at America's 50 busiest airports for a new report.  More

How 4G speeds stack up at airports near you

Mobile industry research firm RootMetrics ranks America's 50 busiest airports on 4G speeds.  More

Amazon undercuts Square with new mobile credit card payments service

Amazon announces competitor to Square as it goes after credit card processing by small businesses.  More

Apple: mostly men, mostly white

Apple released a report on the diversity of its workforce Tuesday showing that it's mostly male and mostly white.  More

23 million Twitter users are fed by robots

About 8.5% of Twitter's 271 million users are actually not human.  More

Uber's dirty tricks quantified: Rival counts 5,560 canceled rides

Uber is using a pattern of questionable tactics in its effort to control the car-on-demand market, according to new data from competitor Lyft.  More

How Jack Ma will keep control of Alibaba

Investors taking part in Alibaba's upcoming IPO won't get much of a say in how the firm is run.  More

Eat your selfie on a Middleton marshmallow

Move over Kate Middleton! Younger brother James Middleton is stealing the spotlight with his candy business that prints Instagram pictures on marshmallows.  More

Jobs is 'central figure' in conspiracy case

A lawsuit by Silicon Valley workers claims Apple, Google, Adobe, Intel and others assembled an extensive conspiracy that kept their wages from growing too quickly.  More

Microsoft: Surface is better than your MacBook

Microsoft says the Surface is better than the MacBook in a new series of commercials.  More

Amazon picks a new fight: Disney DVDs

Online retailer strips preorder button for forthcoming DVDs such as 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.'  More

You can't change the color of Facebook - it's a virus

An app claiming to change Facebook's color palette is actually loading malware onto your smartphone or PC.  More

I'm a 'poster-child' for no Internet access

As digital technology shapes the nation's economy, most living in Indian country still can't even get online.  More

'Smart credit card' terminals can be hacked too

Those chip-enabled smart cards are no good if the terminal can be easily hacked into stealing your data.  More

BuzzFeed raises another $50 million to fund expansion

BuzzFeed just received another $50 million to help it become, in the words of one of the investors, "a preeminent media company."  More

IBM builds a brain out of computer chips

IBM's new computer chips can sense, taste, feel, smell and hear like a brain.  More

My bank held my money hostage

Simple, an online bank, isn't fulfilling its "worry-free" promise: Some users couldn't perform any transactions for 24 hours.  More

Find that hot girl you passed on the street with Happn

Happn is an app that lets you find people who you crossed paths with.  More

Facebook snaps up server security start-up

Facebook announced Thursday that it was acquiring cybersecurity start-up PrivateCore, which builds software to protect server data.  More

Netflix: Our subscriber sales top HBO's

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said Wednesday that the company's subscriber revenue inched past that of HBO in the second quarter.  More

Photos could replace passwords

An Australian teen entrepreneur asks: What if your password were a picture instead of letters and numbers?  More

Can Sprint do anything but suck?

Sprint's merger with T-Mobile is in the toilet. What can it do to get out of the doldrums?  More

You've been hacked! Here's what to do

Russian hackers have amassed a trove of 1.2 billion Internet user names and passwords. Here's what you need to do to protect yourself.  More

Xiaomi just took over China - is the U.S. next?

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has international ambitions, but gaining traction in the United States will be difficult.  More

Boutique hotels just got easier to book

Wix launched WixHotels, a new website plug-in for boutique hotels so they can control their own inventory and avoid costly commissions.  More

6 companies behind the drone revolution

Meet the public companies that stand to gain from growing global demand for drones.  More

Truce! Apple and Samsung call off patent war outside U.S.

Apple and Samsung have called a truce on most of their patent disputes, a development that should help end an acrimonious dust-up between the two tech giants.  More

Russian criminals steal 1.2 billion passwords

Russian criminals have stolen 1.2 billion Internet user names and passwords, amassing what could be the largest collection of stolen digital credentials in history, a respected security firm said Tuesday.  More

T-Mobile sinks after Sprint reportedly abandons merger bid

Sprint has reportedly abandoned its bid to acquire fellow wireless carrier T-Mobile.  More

Apple set to unveil new iPhones Sept. 9

Apple is set to unveil its next-generation iPhones at an event on Sept. 9, according to a report from the tech news site R/ecode.  More

Americans are warming to self-driving cars

A new survey from the University of Michigan found that 56% of U.S. respondents had positive opinions of self-driving vehicles.  More

Forget Samsung, Xiaomi is China's new smartphone king

Xiaomi has knocked Samsung off its throne in China, shipping more units than its South Korea-based rival for the first time in the second quarter.  More

Doggie dates have come to Tinder!

Puppy profiles have popped up on the popular hookup app, Tinder.  More

Uber threatens drivers: Do not work for Lyft

Among its tactics: Telling drivers it is against city regulations to work for both Uber and competing service Lyft.  More

LinkedIn forced to pay damages for unpaid overtime

LinkedIn is issuing back pay and damages to workers the Labor Department says failed to receive overtime.  More

Facebook goes down, LA residents call 911

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said residents called the cops when social media went down  More

Oops! Russian soldier Instagrams himself in Ukraine

A Russian soldier has posted photos of himself to Instagram from within Ukraine.  More

Stop sharing USB Flash drives now

USB-connected devices have a fatal flaw. Say no to strangers' flash drives -- and smartphones too.  More

Microsoft to Samsung: Pay up!

