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Online Review-Rigging Firms To Pay Fines In Yogurt Shop Sting

New York's attorney general announced penalties Monday for attempts to manipulate consumers. Nearly 20 companies admit to writing fake online reviews on consumer-oriented websites.

Apple Sells 9 Million New iPhones In Opening Weekend

Sales of its new iPhone 5s and 5c models have surpassed other iPhone releases and exceeded initial supply, Apple says. The phones went on sale Friday in the U.S. as well as in many parts of Europe and Asia.

School Technology: Pros Outweigh Cons?

As kids across the country start another school year, they might find tablet computers in their bags along with those books and binders. Host Michel Martin speaks with former New York Schools chancellor Joel Klein. He's now the CEO of Amplify, the education division of News Corp.

Disney Experiments With 2-Screen Experience Involves iPads

The Little Mermaid Second Screen Live has opened in select theaters across the country. Children are encouraged to bring their iPad to the theater, and during the movie they become part of the story, play games and compete with the audience."

The Promises And Pitfalls Of Social Media — For Police

More and more, cops are using social media as a tool to investigate crimes and reach out to their communities. And it's not just a fad of funny tweets or YouTube surveillance videos — some are saying it's becoming a necessary tool for policing.

BlackBerry To Slash Workforce Amid $1 Billion Loss

The company plans to cut 40 percent, or 4,500 workers, as it continues to reel from a dramatic loss of market share to smartphone makers such as Apple.

The Effects Of The Snowden Leaks Aren't What He Intended

Critics of the NSA's secret surveillance hoped the debate that followed Edward Snowden's leaks would prompt the NSA to rethink the operation. Instead, one of the most noticeable effects so far has been a diversion of resources away from intelligence missions toward assessing damage from the leaks.

Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo's Visionary President, Dies

Yamauchi re-imagined Nintendo from a playing-card company to a pioneer in the video game industry. He helped launch games that marked adolescence in the '80s and '90s.
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American Tech Companies Eye The Developing World

We explore how massive tech companies are racing to reach the last untapped market of digital consumers and what challenges they may face in bringing their services to the developing world.


Tech Week That Was: New iOS Design And Grand Theft Auto

The week brought new iPhones, iOS 7, Grand Theft Auto V and conversations about how social media are benefiting our brains. And federal regulators are weighing whether phones can be unlocked legally so that consumers can more easily move them between carriers.