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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.

10 tech start-ups, ideas coming from UCLA, USC students

In an overflowing, sweat-inducing auditorium two weeks ago, start-ups founded by UCLA students took turns at the front to explain how their app and website ideas would change the world. Across town, USC students made their own pitches last weekend.

Dubs aims to make earplugs a 'fashion staple' by focusing on design

With an intriguing design accented by splashy colors, Dubs is hoping to persuade concert-goers, sports fans and anyone else exposed to piercing sounds that wearing earplugs can be about “cool” as much as maintaining healthy ears.

Apple breaks record, sells 10 million new iPhones over the weekend

Apple sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models over the weekend, breaking a company record. 

Activision hires Rudy Giuliani to fight Noriega's 'Call of Duty' suit

Rudy Giuliani is back to denouncing "an evil, heinous criminal," as he put it. This time, it's Manuel Noriega.

Oculus VR unveils new prototype, 'sprinting toward' consumer version

 Virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR unveiled a new prototype Saturday that brings the company closer to releasing its first device to consumers.

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