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Uber, which offers mobile software for booking black cars and other rides, hikes prices during peak times.

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Uber, which offers mobile software for booking black cars and other rides, hikes prices during peak times.

Uber Reverses on Hurricane Sandy Cab Price Hike in New York

Uber, the car service that lets people summon rides via a smartphone app, was hit with its own storm this week when New Yorkers accused the startup of unfairly profiting by charging higher rates in the wake of Hurricane Sandy....

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Security firm Imperva found social media sites were a hot topic in hacker forums, including the sale of Facebook "likes."

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Security firm Imperva found social media sites were a hot topic in hacker forums, including the sale of Facebook "likes."

With Friends Like These: Hacker Forums Focus on Facebook, Twitter

What do hackers talk about when they think nobody’s listening? According to a new analysis of 18 hacker forums from around the world, the answer often is: your Facebook and Twitter accounts. An examination of popular hacker chat rooms by...

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Hackers are attacking businesses, such as banks and auto dealers, that rely on reporting agencies for background credit checks.

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Hackers are attacking businesses, such as banks and auto dealers, that rely on reporting agencies for background credit checks.

Experian Customers Unsafe as Hackers Steal Credit Report Data

When hackers broke into computers at Abilene Telco Federal Credit Union last year, they gained access to sensitive financial information on people from far beyond the bank’s home in west-central Texas. The cyberthieves broke into an employee’s computer in September...

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Loren Brichter, a former Apple and Twitter employee, is now working on mobile games. His first release is a word game.

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Loren Brichter, a former Apple and Twitter employee, is now working on mobile games. His first release is a word game.

Ex-Apple Developer’s Much-Anticipated Next Act: A Word Game

Among app fanatics, the anticipation has been high for Loren Brichter’s next project, and for good reason: The 27-year-old developer has a history of creating mobile software that ends up being used by millions of people. At Apple, he worked...

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At $329, only one in five iPad minis will be purchased instead of a larger iPad, said Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

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At $329, only one in five iPad minis will be purchased instead of a larger iPad, said Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

Hand(s) On With the New iPad Mini

A few hours ago, I got the chance to play with the newest member of the Apple family — the iPad mini. My first impressions: It’s really light and really appealing, but it also feels a bit like a tweener....

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Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks during an event in San Jose, California.

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Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks during an event in San Jose, California.

Live-Blogging From the Apple Event

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks during an event in San Jose, California. Please refresh your browser every few minutes to see my updates. 11:11 a.m. Cook is back on stage and has wrapped up. Now it’s off...

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“Pretty Little Liars" is a hit on TV and social media, garnering 1.6 million Twitter comments for the season finale.

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“Pretty Little Liars" is a hit on TV and social media, garnering 1.6 million Twitter comments for the season finale.

ABC Family Tweets to Keep ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Viewers Tuned In

Thirteen-year-old Gracie Marx is obsessed with the ABC Family show “Pretty Little Liars.” The Beverly Hills, California, middle-schooler posts images related to the series on Facebook Inc.’s Instagram site, texts with friends while watching and has a whiteboard at home...

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Pogoplug and other services are racing to the cloud because it’s a potentially lucrative and largely untapped market.

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Pogoplug and other services are racing to the cloud because it’s a potentially lucrative and largely untapped market.

Pogoplug Offers a $5-a-Month Cloud to Store Your Files, All of Them

Amid all the online storage providers offering tiered pricing, Pogoplug Cloud has a different approach: Sky’s the limit. The service plans to begin offering customers today unlimited online storage for $4.95 a month. That compares with YouSendIt’s unlimited plan for $15...

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