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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” installed on the department store …Neiman Marcus says 1.1 million payment cards are at risk in hackLos Angeles TimesNeiman Marcus says 1.1 million cards hacked […]

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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 “Division I Governance Dialogue” session had spent almost six hours over two days discussing …Power conferences get autonomy nod in straw voteSI.comMomentum shifting surrounding autonomy […]

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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. Commissioner John Blair ruled that Cecilia Abadie was not guilty …Ticket for driving in Google Glass dismissedCNNGoogle Glass driver told she CAN wear techno-goggles while […]

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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. The lens measures glucose in tears using a …Google announces contact lens glucose monitorFox NewsGoogle testing ‘smart’ contact lens for people with diabetesPCWorldGoogle developing contact […]

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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 Trending, a new product that’s designed to surface interesting …Facebook adds trending topics to site to tell users what people are posting aboutFox NewsTrending Now […]

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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 of dollars in severance and other compensation …Yahoo Parts Ways With Its No. 2 ExecutiveNew York TimesYahoo’s COO Walks Out With $20 Million Stock Bonus […]

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Snapchat updates app, apologizes – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat on Thursday made changes to its app to address privacy concerns. The Venice Beach-based service will now allow people to opt out of linking a phone number with their username. The option is available in the app’s settings.Snapchat belatedly issues patch – and apology – for Dec. breachChristian Science MonitorSnapchat […]

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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 group had alerted it about a potential vulnerability “by …Reports say 4.6M Snapchat accounts breachedNewsdayHackers Reveal 4.6 Million Snapchat Usernames and Phone NumbersTIMEConfirmed: Snapchat Hack […]

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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 for weeks, and everything fell into place on Sunday, with the last …Chargers claim final AFC playoff spot with OT winBoston.comBOLT BEAT: Chargers claim final […]

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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 puzzle, the Google home page is an interactive crossword puzzle.32 down: How Google celebrates 100 years of crosswordsCNETThe world’s very first crossword puzzle, 100 years […]

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Google antitrust offer rejected in Europe – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Google’s latest offer to end an antitrust investigation in Europe was rejected by authorities in the region, leaving a question mark over how the world’s largest Internet search provider operates in the region. Google proposed changes in the …Europe Antitrust Official Is Dissatisfied With Google ProposalNew York TimesClock ticking for Google […]

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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 liking. What’s known as Android “software mods” can …Cyanogen raises another $23M to grow like crazy and become the No. 3 mobile …VentureBeatCyanogen gets serious […]

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Facebook plans to roll out video advertising – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Facebook on Tuesday said it soon plans to begin video advertising within members’ News Feeds, a move that takes aim at massive spending budgets for television ads. The social-networking giant says in a “short amount of time” …Facebook’s Video Ads Risk Alienating UsersWall Street JournalFacebook starting to show video commercials that […]

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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 different paths for the software giant’s future. Facing a battered PC …Microsoft to name new CEO in early 2014ComputerworldUPDATE 3-Microsoft expects CEO appointment early 2014ReutersSorry, […]

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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 on iTunes with 828,773 purchased in its …Why Did BeyoncĂ© Keep Her Self-Titled Album a Secret? Find Out!E! OnlineBeyonce’s Surprise Album Sets Three-Day Global Sales […]

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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 disclosed the third round of funding in Securities and Exchange …Photo-sharing service Snapchat raises $50 millionReutersSnapchat confirms $50M funding, but leaves the investor a mysteryVentureBeatSnapchat […]

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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. AmazonFresh offers more than …Amazon Confirms San Francisco Launch of AmazonFresh Grocery Delivery …AllThingsDAmazon Fresh launches in San Francisco with $299/year ‘Prime Fresh …GeekWireAmazonFresh grocery […]