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Goodbye Betamax; Hackers Charged in ‘Largest Theft of Consumer Data’

Posted November 10th, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: That’s A Wrap: Sony To Kill Off Betamax Tapes It’s the final chapter in a long-running “format war” which began in the 1970s. Sony announced it will stop selling Betamax video cassettes in March 2016. New tapes have been available only in Japan for several years — even though the company discontinued Betamax […]

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Red Envelopes From China; Superfishy Lenovo; Sony; Bitcoin Auction

Posted February 19th, 2015 at 2:45 pm (UTC-4)
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Chinese Usher in Lunar New Year on WeChat With a Billion Virtual Red Envelopes The annual tradition of gifting red envelopes with token money went online yesterday as the Chinese celebrated the new lunar year on the popular messaging app WeChat, also known as Weixin in China. Weixin users, said to number more than 400 million, […]

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Twitter, Uber Mobile Snooping; EU vs. Google

Posted November 27th, 2014 at 2:25 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: European Parliament Calls On Commission to Consider Breaking Up Google In a non-binding resolution, European Union legislators urged antitrust regulators to consider separating search engines from other commercial products to boost search market competition. The move is widely seen as targeting Google, which controls about 90 percent of Europe’s search engine market. […]

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Tech Sightings, February 6, 2014

Posted February 6th, 2014 at 3:10 pm (UTC-4)
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New lawsuit Against Bitcoin Miner Manufacturer Alleges Fraud, Negligence Butterfly Labs, a Bitcoin-related company, is facing its first civil lawsuit in the United States. More will will likely follow. Report: Nearly All Visitors to Sochi Winter Olympics Will Be Hacked The State Department has already cautioned that travelers should have no expectations of privacy in […]

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