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AT&T to pay $105 million to settle charges over mobile billing

The carrier is paying the fine to the FTC and other US government agencies as a result of charges that it unlawfully billed customers for items from other companies.

By October 8, 2014

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Bill and Melinda Gates take a $1 million stand for gun control

The couple donates $1 million to support a Washington state initiative that would require criminal background checks on firearm sales at gun shows and online.

By August 27, 2014

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FTC sues AT&T for limiting speeds on unlimited-data customers

AT&T says the Federal Trade Commission's allegations are "baseless" and insists that it's been transparent about its network management policies.

By October 28, 2014

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Spotify family plan: Separate accounts, one discounted bill

The streaming music service introduces a plan that allows up to five family members to have separate premium accounts on one bill.

By October 20, 2014

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San Francisco mayor signs landmark law making Airbnb legal

Tech-friendly Mayor Ed Lee approves bill that amends local zoning laws and legalizes short-term rentals. But, not everyone is happy.

By October 28, 2014

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For Gorilla Glass testers, life is a daily grind (and scratch and drop...)

At Corning's Gorilla Glass testing labs, the glassmaker that fronts Apple's iPhone tried to show that rival sapphire crystal isn't all it's cracked up to be.

By October 29, 2014

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Bill and Melinda Gates top Forbes list as most philanthropic Americans

The co-founder of Microsoft and his wife donated $2.65 billion last year in an effort to combat deadly diseases around the world.

By October 4, 2014

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Bill Gates tops Forbes list of 400 richest people in America

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg saw the biggest jump in wealth among all the people on the list, earning him the No. 11 spot.

By September 29, 2014

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Calif. governor signs smartphone 'kill switch' bill into law

Law requires security software to come enabled by default, but other than that, not much will change for most smartphone users.

By August 25, 2014

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Smartphone 'kill-switch' bill headed to California governor

A bill requiring smartphone makers to include antitheft software on devices sold in California is one step away from becoming law.

By August 11, 2014