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Fire Phone one year later: Why Amazon's smartphone flamed out

The failure of the Fire Phone, which hit the market a year ago on Saturday, offers some lessons on what companies need to do -- and avoid -- when trying to create a successful smartphone.

By July 24, 2015

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St. Louis Cardinals may have hacked baseball rival Houston Astros, report says

Technically Incorrect: Officials of the Cardinals, one of baseball's most consistently successful teams, have reportedly been subpoenaed for allegedly using nefarious means to get player information.

By June 16, 2015

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Houston Rockets cause outrage with horseshoot tweet

Technically Incorrect: After defeating the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA playoffs, whoever mans the Houston Rockets Twitter account decides to mimic a horse being shot by a gun.

By April 28, 2015

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Uber's background checks don't catch criminals, says Houston

After a passenger was allegedly raped by her Uber driver, the Texas city threatens to shut down the ride-hailing service. Uber says it will comply with the city's rules.

By April 17, 2015

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Amazon's handyman service expands to new cities

The company's Home Services site, which first launched in March, grows into 11 more cities and adds a new custom-jobs option.

By July 22, 2015

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Uber settles lawsuit over fatal SF crash that killed girl

Crash that claimed the life of a 6-year-old raised questions about passenger safety on ride-hailing services.

By July 14, 2015

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ZTE rips a page from Samsung's Galaxy S playbook -- but with a twist

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer hopes its Axon brand will reach the heights of Samsung's own flagship franchise.

By July 14, 2015

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Hackers in the outfield: Cardinals probed for allegedly hacking Astros

The St. Louis Cardinals are under scrutiny by the FBI to determine if members of the organization hacked into the internal databases of the Houston Astros. Meanwhile, the hack of password storage site LastPass offers a lesson in two-factor authentication.

By June 16, 2015

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Hackers in the outfield: Cardinals probed for allegedly hacking Astros

The St. Louis Cardinals are under scrutiny by the FBI to determine if members of the organization hacked into the internal databases of the Houston Astros. Meanwhile, the hack of password storage site LastPass offers a lesson in two-factor authentication.

By June 16, 2015

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Taxi drivers demand US mayors regulate Uber

Cabbies hold a protest at the ride-hailing company's San Francisco headquarters in hopes of catching the attention of the US Conference of Mayors.

By June 22, 2015