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Apple Must Face Suit Claiming App Store Is Monopoly

A federal court overturned an earlier dismissal of the case, which may be expanded to include all App Store purchases.<p>PCMag reviews products …

President Trump could be either the best or the worst thing to happen to the global economy in 2017

The research house's annual Global Risk Survey examined what investors see as being both the biggest risks to the world economy over the next 12 months and the biggest potential upsides.<p>In both cases, the top answer was directly linked to Trump's presidency.<p>On the downside, the chance Trump may …

Donald Trump

Amazon Launches its Financial Services Competency for FinTech Startups

Advertisement<p>Amazon Web Services (AWS) is ramping up efforts to help FinTech startups by launching its own Financial Services Competency, recognizing …

Amazon Japan's manga-centric Kindle is all about storage

But it’s not the perfect comic e-reader.<p>Japanese comics, called <i>manga</i>, are hugely popular. Although you probably knew that, you probably don't know the extent of it. In 2015, Japan's bestselling manga series, <i>One Piece</i>, sold more than 14 million copies. It helps that the format runs a hugely broad …

Danny McBride And Michael Phelps Battle In Space For Strange New “Call Of Duty” Ad

<b>WHO:</b> Activision, 72andSunny<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Much like the games themselves, when it comes to <i>Call of Duty</i> ads, really all we want is a newer, slight …

Productboard raises $1.3 million to help product teams prioritize what to build next

Productboard, the makers of a product management system that helps to organize user research and prioritize development tasks, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding to further its business. The round was co-led by Index Ventures and Credo Ventures, and included participation from Spread …

Product Management

New Clinton ad questions Trump's fitness to command nuke arsenal

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's campaign is warning Americans of a future in which Donald Trump is in control of the US's nuclear arsenal in a new ad featuring a former nuclear missile launch officer.<p>The 30-second ad, which is running on national cable TV and in six battleground states, according to a …

Oculus CEO and studio chief weigh in on Palmer Luckey’s apology

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe weighed in on Facebook about Oculus founder Palmer Luckey’s ill-considered contribution to an anti-Hillary Clinton internet campaign.<p>Luckey made a lot of money selling Oculus to Facebook for $2 billion in 2014. He used part of his money to make a $10,000 contribution to pay …

U.S. Presidential Election

Mylan CEO defends EpiPen cost to angry lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the head of pharmaceutical company Mylan about the significant …

Trump aide dismisses concerns over report he used family charity to settle lawsuits against his businesses

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's campaign manager sought to downplay concerns raised by a report Tuesday that the Republican nominee's personal philanthropy used more than $250,000 to litigate lawsuits against opponents of his business interests.<p>Kellyanne Conway said she's not worried about the …

Samsung urges consumers globally to stop using Galaxy Note 7

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics is urging consumers worldwide to stop using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as …

Palo Alto mayor pushes for ban on large tech companies taking over downtown

Patrick Burt want to use local zoning laws to restrict major technology companies from occupying space in the city, which is home to Palantir and Amazon<p>The mayor of Palo Alto is pushing for a ban on large technology companies downtown, making him the latest local politician to go after the powerful …

Silicon Valley

Australian man 'put acid in sex club lubricant'

<b>A 62-year-old man was arrested after allegedly filling a lubricant dispenser with hydrochloric acid at a sex club in Australia.</b><p>No serious injuries were reported in the incident at "gay and bi social club" Aarows in northwest Sydney.<p>Items in the room had been fitted with anti-tampering alarms after …

2 men suspected of starting fire could get $37 million bill

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men suspected of starting a wildfire last year that scorched 40 square miles of Oregon forestland could soon get a bill for …

Belgium extradites Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to France

Man who investigators say has admitted arranging logistics for atrocity is to appear before French judges on Wednesday<p>Salah Abdeslam, a main suspect in the November terrorist attacks in Paris, will appear before a judge in Paris on Wednesday.<p>Abdeslam, suspected of being the logistics mastermind …

How the Australian startup sector can compete with the US and make sure the next Atlassian stays local - SmartCompany

<i>By Alex Louey</i><p>When I say that tech startups in Australia are faced with numerous obstacles you can trust that I’m speaking from experience.<p>When I …

Breakthrough data storage innovation: One DNA molecule can store tons of data for 1M years

Genetic information stored in DNA molecules makes life on Earth possible, but what if humans could use the same kind of technology to store their own …

Genetics

Pebble Time Smashes Through $6.5M On Kickstarter In Half A Day

Early this morning, we noted that the Pebble Time — Pebble’s new color e-ink smartwatch — had smashed through its $500,000 goal in an absolutely preposterous <i>seventeen minutes</i>.<p>We don’t generally do play-by-play updates on Kickstarter campaigns, but this one is a bit too crazy not to note. The Pebble …