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  • Smartphone Makers Agree on ‘Kill Switch’ to Deter Thefts

    Updated 1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    Apple Inc., AT&T Inc. and 11 other smartphone makers and wireless companies agreed to offer technology next year that would let customers remotely wipe data from their devices and render them inoperable when stolen.

  • Intel Sales May Top Estimates on Corporate PC Demand

    Intel Corp., the world’s largest semiconductor maker, forecast second-quarter sales that may exceed some analysts’ estimates as improving corporate orders help stabilize the declining personal-computer market.

  • Pedophiles Lured by Avatar in Tech Industry Porn Fight

    Updated 9 minutes ago

    Sweetie looks much like other unfortunate young Filipinas. Just 10 years old, her user profile shows, she spends her days online fielding requests from men who offer her money to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam. When she logs on, invitations pour in -- “Are you a working girl?” or “I’m into girls your age” -- from strangers keen to get her into a private show via Skype or Yahoo! Messenger.

  • Ford Sees Progress With In-car Technology Systems, Hinric

    Ford Motor Co. is making progress improving the functionality of the automaker’s in-car technology systems, including MyFord Touch, said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Americas.

  • Microsoft CEO Nadella Unveils Data-Analysis Tools

    Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella touted new products at an event in San Francisco for the third time in as many weeks, part of an effort to re-establish the software maker as an innovator.

  • Tax Havens Leave U.S. Filers $1,259 Tab Each, Report Says

    U.S. taxpayers would need to pay an average of $1,259 more a year to make up the federal and state taxes lost to corporations and individuals sheltering money in overseas tax havens, according to a report.

  • The '90s Are Back in This Tech ETF

    Nirvana. Seinfeld. Michael Jordan. Who doesn't love the 90s?

  • Priceline Seeks Results From Facebook as Google Wins Ads

    Priceline Group Inc. spends feverishly on Google Inc. advertisements to grab users searching for a hotel in New York or Paris -- and because ads on Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. have failed to deliver results, Chief Executive Officer Darren Huston said.

  • Samsung Calls One of its Own at $2 Billion Apple Patent Trial

    Samsung Electronics Co., fighting a $2 billion patent claim by Apple Inc., called a senior executive to testify to prevent the iPhone-maker from highlighting the absence of such witnesses as it did in their previous trial.

  • Heartbleed Fixes Taking Longer as Websites Plug Gaps

    Websites afflicted by the Heartbleed security flaw are finding that it’s taking longer than anticipated to recover from the fallout.

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