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Cash, Check or Charge? How About Cellphone?
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Cash, Check or Charge? How About Cellphone?

You win a bet, but the loser does not have enough cash on him to settle it. If he has a credit card, and most people usually do, there is finally a solution. AeBay...

For Web
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For Web

Mark Brooks wants the whole Web to know that he spent $41 on an iPad case at an Apple store, $24 eating at an Applebee’s, and $6,450 at a Florida plastic surgery...

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Apple Removes Teaching App From App Store, and Educators Complain

Apple generally makes news by publishing new apps, not by unpublishing them. But last week, it made some educators upset when it removed an app, Scratch Viewer,...

Cyberattack on Google Said to Hit Password System
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Cyberattack on Google Said to Hit Password System

New details have been disclosed about information stolen in the attacks on Google's computers announced in January. The losses included a password system that...

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Web Coupons Know Lots About You, and They Tell

For decades, shoppers have taken advantage of coupons. Now, the coupons are taking advantage of the shoppers. A new breed of coupon, printed from the Internet or...

Companies Slowly Join Cloud-Computing
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Companies Slowly Join Cloud-Computing

This year, Netflix made what looked like a peculiar choice: the DVD-by-mail company decided that over the next two years, it would move most of its Web technology...

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At Internet Conference, Signs of Agreement Between U.s. and Russia

Security specialists from eight countries met at a Russian-sponsored conference on Internet security to discuss their differences on how governments view cyberspace...

Researchers Trace Data Theft to Intruders in China
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Researchers Trace Data Theft to Intruders in China

Canadian and United States computer security researchers have monitored the spying operation of a China-based computer espionage gang for the past eight months...

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Iphone App to Sidestep At&t

For a little $1 iPhone app, Line2 sure has the potential to shake up an entire industry. It can save you money. It can make calls where AT&T’s signal is weak,...

Academic Paper in China Sets Off Alarms in ­.s.
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Academic Paper in China Sets Off Alarms in ­.s.

Wang Jianwei, a graduate engineering student in Liaoning, China, who was described as a potential cyberwarrior before the United States Congress this month, says...

An Express Lane From Camera to Computer
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An Express Lane From Camera to Computer

Intel is developing the Light Peak fiber-optic link, cable technology that will transmit 10 gigabits of data per second bidirectionally, and is expected to scale...

Telling Friends Where You Are (or Not)
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Telling Friends Where You Are (or Not)

As Jordan Viator roams the conference rooms, dimly lit bars and restaurants here at the South by Southwest Interactive conference, she often pulls out her cellphone...

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Effort to Widen ­.S. Internet Access Sets ­p Battle

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing an ambitious 10-year plan that will reimagine the nation's media and technology priorities by establishing high...

Instant Ads Set the Pace on the Web
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Instant Ads Set the Pace on the Web

 Advertisers have been able to direct online messages based on demographics, income and even location, but one element has been largely missing until recently:...

Scientists Strive to Map the Shape-Shifting Net
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Scientists Strive to Map the Shape-Shifting Net

In a dimly lit chamber festooned with wires and hidden in one of California’s largest data centers, Tim Pozar is changing the shape of the Internet. He is using...

Larger Threat Is Seen in Google Case
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Larger Threat Is Seen in Google Case

Three Google executives were convicted of violating Italian privacy laws on Wednesday, the first case to hold the company’s executives criminally responsible for...

Two Chinese Schools Said to Be Tied to Online Attacks
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Two Chinese Schools Said to Be Tied to Online Attacks

A series of online attacks on Google and dozens of other American corporations have been traced to computers at two educational institutions in China, including...

Turning Patents Into
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Turning Patents Into

Nathan Myhrvold wants to shake up the marketplace for ideas. His mission and the activities of the company he heads, Intellectual Ventures, a secretive $5 billion...

A Conference Keen on Finding Open Communication
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A Conference Keen on Finding Open Communication

Alcatel-Lucent recently launched an initiative to connect network operators with software developers to develop mobile applications that work with multiple networks...

Do-It-Yourself Genetic Engineering
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Do-It-Yourself Genetic Engineering

It all started with a brawny, tattooed building contractor with a passion for exotic animals. He was taking biology classes at City College of San Francisco, a...
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