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Technology Verizon launches rewards program with tracking Verizon launches rewards program with tracking
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked.
Technology Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service
Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.
Technology After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell
Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.
Technology Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones
Amazon is officially asking the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.
Technology FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges(Video)
The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.
Technology WellPoint CEO: Insurer readies for technology wave WellPoint CEO: Insurer readies for technology wave
WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish says that when people ask what a doctor's appointment will be like in the future, they assume that patients will physically have to visit an office.
Technology PC shipment slump bottoms out PC shipment slump bottoms out
A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.
Technology MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.
Technology Fraud, sex, post-it art: Google cuts search links Fraud, sex, post-it art: Google cuts search links
Google's removal of search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship, as stories from some of the continent's most prominent news outlets begin vanishing. The U.S. internet giant said Thursday it is getting 1,000 requests a day to scrub results.
Technology Amazon vows to fight FTC on kids in-app purchases Amazon vows to fight FTC on kids in-app purchases
Amazon says that it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.
Technology Amazon vows to fight FTC on kids in-app purchases Amazon vows to fight FTC on kids in-app purchases
Amazon said Wednesday that it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.
Technology NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss
Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy - this time on a different rocket.
Technology Filipinos to receive disaster alerts on cellphones Filipinos to receive disaster alerts on cellphones
The Philippines has passed a law that requires cellphone companies to send warnings to millions of people in the path of deadly typhoons, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in an effort to reduce the high number of fatalities that occur almost every year.
Technology Web sites can take some hassle out of car-buying Web sites can take some hassle out of car-buying
Auto Web sites — once filled mostly with reviews and advice — are getting more sophisticated, connecting potential buyers with dealers and offering instant price guarantees.