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Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.

Software developer to open in Baton Rouge

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A Shreveport-based developer of software for collecting and managing student information plans to open an office in Baton Rouge.

BofA to refund Apple Pay customers charged twice

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Bank of America apologized Wednesday for a double-billing glitch that affected some customers who made purchases with Apple Pay, the new mobile payments service that Apple launched this week.

Tablets, cars drive AT&T wireless gains_not phones

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pressure from smaller rivals T-Mobile and Sprint in a competitive environment in which most Americans already have a cellphone.

Federal grant promotes biomedical research careers

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Four Detroit institutions of higher education are sharing a $21.2 million federal grant to help students from underrepresented groups and low-income families become biomedical researchers.

Six Flags and Yahoo are big market movers

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:

125 San Francisco inmates to get computer tablets

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Some San Francisco jail inmates were expected to get computer tablets Wednesday to do homework, read novels and prepare for their criminal cases.

Broadband project key to eastern Kentucky economy

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

In this small southeast Kentucky town, some 440 workers at Blackboard Student Services use high-speed Internet access to handle more than 2,000 phone calls every day from students worried about their college applications and financial aid.

The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country.

Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes.

Nevada fire marshal: smart meters not fire causes

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Nevada's fire marshal says his review of nearly a dozen fires at homes with NV Energy's smart meters found the meters themselves are not starting the fires.

'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."

Gadgets: Rachio Iro Wi-Fi sprinkler system

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

I was emailed an offer to try out the Rachio Iro sprinkler system, described as easy to set up and use. "As for the sprinkler, you plug it in where your old controller was and then it helps create a customized watering schedule with you home Wi-Fi network. You then can change or update it from your phone anywhere you have a signal."

Samsung debuts new Nook tablet with larger screen

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Device maker Samsung and bookseller Barnes & Noble are introducing a new larger-screen Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet two months after the first version was announced.

Mead touts progress at broadband summit

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

About 200 industry professionals and state officials attended a summit highlighting Wyoming's successes and challenges in expanding Internet speeds and access across the state.

Tow truck, laptops offered at Indy airport auction

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

If you're in the market for an aircraft tow truck, a riding mower capable of trimming five football fields or just a pair of sunglasses, you might want to scoot out to a Westside warehouse next week.

Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.

Tech Q&A: When PC deletes emails, but iPhone won't

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Q: I read your column about how two devices sharing an email address also share the deletion of messages (tinyurl.com/pkghdn8). I have just the opposite problem: My PC and iPhone are using the same Gmail account, but the spam (junk email) that I delete with my PC doesn't get deleted from my iPhone. As a result, my iPhone currently has 534 emails. What's the problem?

Drone operation course to be offered at GA school

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A Clarke County school is planning to offer courses to teach students how to operate drones, track down cybercriminals and more.