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Juliet Williams / Associated Press:
Tim Draper's ‘Six Californias’ initiative fails to qualify for 2016 ballot   —  ‘SIX CALIFORNIAS’ INITIATIVE FAILS FOR 2016 BALLOT … SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A ballot initiative that would have asked voters to split California into six separate states failed to qualify …
Sep 12, 2014, 9:15 PMIn context
Associated Press:
HP fined $59M for bribing Russian officials as part of $108M plea deal for bribes in Mexico, Poland, and Russia   —  HP fined $58.7M for bribery of Russian government  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. pleaded guilty Thursday to felony charges that former employees bribed Russian …
Sep 12, 2014, 11:45 AMIn context
Jonathan J. Cooper / Associated Press:
Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website … SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.
Aug 22, 2014, 8:35 PMIn context
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Apple bans use of benzene and n-hexane during the final assembly of iPhones, iPads, iPods, Macs, and various accessories   —  Apple bans use of 2 chemicals in iPhone assembly  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly …
Aug 13, 2014, 11:20 PMIn context
Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Concert recommendation service StubHub Music for the iPhone expands to major cities nationwide   —  STUBHUB MUSIC APP TAKES ON LIVE NATION IN CONCERTS  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — StubHub, the ticket reselling subsidiary of eBay Inc., is launching its StubHub Music app nationwide as it goes …
Aug 6, 2014, 12:25 PMIn context
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Amazon Wants Cheaper E-Books.  But Should It Get to Enforce Prices?   —  In a short blog post meant to shed light on its contract dispute with the publisher Hachette, Amazon argued this week that its data proved that lower e-book prices were better for everyone in the market for books.
Aug 2, 2014, 9:00 PMIn context
Associated Press:
Social networks Bubblews and Bonzo Me pay users for posts that attract traffic and advertisers   —  Get paid for posts?  Social networking's new twist  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -except the money those posts produce.
Jul 26, 2014, 5:40 PMIn context
Jennifer Peltz / Associated Press:
Thieves bought StubHub tickets using credentials obtained in other breaches to compromise more than 1000 customer accounts   —  AP Source: Thieves Got Into 1K StubHub Accounts  —  A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts …
Jul 23, 2014, 12:15 PMIn context
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Consumer privacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center files complaint with the FTC over controversial Facebook study   —  Privacy watchdog files complaint over Facebook study  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A privacy watchdog group filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission …
Jul 3, 2014, 4:10 PMIn context
Associated Press:
NSA fears prompt Germany to end Verizon contract   —  BERLIN (AP) — The German government is ending a contract with Verizon over fears the company could be letting U.S. intelligence agencies eavesdrop on sensitive communications, officials said Thursday.  —  The New York-based company …
Jun 26, 2014, 1:30 PMIn context

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