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  • Netflix, Amazon, Hulu: Streaming 'upstarts' no more Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:22 AM ET
    The Netflix logo is displayed on an iPhone 5s in this photograph taken in Washington.

    As more players join the online streaming field, companies like Netflix and Hulu find themselves in a new role, the NYT reports.

  • Tech giants face privacy fight from European student Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 3:28 AM ET
    Facebook on a mobile tablet.

    A law student contested the "safe harbour" agreement that allows Facebook and others to store data from EU citizens in the U.S. The FT reports.

  • Buy now! Three business models disrupting retail Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 5:07 PM ET
    Earth moving disruption

    Retail technology venture capitalist Kyle Fugere offers up three business models disrupting retail as we know it.

  • Sweet 16 a slam dunk for advertisers Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 4:37 PM ET
    Shabazz Napier of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship April 7, 2014.

    Top companies are making huge strides through their NCAA March Madness commercial spending.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 24- A former partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers was judged by a different standard than male colleagues, her attorney told jurors on Tuesday, as a landmark Silicon Valley sex bias case entered its final stages. During closing arguments in San Francisco Superior Court, plaintiff Ellen Pao's attorney Alan Exelrod...

  • UPDATE 5-Google poaches Morgan Stanley's CFO Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:11 PM ET

    *Google shares up 2.5 pct. March 24- Google Inc said it hired Ruth Porat, chief financial officer at Morgan Stanley, as its own finance chief, a move signaling that the search engine company may be looking to bear down on fast growing expenses. Porat has helped execute a sweeping cost-cutting strategy across several business lines at Morgan Stanley.

  • UPDATE 4-Google hires Morgan Stanley CFO Porat as CFO Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    March 24- Morgan Stanley Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat is leaving the bank to become Google Inc's CFO, the latest Wall Street executive to move to Silicon Valley, where fortunes can be built fast but businesses can also become irrelevant overnight. Porat, a California native, joined Morgan Stanley in 1987, and led Morgan Stanley's investment banking...

  • Your Android phone could be at risk from this… Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    Attendees visit the Android booth during a Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco.

    Hackers are hijacking the app download process on Android smartphones and installing malware without users’ knowledge, a new report has found.

  • Pao trial may lead to more discrimination lawsuits Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:39 AM ET
    Ellen Pao (center) arrives outside the San Francisco Superior Court with her lawyers on March 24, 2015.

    Industry insiders and attorneys are mixed on whether Ellen Pao's lawsuit will have a chilling effect on hiring women in Silicon Valley.

  • Silicon Valley sex bias? Now it's the jury's turn Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    Ellen Pao leaves the Superior Court Civic Center Courthouse during a lunch break from her trial on March 11, 2015 in San Francisco.

    A Silicon Valley gender bias case against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers goes to closing arguments on Tuesday.

  • Twitch warns users of possible hacking incident Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon.com' s video game streaming platform Twitch informed users that their accounts may have been hacked. E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. bought Twitch for $970 million in 2014 as part of a move to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport. Figures from July 2014, just before the Amazon buyout, show that Twitch users viewed more...

  • Amazon’s video game platform just got hacked Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 4:04 AM ET
    Visitors stream online computer games on the Twitch Interactive stand at Gamescom video games trade fair in Cologne, Germany.

    Twitch, the video game streaming site that Amazon bought for $970 million last year, has been hacked, the company admitted on Monday.

  • Are you willing to pay to watch video clips online? Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 3:02 AM ET

    Instead of free-for-all distribution supported solely by advertising, Vessel will charge $3 per month for exclusive early access to clips of musicians, sporting events, comedians and many other forms of entertainment not available on YouTube or any other digital video service for at least three days. CEO Jason Kilar, formerly head of Hulu Plus, believes...

  • Ex-FAA chief: Drones are good, but safety first! Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    DJI drone

    Flying objects could soon be filling the skies, delivering your packages to your house. So will drones put your safety at risk?

  • Commercial drone flights are generally banned in the United States, except in a small number of cases where the FAA has granted an exemption. The FAA could announce the change next week, ahead of a congressional hearing on drones scheduled for Tuesday, these people added. The FAA had no immediate comment.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks jumped about 1 percent to close near highs, continuing several days of alternating gains and losses as investors weighed a weaker dollar.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 20- Rapid7, LogRythm and Mimecast are joining a growing list of cybersecurity firms planning to go public in 2015 to capitalize on investor interest following a spate of hacker attacks, according to people familiar with the matter. Shares of publicly traded cybersecurity firms have outperformed the market in recent months, as...

  • Tinder hires high-profile tech exec as its new CEO Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:20 PM ET
    Former Microsoft corporate vice president of Windows Live Search Christopher Payne is shown at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, Nov. 6, 2006.

    Tinder has hired high-profile tech exec Chris Payne as its new CEO, replacing current CEO and Sean Rad, Recode reports.

  • Heads up! Amazon drone tests cleared; what's next? Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 11:53 AM ET
    Amazon delivery via Prime Air drone

    The FAA has cleared Amazon drones for testing, but don't expect to see that package land in your backyard any time soon. Here's why.

  • 6 seismic shifts that will challenge your business Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Man writing business concept on board

    Innovation is also known as creative destruction for good reason: It wipes out companies. Prepare for these 6 trends before it's too late.