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How Electronic Arts stopped being the worst company in America

Being named the worst company in America two years in a row was a wake-up call for the video game maker. Interviews with current and former executives, employees and partners show how EA changed the way it worked as it tries to redeem itself.

By June 2, 2015

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Advocacy group files appeal against Facebook privacy settlement

Some parents of Facebook users are attacking a class action legal decision, arguing that minors should have explicit parental consent for their images being used in ads.

By February 13, 2014

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Uh-oh! Bill Nye's solar spacecraft needs a reboot

The experimental LightSail spacecraft has lost communication with Earth due to a software glitch. So far, attempts to initiate a reboot have been unsuccessful.

By May 29, 2015

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Google, YouTube Kids under fire for 'inappropriate content'

Child advocacy groups say that the "family friendly" YouTube Kids app is anything but that.

By May 19, 2015

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Child-friendly apps earn 'family star' in Google Play store

A new section in the Google Play app store is designed to help parents find appropriate apps, games, movies and books for their kids.

By May 28, 2015

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Mozilla overhauls Firefox smartphone plan to focus on quality, not cost

After its $25 phones fail to dent the dominance of Google and Apple, the Firefox backer will try to compete using technological superiority -- and maybe by adding key Android apps, too.

By May 22, 2015

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Speak, toy! Welcome to the age of chatting with your teddy bear

Elemental Path and ToyTalk hope to pioneer interactive toys. But will kids and parents want Internet-connected Barbies and dinosaurs?

By May 23, 2015

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Grand Theft Auto creator sues BBC over behind-the-scenes look at game

Game developer Rockstar and parent Take-Two Interactive say upcoming TV docudrama "Game Changer" infringes on the GTA trademark.

By May 21, 2015

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That hush-hush Air Force space plane just headed back into orbit

The X-37B -- undertaking its fourth mission -- shared its rocket ride back to space with an experimental LightSail spacecraft provided by the Bill Nye-backed Planetary Society.

By May 20, 2015

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Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson explain why you should support solar sailing

The Planetary Society gets ready to launch its LightSail -- which travels via photon bombardment -- with the help of a Kickstarter campaign.

By May 12, 2015