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New Apple Tool Checks iPhones for ‘Kill Switch’ Security

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Starting next summer, a new law will require every smartphone sold in California to include a so-called kill switch that renders the device unusable if it is reported lost or stolen. Apple now has a tool to check whether an Apple device has a kill switch turned on.

Taking London’s Success Elsewhere in Britain

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Gerard Grech, chief executive of Tech City UK, a government-funded body in charge of promoting the Britain’s digital economy, is trying to expand the recent success of London’s tech sector to the rest of the country.

With New App, Groupon Goes After Grocery Deals

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

With Snap, customers can get cash back when they buy certain items at the grocery store.

Drones vs. Kidneys: Google Autofill on the Economy

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

A New York brokerage took a novel approach to studying what people are searching for on Google. We certainly spend a lot of time thinking about television bachelors.

AT&T Wants You to Put Down the Phone, and Head for the Cloud

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Even for a company that has been through a lot, this is an impressive change: AT&T seems to want to kill desk phones, rip up its network of traditional switches, connect to cloud computing and even build software-based systems.

Daily Report: PayPal Brings In Outsider as Its Leader

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Dan Schulman, who will become chief executive of PayPal after its split from eBay next year, takes over a company viewed by many in Silicon Valley as technologically stagnant.

Facebook Agrees to Ease Rules on Real Names

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Protests from San Francisco's drag queens prompted Facebook to say it will relax its insistence that its users go by their real names on the service. But how much leeway the company will allow has yet to be decided.

Netflix’s Chief Executive Pushes Net Neutrality in Europe

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

With net neutrality a hot-button topic on both sides of the Atlantic, Reed Hastings of Netflix explained at a conference in Brussels why deals to prioritize content delivery are a bad idea.

German Regulator Warns Google Over Collecting Users’ Data

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The city of Hamburg's data protection commissioner said the tech giant's aggregation of data across its services risked creating “meaningful and comprehensive personal records” of individuals without their consent.

Daily Report: Apple Pay Promises Big Changes at the Cash Register

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The swift reaction by companies in the weeks since Apple Pay was announced makes clear that how we normally pay for goods and services is ripe for transformation.

A New Microsoft Windows Displays a Familiar Look

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Microsoft believes the next version of its operating system is such a big change that it is calling the software Windows 10, skipping the more logical product name, Windows 9.

Seattle Start-Up Factory Hires Former Amazon and Microsoft Executive

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Ivy Softworks, a new start-up factory in Seattle, is seeking to create a better way of forming new tech companies. And now it has hired Brian Valentine, a prominent engineer and executive who worked for years at Microsoft and Amazon...

Amazon Is Not Holding Back on Paul Ryan

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The retailer is discouraging sales of Hachette titles. The 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate's new book is an exception.

Daily Report: Netflix Aims at Hollywood’s New Releases

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Netflix and the Weinstein Company said that they planned to release a sequel to the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” simultaneously on Netflix and a select number of Imax theaters.

China Approves the iPhone 6, After a Stern Look at Security

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The Chinese government said that after it presented Apple with concerns about the iPhone 6's security features, the company provided it with “official materials” to address them.

Nominee for European Digital Job Explains Positions in Hearing

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Günther Oettinger, the nominee to be the European Union’s next digital economy commissioner, emphasized that he wanted to create greater connections across the 28-member bloc.

Readers Debate Online Piracy and the Future of Digital Entertainment

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Among the questions raised: Does the entertainment industry need to change its business model to address the reality of illegal streaming?

Cisco: The Internet Needs More Control

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Cisco has a novel approach for selling its big Internet vision, called Intercloud: There is no better way to impose government policies on the Internet.

Expectations Lower, HP Launches Another Moonshot

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The low-power computer server Meg Whitman pointed to as the kind of technology that would revive Hewlett-Packard has never lived up to sales expectations. Still, HP keeps trying, this time with a chip made by ARM.

Daily Report: Facebook Opens Consumer-Data Vault to Advertisers

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The company is rolling out a new platform that will allow marketers to use Facebook's deep knowledge of its customers when advertising on other websites and mobile apps.

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