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FTC wants Congress to punish companies for being hacked

NEW YORK — Daniel Kaufman, FTC deputy director, wants to penalize companies that experience major security breaches.<p>The Federal Trade Commission is tasked with protecting American consumers, a major piece of which involves safeguarding their data. That also means history’s least productive Congress …

Microsoft is winning on Mac as Office for iPad looms

Nearly two years after the launch of Microsoft's Surface tablets, we're still waiting for a fully touch-optimized version of arguably the company's most important product: Office.<p>For iPad users, though, the wait is about to end.<p>While it might seem odd for Microsoft to launch an iPad version of …

WebCL Will Soon Let Web Developers Harness The Power Of Multi-Core GPUs And CPUs From The Browser

Web browsers, for the most part, can’t use the full power of your computer or mobile device. The code they execute tends to run in a sandbox that’s abstracted from your hardware and doesn’t give the browser full access to it. So while your desktop software can, for example, use all the cores in …

California to get its first Bitcoin ATM Thursday

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Robocoin<p>If new tech doesn’t start in Silicon Valley, it doesn’t take long for it to show up there. Now Bay Area …

PS4 Update Adds Rich Video Editor, HDCP Off and 720p Twitch Streaming

The Xbox One has already received a few firmware updates and it would seem the PlayStation 4 is about to follow suit.<p>Sony today detailed an upcoming patch for its new console that will allow players to turn HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) off at any time. At the moment, this …

Huawei Scraps Plan That Would Have Shipped Windows Phone And Android On A Single Handset

Huawei this morning announced that it has changed its mind and will not release a dual-OS handset with both Android and Windows Phone in “the near future.” This is a reversal of its previous strategy to build and sell such a device, with the company indicating that it would go on sale in the second …

Turntable.fm shuts down for good as founder launches new social app

Billy Chasen explains why the current music industry is killing digital startups and stifling innovation<p>When Turntable.fm took off during the summer of 2011, adding 140,000 users in its first month, investors were climbing over one another to give Billy Chasen their money. "It was exciting, and …

Why Sony's 'Project Morpheus' Is In The Right Place At The Right Time

Why, yes, Sony’s new virtual reality headset does bear a striking resemblance to the Oculus Rift, that scrappy upstart turned king of the virtual reality hill you’ve been hearing so much about.<p>After its fast ascension powered by a healthy run on Kickstarter, the Rift is currently synonymous with …

Epic drastically drops the price of Unreal Engine game development

Epic Games, the company that created <i>Gears of War</i>, <i>Infinity Blade,</i> and the popular Unreal Engine for developing game titles, has been rather quiet as of late. The firm's most prominent recent announcements have been around selling off that <i>Gears of War</i> franchise to Microsoft, and delivering a fancy …

LinkedIn wants to help companies start hiring internally again

LinkedIn is best known as a place to find talent but it’s now addressing a problem most companies struggle with—retaining the best employees.<p>Dan Shapero, who leads LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions group, the company’s most profitable division, sees employee retention as a potential growth area for a …

Employee Engagement

Goldman Sachs CEO Takes Back Title as Best Paid Bank Executive

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is back at the top of the chart of best paid U.S. bank executive. …

Bloomberg growth includes new sites, products

Bloomberg L.P. is targeting a broader audience with new topic-specific websites, international licensing of magazines and more digital videos.<p>Bloomberg L.P., the financial data and news empire controlled by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, laid out Wednesday its expansion strategy …

Fed Cuts Monthly Asset Purchases To $55 Billion Maintaining Taper Pace, Market Awaits Yellen Remarks

In her first Federal Open Market Committee meeting as head of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen made good on her promise of continuity, again cutting back the central bank’s asset purchases.<p>On Wednesday, the FOMC announced a third $10 billion reduction to quantitative easing, reducing its monthly …

Messi Contract Dispute Could See Argentine Leave Barcelona

Link to Media<p>Lionel Messi’s contract negotiations have become so muddled it no longer seems inconceivable that the four-time Ballon d’Or winner could depart Barcelona.<p>Indeed, it may just be a matter of time.<p>Link to Media<p>Messi, who last extended his contract in 2012, is asking for a hefty raise and …

Soccer

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Iran Nuclear Talks Focus On Arak Plant, Enrichment

* Nuclear talks in Vienna focus on Arak plant, enrichment<p>* Discussions "substantive and useful" - EU's Ashton<p>* Iran foreign minister optmistic of deal by July deadline<p>* Next round set for Vienna on April 7-9<p>* Iran president says aims to "remove all concerns" of world (Edits)<p>By Fredrik Dahl and …

How Sneaker Culture Conquered the World

It seems a long way from a training shoe created in 1917 to the gaudy and much-coveted street-wear of today, but a new book demonstrates the long and …

Is Amanda Seyfried A Flight Risk?

Image: Via @amandaseyfried.<p>What with all the hubbub surrounding Malaysia Airlines flight 370, you'd think that airport security would be tightening …

Madonna Channels 'Game Of Thrones' Character Daenerys Targaryen For Jewish Holiday

The editors here at HuffPost Style are HUGE "Game of Thrones" fans. We are constantly swooning over Emilia Clarke's character Daenerys Targaryen and shouting across the newsroom, "Winter is coming!" But it looks like Madonna may have one-up us on our "Game of Thrones" fandom.<p>The 55-year-old …