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  • Google unveils new logo with emphasis on apps, devices

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Company says updated logo reflects changes in what they offer. When you visit the  main Google search page , you'll notice an interactive that shows the logo morph into its newest form. The company says the change reflects the tech giant's shift beyond the traditional Web browser, ...

  • You could soon be denied a loan because of your Facebook friends

    Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    t might be time to purge your Facebook friends list of people you don’t trust. Facebook could soon take the old adage 'you can judge a man by the company he keeps' to the next level. A patent acquired by Facebook states that users could be denied a loan based on the credit-worthiness of...

  • Sale of buried Atari cartridges nets over $107,000

    Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    The never-ending saga of the Atari 2600 E.T. cartridges that were famously buried (and later unearthed) in Alamogordo, New Mexico continues to benefit the small town. Last November, a selection of games (including E.T., Asteroids and Missile Command) that were recovered in the excavation were...

  • Tech Tips: Windows 10 privacy settings worth checking


    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's new Windows 10 system offers more personalization than before, but it also collects more data than people might be used to on PCs, from contacts and appointments to their physical location and even Wi-Fi passwords. The information is used by Cortana, Microsoft's...

  • Oklahoma's life science startup companies take a different route

    Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    It’s not always apparent just how significant Oklahoma’s opportunity in life science startup companies is, but more than a quarter of i2E’s clients and investments are in life science.

  • Confluence Conference in OKC to boost digital, social marketing savvy

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Confluence Conference, Sept. 10-11 at Lyric at the Plaza theater in Oklahoma City's Plaza District, will feature more than a dozen speakers on topics ranging from search engine optimization and branding to analytics and user interface.

  • Oklahoma responds to growing need for digital marketing skills with educational opportunities

    Michaela Marx Wheatley | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    As there aren’t many specific digital marketing degree programs, how do colleges prepare students for an online marketing career, and how do longtime professional stay up with the increasing role of digital components in marketing plans? A case for being a digital marketer Just a few years...

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission reviews other states' opt-outs for smart meters in Public Service Co. of Oklahoma case

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Public Service Co. of Oklahoma is seeking approval to charge customers a one-time fee of $183 and $28 per month to opt-out of using its smart meters. After that, the utility's one-time fee for opting out would rise to $261.

  • Google Chrome will block auto-playing Flash ads from September 1

    Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Google has a set a date of September 1 for when its Chrome browser will block all Flash content that isn't "central to the webpage." Flash content, such as ads or auto-playing videos on non-video websites, will be automatically paused by default—but you can click to play them if you wish....

  • Porn star reveals Duggar had affair while wife was pregnant

    Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Just when you think the news about Josh Duggar can't get any more sordid, a recent report reveals that he had an affair with porn star by day, stripper by night, Danica Dillon. Danica told In Touch Weekly, under a lie detector no less, so it's gotta be true, that Josh visited her at her...

  • Ashley Madison was a bunch of dudes talking to each other, data analysis suggests

    Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The Ashley Madison hack has revealed a lot of interesting things about the men who used the extramarital affair-finding site, like which cities, states, and universities they're from. But what about the women? Turns out, there may not have been very many women. As in, almost none....

  • Review: New phones, tablets keep Samsung at Android helm

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's new smartphones and tablets might not offer enough to entice current iPhone and iPad users to switch, but they keep Samsung at the head of the class among Android gadget makers. The new Galaxy devices come weeks before comparable updates from Apple are expected. In a...

  • Ashley Madison faked female profiles to lure men in, hacked data suggest

    Published: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Ashley Madison has long claimed, in triumphant news releases and slick, Web-ready graphics, that it is one of the few dating sites that really clicks with women. According to statistics CEO Noel Biderman has trumpeted in the media, Ashley Madison enjoys an overall 70/30 gender split — with a 1:1...

  • The suite life: tour the most-exclusive ways to travel

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — For those with unlimited bank accounts, travel has never been so glamorous. Hotels, airlines and cruise ships are catering to a new group of super-rich travelers who seek privacy and one-of-a-kind amenities most can only dream of — and don't think twice about spending $20,000 a...

  • Scott Meacham says Oklahoma needs to boost 'deal factories' to move forward in science and technology

    Published: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Scott Meacham discusses how additional investors are needed for help those developing innovations.

  • Oklahoma event focuses on innovative entrepreneurs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    The Oklahoma Technology Showcase which highlights world-class technology in the state, will be Wednesday on Northeastern State University's Broken Arrow campus. Feature presentations will be given by six Oklahoma entrepreneurs.

  • Chinese company acquires Oklahoma City firm Cytovance Biologics

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Hepalink USA, a subsidiary of Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., said the acquisition will allow it to accelerate Cytovance's expansion plans.

  • 3 Scary Reasons You Should Make Sure Spam Filters Are Working

    Veronica Davis | Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Everyone with an email should double check that their spam filters are working, as you never know what scary spam messages will come through and the damage they'll cause. Here are three examples of recent threats.

  • Twitter shuts down 30 sites dedicated to saving politicians' deleted tweets

    Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Twitter has shut down a network of sites dedicated to archiving deleted tweets from politicians around the world. The sites — collectively known as Politwoops — were overseen by the Open State Foundation (OSF), which reported that Twitter suspended their API access on Friday, August 21st....

  • Wiz Khalifa forced to the floor and handcuffed for riding a ‘hoverboard’

    Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Rapper Wiz Khalifa was forced to the ground and handcuffed at Los Angeles international airport on Saturday after refusing to dismount his "hover board" — a self-balancing, two-wheeled scooter. Video footage posted to Twitter and Instagram shows Khalifa talking with US customs officials before...

  • Ashley Madison Hack: Islamic preacher Hamza Tzortzis 'found' on leaked list

    Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Islamic preacher Hamza Andreas Tzortzis has been allegedly "named" on the leaked list of members of the adult website Ashley Madison. However, the well-known preacher has denied that the account belonged to him. Tzortzis has also denied signing up for an account on Ashely Madison, the...

  • You Can’t Do Squat About Spotify’s Eerie New Privacy Policy

    Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Spotify released a new privacy policy that is now in effect, and it turns out that the company wants to learn a lot more about you and there’s not much you can do about it. We encourage everyone to read the whole privacy policy before downloading the update or checking off the “Accept” box,...

  • Oklahoma City says inquiry shows 10 accounts on Ashley Madison infidelity website, not 21

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Oklahoma City says an investigation found 10 employee email accounts linked to accounts with the infidelity website Ashley Madison.

  • Josh Duggar: Ashley Madison Membership Linked to '19 kids' Star

    Published: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar is among those who had a paid membership to the cheating website Ashley Madison, according to data published by Gawker. The affair service was the victim of a hack in July, with the full dump of the stolen member information posted online just this week....

  • NFC may be your smartphone's secret weapon

    Mike Stapley, KSL | Updated: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    All smartphone owners owe it to themselves to learn more about the Near Field Communication technology they likely don't know they have.