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The Street: As Amazon continues to press more in hardware, expanding its offerings, it's playing to its strengths - Kindles and Fire tablets, with the company announcing several new Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets last night.
WASHINGTON - Apple announced Wednesday night that it would no longer unlock encrypted iPhones or iPads for police in many circumstances, taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user data.
Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion.
An Ohio police department wants residents to stop reporting crimes on its Facebook page.
The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family.
At a recent political rally in Wellington, indicted Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom jokingly asked members of New Zealand's spy agency to raise their hands.
Graphene Frontiers L.L.C., a Philadelphia technology start-up, will partner with the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in Albany to develop next-generation graphene-based processes, technologies, and techniques for application in the consumer electronics industry.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba will say "open sesame" to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, as its shares begin trading in a highly anticipated debut that could raise up to $25 billion.
NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world's best-known technology companies.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies - and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.
NEW YORK (AP) - Alibaba prices IPO at $68 per share, valuing company at $167.6 billion.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man in prison for raping a girl starting when she was 12 is now charged with trying to persuade her to kill herself by cutting her wrists and taking prescription medication while he watched on a webcam.
NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon and eBay should watch their backs.