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Time Warner Cable experiencing nationwide outages

Time Warner Cable subscribers woke up Wednesday morning to trouble with their Internet or other services. According to a map posted on Mashable, the majority of the outages were located in the northeastern U.S., with widespread outages in the Ohio River valley, North Carolina, Chicago, and the Los Angeles area.…

Report: Mobile tech magnate Qualcomm may face antitrust probe from European Union

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Qualcomm, the world’s No. 1 mobile chipmaker, may face a European investigation related to a four-year-old complaint from a subsidiary of rival Nvidia Corp, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. An EU probe would come at an awkward time for…

Head of Connecticut’s health exchange to lead federal Obamacare marketplace

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Tuesday named the head of Connecticut’s state health exchange to oversee the federal marketplace that provides subsidized private health insurance to consumers in 36 states under Obamacare. In a move that administration officials billed as an effort to bring new…

Koch-backed group stokes ‘Marxist’ fears in campaign to hand Internet over to corporations

A shadowy conservative group tied to the Koch brothers is telling conservatives that “net neutrality” is a “Marxist” plot to slow down their Internet, stifle free speech, and destroy capitalism. The telecommunications industry-pushed plan to charge more for some types of Internet usage is frequently misunderstood, when Americans are aware…

Tom Hanks releases new app that replicates ‘clickety-clack’ of manual typewriters

A new app for the iPad aims to recreate the nostalgic sense of typing on a manual typewriter, but ramped up to meet the demands of digital-age word processing. The brainchild of Oscar-winning actor and collector of vintage typewriters Tom Hanks, the app, perhaps aptly called Hanx Writer, replicates the…

California law will require ‘kill switches’ for smart phones sold in the state

By Joaquin Palomino SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Smartphones in California will be required to come with a “kill switch” to render them useless if lost or stolen under a bill signed Monday by Governor Jerry Brown, the latest effort to stem an epidemic of phone theft in the most populous…

Amazon acquires online gaming broadcaster Twitch for $970 million

By Deepa Seetharaman and Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc snapped up live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash, marking the largest deal in the U.S. e-commerce company’s 20-year history. The move, announced on Monday by the two companies, is an unusual step for…

Amazon readying an attack on Google’s ad business

US online giant Amazon is preparing to take on Google (Xetra: A0B7FY – news) in one of its core businesses, Internet advertising, the Wall Street Journal said, citing sources familiar with the matter. Amazon is developing its own program to target ads using the information it gathers about the preferences…

US brings new charges against alleged creator of Silk Road underground online drug market

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors have brought a trio of new charges against a Texas man accused of creating the underground online drug marketplace Silk Road ahead of his November trial. A new indictment against Ross Ulbricht, 30, filed late on Thursday in Manhattan federal court…

iPhone 6 launch could be delayed by supply shortage for screens

Suppliers to Apple Inc are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production ahead of next month’s expected launch, supply chain sources said. It’s unclear whether the hiccup could delay the launch or limit the…

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