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  • Comcast teeing up new services targeted at millennials TALI ARBEL - Associated Press - 19 hours ago
    The BuzzFeed website is displayed on an iPad held by an Associated Press staffer in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Comcast, which became a TV powerhouse by signing up Generation Xers, is investing in online media outlets like BuzzFeed and Vox that attract millenial viewers. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast, which became a TV powerhouse by signing up Generation Xers, baby boomers and their parents, now is fighting for millennial eyeballs.

  • AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The regulatory agency overseeing Texas' oil and gas industry has determined that a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn't caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary.

  • Check Out This Super-Hipster Portable Vinyl Player Anthony Pearce - Yahoo News - Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    Check Out This Super-Hipster Portable Vinyl Player

    As this gadget shows, there are still products being made for those who like their tech to be a little retro – and very substantial

  • Foxconn hasn't canceled investment plan in Indonesia: ministry official By Eveline Danubrata and Bernadette Christina - Reuters - Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    By Eveline Danubrata and Bernadette Christina JAKARTA (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, the world's biggest electronic components maker, has not withdrawn its plans to invest in a factory in Indonesia, an Indonesian industry ministry official said on Tuesday. The official's comment came after Kontan business …

  • An illustration picture shows projection of binary code on man holding aptop computer in Warsaw

    An explosion in the number of new Internet addresses has created a wealth of opportunities for criminals exploiting shady domains such as .zip, .kim or .party, according to an industry study published on Tuesday. An analysis of tens of millions of websites by enterprise security company Blue Coat found the most dangerous …

  • French mobile operator Numericable-SFR has no intention of launching a new price war, incoming chairman Michel Combes has told daily Les Echos. SFR, a unit of telecoms group Altice where Combes also becomes chief operating officer from Tuesday, will aim to regain market share with new and simpler subscription offers, a …

  • 'How We'll Live on Mars': Q&A with Author Stephen Petranek Sarah Lewin - - Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    'How We'll Live on Mars': Q&A with Author Stephen Petranek

    Stephen Petranek, an award-winning journalist and technology forecaster, thinks people will be living on Mars within 20 years. Petranek states his case in a new book called "How We'll Live on Mars" (Simon & Schuster/TED, 2015). Complementing Petranek's TED talk of the same name, the book paints a picture of humanity's …

  • Internet entrepreneurs back Chinese Tesla rival NextEV By Edward Taylor and Paul Lienert - Reuters - Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    NEXTEV TCR driver Nelson Piquet of Brazil competes in the Formula E Championship race in central Moscow

    By Edward Taylor and Paul Lienert FRANKFURT/DETROIT (Reuters) - A group of deep-pocketed China-based internet entrepreneurs and financial investors, including Tencent <0700.HK> and Hillhouse Capital, is backing an effort to create NextEV, a new rival to U.S. electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc . Hillhouse is also an investor …

  • Altice hires senior telecom specialist from Alcatel-Lucent By Dominique Vidalon - Reuters - Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    Michel Combes, CEO of Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, speaks during a news conference in Paris

    By Dominique Vidalon PARIS (Reuters) - Telecoms group Altice has named long-serving sector executive Michel Combes as its chief operating officer and chairman of its Numericable-SFR mobile phone business, saying the appointment would help accelerate the group's expansion. Combes is joining a company controlled by billionaire …

  • Dating site eHarmony aims to mix work with pleasure By Sai Sachin R and Lehar Maan - Reuters - Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    As a marriage counselor years ago, Neil Clark Warren saw first-hand how incompatibility led to unhappy matches. "(The career market) is such a big market that we do expect it to grow faster than our core product," the octogenarian clinical psychologist and eHarmony CEO said in an interview. The market is dominated by …

  • A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in Singapore

    The White House is considering applying sanctions against companies and individuals in China it believes have benefited from Chinese hacking of U.S. trade secrets, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. The newspaper, citing several unidentified Obama administration officials, said a final determination on whether to …

  • At a virtual reality expo, VR comes in many forms DERRIK J. LANG - Associated Press - Sun, Aug 30, 2015
    FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, Yasmin Moorman looks into the Galaxy Gear VR headset at the Samsung booth during the International CES, in Las Vegas.  While more than 1,500 attendees are expected on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at the VRLA expo, the event probably won’t feel very crowded. That’s because headset-wearing convention goers will be transported to other worlds during the second-annual celebration of virtual reality at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A few inches above the floor, a man is suspended from a swing-like apparatus pretending he's flying over a mountain. Around the corner, a woman is defending herself against a horde of zombies with a make-believe gun. Several feet away, two guys are seemingly racing in cars over 100 mph while both …

  • How will climate change affect your livelihood? Marlowe Hood - AFP - Sat, Aug 29, 2015
    Scientists cut grapes in a French vineyard as part of a global warming program to develop solutions for wine production

    As the reality of global warming starts to hit home, people may ask: "How will it affect my livelihood?"

  • A Microsoft logo is seen at a pop-up site for the new Windows 10 operating system at Roosevelt Field in Garden City

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute. The decision rejected a ruling in April by a U.S. trade judge who found …

  • Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce Associated Press - Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2013, file photo, pedestrians cross the street in front of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees. The hiring targets were released Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, along with data showing that Twitter primarily employs white and Asian men in high-paying technology jobs, like most of its industry peers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.