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Google to Charge for Apps on Android Phones in Europe

Google to Charge for Apps on Android Phones in Europe

Oct 19
Google plans to start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets sold in Europe, a response to a record $5 billion antitrust fine imposed by the European Union.

Instagram Users Get Free Sushi in Milan with Proof of Posts

Instagram Users Get Free Sushi in Milan with Proof of Posts

Oct 19
A Milan sushi bar has come up with a new electronic payment method that is based on a currency more valuable than cash in some quarters.

MTV's 'Real World' Going International and Digital

MTV's 'Real World' Going International and Digital

Oct 17
MTV's long-running reality show "The Real World" is going digital and international.

Google Pixel 3 Phone Aims to Automate More Daily Tasks

Google Pixel 3 Phone Aims to Automate More Daily Tasks

By Anick Jesdanun and Michel Liedtke | Oct 16
The Pixel is a showcase for Google's latest advances in software, particularly in artificial intelligence.

Watch: VZfit Launches Virtual Reality Fitness Bike Accessory

Watch: VZfit Launches Virtual Reality Fitness Bike Accessory

Oct 16
This new virtual reality hardware and software product turns any stationary bike into a VR fitness machine in less than five minutes.

Amazon Launches Shark Tank Collection

Amazon Launches Shark Tank Collection

Oct 16
Amazon today announced that it is an official retail partner for "Shark Tank."

Report: Ecuador Tells Assange to Curb Speech, Look After Cat

Report: Ecuador Tells Assange to Curb Speech, Look After Cat

By Raphael Satter | Oct 16
Ecuador has formally ordered Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests if he wants to be reconnected to the internet, according to a memo published in a local media outlet Monday.

Looking for An Edge: Teams Trying to Turn Data Into Wins

Looking for An Edge: Teams Trying to Turn Data Into Wins

By Tim Reynolds | Oct 15
Data is pored over by coaches and staff of the Orlando Magic on a regular basis. The charts and graphs are detailed and precise. But how it'll help the Magic win, that's still an unknown.

Pentagon Reveals Cyber Breach of Travel Records

Pentagon Reveals Cyber Breach of Travel Records

By Lolita C. Baldor | Oct 15
The Pentagon on Friday said there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian personnel.

Online Natural and Organic Grocery Thrive Aims to Fill Niche

Online Natural and Organic Grocery Thrive Aims to Fill Niche

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 15
Thrive Market, a four-year-old online membership-based natural and organic food retailer, has successfully filled a niche modeled after Costco but just for healthy items.

Georgia Senator Accused of Briefly Snatching Student's Phone

Georgia Senator Accused of Briefly Snatching Student's Phone

Oct 15
A Georgia Tech political group said Sen. David Perdue snatched a phone from a student who was video recording while asking the Republican lawmaker a question about Georgia's governor's race.

How to Check What Facebook Hackers Accessed in Your Account

How to Check What Facebook Hackers Accessed in Your Account

By Mae Anderson | Oct 15
Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or that party photo you were tagged in? According to Facebook, the unfortunate answer is "Yes."

New Technology, Housekeeping Among Concerns in Hotel Strikes

New Technology, Housekeeping Among Concerns in Hotel Strikes

By Philip Marcelo | Oct 15
The hotel of the not-so-distant future sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, but it's drawing real world anxiety for some of the thousands of Marriott hotel workers on strike across the U.S. this month.

Facebook Says It Purged More Than 800 Spam Accounts, Pages

Facebook Says It Purged More Than 800 Spam Accounts, Pages

Oct 13
Facebook said it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with politically-tinged garbage links and clickbait just weeks ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.

Risk of Streaming Fatigue as Walmart, AT&T, Disney Join Fray

Risk of Streaming Fatigue as Walmart, AT&T, Disney Join Fray

By Mae Anderson | Oct 13
Consumers have limited funds to spend; streaming behemoths like Netflix and Amazon got an early start and a lion's share of subscribers so far.

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