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At Flipagram, a music-loving 'chief intangibles officer' lives on

Weeks before the team behind video-making app Flipagram moved into the former Tower Records store in West Hollywood, the employee who had found the new office space died.

Samsung unveils Galaxy Alpha, a metal phone to rival upcoming iPhone 6

Samsung has shed its traditional plastic shell for a metal frame on the Galaxy Alpha, its latest smartphone announced Wednesday.

Amazon takes on Square, PayPal with new credit card reader

Amazon is making a play in small-business payment processing by launching Local Register, a credit card reader that can be attached to a smartphone or tablet.

Lyft vs. Uber: The battle between the ridesharing rivals intensifies

In the ridesharing rivalry between Uber and Lyft, the gloves came off with the start of 2014. But the fighting got more intense this week, with Lyft accusing Uber employees of trying to jam its computer system.

Demand Media buys Saatchi Art, names Sean Moriarty as CEO

Demand Media Inc., the Santa Monica company behind websites such as and, added Saatchi Art to its collection for $17 million and named the start-up’s top executive as its CEO.

Rufus Cuff smartwatch is one of 443 crowd-funded hardware projects

Tired of staring at his phone screen all day, Gabe Grifoni set out to return “humans back to being humans” by creating a smarter screen.

Snowden leaks prompt firms to focus cyber security on insider threats

At this week’s Def Con hacker gathering in Las Vegas, Tess Schrodinger sounded almost annoyed.

DEF CON attendees get tips on how to detect, escape surveillance

Since Edward Snowden helped reveal wide-scale government snooping programs, the conspiracy-oriented elements of the cyber-security community have become a little more emboldened.

Google to give more weight to encrypted websites in search results

Following reports of a Russian ring of hackers who stole more than a billion online logins and passwords from vulnerable websites, Google has announced that its search service will give higher priority to websites that use encrypted connections to keep their online visitors secure.

Google, Barnes & Noble team up for same-day book deliveries

Google and Barnes & Noble, taking on their mutual rival, have paired up to offer same-day delivery of books purchased online.

What to do if you think Russian hackers stole your login, password

A ring of Russian hackers have allegedly stolen more than a billion online user names and passwords, including more than 500 million email addresses. They are believed to be using that data to spam Internet users.

Apple, Samsung call cease fire on patent battles outside U.S.

Is the seemingly never-ending global patent war between rivals Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. finally coming to an end?

With its T-Mobile deal a bust, Sprint names Marcelo Claure as CEO

After ending its effort to acquire T-Mobile US Inc., mobile carrier Sprint Corp. named Marcelo Claure as its new chief executive and president.

Lyft and Uber launch carpool-like services in San Francisco

Rivals Lyft and Uber have announced new carpool-like services in San Francisco that they say will cost significantly less than using their regular ride-sharing service.

Russian hackers allegedly have millions of email logins

A Russian hacking ring has secured a massive trove of stolen personal data, including login information for more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers told the New York Times.

Samsung falls from perch as top smartphone seller in China

For the first time since 2011, Samsung was not the top smartphone seller in China, according to a report. 

Apple expected to announce iPhone 6 on Sept. 9

There's finally a date for the iPhone 6 announcement: Sept. 9

LinkedIn pays nearly $6 million in unpaid overtime and damages

Professional networking firm LinkedIn Corp. paid nearly $6 million in unpaid overtime wages and damages to 359 current and former employees after a U.S. Labor Department investigation.

Google Gmail scanning leads to arrest of man in child pornography

Google's controversial practice of scanning emails and analyzing users' emails for targeted ads reportedly led to the arrest of a 41-year-old Houston man who has been charged with possessing and promoting child pornography. 

Pasadena ad-tech start-up Perfect Market acquired by Taboola

Taboola, a New York online advertising and publishing start-up, has acquired Pasadena-based rival Perfect Market.

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