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  • Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5 billion

    Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5 billion
    What started as a one-man project and quickly grew into a computer game phenomenon played by tens of millions of children and adults worldwide will be absorbed by Microsoft Corp. for $2.5 billion. Microsoft announced Monday that it will buy the maker of...
  • U2's free downloads won't qualify for Billboard album charts, Grammys

    U2's free downloads won't qualify for Billboard album charts, Grammys
    Is the Apple-partnered launch of U2's "Songs of Innocence" really the biggest album release of all time? Yes and no, depending on how you keep score. According to America's official scorekeeper of such things, the answer is no. Billboard magazine, the...
  • New phone app monitors Hampton Roads' tunnel traffic

    New phone app monitors Hampton Roads' tunnel traffic
    Checking for traffic snarls is now as easy as making a few taps on your smartphone. A Norfolk game designer recently released Tunnel Traffic — an app that gives up-to-date information about conditions on Hampton Roads' four major tunnels....
  • Maroon 5 Tops U.S. Album Chart with 'V'

    Three fives is a good hand: Rock unit Maroon 5 collected its second No. 1 album last week with its aptly-titled fifth set "V" (Octone/A&M). The L.A. band, fronted by vocalist (and "The Voice" coach) Adam Levine, pulled off the feat with first-week...
  • Palm Beach County law enforcement using GPS to find stolen electronics

    Palm Beach County law enforcement using GPS to find stolen electronics
    Law enforcement officials are thwarting thieves using GPS location technology that comes automatically included on most personal electronics. Officials said as more and more people are buying and using iPhones, iPads and other personal electronics, they'...
  • Suggest Orlando Bike Share stations with app

    Suggest Orlando Bike Share stations with app
    Are you ready to roll? Orlando Bike Share almost is. It plans to begin operating in coming months and seeks suggestions for where to put hubs. Using the Social Cyclist app available at Apple's App Store or Google Play for Android, users can submit where...
  • WeChat helps Apple rack up bonus points in China

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc has a lot for which to thank people like Deng. A Beijing-based quality analyst, she gave only her surname as she's embarrassed by how much money she spends playing mobile games on WeChat, a hugely popular messaging app...
  • 7-Eleven celebrates 50 years of coffee with big discount

    7-Eleven celebrates 50 years of coffee with big discount
    7-Eleven stores across the nation will offer small cups of coffee for 50 cents through Sunday, Sept. 14. The discount is in celebration of 50 years of the "to-go" cup of coffee, a phenomenon that 7-Eleven says started with its stores.  “I’...
  • WME Invests in DWNLD App Creator

    WME has made an undisclosed investment in DWNLD, a mobile platform that enables individuals to create and publish their own apps. The service, that officially launched this week, is positioned as an affordable option for celebrities and companies to take...
  • Google to refund at least $19 million for kids' in-app purchases

    Google to refund at least $19 million for kids' in-app purchases
    Google Inc. has agreed to pay at least $19 million in refunds to settle federal allegations that the Internet giant improperly billed parents for unauthorized purchases by their children while using mobile apps. The company also promised to change its...
  • Zynga's Maitland team reveals NFL Showdown

    Zynga's Maitland team reveals NFL Showdown
    Video game company Zynga, best known for Farmville and Words With Friends, today is releasing its mobile NFL Showdown game. It was designed at its new Maitland studio. I got a live preview of the game earlier from local Zynga executives Mike Taramykin...
  • Consumer Reports: Your info at risk everywhere

    These days, as the threat of malicious software and sophisticated cybercriminals reaches every corner of modern life, each consumer has vulnerabilities, according to Consumer Reports. And the first step in protecting yourself is to know where you are...