'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."...
The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding
When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country....
Survey: Harassment a common part of online life
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life....
Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, even though it has a large LCD screen....
Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes....
BofA to refund Apple Pay customers charged twice
SAN JOSE, CALIF. (AP) -- Bank of America apologized Wednesday for a double-billing glitch that affected some customers who made purchases with Apple Pay, the new mobile payments service that Apple launched this week....
Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction....
FTC names privacy expert as chief technologist
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday named an outspoken Internet privacy expert, Ashkan Soltani, as its chief technologist in a move that signals the agency's focus on protecting consumers' online privacy....
Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet....
Apple issues security warning for iCloud
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China....
Some on the 15 member Allegheny County Council say they need an increase in their 3-thousand dollar expense account. County Council members are each allotted 9-thousand dollars in annual stipends plus up to 3-thousand dollars in expenses to cover mileage, equipment and supplies. Now according to the county home-rule charter these amounts can be increased every five years by up to 5-percent. There has been no change since the year 2000.
Given the problems with the new health care law, should Congress and the president go through the law piece by piece to improve it, repeal the entire law and start over again or leave the law as it is?