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What’s PayPal’s first solo move?

PayPal’s impending split from longtime partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors.

1 day ago

Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Solid state drives taking the spotlight

Also: credit holds; the Oscar for Best Picture with a Drone?; I do it Microsoft way; the annoyance game; and testing the iPhone 6.

2 days ago

 What a scan shows on BuyPartisan

BuyPartisan app ensures that purchases are politically correct

Scan a product’s bar code with this smartphone app -- and up pops a record of campaign contributions made by the company.

4 days ago

Sound Advice: Although hard to find, quality stereo receivers are still out there

Don Lindich’s top recommendation is the Outlaw Audio RR2150 for $699.

4 days ago

 Ray Ozzie of the new startup Talko hopes to orchestrate voice’s comeback through Talko, a mobile application that sends the equivalent of text messages in the form of a spoken word.

Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

Technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the human voice to phones through Talko, an application being released Tuesday for iPhone.

1 week ago

Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Turning it off, on may be what doctor ordered

Also: An expensive slip of the tongue; it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Googlecast; and the founder speaks.

1 week ago

Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Receivers come in different forms

Don Lindich breaks down the different types of receivers.

1 week ago

Pittsburgh rally to promote women's work in life sciences

The Pittsburgh’s Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally on Monday will give entrepreneurs a chance to make pitches to investors.

1 week ago

Ads coming to North Hills school website

Visitors to the North Hills School District's website soon will be seeing ads for area businesses.

1 week ago

Innovation Works receives $800,000 to expand AlphaLab

The federal grant is expected to create 300 jobs and bring in $225 million in private investment.

2 weeks ago

Self-driving cars now can get a permit in California

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years.

2 weeks ago

 Downtown-based is predicting record revenues for 2015 thanks to a recent acquisition and a plan to unroll digital storage of documents and videos in addition to photos.

Pittsburgh based has more in store for future

Downtown’s is hoping that the Panstoria acquisition puts it ahead of its cloud storage competitors.

2 weeks ago

Microsoft buys ‘Minecraft’ maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

The technology company said it will buy Stockholm-based game maker Mojang

2 weeks ago

 Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma speaks to reporters before an IPO road show at a hotel in Hong Kong on Monday.

Hong Kong rethinks rules after Alibaba IPO loss

Hong Kong has been the traditional first choice for Chinese enterprises going public outside the mainland.

2 weeks ago

Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Apple Watch may stay on fringe

Also: Apple also announced that iOS 8; a Stanford engineer has managed to create a wireless radio just a few millimeters across.

2 weeks ago

Sound Advice: Amplifiers are as unique as speakers

I don't think all amplifiers sound the same; but the key is matching an amplifier to the speakers.

2 weeks ago

 Apple CEO Tim Cook explains how the Apple Watch works in conjunction with Apple Pay during an announcement of new products.

Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay

Apple Pay is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app and its fingerprint ID security system.

2 weeks ago

 Apple is looking to expand its presence in Pittsburgh and has been searching for 15,000 to 20,000 square feet of office space.

Apple seeks to expand its presence in Pittsburgh

The technology giant has been searching for up to 20,000 square feet of office space, possibly at Carnegie Mellon or other locations.

3 weeks ago

Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: A means to a manual … and then some

TechMan conjures strange self-improvement ideas.

3 weeks ago

Euros make Google a proxy for criticism of intrusive U.S. government and U.S. tech dominance

European regulators on Monday pushed Google to make more changes in its key search algorithm or face charges and penalties.

3 weeks ago

 Recording artist Moby will perform at this year’s Thrival.

Thrival festival to focus on Pittsburgh’s technology, music scene

Thrill Mill’s Thrival Innovation + Music Festival has been extended to a weeklong celebration of technology and entrepreneurship.

3 weeks ago

 Receivers from highly regarded brands like Marantz have very good amplifier specifications, leading to clean sound.

Don Lindich’s Sound Advice: Factor in sensitivity along with room size

The lower the sensitivity, the more power you need. And bigger speakers are usually more efficient than smaller speakers.

3 weeks ago

 Alice Hayden of Orlando, Fla., uses gaming technology in her firm. Although more women have cracked video gaming’s predominantly male workforce, experts say the business still has a gender gap.

More women get jobs in video-game industry, but gender gap persists

Women make up the fastest-growing consumer segment of the $15 billion-a-year business and the fastest-growing niche in its workforce.

3 weeks ago

 Television screens are set up Wednesday at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh so that students, faculty and administration can participate in the “Titanfall” tournament. Two creators of the “Titanfall” game for Respawn Entertainment are Art Institute alumni.

Art Institute’s 'Titanfall' gaming tournament kicks off

Art Institute of Pittsburgh president challenges students to Titanfall tournament and to dream big when it comes to gaming industry.

4 weeks ago

 DJ Lee, executive vice president of Samsung, Wednesday presents a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 during his keynote at an unpacked event of Samsung ahead of the consumer electronic fair IFA in Berlin.

Samsung's new phones get smarter, not bigger

The Galaxy Note Edge was announced at a trade show in Berlin on Wednesday, alongside the new Galaxy Note 4 phone.

4 weeks ago

Apple: Hackers to blame in stars’ nude photo leaks

Apple says its cloud system wasn’t breached in the celebrity photo hacking.

4 weeks ago

 Debra Lam realized that discussions with regional tech leaders of all sectors could help city officials better understand their role in assisting the industry’s growth.

Pittsburgh's tech officer aims to advance region's position as a national player

Debra Lam, Pittsburgh’s chief innovation and performance officer, wants to create an “innovation road map” for the region’s tech sector.

1 month ago

Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Of Disney drones and cop cameras

Drones over battlefields. Drones over rescue sites. Drones over Disney World?

1 month ago


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