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Start-up mobile messaging apps have surged, displacing traditional SMS texts. Silicon Valley titans such as Google and Facebook want in on the action.
SAN FRANCISCO — WhatsApp is one of Silicon Valley’s most buzzed-about companies, yet it actively avoids the spotlight, operating out of a small office in Mountain View, Calif., with no sign on the building entrance or on the office door.
The retailers’ roads may be diverging: Best Buy’s 1st-quarter results are expected to show a continuing recovery while J.C. Penney’s are forecast to be dismal.
For a while, J.C. Penney and Best Buy seemed to be doppelgangers.
A recent expo highlights the possibilities — and limitations so far — of controlling technology with brain waves.
Fly toy helicopters with your mind. Be a DJ and shift musical tracks based on how you feel. Wiggle robotic cat ears by increasing your state of calm.
The increase, which is retroactive to 2012, will raise monthly bills an average of $ 1.94 and will be used boost pipeline safety and reliability.
Almost 21 million residential customers of Southern California Gas Co. will see their monthly bills increase by about 5%, or $ 1.94, now that state utility regulators have approved a four-year plan to guarantee revenue collected by the nation’s largest natural gas distribution network.
The Federal Reserve has broadened its oversight beyond banks to the ‘shadow banking’ system, asset markets, even the nonfinancial sector, its chairman says.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has broadened its oversight beyond banks and now monitors a wide range of financial institutions that could hasten another financial crisis, Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said Friday.
Abercrombie & Fitch, the clothing retailer, has caught flak in recent days for controversial comments made in 2006 by its chief executive.
The property — three buildings on six acres — is sold for $ 25 million to Rockwood Capital and Marshall Property & Development.
The former El Segundo headquarters of the visual effects studio Rhythm & Hues has been sold for $ 25 million to real estate developers who plan to upgrade it and turn it into an office campus for creative firms.
Seven people are arrested in the U.S. The apparent ringleader is found dead in the Dominican Republic.
NEW YORK — A worldwide gang of criminals stole a total of $ 45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining cash machines around the globe, federal prosecutors said Thursday — and outmoded U.S. card technology may be partly to blame.
Thieves make withdrawals after hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards. Seven arrests have been made in the U.S.
A worldwide gang of criminals stole a total of $ 45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining cash machines around the globe, federal prosecutors said.