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Irish Data Protection Commission to contact firm

Ireland’s data protection regulator will ask Google to provide more information about a security glitch that compromised the data of 500,000 users, a spokesman told CNBC Tuesday. On Monday evening, the tech giant disclosed publicly that its social media platform, Google Plus, had experienced a “bug” that gave developers to a user’s information, including their […]

Mattress Firm is about to close 200 stores here's where they are

Mattress Firm is about to close 200 stores here’s where they are

Mattress Firm filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday and is expected to close a little more than 200 stores as soon as the next few days. The largest mattress retailer in the U.S. has roughly 3,500 locations today. It hopes to restructure its business in bankruptcy court and get out of many unwanted […]

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Instagram’s co-founders Systrom, Krieger said to step down from firm

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram, have resigned and plan to leave the company in the coming weeks, adding to the challenges facing Instagram’s parent company, Facebook. Mr. Systrom, Instagram’s chief executive, and Mr. Krieger, the chief technical officer, notified Instagram’s leadership team and Facebook on Monday of their […]

Cincinnati-based 80 Acres Farms.

Firm plans robotic indoor farm to supply Whole Foods Jungle Jim’s

Cincinnati-based 80 Acres Farms revealed Friday that it plans to build a large, fully automated indoor farm in Hamilton, which will produce specialty greens to supply Fairfield-based Jungle Jim’s International Market, Dayton-based Dorothy Lane Markets and national heavyweights such as Whole Foods and U.S. Foods. The facility would be the first of its kind in […]

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IoT firm, UC Berkeley awarded $4.5 million research grant for dementia caregivers

The National Institute on Aging awarded a $4.5 million grant to the University of California Berkeley and People Power, an IoT software provider, to support research on smart home solutions for caregivers of dementia patients. People Power is creating customized systems through behavioral research on targeting everyday stressors for caregivers and dementia patients. The new […]