Jordan Spieth takes second-round lead at Torrey Pines – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN DIEGO – A year ago this week in the Farmers Insurance Open, Jordan Spieth made his professional debut – and missed the cut. He’s doing much better these … Read More

Neiman Marcus says about 1.1 million cards hacked – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO – Neiman Marcus said Thursday that about 1.1 million customer credit and debit cards may have been hacked by malicious software. The sophisticated, self-concealing malware was “clandestinely” … Read More

Tiger Woods: Has ‘a number of years ahead’ to get majors – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN DIEGO — Tiger Woods, who has won a record seven times at the tournament here, including last year’s Farmers Insurance Open, tees off his 2014 season Thursday with … Read More

Amazon mulls online pay-TV service: WSJ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Amazon.com may launch a new pay-TV service over the Internet in what would be a major expansion of the e-commerce company’s online video business, the Wall … Read More

Google pulls browser extensions after complaints – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO – Google pulled two extensions that were available for its popular Chrome web browser after complaints about the software showing unwanted ads. The extensions, Add to Feedly … Read More

Analysis: At NCAA Convention, Div. I path becomes clearer – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN DIEGO — At 10:40 a.m. Friday, the future of the NCAA became a little more clear. In a giant convention center ball room, approximately 800 delegates in the … Read More

California motorist cleared in Google Glass case – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego traffic court threw out a citation Thursday against a woman who authorities said was driving while wearing the Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device. … Read More

Google developing smart contact lens – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Google’s vision for wearable technology took another ambitious leap forward Thursday when the world’s largest Internet search company announced it is developing a smart contact lens. … Read More

Facebook launches Trending to highlight popular items – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Facebook on Wednesday launched a new feature, dubbed Trending, to allow people to tap into hot topics gaining buzz across the social network. “Today we’re announcing … Read More

Netflix exposed as net neutrality rules gutted – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO – Netflix may be exposed to higher costs in the wake of a major court decision that voided rules governing Internet access known as net neutrality. On … Read More

Yahoo COO de Castro leaves with millions – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo Chief Operating Officer Henrique de Castro stepped down from the Internet company on Wednesday after disappointing advertising results. De Castro is leaving Yahoo, with millions … Read More

Kawhi Leonard lifts depleted Spurs past T’wolves – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have been touting their depth all season, and it was sorely needed to overcome the loss of another key player Sunday … Read More

Reports: Millions of Snapchat usernames, phone numbers leaked – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Several million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers were apparently leaked online late Tuesday night. Several days ago Snapchat acknowledged in a blog post that a security … Read More

Oregon sends Mack Brown, Texas out with a loss – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN ANTONIO — Mack Brown’s finish at Texas was somehow fitting. The end came mercifully, with his overmatched Texas team beaten soundly – but not embarrassed – by Oregon, … Read More

Chargers top Chiefs in OT to claim last AFC playoff spot – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers’ three-year playoff drought is over, thanks to another epic, heart-stopping win against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chargers have needed help … Read More

Washington topples BYU for interim coach – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — So much for any controversy. For Washington, having inexperienced interim head coach Marques Tuiasosopo on the sideline for the Fight Hunger Bowl against BYU could have … Read More

James Harden helps Rockets to road win vs. Spurs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN ANTONIO (AP) — James Harden scored 28 points and Dwight Howard had 15 points and 20 rebounds, leading the balanced Houston Rockets to a 111-98 victory over the … Read More

49ers clip Falcons’ comeback attempt, notch playoff spot – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — NaVorro Bowman returned an interception 89 yards for a touchdown with 1:10 remaining, and the San Francisco 49ers clinched a playoff berth with a wild … Read More

2014: Apple’s crunch year to prove innovation chops – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Apple CEO Tim Cook spent 2013 fighting creeping concerns that the company has lost its innovation edge and hinting about new products that will take the … Read More

San Francisco transit, union leaders reach deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials and labor union leaders announced a new deal early Saturday, saying the final issue in their ongoing dispute … Read More

Google celebrates crossword puzzle’s 100th anniversary – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Crossword puzzle fans have a delightful doodle to work out on Google’s home page through the weekend. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the crossword … Read More

Android customizer Cyanogen notches $23M – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Talk about a mobile revolution. A growing software movement is quietly taking hold on Android-based devices, allowing people to customize smartphones and tablets more to their … Read More

Microsoft to pick CEO by early 2014 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft on Tuesday said its executive search committee expects to pick CEO Steve Ballmer’s successor by early next year, a decision that could determine two strikingly … Read More

Beyonce album breaks iTunes sales records – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Beyonce’s latest album broke iTunes sales records, Apple said Monday. BEYONCÉ, which the singer announced on Facebook’s Instagram mobile service, became the fastest selling album ever … Read More

Snapchat snaps up $50 million – USA TODAY

Snapchat snaps up $50 millionUSA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat has snagged $50 million in funding for its wildly popular photo- and video-based text messaging service. Venice, Calif.-based Snapchat on Wednesday … Read More

Amazon launches grocery business in San Francisco – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Amazon.com launched its grocery delivery business, AmazonFresh, in San Francisco Wednesday as the world’s largest Internet retailer expands further into the giant consumer packaged goods sector. … Read More

MLB denied Oakland’s move to San Jose in June – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Major League Baseball’s lawyers say in a court filing that the Oakland Athletics’ request to move to San Jose was turned down in June … Read More

Tech giants band together in anti-snooping coalition – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN MATEO, Calif. — Torched by disclosures the National Security Agency tapped into its data and spied on people and businesses, some of tech’s biggest names have banded together … Read More