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Net neutrality rules formally published; first legal challenge filed

Tough new net neutrality regulations were published in the Federal Register on Monday, triggering an effective date of June 12 and the first formal legal challenge to the controversial online traffic rules.

Apple Watch first-day orders in U.S. neared an estimated 1 million

Orders for the Apple Watch quickly soared to nearly 1 million in the U.S. on Friday, according to one research firm’s estimate.

In a cameras-everywhere culture, science fiction becomes reality

Science fiction writer David Brin calls it "a tsunami of lights" — a future where tiny cameras are everywhere, lighting up everything we do, and even predicting what we'll do next.

Apple Watch sells out for at least next 4 weeks

Time was of the essence for hopeful Apple Watch owners: Just hours after the launch of the device, all models appear to be sold out for at least the next four to six weeks.

LinkedIn to buy online learning site for $1.5 billion

LinkedIn Corp. has agreed to purchase online learning company for about $1.5 billion, the largest acquisition yet for the popular professional networking site.

AT&T to pay $25 million to settle probe of call center data breaches

AT&T Inc. has agreed to pay $25 million to settle an investigation into data breaches at call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines that led to the disclosure of personal information of about 280,000 U.S. customers, federal regulators said Wednesday.

Restaurant-booking start-up Reserve buys Santa Monica app firm Hail

OpenTable has become the dominant destination for restaurant reservations online. But dining concierge app start-up Reserve is coming at it, hoping to control more parts of the dining experience from the get-go -- not just reservations, but payment, and maybe even hailing your server to let her...

GoDaddy shares jump in IPO

Shares of Web-hosting company GoDaddy Inc. soared more than 32% in their first day of trading, another sign of strength in the tech sector in an otherwise lackluster stock market.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is forging an unusual path as a social activist

Tim Cook runs the world's most valuable company. Now he's making his mark as an outspoken social activist.

5 reasons Silicon Valley is riveted by the Ellen Pao trial

With salacious details of workplace trysts and alleged discrimination and the potentially high financial stakes involved, the trial of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has captured the imagination of Silicon Valley. As the jury continues to deliberate over whether the...

Google's new CFO gets $70 million for defecting from Morgan Stanley

Google's new chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, is being paid more than $70 million for defecting from the same job at investment bank Morgan Stanley.

Chosen app lets YouTube's musical stars, armchair critics compete

Thirteen years after “American Idol” first mesmerized TV viewers, it has lost about two out of every three viewers from its ratings peak. 

Win or lose, discrimination suit is having an effect on Silicon Valley

She was a junior partner at one of Silicon Valley's most powerful venture capital firms. But was Ellen Pao a greedy underperformer? Or was she a victim of a sexist corporate culture?

Facebook brings new powers to Messenger

Facebook, intent on taking up even more of its users’ time, unveiled a series of new features Wednesday for its chat app Messenger.

With Vessel, others, YouTube stars advance to charging for videos

Starting Tuesday, a new online network is selling subscriptions for access to videos from some top online stars three or more days before the content becomes publicly available free of charge on YouTube.

California taxi cabs sue Uber for unfair competition

Taxi drivers in California must submit to fingerprinting for criminal background checks. UberX drivers don't have to. Yet Uber Technologies advertises itself as "The safest rides on the road" and executives tout Uber as "safer than a taxi.”

Microsoft signs up local partners to get Windows 10 rolling in China

In an unusual deal, Microsoft is partnering with fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi to slip an experimental version of Windows 10 onto Android phones sold in China.

With CuriosityStream, Discovery Channel founder seeks online success

The founder of the Discovery Channel, an early cable-TV hit, is turning to online streaming with a new subscription service called CuriosityStream.

Mary Meeker: No discrimination at Kleiner Perkins

One of the most powerful women in venture capital and a well-respected tech investor says she never saw or experienced gender discrimination at the firm at the center of a $16 million gender bias lawsuit.

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