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Pablo Escobar is old school; modern global criminal is a hacker

Pablo Escobar is old school; modern global criminal is a hacker

February 22, 2018


Filed under Business, Technology

WASHINGTON _ The amount criminals earn off ID theft, hacking and other forms of cybercrime worldwide is approaching the levels of global drug trafficking, and rising rapidly, experts say. Hackers display "shocking inventiveness" in leveraging technology for extortion as they cause losses of up to $600...

Indictments reveal how Russia taps digital tools to stir up discord in US

Indictments reveal how Russia taps digital tools to stir up discord in US

February 22, 2018


Filed under Business

Russia has been trolling the United States for decades. It bankrolled American authors who claimed Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy under the direction of the FBI and CIA; it planted articles arguing Martin Luther King Jr. was not radical enough; and it spread a conspiracy theory...

Netflix flexes its muscle again as it spends big to lure top talent from networks

Netflix flexes its muscle again as it spends big to lure top talent from networks

February 15, 2018


Filed under Business

LOS ANGELES — With yet another mighty roar, Netflix sent a warning shot to the rest of the entertainment industry — landing a new multiyear deal with prolific TV producer Ryan Murphy, the man behind 20th Century Fox Television’s “Feud,” “American Horror Story,” “Glee” and more. The...

How Trump’s tariffs could help — or hammer — one beleaguered segment of the U.S. solar industry

February 1, 2018


Filed under Business, Technology

WASHINGTON — Much of the U.S. solar industry is slamming President Trump’s decision to slap a 30 percent tariff on solar equipment made outside of the United States. But Trump’s confrontational approach has provided a glimmer of hope for U.S.-based companies that make polysilicon, a key component...

Target expanding same-day delivery with $550 million acquisition of Shipt

Target expanding same-day delivery with $550 million acquisition of Shipt

December 23, 2017


Filed under Business

By Kavita Kumar Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) MINNEAPOLIS – Target Corp. is getting serious about same-day delivery of groceries and other items with a $550 million deal to buy Shipt Inc. The cash purchase is the Minneapolis-based retailer’s largest acquisition in decades and represents o...

Tech support scams hitting more computer users online

Tech support scams hitting more computer users online

December 21, 2017


Filed under Business

By Robert Channick Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO – For consumers who turn over control of their computers to remote technicians online, the fix may already be in. A growing number of remote tech support scams are popping up, in which users facing “crashed” computers give online access for re...

7-Eleven testing mobile ordering, delivery and in-store pickup in some Dallas stores

7-Eleven testing mobile ordering, delivery and in-store pickup in some Dallas stores

December 19, 2017


Filed under Business

By Maria Halkias The Dallas Morning News (TNS) 7-Eleven has created its own smartphone app for on-demand ordering and delivery and is testing it first with 10 of its Dallas stores. It plans to roll out the 7-ElevenNow app to other U.S. markets in 2018. The Irving-based convenience store chain is...

Disposable credit card numbers provide extra security

Disposable credit card numbers provide extra security

November 28, 2017


Filed under Business

By James Rufus Koren Los Angeles Times (TNS) At a time when online credit card fraud seems like a foregone conclusion, here’s one potential solution: Instead of trying to prevent card numbers from being pilfered on the web, simply use numbers you don’t mind being stolen. That’s the pitch from...

Publisher Meredith is trying to buy Time Inc. with Koch brothers’ help, reports say

Publisher Meredith is trying to buy Time Inc. with Koch brothers’ help, reports say

November 16, 2017


Filed under Business

By James F. Peltz Los Angeles Times (TNS) Magazine publisher Meredith Corp. reportedly is again in talks to acquire Time Inc., this time with financial backing from the billionaire Koch brothers. Meredith — which publishes Family Circle and Better Homes and Gardens — recently approached Time...

Lyft gets $1 billion investment, led by Google’s parent company

Lyft gets $1 billion investment, led by Google’s parent company

October 19, 2017


Filed under Business

By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times (TNS) SAN FRANCISCO — In the topsy-turvy world of tech, an investor can fund a company one minute and sue it the next. It can also turn around and fund a competitor, which is what Google’s parent company did when it announced Thursday that its growth equity fund led...

Microsoft’s Windows 10 update bets on a bigger virtual-reality role for PC

Microsoft’s Windows 10 update bets on a bigger virtual-reality role for PC

October 17, 2017


Filed under Business

By Matt Day The Seattle Times (TNS) SEATTLE — Microsoft is trying to nudge laptop and deskbound computers to interact with the three-dimensional world. The company on Tuesday started rolling out its latest bundle of updates to the Windows 10 operating system with features clustered around a be...

Skip the checkout lines: Whole Foods, Walmart and other stores embrace online grocery shopping

September 28, 2017


Filed under Business

By Queenie Wong The Mercury News (TNS) SAN JOSE, Calif. — Grocery shopping can feel like you’re navigating through an obstacle course filled with crowded parking lots, long lines and screaming kids. But a growing number of Americans are checking off their grocery lists without even walking inside t...

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