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Jul 21, 2016

U.S. charges Ukrainian head of top piracy site

A Ukrainian alleged to be the ringleader of the world’s biggest online piracy site, Kickass Torrents, was hit with U.S. criminal charges Wednesday, accused of distributing over $1 billion worth of illegally copied films, music and other content. The Justice Department unveiled a criminal ...

Console makers banking on virtual reality

| Jul 20, 2016

Console makers banking on virtual reality

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Gaming console maker Sony Corp. is betting big on virtual reality, with a new headset and a slew of games set for release later this year, while rival Microsoft Corp. is also developing its own hardware to make use of the immersive technology. Shawn ...

'Pokemon Go' no ace in hole for Nintendo

| Jul 15, 2016

'Pokemon Go' no ace in hole for Nintendo

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In just over a week, the smartphone game “Pokemon Go” has become a giant hit, turning millions of people around the world into monster hunters. Given the game’s promising start, investors are taking another look at Nintendo Co., whose value has shot up by ...

Property owners riled as 'Pokemon Go' players intrude

Jul 15, 2016

Property owners riled as 'Pokemon Go' players intrude

As throngs of “Pokemon Go” players traipse around to real-world landmarks in pursuit of digital monsters, some ticked-off property owners are asking to have their locations in the fictional Poke-verse removed. For Valerie Janovic, a 19-year-old psychology major at Brandeis University, the game went ...

U.S. court blocks prosecutors from seizing emails stored overseas

Jul 15, 2016

U.S. court blocks prosecutors from seizing emails stored overseas

Microsoft on Thursday scored a big victory on a keenly watched privacy battlefront, with a U.S. appeals court saying prosecutors cannot force U.S. companies to turn over customer emails and other data stored on servers overseas. The government suggested that the ruling could hamper ...

Jul 12, 2016

'Pokemon Go' developer plans wider debut 'as soon as possible'

The global rollout of “Pokemon Go” is being held back by the unexpected popularity of the game, which has shot to the top of download charts since it debuted less than a week ago. Niantic Inc., which developed “Pokemon Go” with Nintendo Co. and ...