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  • 104,000 taxpayers have personal info stolen from IRS website STEPHEN OHLEMACHER - Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo, the Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building is seen in Washington. Thieves used an online service provided by the IRS to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday. The information included tax returns and other tax information on file with the IRS. The IRS said the thieves accessed a system called "Get Transcript." In order to access the information, the thieves cleared a security screen that required knowledge about the taxpayer, including Social Security number, date of birth, tax filing status and street address.  (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100,000 taxpayers have had their personal tax information stolen from an IRS website as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds.

  • Vox Media, owner of The Verge and other websites, is acquiring Revere Digital, the company that owns technology news website Re/code, according to a post on the Re/code website on Tuesday. Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal exchanged its minority interest in Re/code for shares in Vox Media, a source familiar with the transaction …

  • Charter's Time Warner Cable bid faces $2 billion regulatory question By Diane Bartz and Alina Selyukh - Reuters - 12 hours ago

    By Diane Bartz and Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Time Warner Cable, entering into talks to be acquired by Charter Communications Inc just a month after regulators killed a proposed takeover by Comcast Corp's, was determined not to get burned a second time. It won such an insurance policy on Tuesday, when Charter …

  • Tech blog spinoff Re/code is acquired by online media chain The Associated Press - Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    Tech news blog Re/code said Tuesday it's been acquired by online publishing company Vox Media, just 18 months after spinning off from its former parent, The Wall Street Journal.

  • Obama administration asks U.S. top court to decline Google copyright appeal By Lawrence Hurley and Dan Levine - Reuters - 12 hours ago
    A logo is pictured at Google's European Engineering Center in Zurich

    By Lawrence Hurley and Dan Levine WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implications for the technology industry, according to a court filing. The case …

  • Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives JOAN LOWY - Associated Press - 13 hours ago
    FILE - In this May 12, 2015 file photo, emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. Amtrak says it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs that record the actions of train engineers. The move follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions just before the crash. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions before the crash.

  • Charter's $56 billion Time Warner Cable deal to face U.S. scrutiny By Malathi Nayak and Diane Bartz - Reuters - 14 hours ago
    Time Warner Cable office is pictured in San Diego

    By Malathi Nayak and Diane Bartz NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Charter Communications Inc, seeking to remake the U.S. cable television industry by acquiring larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc for $56 billion, will try to skirt the regulatory obstacles that helped sink Comcast Corp's earlier bid for Time Warner Cable. …

  • Greenpeace called on the United States, Europe and China to launch probes into companies selling lumber from the Democratic Republic of Congo where illegal logging is damaging the country's forests

    Greenpeace on Tuesday called on the United States, Europe and China to launch probes into companies selling lumber from the Democratic Republic of Congo where illegal logging is damaging the country's forests.

  • What Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could mean for consumers TALI ARBEL and BREE FOWLER - Associated Press - 15 hours ago
    This April 1, 2015 photo shows a Charter Communications van in St. Louis. Charter Communications is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, two people familiar with the negotiations said Monday, May 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the Internet has upended their business, cable companies have been racing to reinvent themselves as dominant broadband providers and distributors of online video.

  • Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online TALI ARBEL - Associated Press - 18 hours ago
    This April 1, 2015 photo shows a Charter Communications van in St. Louis. Charter Communications on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 announced it is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    NEW YORK (AP) — As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion.

  • Will 3D printing for consumers ever become popular? Mary-Ann Russon - IB Times - 19 hours ago
    Will 3D printing for consumers ever become popular?

    The printers are also very expensive, with prices ranging from $459 (£299) up to $2,500. If the user encounters problems with their 3D printer and requires support, according to Aaron Roy, head of operations for free open source software platform 3DPrinterOS, it currently takes up to four days for 3D printer manufacturer …

  • Foxconn plans 10-12 new Indian facilities by 2020: chairman By Paul Carsten - Reuters - 22 hours ago
    The logo of Foxconn, the trading name of Hon Hai Precision Industry, is seen on top of the company's headquarters in Tucheng, New Taipei city

    By Paul Carsten GUIYANG, China (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn Technology, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, is aiming to develop 10-12 facilities in India, including factories and data centres, by 2020, Chairman Terry Gou said on Tuesday. "A lot of our customers, especially Chinese customers, need us …

  • What's hot? Life sciences challenge tech in global innovation By Ben Hirschler - Reuters - Tue, May 26, 2015
    A researcher of the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) checks an Ebola diagnostic test in Marcoule

    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - The life sciences industry is increasingly taking over from the tech sector in driving global innovation, according to a Thomson Reuters analysis of global patents. With more patents applied for or granted in 2014 than in any other year in history, humankind has never been more inventive, …

  • Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable TALI ARBEL and DAVID KOENIG - Associated Press - Mon, May 25, 2015
    This April 1, 2015 photo shows a Charter Communications van in St. Louis. Charter Communications is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, two people familiar with the negotiations said Monday, May 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.

  • Charter Communications nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable - sources By Liana B. Baker and Greg Roumeliotis - Reuters - Mon, May 25, 2015
    Time Warner Cable office is pictured in San Diego

    Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. A deal would create a major rival to Comcast Corp, the biggest operator in the U.S. …