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Apple, Google vie to offer exclusive game apps: WSJ

(Reuters) - Apple Inc and Google Inc are wooing game developers to ensure that top game titles arrive first on devices powered by their respective operating system, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Both the companies are trying to lure game developers by offering premium placement to these games on their app stores' home pages and features lists, the daily said. Apple had struck a deal with Electronic Arts Inc last August to promote the game "Plants Vs Zombies 2" prominently in its App Store, and had a similar arrangement with ZeptoLab to promote the sequel to its popular puzzle game "Cut the Rope", which released in December, the Journal reported.



Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court

By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, a senior official in his office told Reuters. Erdogan's government blocked Twitter and YouTube in March, drawing international condemnation, after audio recordings, purportedly showing corruption in his inner circle, were leaked on their sites. The Twitter block was lifted earlier this month after the constitutional court ruled that it breached freedom of expression, a decision Erdogan has since said was wrong and should be overturned. YouTube remains blocked in Turkey.



Mt. Gox CEO won't appear in U.S. for questions about bankruptcy case
Mark Karpeles, the chief executive of Mt. Gox, said he would not come to the United States to answer questions about the Japanese bitcoin exchange's U.S. bankruptcy case, Mt. Gox lawyers told a federal judge on Monday. In the court filing, Mt. Gox lawyers cited a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, which has closely monitored virtual currencies like bitcoin. "Mr. Karpeles is now in the process of obtaining counsel to represent him with respect to the FinCEN Subpoena. Until such time as counsel is retained and has an opportunity to 'get up to speed' and advise Mr. Karpeles, he is not willing to travel to the U.S.", the filing said.
Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

By Gerry Shih and Yimou Lee SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York headquarters. Hours earlier in Beijing, Charles Xue, a Chinese-American venture capitalist and prominent Weibo user, celebrated a different kind of coming-out: his release after eight months in jail. The timing of the two events, though coincidental, highlights the fundamental challenge for Shanghai-based Weibo: progressing from being a microblogging phenomenon in China to becoming an entrenched member of the international social media industry. Now, as Weibo celebrates its warm reception on international financial markets, its conflicts with censors at home raise the question of whether the firm known as the "Twitter of China" may eventually be derailed by government interference.



Mt. Gox suitors seek support to save bitcoin exchange

(Reuters) - A group of investors seeking to buy Mt. Gox has launched a website to garner support from creditors of the bankrupt bitcoin exchange to prevent a liquidation of its assets.



Chipmaker AMD's quarterly results beat Street, stock jumps
Advanced Micro Devices Inc's first-quarter results beat expectations, sending its shares higher as the chipmaker tries to replace dwindling sales of PC chips with its processors for game consoles. With the PC industry shrinking for eight straight quarter due to consumers' preferences for tablets and smartphones, AMD is expanding into new markets and aims to get half of its revenue from new, fast-growing businesses by the end of 2015. Chief among those efforts, the Sunnyvale, California, company is supplying processors for Microsoft Corp and Sony Corp's latest game consoles in a bid to make up for its declining PC business.
How would you change Blackberry's Z10?

With the advent of touchscreen smartphones, BlackBerry lost its position as king of the mobile world. In response, the company bought QNX and hibernated, plotting a reinvention centered around BlackBerry 10. When the business emerged with the Z10, everyone knew that this was the device that the company's future relied upon -- and we know how that ended up.



The battle for exclusive games has come to smartphones

It's like Sega and Sony all over again. We don't mean the hardware arms race (although that's certainly happening), but how the smartphone world's two top players are now fighting over the most popular games... and their sequels. Gaming is one of the top money-spinning app categories on smartphones and tablets and according to a WSJ report, both Apple and Google are trying to get popular games and their developers on their side.



Behold the internet's power: Quentin Tarantino to rewrite movie ending after ...

What the internet giveth, it also taketh away... and then giveth back again (sort of). Back in January, the script for Quentin Tarantino's next film, a western called the Hateful Eight, showed up online and Defamer drew the web's attention to its presence. In response, the filmmaker sued for copyright infringement and shelved the project.



Drones help find World War II's missing soldiers

The BentProp Project has spent years finding American soldiers who went missing in the Pacific during World War II, but available technology has limited its success. Team members have frequently had to scan wide areas themselves, slowing down their ...



