The $3.5-billion acquisition deal recently announced for Zillow to buy Trulia creates a digital advertising juggernaut that could control more than 70 percent of online real estate searches. Streaming music company Rhapsody, a major Spotify competitor, reached 2 million paying subscribers -- a milestone that comes as the firm looks to countries other than the U.S. for growth. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has issued new guidelines to curb “mobile cramming,” a troublesome practice that adds unauthorized third-party charges to mobile phone bills. Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Tech trendsetters will likely be wading even deeper into overseas markets for years. Seeing little competition and questionable demand, Internet service providers have traditionally shrugged at spending the billions of dollars needed to boost U.S. Internet speeds. Until now.
Wall Street Journal Hacked Again Hacked again. That’s the story at the Wall Street Journal this week as the newspaper reports that the computer systems housing some of its news graphics were breached. Customers not affected -- yet.
Watson Gets His First Customer Service Gig Since appearing on Jeopardy, IBM's Watson supercomputer has been making a living using his super-intelligent knowledge base for business verticals. Now, Watson's been hired for his first customer service job.
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Android 'Fake ID' Puts Millions of Users at Risk Having this fake ID is nothing to brag about, even if you are a minor. The “Fake ID” Android flaw drops malware into smartphone apps. It can steal credit card data and even take over your device.