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  • LAUSD officials had close ties with Apple, Pearson execs, records show

    Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy and his chief deputy developed a special relationship with executives from the companies that won a key technology contract, records show, raising new questions about the bidding process in a $1-billion effort to...
  • Can Supt. Deasy survive LAUSD's iPad fiasco?

    So, remember that $1-billion plan to get iPads for each and every Los Angeles Unified student the district has been working on and steadfastly defending for a couple of years now? Forget about it. The deal is off, creating a new round of L.A. Unified...
  • Smartphone app reveals the politics in your shopping cart

    Herbal tea, Clorox wipes and Skippy peanut butter have a little blue in them, while Folgers coffee and Campbell's soup are as red as their labels. Finding out where your favorite brands lie on the political spectrum is now as easy as scanning bar...
  • New College Football Hall of Fame a treat for fans of the sport

    New College Football Hall of Fame a treat for fans of the sport
    The college football season doesn't officially kick off until later this week, but fans looking to brush up on the history and pageantry of the sport need look no further than Atlanta. The new College Football Hall of Fame held its grand opening...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill mandating 'kill switches' on smartphones

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a first-in-the-nation requirement that smartphones sold in California eventually be equipped with “kill switches” that allow owners to remotely render them useless if stolen, in reaction to a spate of...
  • L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads

     L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads
    L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy suspended future use of a contract with Apple on Monday that was to provide iPads to all students in the nation's second-largest school system amid mounting scrutiny of the $1-billion-plus effort. The suspension comes...
  • Hewlett-Packard recalls six million power cords over fire hazard

    Hewlett-Packard recalls six million power cords over fire hazard
    Hewlett-Packard Co is recalling about 6 million computer power cords after 29 reports of the cords melting or charring, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday. The recalled item, the LS-15 AC power cord, was distributed with Hewlett-...
  • Best Buy says sales to fall as more shoppers buy online

    Best Buy says sales to fall as more shoppers buy online
    (Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics retailer, said same-store sales were expected to fall and higher discounting would erode margins in the second half of the year. Best Buy's shares fell as much as 7 percent on Tuesday...
  • Nvidia sues Qualcomm, Samsung over graphics patents

    SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp NVDA.O has sued rival chipmakers Qualcomm QCOM.O and Samsung Electronics 005930.KS, accusing both companies of infringing its patents on graphics processing technology. The U.S. chipmaker vies with...
  • Supt. Deasy's early and avid support of iPads under intense scrutiny

     Supt. Deasy's early and avid support of iPads under intense scrutiny
    The pitch came from a smiling man in a jacket and tie, sitting at his desk and rhapsodizing about the wonders one product could bring to the sprawling Los Angeles Unified School District. The new item would lead to "huge leaps in what's possible for...
  • Microsoft launches new 'affordable flagship' Lumia smartphone

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Fresh from acquiring Nokia's handset business, Microsoft unveiled the first of its new range of Lumia smartphones on Thursday, priced to challenge a market dominated by volume leader Samsung and Apple Inc. A week before Apple is...