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Gracenote acquires Baseline. Better video recommendations coming?

Entertainment metadata juggernaut Gracenote acquired Baseline for $50 million on Wednesday, adding to its portfolio descriptions of more than 300,000 movies and TV shows dating back to 1896.

With DWNLD, online stars can build apps in moments

What began as one fashion writer’s mission to build an app for her blog has morphed into an app-building tool that’s backed by $2 million in seed funding and being used by actress Kristin Cavallari, model Molly Sims, web magazine xoJane and about 200 others.

Samsung, Oculus team up for Galaxy VR headset

Samsung became the latest major tech giant to enter the increasingly crowded virtual reality headset market on Wednesday, teaming up with Facebook's Oculus VR to announce the Galaxy VR.

Where to sell your iPhone 5s, 5c and 5

All signs say Apple will introduce the iPhone 6 next week and start selling it by the end of the month. If you want to sell an old iPhone, the time is now.

Apple says no security breach occurred in celebrity photo leak

Apple Inc. said Tuesday that the recent theft of racy celebrity photos was not a result of a widespread breach of its systems but was instead due to a "very targeted attack" on individual accounts

How to keep your cloud accounts secure

The cloud can be a wonderful thing. It's a place where you can store your files then access them from any device. But it can also lead to disastrous situations.

Google testing Project Wing, its drone delivery project

Google X – the lab responsible for Google Glass, Google's self-driving cars and Google's smart contact lenses – on Friday announced its latest endeavor: self-flying delivery drones.

Instagram is down, so it's time for 'Instagram is down' jokes

Photo-sharing app Instagram is having an outage that has lasted more than hour, and people are turning to Twitter in droves to lament and joke about the situation.

Apple announces Sept. 9 event; iPhone 6, iWatch coming?

Apple made it official: The company Thursday issued media invitations to a Sept. 9 event in Cupertino, Calif., where the company is expected to unveil the latest iPhone 6 and maybe more.

Instagram releases Hyperlapse, a video-recording time-lapse iPhone app

Instagram threw a bone to creative types on Tuesday by releasing Hyperlapse, a new app for the iPhone that makes it easy to record time-lapse videos.

Tablet video game revenue to top $13 billion by 2019, report predicts

The growth in sales of computer tablets is slowing down, but tablet video game revenue is exploding.

USC, UCLA, Caltech get joint grant to fuel tech start-ups in L.A.

With funding from the National Science Foundation, three of the top universities in Southern California are teaming up to supply instruction, events and research aimed at helping technology start-ups flourish in the region.

Amazon confirms it will buy Twitch for $970 million

Sorry, YouTube. is the winning bidder for Twitch, the hugely popular online platform for video gamers.

More than 1,000 businesses affected by same malware as Target

The Secret Service estimates more than 1,000 businesses have been affected by the same kind of cyberattack that scraped Target's cash register system for consumer credit card information, the Department of Homeland Security said in an advisory Friday afternoon. 

Most smartphone users don't download apps; here are 5 worth snatching

These days, it seems everyone has a smartphone, but that doesn't mean everyone's downloading apps.

Virtual-reality Netflix created at hackathon

Previewing how we may one day watch television, Netflix developers recently created a version of the streaming service for the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset.

Hanx Writer-maker Hitcents acquires CAA-backed Moonshark

A small mobile game publishing start-up that was backed in part by Creative Artists Agency has been acquired in whole by the maker of what’s been the most popular iPad app for the last week.

10 ways Facebook is telling businesses to confront changing ad market

The soaring usage of Facebook on mobile devices has generated an expensive problem for the companies that advertise on the 1.3-billion-user social network.

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. 

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