Powdered alcohol is coming to a liquor store near you

Putting a can of beer in a brown paper bag is about to look like child's play. A new product that's somehow been approved by US regulators makes booze as discreet as a packet of sugar. It's called Palcohol, and it transforms a shot of vodka or rum into a pocketable pouch of powder. Tear it open, add some water, mix, and you've got hard liquor. Considering the age group that Palcohol is going to appeal to, however, the sweet, pre-mixed powders are probably going to be far more popular. To start off, the company plans to make margarita, mojito, cosmopolitan, and lemon drop flavors.



50 years ago today, the public got its first taste of video calls

It seemed like the inevitable future at the time, we're sure. On April 20th in 1964, Bell Telephone showed off the Mod 1 Picturephone -- a precursor to the Skype and Hangouts video calls that have become a standard but under-utilized feature of modern communications. The demonstration was part of the World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, visitors were able to step into a booth and have a conversation with a person thousands of miles away in Disneyland.



US government to argue against Aereo at Supreme Court hearing this week

Deadline reports that the US Supreme Court has granted a motion from the Deputy Solicitor General to appear during oral arguments on April 22nd as an amicus curiae in support of broadcaster's claims that Aereo infringes their copyrights. The Obama Administration earlier requested permission to argue its perspective on the case before the justices on grounds that the decision will make important decisions about "the scope of the public-performance right in the context of novel technologies for transmitting and viewing copyrighted audiovisual works using the internet." The White House made clear in an amicus brief that it believes Aereo should have to pay the same retransmission fees to networks like CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX as cable and satellite providers.



Joystiq Weekly: Nintendo foibles, LGBT gaming cons and crash-prone dirtbikes

Welcome to the Joystiq Weekly wrap-up where we present some of the best stories and biggest gaming news from our sister-publication.



Quentin Tarantino is modifying script for 'The Hateful Eight' after leak

It looks like Quentin Tarantino's next film will be The Hateful Eight after all. As is his hallmark, the story is split into several chapters, and Tarantino provided at least one clue as to how the script will change from its current form.




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Prosecutor: 4 ferry crewmembers detained

The crewmembers have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.



Biden heads to Ukraine after fragile truce shattered

Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - US Vice President Joe Biden will begin a two-day visit to Ukraine on Monday, hours after a fragile Easter truce was shattered and pro-Kremlin rebels in the country's east appealed for help from Russian "peacekeepers". Biden's arrival in Kiev comes after a deadly gunfight gunfight killed at least two pro-Russian militants, an incident which sparked "outrage" in Moscow. But the Western-backed authorities in Kiev claimed the violence was a set-up by Russia to create a pretext for it to send in troops. The attack, near the flashpoint town of Slavyansk, undermined an accord worked out in Geneva between Russia, Ukraine and Western powers on Thursday under which "illegal armed groups" were to surrender their weapons.



Canadians rally to legalize marijuana

Several thousand people came out in Canada's biggest cities to call for the legalization of marijuana -- a yearly protest that happens internationally on April 20. The demonstrations -- dubbed the "420" rallies after the date, 4/20 in North American style, and the code-term popularly used to refer to pot consumption -- took place in Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa. In each city, including the capital, Ottawa, where protesters gathered on the lawn near the parliament building, music groups played for the crowds. In Montreal, a strong police presence surrounded the demonstrators, while in Ottawa and Vancouver, a pizza chain offered a free slice to any participant in the rally celebrating a drug known to prompt the munchies.



Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
VATICAN CITY (AP) ? Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.
AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events

From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event ? the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.



10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:



Grim work for families as more bodies discovered

JINDO, South Korea (AP) ? There are no names listed as relatives huddle around white signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry ? just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now lost. Many favored hoodies and track pants. One girl painted her fingernails red and toenails black. Another had braces on her teeth.



On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

BOSTON (AP) ? In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.



Red Sox rally for 6-5 win over O's

BOSTON (AP) ? Dustin Pedroia started fast, stopped and then raced home with the winning run. It certainly was an adventurous way to end a game.



Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

DENVER (AP) ? Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.



Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.



Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help
PERTH, Australia (AP) ? As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing early Monday after one of its tires burst on takeoff.
Festive hats, pastels abound at NYC Easter parade

NEW YORK (AP) ? Some wore their Sunday best in New York's annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but others simply spruced up their St. Patrick's Day or Halloween outfits.



Ukraine PM leery of Putin's 'dream'

Arseniy Yatsenyuk says Russia won't stop until President Vladimir Putin's vision is realized.



