| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:48 PM
At the dawn of the broadband era, Congress recognized that the Internet was becoming so fundamental to communications and the economy that it barred states from taxing the services that enabled people to log on. But some anti-tax groups and online...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Edan Lepucki appeared on "The Colbert Report" Tuesday night to talk about her debut novel, "California," and thank Colbert and his fans for getting it onto bestseller lists.
"Thank you Colbert Nation for buying my book and reading it," she said. "I'm...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Gas masks have apparently become a hot commodity near Ferguson, Mo., after more than a week of clashes between police and protesters since an officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man.
Authorities have used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 11:37 AM
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon.com alleging that the online retailer unlawfully billed parents millions of dollars for mobile in-app purchases accidentally made by their kids.
The federal complaint, which was filed in Washington&...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Chromecast and Roku gadgets accounted for more than half of the video-streaming devices sold in the U.S. in 2013, according to a new survey.
Parks Associates, a market research firm, said Chromecast and Roku each accounted for about 32% of U.S. sales of...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:44 PM
For most parents, seeing a random $358 charge on their credit card bill would elicit a lot of questions.
But for the parents of the 71% of children who play mobile games such as Angry Birds or Temple Run, those seemingly random charges are becoming more...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The dispute between the online retailer Amazon and the publisher Hachette has been playing out in public since May, with Amazon delaying the delivery of books by Hachette authors in a bid to pressure Hachette in contract negotiations. This week, the...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Online retailer Amazon said it welcomed 400 employees at its new Lakeland distribution center for orientation on Thursday.
The facility in Lakeland is 1 million square feet, which is about the size of 17 football fields. The entire Altamonte Mall is...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:16 PM
In a hurry on a sizzling July morning, Veronica Vallejos opted for the drive-through ATM at Visterra Credit Union in Moreno Valley. After pulling under a carport, she leaned out her window and found to her surprise, a screen lit up with Regina's smiling...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Parents who have found big credit card and debit card charges for unauthorized online purchases by their teens might be wondering what they can do to prevent it from happening again. That's one reason why Virtual Piggy Inc. exists.
The Hermosa Beach...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:33 AM
STAMFORD - Republican gubernatorial candidate John McKinney says he supports national efforts to tax internet sales, backing a fix that has been considered in Congress repeatedly but never garnered the support to pass.
McKinney, the state senate...