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Brad Heath / USA Today:
US Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration secretly tracked billions of international calls from US for nearly a decade before 9/11   —  U.S. secretly tracked billions of calls for decades  —  Starting in 1992, the Justice Department amassed logs of virtually all telephone calls …
Apr 7, 2015, 6:25 PMIn context
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
SEC filing shows Google's new CFO Roth Porat will receive $5M sign-on bonus, $65M restricted stock, $650K annual salary   —  Google's new CFO Ruth Porat negotiates sweet pay package  —  Google's new CFO Ruth Porat has negotiated a sweet pay package (Associated Press)
Mar 26, 2015, 7:30 PMIn context
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
Jury begins deliberations in Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins case after five weeks of testimony   —  Jury begins deliberations in Ellen Pao case  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Closing arguments in the sex discrimination suit against the venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers ended Wednesday.
Mar 25, 2015, 7:40 PMIn context
Marco della Cava / USA Today:
YouTube Kids for Android set to launch February 23 featuring parental controls and a simplified UI   —  YouTube unveils new app for kids  —  SAN FRANCISCO - YouTube is repository of clips that range from exceedingly educational to suggestively explicit.  So to make sure younger fans …
Feb 19, 2015, 9:05 PMIn context
Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
Mattel partners with Google to build $30 Cardboard VR-based View-Master, for sale in fall   —  View-Master rides Google Cardboard into virtual reality  —  USA Today with a sneak peek at the upcoming Virtual Reality version of the classic View-Master Robert Deutsch
Feb 13, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
JetBlue to accept Apple Pay on select flights to buy food, drinks, amenities, and upgrades   —  Apple Pay takes to the skies via JetBlue  —  NEW YORK — Apple Pay is poised to take off — quite literally.  —  Starting next week, passengers on select JetBlue Airways flights can use Apple Pay …
Feb 10, 2015, 10:40 AMIn context
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
Hackers obtain account information of as many as 80M customers of Anthem, nation's 2nd largest health insurer; medical info not stolen   —  Massive breach at health care company Anthem Inc.  —  SAN FRANCISCO - As many as 80 million customers of the nation's second largest health insurance company …
Feb 4, 2015, 11:35 PMIn context
Marco della Cava / USA Today:
Ford opens new Silicon Valley research lab to attract tech talent, work on autonomous cars   —  Ford's new Silicon Valley outpost seeks tech talent  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — The earth-toned office building looks like any other here in Silicon Valley, an airy low-rise designed …
Jan 23, 2015, 11:05 AMIn context
Mike Snider / USA Today:
Verizon earnings meet estimates despite 4Q net loss   —  Verizon shares dropped slightly after the company reported a net loss in its fourth-quarter earnings, attributed to employee pensions and benefit costs.  However, revenues met expectations thanks to increased wireless and broadband connections.
Jan 22, 2015, 10:05 AMIn context
Mike Snider / USA Today:
Majority of shuttle drivers for Apple, eBay, Yahoo, and Zynga want to join Teamsters union   —  More tech shuttle drivers want union  —  The move to unionize Silicon Valley shuttle bus drivers is spreading.  —  The Teamsters have contacted the CEOs of six Silicon Valley-area companies …
Jan 12, 2015, 7:55 PMIn context

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How technology (and people) are helping to sustain the black rhino  —  Watch: Dr. Friedrich Reinhard owns a wildlife reserve in Namibia, and for 30 years has been working with the government to stabilize …
Avangate:
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