Are evangelicals out of touch with mainstream views?

Despite major changes in public opinion in recent years, Rev. Franklin Graham, son of perhaps the most famous American preacher of all time, Billy Graham, reiterated his strong opposition to gay marriage and gay adoption today on ABC?s ?This Week.? As a part of a...




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Prosecutor: 4 ferry crewmembers detained

The crewmembers have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.



Biden heads to Ukraine after fragile truce shattered

Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - US Vice President Joe Biden will begin a two-day visit to Ukraine on Monday, hours after a fragile Easter truce was shattered and pro-Kremlin rebels in the country's east appealed for help from Russian "peacekeepers". Biden's arrival in Kiev comes after a deadly gunfight gunfight killed at least two pro-Russian militants, an incident which sparked "outrage" in Moscow. But the Western-backed authorities in Kiev claimed the violence was a set-up by Russia to create a pretext for it to send in troops. The attack, near the flashpoint town of Slavyansk, undermined an accord worked out in Geneva between Russia, Ukraine and Western powers on Thursday under which "illegal armed groups" were to surrender their weapons.



Canadians rally to legalize marijuana

Several thousand people came out in Canada's biggest cities to call for the legalization of marijuana -- a yearly protest that happens internationally on April 20. The demonstrations -- dubbed the "420" rallies after the date, 4/20 in North American style, and the code-term popularly used to refer to pot consumption -- took place in Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa. In each city, including the capital, Ottawa, where protesters gathered on the lawn near the parliament building, music groups played for the crowds. In Montreal, a strong police presence surrounded the demonstrators, while in Ottawa and Vancouver, a pizza chain offered a free slice to any participant in the rally celebrating a drug known to prompt the munchies.



Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
VATICAN CITY (AP) ? Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.
AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events

From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event ? the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.



10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:



Grim work for families as more bodies discovered

JINDO, South Korea (AP) ? There are no names listed as relatives huddle around white signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry ? just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now lost. Many favored hoodies and track pants. One girl painted her fingernails red and toenails black. Another had braces on her teeth.



On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

BOSTON (AP) ? In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.



Red Sox rally for 6-5 win over O's

BOSTON (AP) ? Dustin Pedroia started fast, stopped and then raced home with the winning run. It certainly was an adventurous way to end a game.



Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

DENVER (AP) ? Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.



Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.



Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help
PERTH, Australia (AP) ? As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing early Monday after one of its tires burst on takeoff.
Festive hats, pastels abound at NYC Easter parade

NEW YORK (AP) ? Some wore their Sunday best in New York's annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but others simply spruced up their St. Patrick's Day or Halloween outfits.



Ukraine PM leery of Putin's 'dream'

Arseniy Yatsenyuk says Russia won't stop until President Vladimir Putin's vision is realized.



Are evangelicals out of touch with mainstream views?

Despite major changes in public opinion in recent years, Rev. Franklin Graham, son of perhaps the most famous American preacher of all time, Billy Graham, reiterated his strong opposition to gay marriage and gay adoption today on ABC?s ?This Week.? As a part of a...




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Sharp's axe too blunt; lenders to push for deeper restructuring
TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Sharp Corp's leading bank creditors are likely to demand a more sweeping restructuring at the struggling Japanese TV and display maker as a condition for extending new loans, said people involved in the ongoing talks.
Australia's Fairfax Media mulls $1 bln writedown - report
MELBOURNE, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Australian newspaper publisher Fairfax Media is considering a writedown of more than A$1 billion ($1.06 billion) on the value of its top newspapers, a report in a rival newspaper said on Friday.
Yahoo may rethink use of cash from Alibaba deal
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc may re-evaluate plans for the cash it gets from a multibillion-dollar sale of half of its 40 percent stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group.
UPDATE 2-Google pays $22.5 mln to settle Apple Safari charges
* Penalty is largest FTC has ever imposed for violating an order
UPDATE 2-U.S. judge backs RIM in patent dispute with Mformation
* RIM shares rise more than 4 percent following ruling (Adds comment from Mformation, updates share price move)
UPDATE 3-Nvidia rides Tegra wave, beats on revenue outlook
(Adds comment from CEO, details on supply and margins; updates stock price)
UPDATE 2-Virus found in Mideast can spy on bank transactions
* Gauss found in Lebanon, Israel, Palestinian territories
UPDATE 2-Nokia sells 500 patents, Qt software to counter losses
* Sells 500 patents to U.S. firm Vringo, Qt to Finnish Digia
UPDATE 1-Goldman Sachs adds Cisco to conviction buy list
* Goldman cites fast growth for addition to conviction buy list
Infosys faces new lawsuit over visa whistleblower
MUMBAI, Aug 9 (Reuters) - A former U.S. employee has filed a lawsuit against Infosys Ltd, India's No.2 software services provider, saying he was harassed for pointing out possible misuse of U.S. business visas, according to a copy of the lawsuit seen by Reuters.

