David Murphy

Facebook Offering Refunds for Kids' In-App Purchases
Facebook

Facebook Offering Refunds for Kids' In-App Purchases

Parents have a lot of worries when it comes to their kids. Will little Timmy make it into a top college? Will Jamie make the team? Will you ever get a refund for the $3,000 your smaller child blew on in-app purchases using your smartphone or tablet?
Well, That Was Fast: One Survey Says Pokémon Go Has Already Peaked in the U.S.
Pokémon

Well, That Was Fast: One Survey Says Pokémon Go Has Already Peaked in the U.S.

Is this popular game already on the decline in the United States? Probably.
Congress: Is Pokémon Go Catching All Your Mobile Data?
Pokémon

Congress: Is Pokémon Go Catching All Your Mobile Data?

Congress wants to know if Niantic is ensuring that Pokemon Go players don't burn through their data.
Google Proposal for 'Professional Women' Emoji Accepted
Emoji

Google Proposal for 'Professional Women' Emoji Accepted

Emoji should be open to all genders, nationalities and races, right?
Mozilla Could Cash Out Big If It Doesn't Like Yahoo's New Owner
Mozilla

Mozilla Could Cash Out Big If It Doesn't Like Yahoo's New Owner

'Each of our search partnerships is the result of a competitive process reflective of the value that Firefox brings to the ecosystem. The Yahoo relationship is no different.'
Apple to Spotify: We're Not Giving You Special Treatment
Apple

Apple to Spotify: We're Not Giving You Special Treatment

Spotify will have to stop trying to circumvent in-app purchases if it wants its updates to make it through the App Store review process.
Uber to Make Surge Pricing Less Obvious
Uber

Uber to Make Surge Pricing Less Obvious

Upfront fares are currently rolling out to an number of U.S. cities, though Uber didn't detail a timeline for how long it would take all riders to benefit from the new tweak.
Sprint Steals 'Verizon Guy' for Latest Ad Campaign
Sprint

Sprint Steals 'Verizon Guy' for Latest Ad Campaign

Traitor! At least, that's what the PR departments at Verizon were likely screaming at their TVs.
Tony Fadell Out as Nest CEO; Former Charter CTO Marwan Fawaz In
Nest

Tony Fadell Out as Nest CEO; Former Charter CTO Marwan Fawaz In

It's no small secret that Nest is struggling a bit. The startup was acquired by Google in 2014 for $3.2 billion, but its sales have not been blowing up as much as Google had likely hoped they might.
Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest Were Hacked, His Simple Password Revealed
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest Were Hacked, His Simple Password Revealed

The not-from Zuckerberg tweet on his timeline suggests that the Facebook CEO's password was simply 'dadada,' and it told anyone reading to simply direct message the account to obtain additional proof of the hack.
GoDaddy's New App Will Help You Evaluate Your Business Ideas
Starting a Business

GoDaddy's New App Will Help You Evaluate Your Business Ideas

To start a business, you have to have an idea. And while ideas are easy to come by, ideas that translate into a new, successful business model can be a bit trickier.
Dropbox Cuts Perks, But Not a $100,000 Chrome Panda
Cost Cutting

Dropbox Cuts Perks, But Not a $100,000 Chrome Panda

'We're keeping the panda as a company-wide reminder of the importance of both our past and future in thoughtful spending -- but it's just one example,' read Dropbox's email.
YouTube Videos Can Now Earn Money During Content Disputes
YouTube

YouTube Videos Can Now Earn Money During Content Disputes

Previously, you wouldn't get anything from a video's advertising if someone else claimed that it violated their copyright.
Google Reportedly Building In-House Startup Incubator, 'Area 120'
Incubators

Google Reportedly Building In-House Startup Incubator, 'Area 120'

Teams of Google employees with great business ideas will be able to pitch Google for funding and free time to work on them.
San Francisco Demands Uber and Lyft Drivers Get Business Licenses
Ride Sharing

San Francisco Demands Uber and Lyft Drivers Get Business Licenses

Not only are these licenses not free, but you'll be charged for years you previously drove without one.