Monday, May 4, 2015

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The creatures came to take souls. They were hovering very close, in a virtual reality demo - formally called "Into the Further 4D Virtual Reality Experience" - that opened for scary business over the weekend on Second Street near South.
Bills that jump inexplicably. Technical problems. Customer-service nightmares. Nobody mentioned getting a statement addressed with an unprintable epithet - this winter's now-legendary Comcast customer-service fail. But other all-too-familiar frustrations were again on display last week as dozens of Philadelphians spoke at public ses
The Street: The Apple Watch already has 3500 apps ready for download, a lot of which are probably mainly a means of killing time. Some will make you smile knowing that you invested wisely in Apple Watch, because these are the apps that make you money, or at least save you money and help you spend smartly
The Street: According to a new report, fully autonomous cars are a "moonshot." The report states that the "seeming inevitability of a driverless future is based on misconceptions of the state of the technology and regulatory challenges."
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama announced Thursday that major book publishers will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and that he is seeking commitments from local governments and schools nationwide to provide library cards to all students.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House leaders have reached a bipartisan compromise on a bill that would end the National Security Agency's controversial collection of American phone records, but the measure faces an uncertain future in the Senate.
NEW YORK (AP) - The value of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's pay package surged last year, mostly due to gains in the Internet company's stock price that came despite concerns about the overall health of Yahoo's business.
You may have read in my column about Verizon's new FiOS television offer, Custom TV. But you won't have seen commercials for it on, say, 6ABC.
David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said.
NEW YORK (AP) - It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Star Wars fans no longer have to search their feelings to discover the truth. They can just Google it.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California officer faces insurance fraud charges after authorities say a video showed her participating in an ice-bucket challenge despite claiming she had a back injury.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Veteran tech executive John Chambers plans to step down after more than 20 years as CEO of Cisco Systems Inc., a major supplier of computer networking gear that makes the Internet work.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Google wants the wireless services that connect mobile devices to digital content to be cheaper and more reliable.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's time to play the music. It's time to light the lights. It's time to stream the video.
DENTON, Texas (AP) - Sally Beauty said Monday that it is investigating reports of unusual activity on payment cards used at some of its U.S. stores.