Regulators sue Amazon on billing practices for in-app purchases

Now it's Amazon's turn. The Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday that it was suing Amazon in federal court alleging that the retail giant illegally billed parents millions of dollars for purchases. At issue are "in-app" purchases, virtual items children Read More →

Apple points regulators to Google’s practices

Politico reported Wednesday that Apple, under scrutiny for its billing practices for so-called "in-App purchases" from the Federal Trade Commission, pointed regulators to an article about Google's practices. The regulators were looking at Apple practices that had allowed kids Read More →

Beware, Android owners: Deleted data may not be gone

If you are selling or giving away an Android phone, beware -- your personal data may still be on the device, even if you tried to delete it. From devices purchased on eBay, researchers from security company Avast were able to Read More →

Matterport raises $16 million to advance 3D technology

Matterport, a photo software and augmented reality company in Mountain View, announced Monday it has raised $16 million to expand its 3D technology. The Series B funding round was led by new investor DCM, along with AME Cloud Ventures, another first-time Read More →

Move wins round against Zillow in trade-secrets case

A Washington state superior court judge on Monday granted a preliminary injunction against Zillow in a trade-secret lawsuit over its recent hiring of Errol Samuelson, who was a chief strategist for Move Inc., (, based in San Jose. The two online Read More →

Hail an Uber wedding in San Francisco, one day only

Cue Mendelssohn: Here comes the ... Uber? The ride-sharing company is offering free wedding ceremonies in San Francisco tomorrow in honor of Pride, the LGBT celebration. The package also comes with free flowers, dessert and even a honeymoon courtesy of Read More →
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