Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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The Street: According to the Federal Trade Commission , the FTC receives between 250,000 and 300,000 consumer complaints per month against telemarketers, 60% of them directly linked to robocalls.
HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.
The Street: Despite mountains of hype surrounding the Apple Watch, it has not killed off Fitbit, at least in the minds of consumers. The research firm found that just 4.8% of those buying a Fitbit also purchased an Apple Watch. The research firm found that the majority of the sales are coming from Fitbit.com, as opposed to a more general retail search site, like Amazon.
The Street: The crash could delay the initial demonstration flight of SpaceX's ultra-heavy lift rocket, the Falcon Heavy, past its company's end-of-year target. And it is an unwelcome black eye for SpaceX just after the company had won Air Force certification to use its Falcon 9 rocket to launch national security satellites.
When T-Mobile launched its "Uncarrier" campaign two years ago, CEO John Legere's main target was "pain points" in the wireless industry, which caused lots of them. Large carriers such as Verizon and AT&T set the pattern, with contracts that left subscribers vulnerable to overages, international roaming fees, early-termination charges, and more.
Visual artist Ricardo Rivera sees the gardens as a canvas.
When visual artist Ricardo Rivera looks up, he doesn't see just a building facade or piney forest. He sees a canvas onto which projected creatures crawl, artful textures twirl, and seasons change in the wink of an eye.
Sizmek, DataXu, Brilig. Ethnio Analytics, Audience Science, Datalicious DataCollector. Some of the hundreds of Web trackers busily snooping as you browse the Internet are named with pointless puns or vague allusions to poetry. Others might sound more open about their aims - but only to those who know these trackers are looking.
VARIETY-ENTERTAINMENT-DIGITAL/NEWS:Time Warner Cable Target of First Net-Neutrality Complaint
LONDON (AP) - An Italian surveillance firm known for selling malicious software used by police bodies and spy agencies has succumbed to a cyberattack, the firm's spokesman said Monday, confirming an embarrassing breach which sent documents and invoices ricocheting across the Internet.
NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is trying to lure more subscribers to its $99 Prime loyalty program by pushing a day of discounts it calls "Prime Day" during the sleepier summer shopping season.
CORDOVA, Md. (AP) - Mike Geske wants a drone.
NEW YORK (AP) - Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, 'Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him.
VIENNA (AP) - Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out.
CORDOVA, Md. (AP) - Farmers are eager for drone technology.
VIENNA (AP) - World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday.