• Hey, techies, office space is half off

    Hey, techies, office space is half off

    MERRILLVILLE | Tech startups can get a deep discount on office space at the Purdue Technology Center in Merrillville if they are commercializi…

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Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

WASHINGTON (AP) — People with accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the …

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US newspaper industry revenue fell 2.6 pct in 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. newspaper industry revenue continued to fall last year, as increases in circulation revenue failed to offset shrinking demand for print advertising.

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5 features an Amazon phone might offer

NEW YORK (AP) — Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year.

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Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd

Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian police confirmed Thursday an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committe…

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White House updating online privacy policy

White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades o…

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White House updating online privacy policy

White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to, mobile apps and social media sites. It also clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tr…

23 hours ago

Venture investments jump to $9.5B in 1Q

NEW YORK (AP) — Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into an increasing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.

April 17, 2014 11:02 pm

Record labels sue Pandora over older songs

NEW YORK (AP) — Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.

April 17, 2014 3:55 pm

Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, industry

NEW YORK (AP) — The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week.

April 17, 2014 3:46 pm

ArcelorMittal wins heap of automotive awards

ArcelorMittal is being showered with honors for its work with automakers.

April 17, 2014 12:00 pm

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

April 17, 2014 12:02 pm

Weibo shares jump in market debut

Weibo Corp.'s shares are rising in the Chinese social media company's debut in the U.S.

April 17, 2014 11:47 am

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.

April 17, 2014 11:35 am

Researcher finds flaw in Samsung fingerprint check

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print.

April 17, 2014 7:47 am

Police charge Canadian in Internet privacy breach

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Police have charged a 19-year-old Canadian man in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from Canada's tax agency website.

April 16, 2014 8:22 pm

Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.

April 16, 2014 6:25 pm

Yahoo nominates co-founder, 2 others to join board

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Yahoo co-founder David Filo is vying to rejoin the Internet company's board after an 18-year absence.

April 16, 2014 5:52 pm

IBM posts lower 1Q earnings, revenue

NEW YORK (AP) — IBM says its first-quarter earnings fell because of a large charge related to reorganizing its work force. Revenue fell amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business.

April 16, 2014 3:30 pm

Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet company dealt with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire more employees and invest in daring ideas.

April 16, 2014 3:23 pm

Review: Forward to the past with Windows update

Review: Forward to the past with Windows update

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past.

April 16, 2014 12:13 pm

Ahead of the Bell: Yahoo

NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo soared 8 percent in trading before the opening bell Wednesday after quarterly results showed an aggressive push into Asia and a slight pickup in advertising revenue.

April 16, 2014 7:42 am

Mt. Gox headed for bankruptcy, not rehabilitation

TOKYO (AP) — The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for dissolution after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.

April 16, 2014 5:34 am

Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trade group for wireless providers says the country's biggest smartphone makers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the devices to try to deter rampant theft.

April 15, 2014 5:59 pm

Yahoo's 1Q shows modest gains in ad business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's listless advertising sales showed signs of life in the first quarter to overshadow a 20 percent drop in earnings.

April 15, 2014 3:35 pm

Intel posts lower 1Q net income, higher revenue

Intel posts lower 1Q net income, higher revenue

NEW YORK (AP) — Intel says its first-quarter earnings declined, but revenue grew as it saw improvements in its PC business and solid demand for tablet processors.

April 15, 2014 3:23 pm

Hey, techies, office space is half off

Hey, techies, office space is half off

MERRILLVILLE | Tech startups can get a deep discount on office space at the Purdue Technology Center in Merrillville if they are commercializing patented innovations from any university in Indiana or Illinois.

April 15, 2014 12:07 pm

Review: Windows Phone advances with 8.1 update

Review: Windows Phone advances with 8.1 update

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions.

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Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day — to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.

April 15, 2014 11:04 am

Criterion Collection extends Hulu streaming deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The Criterion Collection and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform as the exclusive streaming home of Criterion's vast library of art house films.

April 15, 2014 7:00 am

Relativity's last-minute bid for Maker rebuffed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relativity Media, a film financier and movie distributor, was rebuffed in a last-minute bid for Maker Studios, the YouTube video creator that had agreed to be bought by The Walt Disney Co. last month.

April 14, 2014 5:03 pm

Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace

NEW YORK (AP) — Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.

April 14, 2014 2:54 pm

Lions Gate partners with online outfit RocketJump

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another Hollywood studio is tying up with a video creator that has made it big on YouTube.

April 14, 2014 12:22 pm

Netflix's Comcast deal improves quality of video

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in the past 17 months now that Netflix is paying for a more direct connection to Comcast's network.

April 14, 2014 12:04 pm

Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

NEW YORK (AP) — A study finds that Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperforms all of them in part because of its smaller size.

April 14, 2014 11:21 am

Twitter CEO, co-founders not selling stock

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says its CEO Dick Costolo and co-founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams have no plans to sell any of their shares when the company's post-IPO lock-up expires on May 5.

April 14, 2014 9:05 am

Review: Siri-like Cortana fills Windows phone gap

NEW YORK (AP) — "Yay, it's Nick! How can I help?"

April 14, 2014 7:01 am

Uber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app wars

Uber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app wars

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in the U.S., Uber f…

April 14, 2014 2:31 am Photos


NSC backs disclosing software vulnerabilities

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's National Security Council says that disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear nat…

April 12, 2014 7:24 pm

Visions of 1964 World's Fair didn't all come true

Visions of 1964 World's Fair didn't all come true

NEW YORK (AP) — The millions of visitors who attended the New York World's Fair that opened in 1964 were introduced to a range of technological innovations and predictions.

April 12, 2014 9:55 am Photos


At a Glance: Hot tech stocks tumble

Investors have clipped the wings of high-flying tech stocks in recent weeks, as they re-focus on safer sectors such as utilities, health care and consumer staples. Shares of tech favorites such as Facebook, Netflix and Twitter are 19 percent …

April 11, 2014 4:38 pm

Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

NEW YORK (AP) — It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.

April 11, 2014 2:57 pm

Once-soaring tech stocks sink in sobering comedown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The stock market's laws of gravity are inflicting pain on its highest fliers.

April 11, 2014 2:55 pm

Court reverses conviction of man in iPad data case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed the conviction of man imprisoned for illegally gaining access to AT&T's servers and stealing more than 100,000 email addresses of iPad users.

April 11, 2014 1:49 pm

Probe of alleged pimping targets French website

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors are examining whether an online dating site called, which seeks to connect older men with younger women, is actually pimping.

April 11, 2014 10:10 am

AutoNavi agrees to be acquired by Alibaba

Chinese digital mapping and navigation company AutoNavi Holdings Ltd. has agreed to be acquired by e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in a deal valued at $1.5 billion.

April 11, 2014 9:45 am

Sony recalls some Vaio laptops for battery issue

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony is recalling some of its VAIO laptop computers, saying that it's possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat.

April 11, 2014 8:32 am

Amazon to buy digital comics company

SEATTLE (AP) — Online retailer Amazon said Thursday its buying digital comics company comiXology for an undisclosed sum.

April 10, 2014 3:46 pm

Mexican police issue 'ransom ware' virus warning

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in Mexico City have issued a warning about a new type of "ransom ware" virus that can take over computers' cameras and make the user think they are under surveillance.

April 10, 2014 3:44 pm

US Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, U.S. Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television thanks to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads.

April 10, 2014 3:24 pm

Google to sell Glass to bigger pool of consumers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lot more people are about to get a chance to own the Internet-connected eyewear known as Google Glass, the hottest accessory in geek fashion.

April 10, 2014 3:11 pm
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