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Snapchat eyes $19 billion valuation

Snapchat is seeking to raise $500 million, which would make them the third most valuable tech company, behind Xiaomi and Uber.  More

JetBlue to be the first airline to accept Apple Pay payments in flight

JetBlue will let passengers pay for food, drinks and other offerings using their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, rather than digging out their wallet.  More

Uber will include 'panic button' in India app

A panic button will be an option starting Wednesday in the smartphone app for users in India. It "allows a rider to alert the local Police at the push of a button in case of an emergency," Uber said.  More

The most ridiculous things people do to their company iPhones

There are some crazy things people will do with their company iPhones, if they're not paying for them.  More

Samsung's Galaxy S6 is coming March 1

Samsung's Galaxy S6 is coming. Here's what to expect.  More

Alibaba is a better bet than Yahoo

Shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba are falling on counterfeit goods concerns while Yahoo is up on spin-off plans. But Alibaba is expected to report huge increases in sales and profits.  More

Close Sesame! Alibaba plunges as sales miss

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is still doing extremely well. But a 40% increase in sales wasn't enough to satisfy Wall Street. Shares fell hard on the news.  More

Gravity wins: GoPro stock plummets 10%

GoPro was an IPO stud last year and its Hero cameras are still selling like hotcakes, but investors are losing interest.  More

FCC to Marriott: Never try to block Wi-Fi again

The FCC has warned hotels that Wi-Fi hotspot blocking is strictly prohibited.  More

Twitter's CEO is on the hot seat

Wall Street is growing impatient with CEO Dick Costolo. Thursday's earnings report will be critical.  More

Google is becoming a wireless carrier

Google will sell wireless service directly to customers over Sprint and T-Mobile's networks, according to multiple reports.  More

Apple has mind-boggling $178 billion in cash to spend

Tim Cook has a lot of money to burn. He could use Apple's cash to buy Disney. Or Amazon and Netflix combined.  More

T-Mobile rejects 50% for bad credit

T-Mobile reveals that half of Americans don't have sufficiently good credit to qualify for the company's best plans.  More

GalaxyBerry? Samsung-BlackBerry rumor is back

BlackBerry has said it isn't talking to Samsung. But the market refuses to believe it. Shares surged again on more takeover rumors. But why would Samsung want BlackBerry?  More

Can Apple live up to the iHype?

Apple's earnings are expected to be so good that they are distorting the estimated growth rate for the entire S&P 500.  More

Facebook's Sandberg wants more women online

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg has made it her personal mission to get more women connected to the Internet in developing countries.  More

Starbucks is morphing into a tech company

Kevin Johnson used to be the CEO of tech firm Juniper Networks. He was just named COO of Starbucks.  More

Smarter people use iPhones - study

A new study shows that states with more college-educated people tend to have higher iPhone sales.  More

Microsoft patents 'Theater mode' for phones

Microsoft patented something called "inconspicuous mode" for phones. It's basically a "theater mode" that automatically dims the screen and puts it on silent if it knows you're at the movies.  More

AT&T will let you roll over data

AT&T will soon let you rollover unused mobile data if you're on the family plan.  More

Blackberry soars 30% on reports of Samsung bid

Samsung reportedly approached BlackBerry about buying the company for as much as $7.5 billion.  More

This is the Apple of China

Xiaomi said that it sold 61 million smartphones in 2014, almost all of which were in China. As it expands, it could become even more Apple-like.  More

Apple patents flexible iPhone

Among 28 patents Apple was granted Tuesday are one for a "flexible electronic device" and another for technology that could challenge Google Glass.  More

Meet the world's cheapest smartphone

Behold the $29 Nokia 215, the cheapest smartphone in the world.  More

Apple sued because iPhone isn't 16 GB

Your iPhone doesn't really let you store 16 GB of data on it. Two people are suing Apple about that.  More

Are zombie Palm phones coming back to life?

A new website suggests Palm might be revived.  More

Uber expects its busiest night ever on NYE

Uber expects Wednesday to be its busiest night ever -- but it could also be one of the priciest times to ride due to the startup's pricing algorithm.  More

5 best apps to find cheap gas

Gas prices are getting cheaper, but there are still deals to be had using smartphone apps.  More

Smartphone maker you never heard of valued at $45 billion

You've probably never heard of Xiaomi, but it's the fastest-growing smartphone maker in the world.  More

Sell your holiday gift cards for cash

If you're looking to sell your holiday gift cards for cold hard cash... there's an app for that.  More

