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AOL Emails Hacked and Spoofed
By: Oliver VanDervoort
Hackers have been around almost since the birth of the Internet. Some tend to go the easy route of stealing your cellphone or laptop in order to get your information. Others go bigger. While that requires a little more work, there is also more of a payoff when they go after bigger companies. AOL is … - 04/23/2014

Facebook Rolls Out 'Find Friends' Feature
By: David Delony
Facebook has released a new feature called "Nearby Friends" that lets friends find contacts who, as the name suggests, happen to be nearby. The feature uses the GPS functionality on both iPhone and Android phones to share a user's precise location with others. - 04/23/2014

Samsung Fire Disrupts Website, Smart TV Service
By: David Delony
A fire that erupted in one of Samsung's facilities briefly disrupted its website and Smart TV media portal service, according to PC Magazine. The fire happened at one of Samsung's subsidiaries, Samsung SDS, in South Korea. According to a company statement, the fire caused a brief outage that last… - 04/22/2014

The Digital Public Library of America: Harnessing the Reigns of Technology
By: Lavanya Rathnam
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an ambitious project to harness the power of technology. It gives users access to digital collections and archives of various U.S. libraries. It was launched on April 18, 2013 by Harvard University's Berkman Society for Internet and Society. Conceived … - 04/22/2014

Kindle for Samsung Program to Give a Free Book Every Month
By: Frank Griffin
Smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs and Smart TVs are in essence becoming the same by providing services which in the past were only available on one platform or the other. Today you can use a smartphone to watch your favorite TV show, make a phone call, video chat, and read an e-book or a magazine-y… - 04/22/2014

Research Reveals Few are Happy with Regulatory Compliance
By: Michael Guta
No matter how small or large an organization is, they must adhere to compliance obligations requiring them to protect certain types of records. Depending on the industry, the process can be simple or extremely complex-requiring strict adherence to meet the level obligations. Organizations in healthc… - 04/22/2014

Amazon Loses Sales in States with Online Taxes
By: Steve Anderson
For some time, there was an idea that Amazon was competing with the brick-and-mortar businesses of various states on something of an uneven playing field. Essentially, brick-and-mortar businesses had a hurdle that businesses like Amazon did not: the collection of sales tax from purchasers. But many … - 04/22/2014

Apple Calls Attention To Environmentalism in Business with New Earth Day Video
By: Steve Anderson
There are some out there who don't think much of Earth Day, and others who take it way too far. For those who take the day as an opportunity to consider ways to maybe waste a bit less and improve power use and the like, however, Apple is joining in the fray with a new video showing off just what it … - 04/22/2014

A Renewed Aspect
By: Paula Bernier
About a year and a half ago I spoke with Stewart Bloom, who at the time was Aspect Software's new CEO. He talked about how the global provider of customer contact and workforce optimization solutions was reinventing itself to be more innovative and software-centric, so I wrote a story based on that … - 04/22/2014

Looking for a Future in Tech? Think Detroit
By: Steve Anderson
Detroit often gets the short end of the stick; a ton of jokes about the Motor City and its decline populate the Web (for example, the end of the second Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video ends on the upbeat mockery "At least we're not Detroit!") But as the de facto capital of the American automobil… - 04/21/2014

2014: Celebrating 25 Years of Game Boy
By: Steve Anderson
Those who have been gaming long-term-and that's measured in decades-likely remember the Game Boy fondly. That tiny, portable gaming device kicked off something of a revolution in mobile gaming, and laid the groundwork for just about everything from Nintendo's control of portable devices to even the … - 04/21/2014

LG Electronics Courts Mobile App Developers for Smart TV Integration
By: Tara Seals
LG Electronics is looking to boost the number of apps available for its connected TVs by releasing an open-source software development kit, dubbed Connect SDK, to Google Android and Apple iOS developers. The hope is to entice them to extend their mobile experience across LG's install base of connect… - 04/21/2014

Project Ara, Google's Modular Smartphone, May Hit Shelves This January
By: Steve Anderson
It wasn't so long ago that a bit of doubt was expressed about the smartphone's ability to innovate much further, and that most innovations would likely come from the software on a device as opposed to the device itself. Google, however, may be poised to break that concept open with its Project Ara s… - 04/21/2014

Burger King Selects AT&T Ready Zone Service to Deploy Wi-Fi Services
By: Daniel Brecht
A Wi-Fi hotspot service inside fast-food franchise restaurants is a great way to attract customers; a free wireless connection tied in with a good meal can be part of its initiatives to boost customer loyalty. This has become a standard fare these days in improving the in-restaurant experience for g… - 04/17/2014

New Service Hopes to Delete Personal Information from Web
By: Frank Griffin
The introduction of the Internet has made it possible for individuals to find each other no matter the distance, as long as they have any online presence. The heartwarming stories of long-lost friends, family members and lovers reunited through media or people search websites on the Internet has bee… - 04/17/2014



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