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Ask.fm, Attorney General reach agreement to keep children safer online

Ask.fm, Attorney General reach agreement to keep children safer online

Ask.fm, the anonymous question and answer-based social network linked to several teenage suicides, agreed to revamp its safety procedures in a deal brokered between the site and the Maryland Attorney General's Office.

Millennial Media shares fall after hours after report of widened losses

Millennial Media's losses widened five-fold in the second quarter of the year, missing Wall Street estimates and sending shares down 9 percent in after-hours...

Hopkins joins research center developing 'hack-proof' layer of cyber protection

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University and four other prominent institutions will spend the next five years trying to turn a theoretical "next-generation"...

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TESSCO's behind-the-scenes wireless work

TESSCO Technologies supplies 30,000 different products to the wireless industry, the vast majority of them the sort that the nation's...

Gen Y shoppers, raised on e-commerce, still prefer in-store experience

Liz Derubertis browsed stores at Arundel Mills mall Wednesday in search of a dress to wear to a wedding. The 26-year-old...

Maryland college offering credit for massive open online courses

The University of Maryland University College expects...

KEYW reports second-quarter loss

KEYW Holding Corp., a Hanover-based cybersecurity firm, reported a loss for the second quarter on Wednesday, citing acquisition-related...

Sourcefire reports $2.2 million quarterly profit

Sourcefire Inc., a Columbia-based cybersecurity company, reported it earned $2.2 million in the second quarter, or 7 cents per share. That...

Cisco to buy Columbia's Sourcefire for $2.7B

A marquee name in the technology industry said Tuesday that it is buying Columbia-based Sourcefire — a homegrown player in the hot...

Port of Baltimore is vulnerable to cyber attack, Brookings study says

U.S. commerce "would grind to a halt in a matter of days" in the aftermath of a crippling cyberattack that the nation's ports —...

Adaptation of Xbox Kinect device could prevent common summer tragedy

This time of year, dozens of children across the country die after being forgotten inside sweltering cars. A group of Johns Hopkins...

Regus 'flexible workplace' centers expand in Maryland

Technology company Hope LoanPort could have signed a conventional lease for its new headquarters in Baltimore.

Cyber task force formed for Baltimore-Washington region

Three industry groups from Baltimore and Washington said Thursday that they've banded together to "solidify" the region as the top place for...

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Ex-NFL star Warren Sapp joins fantasy sports start-up Rivalry Games

Football Hall of Famer and NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp has invested in and accepted a position at a fantasy sports start-up located in...

Google buys Zync, a cloud-based visual effects rendering firm

Google beefed up its cloud-computing platform Tuesday by acquiring Zync Inc., a Boston-based firm that specializes in visual effects...

Honest Co. hauls in $70 million from investors as it eyes IPO

As the Jessica Alba-founded start-up Honest Co. eyes a listing on the stock market, it's picking up an additional $70 million in funding.

Snapchat funding rumors return. Could its valuation hit $10 billion?

Snapchat's millions of users and the intriguing possibilities that the mobile messaging app offers advertisers have made the Los Angeles...

Instagram releases Hyperlapse, a video-recording time-lapse iPhone app

Instagram threw a bone to creative types on Tuesday by releasing Hyperlapse, a new app for the iPhone that makes it easy to record time-...

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