EBay asks users to change their passwords after cyber-attack
EBay, operator of the online auction site, asked users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack exposed a database with login information and data such as birthdays and phone numbers.
McDonald's new mascot: Creepy or kid-friendly?
This week, McDonald's introduced "a new animated Happy Meal character that brings fun and excitement to kids' meals while also serving as an ambassador for balanced and wholesome eating." Not surprisingly, the American reaction to Happy's introduction has been one of horror.
Twitter said to be discussing music deals including SoundCloud
Twitter is in early discussions to acquire or partner with music-related startups to rev up user growth, according to people with knowledge of the talks. One company Twitter is considering buying is SoundCloud, a Berlin-based startup that lets people share music, according to one of the people who asked not to be named because the information is private.
Cashing in on pot market proves a pipe dream for traditional pharmacies
Americans seeking medical marijuana for anything from pain to seizures must turn to a patchwork of small startups for help as U.S. laws keep traditional pharmacies out of a market that may exceed $6 billion by 2019.
Cherry cigars entice teens with candy flavors, researchers say
Almost every flavor chemical found in tested sweets, including grape and cherry, are used in combinations in similarly flavored cigars and dipping tobacco, Portland State University researchers said in a letter posted Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine.
More than 40 percent of middle and high school students who smoke use flavored small cigars, which are similar in size and shape to cigarettes, or use menthol cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in a study last year.
Homes topping $100 million smash residential price records
The U.S. trophy-home market is shattering price records this year as an increasing number of residential properties change hands for more than $100 million.
The secrets behind Starbucks' secret menu
You see, Starbucks has gone well beyond allowing people to build custom orders around its traditional coffee drinks.
Last weekend, before my daughter and I left home, she had already searched for "Starbucks secret menu" on the computer and narrowed her choices to a handful of drinks (all of which involved various ingredients from Starbucks' menu for adult drinks)
Don't download these: 3 totally unnecessary apps
There are apps to help you manage your time, your money and your health. If you have problems waking up or going to sleep, there's an app for that. But there are a few apps that absolutely no one needs.
Netflix cracks cable market in deals with 3 providers
Netflix Inc. has signed deals with three U.S. pay-TV operators, putting the video-streaming service on an equal footing with traditional cable networks like HBO for the first time in the domestic market.
Why governments are afraid of Uber and Airbnb
It hasn't been a great week for Airbnb. On Tuesday representatives of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and lawyers for the apartment sublet company Airbnb met in an Albany court.
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