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For some people, the older the smartphone, the better NEW YORK— Between splashy launches, lavish new-phone offers and frequent software updates that slow down your old handset, it sometimes feels like the entire technology industry is pushing you to buy the latest smartphone. Take Zak Sommerfield, 35, a software analyst in New York, who has hung onto his LG Delight flip phone for five years, even though his friends...
Source: The Associated Press
| By: By MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer
UPDATE 1-Data breach at HK toy maker VTech highlights broader problems HONG KONG, Nov 30- The theft of toy maker VTech Holdings Ltd's database highlights a growing problem with basic cyber security measures at small, non-financial companies that handle electronic customer data, industry watchers said on Monday. The hacked data at VTech included information about customers who download children's games, books and other...
| By: Clare Baldwin and Donny Kwok
UPDATE 1-Wall St Week Ahead-Holiday shopping unlikely to cheer many investors After months of uninspiring sales growth and recent disappointments from Macy's and Nordstrom, shareholders of apparel sellers have had little to be thankful for and face a challenging holiday season. Shares of Macys and Nordstrom have reflected a shift by consumers away from discretionary items like designer-label clothes and cosmetics toward online...
| By: Noel Randewich
UPDATE 1-U.S. holiday sales on track amid online boost-NRF survey Nov 29- U.S. holiday shopping is on track for a modest 3.7 percent rise this year after strong turnout during the Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend and thanks to strong online sales, the National Retail Federation said on Sunday after releasing an annual consumer poll. NRF Chief Executive Officer Matt Shay said that he was encouraged by signs of improving...
| By: Nathan Layne
China hackers dropping malware on DropBox, Google Drive Almost a year after students ended pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong, they face an online battle against what Western security experts say are China-sponsored hackers using techniques rarely seen elsewhere.
Obama shops at Washington bookstore, popular frozen pop shop WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama kept up his holiday tradition of supporting small businesses. Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha visited Upshur Street Books in Washington's Petworth neighborhood Saturday, where he bought nine books. The president emerged from the store with a brown shopping bag full of his purchases, which the White House said included...
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| By: By STACY A. ANDERSON, Associated Press
Protests hit Chicago's ritziest street Demonstrators marched along Chicago's ritzy Magnificent Mile on Friday to protest widespread problems in the police department, NBC reports.
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| By: Erik Ortiz and the Associated Press