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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.

Alibaba excitement surges; share price indications rise to $80-$83

Eight Alibaba customers got to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on the company's huge stock market debut – but 40 minutes later, the exchange had yet to report Alibaba results. 

Alibaba sets stock price at $68 on eve of IPO

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. set its stock price at $68 a share — the top of its range — on the eve of its initial public offering, meaning that it is set to raise more than $25 billion and that the company’s overall value is higher than’s.

Apple iOS 8 arrives Wednesday, replacing iOS 7

IPhone and iPad enthusiasts, contain yourselves: iOS 8 is ready for download Wednesday.

Apple reports record-breaking orders for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

Pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus topped a record-breaking 4 million in the first 24 hours the phones were on sale, according to Apple. 

Apple fans in China disappointed: No iPhone 6 for now

Over the years, Apple has faced a variety of challenges in bringing its products to Chinese consumers. For its soon-to-be-released iPhone 6, the company may be running up against the Chinese government’s determination to push forward the nation’s homegrown 4G standard.

T-Mobile rolls out new Wi-Fi calling and personal cell spots

T-Mobile held a media event Wednesday ostensibly to announce a slew of new Wi-Fi initiatives. But Chief Executive John Legere couldn't resist getting in a few jabs at rivals Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.

For Internet Slowdown Day, tech companies display mock 'loading' icons

If you see the “spinning wheel of death” on some of your favorite sites Wednesday, don’t worry -- your Internet connection probably isn’t any slower.

Apple Watch: Four issues raising some doubts

The Apple Watch, which is to go on sale early next year with more than 20 different looks and a minimum price of $349, has its share of innovations: A screen made out of sapphire glass on some versions to increase its scratch-resistance. A "digital touch" feature that allows people to give...

Deezer, the French Spotify, targets high end in U.S. with Sonos

San Francisco-based launched Rhapsody, the first online music subscription service, late in 2001, long before Netflix had a single customer for its streaming videos. Today, Netflix has more subscribers in the U.S. alone -- 36 million -- than there are paying subscribers to...

Apple Watch goes beyond being a wrist-sized smartphone

Apple’s first new product line in the post-Steve Jobs era, as expected, is a smartwatch that goes on sale early next year.

Meet Apple's new iPhone

Arriving Sept. 19, the new iPhone brings Apple in line with smartphones from Samsung, HTC and others while making a name for itself with powerful photo and video features.

Does it pay to invest in Apple stock before product announcements?

In just over an hour, Apple is set to hold a live event in Cupertino, Calif., to announce its latest products. The company could be heading in a brand new direction with a tech wearable, possibly dubbed the iWatch.  A couple of new iPhones also could be making their debut.

Tinder resolves sexual harassment lawsuit; marketing chief resigns

The dating app start-up Tinder has resolved a sexual harassment lawsuit lodged by one of its early employees without admitting wrongdoing, and one of the executives targeted by the lawsuit has left the company.

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