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Software makers are having to spend more to attract new users, according to a study by Fiksu.

How to Get Noticed on the App Store: Spend More, Study Says

(This post was updated to correct user definition in second paragraph and downloads time frame in fourth paragraph.) Getting noticed on Apple’s App Store has become more expensive for developers this year, while application downloads haven’t increased much, according to...

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Attendees arrive during the  Black Hat conference at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

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Attendees arrive during the Black Hat conference at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Apple’s Black Hat Talk Draws Crowd, But Breaks Little Ground

(This post was updated to clarify Microsoft’s involvement with Black Hat in the last graph.) A few minutes into Apple’s much-anticipated presentation at the Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas, it became clear that the secretive company intended on...

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Craigslist, founded by Craig Newmark, filed a lawsuit last week against two website developers.

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Craigslist, founded by Craig Newmark, filed a lawsuit last week against two website developers.

Craigslist Goes After Website Developers Using Its Data

The Craigslist logo is a peace sign, but the company has been dropping legal bombs recently. The San Francisco-based company, which runs online bulletin boards, filed a lawsuit last week against two website developers, 3Taps and PadMapper, which tap into...

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Airbnb added 6,000 London properties this year, including an event space inside the historic Tower Bridge.

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Airbnb added 6,000 London properties this year, including an event space inside the historic Tower Bridge.

Airbnb Scores Off London Olympics With Jump in Bookings

  Airbnb, a website for renting rooms in people’s homes, expects a three-fold increase in London rentals this summer as Olympics attendees skip pricey and crowded hotels to shack up with locals. The site has 4,500 bookings in London covering...

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The radio frequency of a newly-installed smart meter is checked in Burlington, Vermont.

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The radio frequency of a newly-installed smart meter is checked in Burlington, Vermont.

Smart-Meter Hacker to Give Talk He Shelved Under Industry Pressure

Few things are as scandalous at computer-hacker conferences as the presentations that don’t happen. Hackers face constant legal threats for their discoveries. So when someone plans to disclose an important security hole, but is forced to cancel the talk because...

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Attendees are seen through a Black Hat logo during the Black Hat and Defcon hacker conferences in Las Vegas.

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Attendees are seen through a Black Hat logo during the Black Hat and Defcon hacker conferences in Las Vegas.

Apple Warms Up to Hackers, Plans Presentation at Black Hat

(This post was updated with Apple declining to comment.) In the 15 years that computer hackers have gathered in Las Vegas for the Black Hat  conference, an event where unknowns can become stars and tech heavyweights are skewered for security...

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