Microsoft sued Samsung for violating the terms of its patent agreement.  More

Could Snapchat really be worth $10 billion?

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has reportedly been in funding talks valuing Snapchat at $10 billion. Could it possibly be worth that?  More

EBay: Mostly white and male

EBay is the latest big tech company to unveil heavily skewed employee diversity numbers.  More

Today's cars are hackable, posing a threat to you

A new report shows that the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Cadillac Escalade and 2014 Toyota Prius are the most 'hackable' cars on the road.  More

Social media stocks flying high as LinkedIn wows Wall Street

LinkedIn shares surged in after-hours trading Thursday following strong second-quarter earnings, following the likes of Facebook and Twitter.  More

Unlimited vacation days and other perks you don't get

Get paid to go on vacation, receive a couple of bonus weeks at the end of the year or take as much time as you need. Such vacation policies are more than a dream at some small, niche -- and often tech-based -- companies.  More

T-Mobile soars on French takeover rumor

T-Mobile shares jumped 6% on a report about a buyout bid emerging out of France  More

Six obstacles to being a cyborg

As technology takes over our lives, some people are inserting it in their bodies. It can allow for cool functionality -- but also serious obstacles  More

Not extreme enough: GoPro fails to impress

GoPro failed to live up to the extreme expectations set by its blockbuster debut. The camera maker's stock fell even though sales rose sharply.  More

The business of being a cyborg

Meet Amal Graafstra. This cyborg decided to start a business to sell implantable RFID chips.  Play

FCC to Verizon: Throttle this

The FCC isn't happy about Verizon's plan to slow unlimited data connections.  More

Is the iPad doomed?

The iPad is in a prolonged slump, and the Best Buy CEO says tablet sales are 'crashing.' What's wrong?  More

From maximum security prison to tech entrepreneur

After serving 8 years in prison, Marcus Bullock is helping the incarcerated stay connected with loved ones with his Flikshop app.  More

This is Instagram's answer to Snapchat

Instagram unveiled a new app this week called Bolt that mimics Snapchat's messaging functions.  More

Amazon's Fire Phone: Not so hot

If you want your phone optimized for commerce, the Fire may be the device for you.  More

Amazon's Fire phone: a shopping device that makes calls

If you want your phone optimized for commerce, the Fire may be the device for you.  More

Facebook cans annoying birthday gift requests

Facebook's short-lived Gifts service is set to expire amid a shift in e-commerce strategy.  More

Netflix and AT&T strike deal to boost streaming speeds

Netflix has reached an agreement to connect directly with AT&T's network to boost streaming speeds.  More

No Fail Whale here! Twitter is soaring

Things are looking up for Twitter -- or at least, for its stock price.  More

U.S. losing tech talent to Canada

Restrictive immigration policies prevent talented entrepreneurs from launching businesses in the U.S. So, they're moving to Canada.  More

Gadget tests your drink for 'date rape' drugs

Pd.id is a tiny electronic device and mobile app that alerts you when your drink has been drugged.  More

Iron Dome makers got hacked, says cybersecurity firm

Three companies that built Iron Dome, Israel's missile defense system, were hacked in 2012.  More

Amazon launches 3-D printing store

Amazon's new 3-D Printed Products store offers shoppers over 200 customizable items like toys, jewelry and home decorations.  More

Apple buffs up radio service with string of acquisitions

Apple bought the Pandora of news radio, Swell, for a reported $30 million.  More

Microsoft faces China antitrust probe

Chinese authorities are investigating the company over anti-trust issues.  More

OkCupid set up bad dates in 'an experiment'

Online dating site OkCupid found its users were more likely to have conversations when it told them they were more compatible than in reality.  More

Can Sense revolutionize sleep tracking?

Sense has already raised more than 700% of its $100,000 Kickstarter goal, but can it compete with the countless sleep apps and wearable trackers? Laurie Segall reports.  Play

The latest Silicon Valley darling promises a good night's sleep

A new product in development wants to change how we think about sleep, and the company behind it is raising big money.  More

The 13 most WTF gadgets

From the weird to the gross, these 13 gadgets will make you wonder why the even exist.  More

Your personal information just isn't safe

Target hack victims were directed to Experian for protection. But that company has leaked your data too.  More

Trulia & Zillow CEOs: Mobile is king

Watch both Zillow and Trulia CEOs discuss the power of mobile with CNNMoney before the eventual merger between the two companies.  Play

Yo backer launches new app

MIRAGE, a new instant messaging app, hopes to capitalize on the viral momentum from buzzy app Yo.  More

Apple welcomes back top Bitcoin wallet app

Blockchain.info is back on Apple's App Store, once again allowing iOS users easy access to the world's No. 1 wallet for the digital currency.  More

#DetroitWater: Keep Detroiters' water on!

Detroit's looming water shutoffs spark a social media campaign and an app to connect donors with residents behind on their bills.  More

Amazon plunges 10% on big loss

The company posted a larger than expected loss Thursday, sending shares tumbling 10%.  More

Weird Al's new album has been pirated 40,000 times

'Mandatory Fun,' the latest album by Weird Al, is topping the charts -- and getting pirated like mad too.  More
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