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Tech stock soars 25,000%. Trading halted

A 25,000% return is unheard of, but that's how much Cynk Technology (CYNK) has soared since the middle of June.<p>Many are starting to question what is going on with this stock.<p>Cynk trades "over the counter," meaning you can't buy or sell it on any official exchange. On June 16, the price of a share …

Verizon Is Twitter-Stalking Competitors' Angry Customers

Verizon is monitoring Twitter better than the NSA monitors phone calls. All companies have become pseudo-stalkers on social media, their Twitter specialists leaping into @ction when they see people complaining about a late plane, poor service, or high fees. We Twitter users all know the routine: …

Hackers find security weaknesses with the Lifx smart LED

A team of security experts in England recently hacked their way into a smart home's Wi-Fi network. Their inside man? The Lifx color-changing smart LED .<p>As first reported by LEDinside, Context, a UK-based consulting firm specializing in security, recently demonstrated an exploitable weakness within …

Silicon Valley’s Real Estate Crunch Is A Golden Opportunity For Other American Cities

When Curse CEO Hubert Thieblot told his employees last year that he was moving the company’s San Francisco headquarters to Huntsville, Alabama last year, they thought he was crazy.<p>About 20 of his employees quit because they didn’t want to relocate.<p>“It was very controversial,” said Thieblot, who had …

Colorful Pipes In The Dalles

These pipes carry water in and out of Google's The Dalles, Ore., data center. The blue pipes supply cold water and the red pipes return the warm water back to be cooled.

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Google, DropBox, and others team up to cut patent trolls off at the source

Despite its high profile in the tech world, patent trolling — in which companies sue for damages over patents they don't intend to use — has been difficult to address. Reform efforts in Congress stalled earlier this year, when Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) failed to broker an agreement that would have …

13 Rules Today's New Home Buyers Can Learn From The Past

Many of today’s new home buyers are Millennials – the generation born in the 80s and 90s – who are now getting married, starting families, and stepping into the real estate arena for the very first time. This is the same generation that grew up in a boom, followed by a bust and an insane decade of …

Study: Patents hurt tech and startups, help pharmaceuticals

A new study adds some empirical firepower to the idea that poor patent laws are crushing innovation in the technology industry. Researchers from the London School of Economics studied citations from patents that were invalidated by U.S. judges and found that invalidation increased the number of …