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U.S. Charges Hackers In $30 Million Insider-Trading Scheme

Law enforcement officials charged 32 people in connection with an alleged international hacking and insider-trading scheme they say defrauded investors of more than $30 million.
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Tech Tuesday: A Reverse Auction for Mobile Airwaves

Radios, smartphones, televisions, and other wireless devices all use spectrum to transmit information. That spectrum, though, is a finite resource- and as smartphones gain popularity, carriers need more of that spectrum to get data to their customers. We'll talk about how the Federal Communications Commission is attempting to free up more spectrum by buying it up from TV broadcasters- and how this strategy could affect small broadcasters and the wireless world.


Alphabet Is Now The Parent Company Of Google

Co-founder Larry Page announced that the Internet giant is breaking into smaller pieces — pieces that can be "more ambitious" and have "greater focus." The new parent company will be called Alphabet.

Google Creates New Parent Company Called Alphabet

Google will be part of the larger entity, along with businesses that co-founder Larry Page says are "far afield" of the company's Internet products. Sundar Pichai will become CEO of Google.

Google Announces New Parent Company Called 'Alphabet'

Google announced a broad restructuring Monday in a blog post by CEO Larry Page. Under the new structure, Alphabet becomes the parent company atop of Google's ventures.

Netflix Still Facing Questions Over Its New Parental Leave Policy

Netflix announced it would give employees who are new parents up to a year of paid leave to care for their children. The policy shift drew praise, but also questions and critique.

Wary Of Kaspersky? Consumer Choices In Computer Security Abound

NPR reviews the consumer choices in the anti-virus and anti-malware market.

As Saudi Arabia's Love Of Online Gaming Grows, Developers Bloom

In a conservative country where opportunities for entertainment are limited, online video games give Saudis the chance for some fun. With powerful female characters, they also convey social messages.

Kaspersky Lab: Based In Russia, Doing Cybersecurity In The West

The software security company is big in the U.S. and around the globe, but tensions between Russia and the West have raised questions about the Moscow-based company.

Will Doctors Soon Be Prescribing Video Games For Mental Health?

Dozens of games and apps claim to improve your memory or make you smarter or reduce stress. But do they really? Developers say the next step is clinically valid proof of cognitive gains.