Technology

Instagram app logo
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Ian Bush
March 19, 2019 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Instagram is for sharing pictures and videos — but it also wants to be known as a shopping destination. Social media services want users to spend as much time as possible on their sites and apps. That way, they can learn more about them and make money through targeted...
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An ATM is displayed at a Wells Fargo bank, in Atlanta.
David Goldman/AP Photo, File
March 18, 2019 - 9:30 pm
(AP) — Fidelity National Information Services is buying Worldpay for about $35 billion to combine forces as financial transactions increasingly move online. The payment service industry works behind the scenes to help complete the process for purchases. It was a simpler exercise when those...
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Apple on Monday quietly announced new versions the iPad Air and iPad mini, the company's the first refresh for those products in years.
Apple
March 18, 2019 - 12:03 pm
By Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN Business (CNN) -- Apple on Monday quietly announced new versions the iPad Air and iPad mini, the company's the first refresh for those products in years. Typically Apple creates fanfare around the arrival of new hardware. But this year it wants the focus of its...
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child in a car seat
Dreamstime
Ian Bush
March 18, 2019 - 9:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When it comes to getting to and from Philadelphia International Airport, Uber and Lyft have new pint-sized competition in Kidmoto . The app does one thing: "It connects passengers seeking car seats to drivers who provide the convenience of installed car seats for...
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From left: Brendan Kenney and Fernando Delgado, developers of the dating match-up app Savvy.
Villanova University
Paul Kurtz
March 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As Villanova University continues its quest to win the Big East tournament this weekend in New York, two Nova students will also be up there, but for an entirely different type of competition. The Big East Startup Challenge gives teams from each school in the...
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A military band conductor rehearses the band before the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Friday, March 15, 2019.
Ng Han Guan/AP Photo
March 14, 2019 - 9:45 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's ceremonial legislature has endorsed a law meant to help end a costly tariff war with Washington by discouraging officials from pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology. The technology measure is part of a law on investment approved Friday that China's government...
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A string of a white paper with a written constant value of pi.
Dreamstime
March 14, 2019 - 7:49 am
By Heather Kelly, CNN Business (CNN) -- A Google employee has broken the world record for calculating pi just in time for the mind-bogglingly long number's special day. Emma Haruka Iwao spent four months working on the project in which she calculated pi to 31.4 trillion digits. Pi holds a special...
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The logo of social networking site Facebook is reflected on the screen of a smartphone resting on a laptop keyboard.
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Tim Jimenez
March 14, 2019 - 7:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Facebook family of apps are mostly back up and running again after a major outage left users in the dark for much of Wednesday. The company had to go on Twitter to communicate about the outage with users. We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble...
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social media app icons
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March 13, 2019 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue. According to downdector.com, which monitors websites, the outages started around 12 p.m. E.T. on Wednesday in parts of the U.S., including the East...
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Visitors stand near a 5G logo at a display the PT Expo in Beijing.
Mark Schiefelbein/AP, file
March 13, 2019 - 1:22 pm
(Associated Press) — A handful of Verizon customers will soon have faster wireless service — but they'll have to pay $10 a month more. Verizon says it'll flip the switch next month on a much-hyped, next-generation "5G" phone network. Service will start in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. The offer...
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