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HTC One (M8) challenges Galaxy S5 - Boston Herald

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HTC One (M8) challenges Galaxy S5
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BLOATED BOOMBOX: The HTC One (M8) boasts a larger screen, better software and an easy-to-use camera. 1. Monday, April 21, 2014. PrintEmail Comments. By: Jessica Van Sack. HTC One (M8) (AT&T wireless, $199.99 on contract). This isn't the HTC ...
Review: Samsung Galaxy S5AsiaOne
Samsung makes 'lifestyle play' to unseat AppleBrisbane Times
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Space X freighter docks to space station, unloads 2.5 tons of supplies - Gant...

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Space X freighter docks to space station, unloads 2.5 tons of supplies
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Washington, DC, United States (4E) ? The Dragon spacecraft of private space technology company Space X berthed with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday in a successful fourth consecutive resupply mission to the orbiting platform. The space ...
Dragon supply capsule reaches orbiting ISSThe Nation
SpaceX Dragon Capsule Captured By Space StationSpaceCoastDaily.com
SpaceX's Dragon successfully launched Friday, heads for the ISS on resupply ...The Space Reporter
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Nike layoffs add fuel to Apple iWatch rumours - The Age

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Nike layoffs add fuel to Apple iWatch rumours
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Layoffs at Nike's FuelBand unit took many by surprise when the news broke on Friday, a move that has further fueled speculation that Apple may be working with the sports-apparel maker to develop an iWatch. A CNET report described the first rumblings of ...
Nike FuelBand Hardware Project Cancelled?KicksOnFire.com
In Digital Health, Does Nike Have A Path To Victory After Fuelband?TechCrunch
Nike denies to stop the production of FuelbandsThe Westside Story
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Facebook launches'Nearby Friends' - The Telegram

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Facebook launches'Nearby Friends'
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Called ?Nearby Friends,? the optional tool will only be available to people who choose to turn it on. (So far there's no word when it will be available in Canada.) The feature uses your smartphone's GPS system to tell your Facebook friends you are nearby ...
Hands On With Facebook Nearby Friends [Video]: No More CheckinsTechCrunch
Facebook rolls out location-sharing featureWTHR
Facebook to Notify Users When Friends are NearbyWall Street Journal (blog)
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Americans wary of futuristic science, hi-tech? - Business Standard

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Americans wary of futuristic science, hi-tech?
Business Standard
Americans are generally excited about the new technology but when confronted with some advances that already appear possible -- from skies filled with drones to meat made in a lab -- they get nervous, according to findings of a new survey. "The American ...
Wearables, Drones Scare AmericansInformationWeek
Survey: Americans aren't keen on drones, Google Glass-like devicesPCWorld (blog)
What Do People Expect From the Future?Wall Street Journal

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OnePlus One CyanogenMod 11S and press photos show up ahead of launch - Androi...

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OnePlus One CyanogenMod 11S and press photos show up ahead of launch
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We're just literally a few days away before OnePlus tries to make a big splash in the mobile industry and, of course, we're still getting last minute entries into the leaks and teasers book. This time around, we're seeing official previews of what is billed as a ...
Would-be smartphone giantkiller OnePlus One spied for the first time?TechRadar UK
OnePlus One Handset Finally Shows Up in Leaked ImagesTechnoBuffalo
OnePlus One and its StyleSwap covers leak out days before official debutandroidandme.com
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Bentley reveals hybrid-powered luxury car - Telegraph.co.uk

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Bentley reveals hybrid-powered luxury car
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Luxury car-maker Bentley has signalled the importance of the Chinese market by using the Beijing motor show to unveil its first hybrid concept car, as well as debuting three other models. Based on Bentley's 225,000 flagship Mulsanne model, the hybrid ...
Audi TT offroad concept car sports two electric motorsSlashGear
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Heartbleed forces HealthCare.gov to change users' passwords - State Column

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Heartbleed forces HealthCare.gov to change users' passwords
State Column
Heartbleed forces HealthCare.gov to change users' passwords. Thus far, no hackers or other internet predators have exploited the Heartbleed bug to steal data from the healthcare.gov website. The State Column, Craig Manning | April 20, 2014. Tweet ...
Protect yourself from 'heartbleed' Internet bugWJXT Jacksonville
Dangerous Heartbleed bug may bleed your online accountsCMU The Tartan Online
Healthcare.gov enrollees vulnerable after cybersecurity breach(multiple names)
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Northern Russia witnesses another meteor explosion, space fireball caught on ...

