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Sprint, T-Mobile duke it out with new unlimited plans

After antitrust concerns sank a Sprint and T-Mobile merger this summer, the two carriers are now duking it out for customers with new unlimited data packages announced Thursday morning.

Ahead of iPhone 6, Wal-Mart rolls back prices on iPhone 5s, 5c

Ahead of next month's expected iPhone 6 unveiling, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is looking to clear its inventory of last year's iPhones by announcing drastic price cuts Wednesday night. 

Vine makes a play for brands by adding video-import feature

Hoping to lure brands onto its platform, the social app Vine on Wednesday added an import feature to its service that should make it easier for users to create videos.

Netflix, Time Warner Cable reach deal on streaming quality

Netflix Inc. has signed a deal with Time Warner Cable that should bring more consistent, high-quality streams of movies and TV shows to the cable company's Internet subscribers.

Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to focus on Clippers, teaching

New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer resigned from Microsoft's board of directors, saying Tuesday that the combination of "the Clippers, civic contribution, teaching and study" would leave him little time to keep abreast of the company he led for 14 years.

How Sprint's Family Share Pack plan compares to AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile

With a new chief executive at the helm, Sprint this week announced an aggressively priced plan that launches Friday and heavily caters toward families of four or more who use large amounts of data. 

Fuhu unveils giant Big Tab tablets for kids, family game playing

In a scene that’s grown too familiar in many households, parents and children sit together but with all of them buried in their own screens, whether on smartphones, tablets or TV sets.

Hackers stole 4.5 million patients' data in hospital breach

A cyberattack suspected to have originated in China stole Social Security numbers and other personal data for 4.5 million patients whose records were in Community Health Services Inc.’s system, the company said Monday.

In a first, cable companies' broadband subscriptions surpass TV subscriptions

For the first time ever, cable companies have more Internet broadband subscribers than TV service subscribers, a new report says.

Chinese national in custody for allegedly hacking into Boeing computer

A Chinese national has been indicted in connection with an alleged computer hacking scheme to steal trade secrets from American defense contractors, federal prosecutors announced Friday.

Shark counterattack: Google wraps underwater cables with armor

Just in time for Shark Week comes news that Google has had to protect its underwater cables from biting sharks.

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.

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