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It's Official: All Smartphones Sold in California Must Have a 'Kill Switch'
Kill Switch

It's Official: All Smartphones Sold in California Must Have a 'Kill Switch'

Phones manufactured after July 1, 2015 and sold in the state must come equipped with an antitheft device that enables consumers to permanently shut them down.
Laura Entis
Watch Where You Swipe: Hackers Have Done More Damage Than You Realize
Hacking

Watch Where You Swipe: Hackers Have Done More Damage Than You Realize

More than 1,000 American businesses have been affected by in-store cash register breaches, estimates the Department of Homeland Security.
Laura Entis
Sony Suffers Cyber Attack, Bomb Threat
Cyber Attacks

Sony Suffers Cyber Attack, Bomb Threat

Sony's PlayStation network was shut down for several hours on Sunday while a flight carrying an executive at the company was diverted due to a bomb threat.
Laura Entis
Drone Freaks Out Airline Pilot, Sparks Cry for Regulation
Drones

Drone Freaks Out Airline Pilot, Sparks Cry for Regulation

Drones are becoming more prevalent and dangerous than ever as regulatory talks by the FAA seemingly stall.
Geoff Weiss
Former PayPal Exec Offers Up a Solution to the PayPal-eBay Split Talk
Mobile

Former PayPal Exec Offers Up a Solution to the PayPal-eBay Split Talk

As rumblings of a PayPal-eBay split resurface, former PayPal exec Keith Rabois thinks there is a simple solution.
Nina Zipkin
GameStop Sales Soar in Second Quarter, Riding New Consoles Wave
Earnings Reports

GameStop Sales Soar in Second Quarter, Riding New Consoles Wave

Hardware and software sales soared during the second quarter, riding new gaming consoles from Microsoft and Sony.
Geoff Weiss
Federal Court Shuts Down Aereo's Final Argument to Save Itself
Legal Issues

Federal Court Shuts Down Aereo's Final Argument to Save Itself

The live TV-streaming service will have to continue its fight at the district level.
Benjamin Kabin
This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment
Y Combinator

This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment

For the first time, the accelerator program is actively recruiting startups outside the tech space.
Laura Entis
TOMS Lands Major Investment From Bain Capital
Toms Shoes

TOMS Lands Major Investment From Bain Capital

Blake Mycoskie will keep a 50 percent stake in the social-good shoe startup he founded.
Jason Fell
Uber Hires Former Obama Campaign Manager to Battle the 'Big Taxi Cartel'
Uber

Uber Hires Former Obama Campaign Manager to Battle the 'Big Taxi Cartel'

David Plouffe, President Obama's former campaign manager and White House adviser, will now oversee global branding, communications and policy for
Laura Entis
Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft's Board
Microsoft

Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft's Board

Ballmer said he plans to devote much of his attention to the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, which he recently bought for $2 billion.