T-Mobile is the tech company of the year

T-Mobile had the best 2014 of any tech company.  More

Russian iPhone prices soar 35%

Apple puts online store in Russia back online as stabilization of the ruble and higher prices lets it again get the price it wants for iPhones and iPads.  More

It's time for disruptive tech firms to grow up

Companies such as Uber and Airbnb need to behave more responsibly towards their staff and customers.  More

BlackBerry ending year on sour note

It's been a mostly successful turnaround year for BlackBerry under CEO John Chen. But the company's sales continue to plunge and that has Wall Street spooked.  More

Cuba poised to join the Internet age

Cuba has ranked among the most restrictive nation's for Internet access, but a policy shift by the U.S. government could bring the island into the information age.  More

Russia iPhone prices have fallen 34% this year

IPhone and iPad prices in Russia have tumbled in 2014 as the ruble collapsed.  More

Why China's Tencent wants to own Beyonce online

China's biggest tech firms are racing to hook up with media partners as they battle to dominate the country's online entertainment industry.  More

What's wrong with Google?

Google's stock has been left behind while its rivals soar in 2014.  More

T-Mobile will roll over your data

T-Mobile's latest disruptive move? It's letting you rollover your unused data from one month to the next.  More

France wants to ban uberPOP from January 1

France is planning to ban Uber's ride-sharing service uberPOP from January 1.  More

Wireless war: Consumers win, investors lose

Discounted phones and cheaper plans are good for subscribers -- but not investors in Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.  More

Google pulls Amazon app from Play Store

Amazon and Google are having an app store standoff, resulting in the de-listing of Amazon's app from Google Play.  More

Walmart cuts iPhone price by $50

The iPhone 6 Plus is now on sale for $229 and the iPhone 6 sells for $129.  More

United flight attendants all get an iPhone 6!

But they're not for taking selfies. The phones will come loaded with safety information, replacing printed manuals.  More

California prosecutors sue Uber for misleading customers

California prosecutors allege that Uber charges misleading fees and makes false claims about the quality of its background checks.  More

Samsung's latest WTF phone

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is quirky, and its defining difference is not all that useful. But it's innovative for sure.  More

China's version of Tinder is worth $3 billion

Momo, a dating app that's compared to Tinder, enjoyed a 10% bump in its stock market debut.  More

Verizon is killing off 3G

Verizon is killing off its 3G network to add more capacity for 4G smartphones and tablets.  More

Amazon: Shop while you're in the toilet

Amazon and Charmin unveiled a 'Stall Mall' campaign with deals for shopping from the toilet.  More

BlackBerry will buy your iPhone

BlackBerry will pay $550 for your iPhone, if you switch to a Passport.  More

T-Mobile will now tell you how it is reducing your data speeds

The mobile carrier has agreed to change the way it handles customers who hit monthly data limits.  More

Use this app to get the lowest prices on your holiday shopping

PriceJump is the best app to help you get the lowest prices for your holiday shopping.  More

Which is the best Droid to buy?

Motorola has made the two best Android smartphones this year. Here's how they stack up.  More

Square will soon accept Apple Pay

The mobile payments company Square is planning to accept Apple Pay.  More

Taxi rival bills itself as 'non a-hole' Uber

Flywheel, a competitor to Uber, has a new CEO who is not shy about his feeling for his controversial competitor. But can the company really supplant Uber and Lyft?  More

Sen. Al Franken goes after Uber

Sen. Al Franken is demanding that Uber's CEO explain the company's privacy policies.  More

Samsung to stop making so many damn phones

Samsung makes a whole lot of smartphones. It's going to cut way back on its lineup next year.  More

Spy on Perez Hilton's texts

Viber's new feature, Public Chats, lets you in on real-time conversations between celebrity personalities and their friends.  More

Here come the Apple Watch apps

The Apple Watch is still months away, but developers can start writing apps for the wrist starting today.  More

Will Apple soon be worth $1 trillion?

Apple is the world's most valuable company. Could it top $1 trillion soon? Is that a sign of a new tech bubble? Or will Microsoft, Google or Alibaba beat Apple to the 12-zero level.  More

Should you buy the $99 PC from Walmart?

PC prices are now the lowest in history  More

Best CEO of 2014: Apple's Cook or BlackBerry's Chen?

Apple is at an all-time high and Tim Cook deserves a lot of credit for that. But is John Chen's rescue of BlackBerry a more impressive feat?  More

Samsung's Gear VR is virtual reality on the go

Samsung's new virtual reality headset runs off a smartphone -- and it's shipping in December.  More

Netflix for iPhone now comes in higher high-def

Netflix's new iPhone 6 Plus app offers 1080p resolution for even higher high-definition viewing.  More

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