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Apple Releases First Major Update For IOS 7

CUPERTINO, Calif. (UPI) — Apple released iOS 7.1, the first major update for the latest version of its mobile software, which includes CarPlay, Siri improvements, and visual tweaks. The update comes six months after iOS 7′s launch last September, which was much needed after initial adopters complained of bugs, and the update will available to […]

Mt. Gox Files For Bankruptcy In U.S., CEO’s Accounts Hacked

NEW YORK (UPI) — Mt. Gox, once the largest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. on Sunday, after filing for similar protection in Tokyo last month. The bitcoin exchange filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 15, which deals with insolvency cases that spread across more than one country. By filing in the U.S., […]

Samsung Launches Free Mobile Radio Service Milk Music

DALLAS (UPI) — Samsung launched a free, ad-free radio streaming service for its U.S. customers Friday, but the service will be available only on their Galaxy line of phones. The company plans to expand the service to other countries and other phone models at a later date. The service, which does not require log-in, will […]

Visa And MasterCard Team Up To Focus On Better Payment Security

NEW YORK (UPI) — MasterCard and Visa announced Friday that they formed a cross-industry group to work on improving payment security systems, including new chip technology. The group will include all the players using such payment systems, such as banks, credit unions, retailers, trade groups and point-of-sale system manufacturers. The group will focus on transitioning […]

Sbarro Files For Second Bankruptcy In Three Years

MELVILLE, N.Y., (UPI) — Restaurant chain Sbarro filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, citing falling foot traffic in malls that has led to dwindling pizza sales. The Melville, New York-based company filed for bankruptcy protection along with 30 of its affiliates. The company decided to go ahead with the move after winning support from its […]

CNS Resumes Takeover Of Nuclear Plants

ROCKVILLE, Md., (UPI) — Preparations for Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC to manage and operate two U.S. nuclear plants are restarting following dismissal of contract award protests. Lockheed Martin, a partner firm in CNS, said losing bidders for a five-year award to manage and operate the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and […]

Indian Fair Trade Watchdog Slaps $5B Fine On Google

NEW DELHI, (UPI) — Google faces a $5 billion fine in India if it is found to have violated competition laws of the country, just days after settling a similar case with the E.U. The Mountain View, Calif., company has been the center of an antitrust investigation for the last two years, to see if […]

The ‘Real’ Satoshi Nakamoto Says Newsweek Has The Wrong Person

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The “real” Satoshi Nakamoto may have surfaced last night and denied that he is Dorian Nakamoto, the person Newsweek claims to be the founder of Bitcoin. A comment was posted last night on the P2P Foundation’s website, where the Bitcoin founder used to post about his ideas for the cryptocurrency. The comment […]

U.S. Trade Deficit Widens Slightly In January

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. trade deficit rose to $39.1 billion in January from a revised $39.0 billion in December, the Commerce Department said Friday. Exports rose to $192.5 billion in January from a revised $191.3 billion in December, the department’s Census Bureau said. Data indicated goods were $133.8 billion in January, up from $132.7 […]

Privacy Groups: FTC Should Investigate Facebook-WhatsApp Deal

MENLO PARK, Calif. (UPI) — Two privacy groups have asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the Facebook-WhatsApp deal, citing unfair trade practices, as it’s unclear what Facebook will do with the personal data of WhatsApp’s users. The Electronic Privacy Information Center and Center for Digital Democracy said that WhatsApp users had no expectation that […]


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