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Shares of apparel retailer Chico’s FAS popped more than 12 percent in intraday trade Wednesday after better-than-expected earnings.

The drone industry is expected to climb to a whopping $8.4 billion by 2019, according to ABI Research. But most of that growth won’t come from selling hardware. Instead, it’s all the applications and services on top of of the hardware (sometimes literally), that hold the big opportunity, said industry experts. All about commercial drone …

An employer refuses to hire a disabled person. A policeman pulls over a Hispanic man for no reason. A white woman changes sidewalks when she sees a black man walking behind her. While scenarios like this are nothing new, one small group of technologists and researchers are working to use virtual reality to create a …

Finally some good news from the security world: If you live in the U.S., the odds of you getting malware on your smartphone are slim. In fact, you actually are more likely to get struck by lightening than have your mobile device infected with mobile malware, according to a new report from the security firm …

Google could be forced to change how it displays its search results in Europe if regulators get their way, and that could impact the company’s bottom line. (Tweet This) “As Google looks to grow by launching more products, it will no longer be able to take for granted its access to the market and will …

Amazon is expanding its one-hour delivery service beyond New York City. The e-commerce giant said Thursday its Prime Now service will now be available in select ZIP codes in Baltimore and Miami from 8:00 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Prime Now offers two-hour delivery service for free and one-hour delivery for $7.99. …

French police raided Uber’s Paris office this week, seizing smartphones and other items as part of an investigation into the company’s carpooling service called UberPop, according to a report in Le Monde. (Tweet This.) Read More What the Uber, Lyft lawsuits mean for the US economy Authorities claim that UberPop does not abide by a new law …

Apple has reduced the price of Apple TV to $69 and said that HBO will offer an over-the-top service starting in April for $14.99 a month, announced CEO Tim Cook. The HBO subscription will give viewers access to all of the network’s shows, past, present and future, said Richard Plepler, chairman and CEO of HBO. …

Talk about bling. Brikk, a company that customizes high-end tech products, said Thursday it will sell 30 luxury models of the Apple Watch that are plated in precious metals and encrusted with diamonds. The new line of Lux Watches has a variety of band options and comes in two sizes, 38 and 42 mm. It …

Old software security holes are more stubborn than many think. A report issued Monday by HP shows that almost half of the companies who suffered a cyber attack in 2014 were hit by hackers taking advantage of old exploits. In fact, 44 percent of known breaches in 2014 stemmed from vulnerabilities caused by unpatched code …

If you were having trouble logging onto Facebook earlier, you weren’t alone. The social networking site appeared to be down for some users and was loading slowly for others. According to DownDetector.com the site started experiencing trouble around 10:00 a.m. ET Monday. A number of other sites used to track web outages showed similar problems, …

The struggle is real. If the thought of living a day without your smartphone seems unbearable, you’re not crazy. You’re normal. According to a new survey, smartphones are fundamentally changing the way we live our daily lives, impacting everything from how we socialize and how we work to how we maintain our health. In fact, …

Your password may be floating around on Twitter. An IT security analyst named Mark Burnett published 10 million passwords with their corresponding usernames on his blog on Monday. Why? Because he said he wanted “to get good, clean, and consistent data out in the world so others can find new ways to explore and gain …

Apple may have a new Google-like project up its sleeve. Several Dodge minivans mounted with what appears to be camera equipment and mapping sensors have been spotted driving around the Bay Area. And according to a report by the local CBS affiliate KPIX the vehicles are registered to Apple. The equipment on top of the …

Apple’s stock just hit a new all-time high. Shortly after the opening on Friday the tech giant’s share price traded above $120. It’s previous high had been $119. On Tuesday Apple posted record-breaking earnings and blew past analysts’ estimates when it reported $3.06 cents per share on revenue of $74.6 billion. Apple sold 74.6 million …