How Amazon Convinced People To Pay For ShoppingAmazon is clearly entering its Prime, meaning its $100 annual membership program, now a decade old, which has accomplished the remarkable feat of convincing millions of people to pay an annual fee for the privilege of shopping.
Rovi Buying TiVo In $1.1B Cash & Stock DealDigital TV listing company Rovi is buying TiVo in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion. Rovi Corp. said Friday that it will pay $10.70 in cash and stock for each TiVo Inc. share.
Smartphone Health: Apple Releases Software For Medical AppsApple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions — from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression.
Couple Sues Snapchat Over High-Speed Car CrashA couple is suing Snapchat, claiming that the social media app's "speed filter" tempted a woman to drive too fast, causing a crash.
FBI Won't Disclose How It Accessed Locked iPhoneThe FBI said that it will not disclose the method that allowed it to break into a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, stating that they lack the "technical information" about the software vulnerability that was exploited.
FTC Rules Amazon Is Liable For In-App ChargesA federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Amazon is liable for in-app purchases made by children, the latest development in a suit filed by the Federal Trade Commission in 2014.
Texas High Risk Child Abuse Areas Now Tracked By Zip CodeA new tool in the fight against child abuse pinpoints the highest risk areas in North Texas -- down to the zip code.
Solar-Plane Pilots Say Trip Was Also Test Of Human EnduranceThe two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure.
Warren Mocks Cruz On TwitterElizabeth Warren fired off a series of tweets Tuesday mocking her U.S. Senate colleague Ted Cruz for an email listing off the sacrifices that Cruz has made on the campaign trail -- from time away from family to sleep deprivation.
3D Printer Used To Create New Feet For DuckA duck who lost its feet to frostbite is waddling again thanks to a Wisconsin middle school teacher and a 3D printer.
Visa Working To Improve Checkout Times For Chip CardsVisa said that it is improving its chip-embedded cards, which have been the source of grumbling from businesses and customers forced to wait longer for transactions to go through.
Amazon Takes On Netflix With Stand-Alone Video StreamingAmazon is taking on Netflix and Hulu with a stand-alone video streaming service. Customers can now pay $8.99 a month to watch Amazon's Prime video streaming service.