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Aarti Shahani

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Yahoo Plans To Spin Off Remaining Stake In Alibaba

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Yahoo has announced it will spin off its 15 percent stake in the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Shareholders had been waiting for that decision.


Google Could Provide Relief To Sprint, T-Mobile With Wireless Deal

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Google plans to enter the wireless phone business, according to published reports. By purchasing capacity on the T-Mobile and Sprint networks, Google could sell mobile service directly to customers, a move that would shake up the wireless industry.


A Closer Look At Obama's Plan To Protect Consumer Data

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

This week, President Obama is talking about cybersecurity. One proposal sounds pretty straightforward: Alert users if their data has been hacked within 30 days. But critics say it misses the mark.


If A Smart Stove Could Suggest Recipes, Would You Buy It?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Tech companies are lining up to sell us "smart" things that learn what we might want and give it to us before we ask. But so far consumers seem wary, in part because of privacy concerns.


In Vegas, Intel Hopes A Smart Idea Takes Flight

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Chipmaker Intel made Silicon Valley possible. But now the company is searching for a new identity — and business stream. As consumers abandon PCs, the CEO is looking toward an untested area.


When It Comes To Smartphones, Are Americans Dumb?

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

If you paid top dollar for a top phone, Asian vendors at the International Consumer Electronics Show have a message: You paid for a brand, not quality. And this year, they want to sell to you.


Self-Tracking Gadgets That Play Doctor Abound At CES

Monday, January 05, 2015

A new wave of self-monitoring devices and apps is hitting the Consumer Electronics Show — ones with explicit medical purposes. They promise to help diagnose everything from ear infections to diseases.


Doubts Persist On U.S. Claims Of North Korean Role In Sony Hack

Friday, December 26, 2014

One cybersecurity expert says there's no smoking gun to prove Pyongyang was behind the attack and that the FBI's evidence is circumstantial at best.


As Uber Expands, It Asks Cities For Forgiveness Instead Of Permission

Friday, December 26, 2014

In 2014, Uber became one of the most valuable privately held companies on Earth. It expanded to more than 200 cities, but criticism and legal battles have ballooned in parallel with its revenues.


Is Sony Hack Really 'The Worst' In U.S. History, As CEO Claims?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sony Pictures is still reeling from the damage caused by the cyberattack. The company's reputation and Americans' free speech were put on the line. But experts dispute how to measure the damage.


What You Need To Know About Subprime Lending For Smartphones

Monday, December 22, 2014

A new startup focuses on offering loans for the purchase of top-of-the-line smartphones. But what seem like deals come with hefty markups.


FBI Officially Pins Sony Cyberattack On North Korea

Friday, December 19, 2014

The FBI released a statement on Friday saying that the North Korean government is responsible for the massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.


For An Island Trapped In The '50s, An Instant Digital Revolution

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cuba is one of the least connected countries on Earth, with 5 percent of residents online. But it could become the Caribbean's largest market if the Castros open the nation up to the Internet.


With Sony Hack, Nation-State Attacks Go From Quiet To Overt

Thursday, December 18, 2014

U.S. intelligence officials claim that North Korea was centrally involved in the hack against Sony. That's major news in the world of cyberwarfare, where nation-states typically make covert attacks.


Ransomware: When Hackers Lock Your Files, To Pay Or Not To Pay?

Monday, December 08, 2014

There's a kind of attack — one that's evolving — that sneaks into your network, takes your files and holds them for ransom.

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As Hackers Hit Customers, Retailers Keep Quiet About Security

Monday, November 24, 2014

Leading companies are keeping tight-lipped about what they're doing to protect customers from similar attacks that have hit Target, Home Depot and other major retailers.


Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

Monday, November 24, 2014

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.


U.S., China Agree To Cut Tariffs On High-Tech Products

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The agreement is an unexpected act of cooperation between two countries that have been increasingly at odds over intellectual property, cybersecurity, human rights and trade imbalances.


Microsoft Wants To Mine Data Like A Social Network

Monday, November 10, 2014

Microsoft is going social. With more than a billion people using Office, the company hopes to gather data and create social tools to help users be more productive in their workplaces and lives.


Banks Reluctant To Use 'White Hat' Hackers To Spot Security Flaws

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

High-tech firms have been offering bounties to security researchers to find holes and bugs in their software, but these reward programs haven't drawn much interest from major banks.