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Obama touts tech innovation during visit to Cross Campus

President Obama swung by tech co-working space Cross Campus during his latest visit to Southern California, stopping to chat with local entrepreneurs and joking about how the "sweatpants and a baseball cap" lifestyle seemed appealin...

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel glad colleagues didn't ditch 'idiot frat boy'

Snapchat Chief Executive Evan Spiegel found himself mortified after Valleywag published in May a series of raunchy emails he had sent to fraternity brothers while at Stanford University. He discussed urinating on someone and attempts to get sorority members drunk, among other debauchery.

AT&T to refund $80 million in settlement of mobile cramming case

AT&T Inc. agreed to pay $105 million, including $80 million in consumer refunds, to settle federal and state investigations that the company illegally billed mobile phone customers for unauthorized charges for ringtones and other services, officials said Wednesday.

Yahoo to lay off 400 in India, invite some to work in U.S., report says

Marissa Mayer caused an uproar last year when she banned telecommuting for Yahoo employees. Now it looks like she again wants workers as close to the company as possible.

Facebook bus drivers looking to unionize

Drivers who whisk Facebook employees off to the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters each morning in Wi-Fi-equipped buses are looking to unionize, complaining of long hours, split shifts and wages so low they can’t buy homes near their jobs.

Hewlett-Packard reportedly plans to split into two companies

Hewlett-Packard Co. is planning to split into two companies, separating its personal computer and printer division from its business services unit.

After controversial study, Facebook is changing the way it does research

Facebook is changing the way it does research after facing a widespread backlash for a study that manipulated news feeds to gauge emotional effect. 

Twitter to provide $10 million in funding to new MIT social media lab

Twitter will provide $10 million over five years to fund the creation of an MIT lab intended to study social media and develop new technologies that make sense of digital content.

Angry Birds to cut 16% of jobs as rivals pass by

Rovio Entertainment, maker of the Angry Birds mobile games, will cut as much as 16% of staff after failing to replicate the success of the title that made it famous.

15 things to know about JibJab as L.A. start-up turns 15

As JibJab celebrates its 15th birthday Wednesday, the Los Angeles media company with a humorous edge is showing that it can keep up on the latest trends.

Protests propel FireChat app to top spot in Hong Kong

The most popular app of the moment in China and Hong Kong is a cross between WhatsApp and Twitter, made possible by a new networking technology.

Matchstick aims to undercut Chromecast with lower price, open platform

If $35 sounded like a good deal to be able to watch Netflix directly on a TV screen, try $18.

GoPro gets a little cheaper -- and fancier

GoPro hoisted its high-end offering further into the age of high-definition video with the introduction of the Hero4, its latest line of participant-sports-oriented video cameras. The company also lowered the price of its cheapest camera to $129 from $200, and freshened up parts of its entire...

China's gray market hot for iPhones, even amid push for local handsets

It might not be easy for mainland Chinese to buy a new iPhone 6, but that’s not stopping plenty of people from dropping big bucks on one.

Apple responds to claims of bending iPhones, calling cases 'rare'

Apple Inc. has responded to complaints that the newest version of its flagship product, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, are vulnerable to bending in users’ pockets.

Bash bug on Apple, Linux computers leading to attacks, experts say

A program that comes pre-installed on Apple’s Mac and MacBook as well as millions of other computers has a flaw that could let hackers take control of the computer, cybersecurity experts said Thursday.

Science Inc. buys company that places ads in 18,000 mobile games

Santa Monica-based Science Inc., which creates, invests in and provides services to start-ups, is giving the companies in its portfolio a new way to make a money.

Twitter working on targeted ads for movie buffs

Do you tweet about your favorite movies or follow a movie's Twitter account? Soon, Hollywood studios will be able to market directly to you on the microblogging platform. 

Apple: iOS 8.0.2 update will be released within a 'few days'

Apple will push to release another update to iOS8 after the failure of an update released Wednesday that wreaked havoc on some phones, according to its website.

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