Saturday, February 13, 2016

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(Reuters) - Google is developing a virtual reality headset that works without a smartphone or computer, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people...
PARIS (AP) - If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can sue the social network over the issue.
The Street: In a survey of companies, 19% of respondents said they had sourced new hires through Facebook. But in another, 1/3 of companies said they'd disqualified job candidates because of social media.
NEW YORK (AP) - Myspace still exists?
NEW YORK (AP) - Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
The Street: Apple just gave you a new way to extend your phone's battery life. The tech giant unveiled a new external battery case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s this week.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service.
PARIS (AP) - If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can sue the social network over the issue.
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares in the mobile payment services company Square rose sharply Friday after Visa disclosed the details of its ownership stake in the company.
DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags - telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber says that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.
NEW YORK (AP) - Myspace still exists?
The end of a nearly six-week-long standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge played out live on the Internet, with tens of thousands of people listening as supporters encouraged the last armed occupiers to surrender.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - The oversized Carly Fiorina campaign signs along New Hampshire's Route 4 weren't enough to keep the Republican presidential hopeful's campaign alive past Tuesday's primary, but they could end up helping people with disabilities live their lives more independently.
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has created a virtual reality (VR) computing division and said Clay Bavor, the executive running its product management...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to Silicon Valley.