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…

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”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Twitter undergoes facelift to Web version – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Twitter wants a uniform look across its Web and app versions, updating the former. The company, based here, on Monday announced that it is releasing a…

Google to acquire Nest for $3.2 billion – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Google intends to make even more of a splash in Americans’ homes. On Monday, it reached a deal to buy Nest, the maker of highly-styled digital…

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…

6.5-quake shakes Puerto Rico’s northern coast – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A strong earthquake out to sea has shaken Puerto Rico’s northern coast, causing minor damage in some places. Dozens of people reported fallen…

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…

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…

Texas, the Alamo, Mack Brown and the long goodbye – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN ANTONIO — When it finally ended, he wasn’t quite done. The scoreboard read Oregon 30, Texas 7, 0:00. After 16 seasons, Mack Brown was no longer employed. But…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…