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Northern Russia witnesses another meteor explosion, space fireball caught on ...
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A year after the Chelyabinsk incident, another fiery meteor may have exploded over Russian skies. The incident was caught on video but experts are still figuring out what exactly happened. (Photo : Screenshot by TechTimes). Last February 2013, residents of ...
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Apple, Google vie to offer exclusive game apps: WSJ - Reuters

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Apple, Google vie to offer exclusive game apps: WSJ
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(Reuters) - Apple Inc and Google Inc are wooing game developers to ensure that top game titles arrive first on devices powered by their respective operating system, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Both the companies ...
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Boston Marathon: A Social Media Manhunt

How the Boston Marathon bombing rocked Twitter and Reddit.









Hackers Use Heartbleed Bug to Attack 'Major Corporation'
Hackers took advantage of the Heartbleed vulnerability to break into a major corporation?s network, less than a day after the bug was brought to the public?s attention, security experts told The New York Times.Officials with Mandiant, an Alexandria, Va.







Sgt. Star Wants You: Inside the Army's Multimillion-Dollar Chatbot
If you've ever wondered what mysteries lurk behind the friendly but stern visage of the U.S. Army's official chatbot, Sgt. Star, today is your lucky day. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has learned everything there is to know about this semi-intelligent living FAQ.Sgt.







Virtual Reality Offers a Last Walk in the Sun for Sick Grandmother
Most of us think of virtual reality as the next big thing in gaming. But this sad yet inspiring story of an ailing grandmother's last days puts a powerful new spin on the technology.







It's a Bird, It's a Plane...It's Superman on The Mall

In an attempt to break a Guinness World Record, people dressed as super heroes and villains gather on the National Mall in Washington D.C.









Uber and Lyft Price Wars Could Take Their Toll
Uber and Lyft are driving in opposite directions when it comes to how much they charge you for a ride.On Thursday, Uber announced that it would tack on a $1 ?safe rides fee? to its UberX car service to cover the cost of insurance, background checks and more.







Twitter's Turkey Headache Just Won't Go Away

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has challenged the microblogging service on its ideas of censorship, libel and restricted content.









Five Things to Know About Alibaba, 'The Hottest Thing in Tech'
Alibaba, the Chinese internet behemoth that's relatively unknown in the U.S., is preparing to file the prospectus for a U.S.-based initial public offering next week, Reuters reported on Wednesday.







Phone Thefts Soar as Kill-Switch Debate Heats Up
Smartphone thefts rarely make national news anymore?unless the victim was seriously hurt or killed during the robbery.But the crime spree has not gone away. It seems to have gotten worse.About 3.







Air Force Drone Pilots Are Bummed Out, Overworked: Report
A new report from the Government Accountability Office says the U.S.







Crowdfund Your Artistic Dreams

Short Cuts: Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian talks about Patreon, a crowdfunding site that lets fans make monthly contributions to help artists.









'Titanfall' Top Video Game, but Xbox One Sales Still Lag Behind PS4
The next-generation console wars continue, with Sony firmly in the lead despite a chart-topping debut by Microsoft's much-anticipated mech-based multiplayer shooter "Titanfall." The score so far? Xbox One, 5 million ? PlayStation 4, 7 million.







Apple's iPhone-like Dashboard Interface 'CarPlay' Demoed by Volvo
In-car touchscreen systems aren't known for their great usability, but a new one modeled on Apple's iOS may prove a more worthwhile platform. CarPlay, designed by Apple in concert with car makers, was shown off by Volvo this week at the New York International Auto Show.







Who Needs Keys? This Siri Hack can Unlock Your Car
Apple?s Siri is handy for checking weather and making appointments with voice commands, but what if she were smart enough to turn the lights on or unlock your car?







Michaels Stores Says Up To 3 Million Cards Affected in Data Breach
Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million customer credit and debit cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud.








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