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EBay follows Icahn's advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

- EBay Inc's agreement on Tuesday to spin off PayPal next year will give the unit more flexibility to strike deals in the rapidly evolving payments space as growth at the company's traditional e-commerce business slows. | Video

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U.S. charges four with stealing $100 million in software, data

WASHINGTON - Four members of an alleged international computer hacking ring were charged with stealing more than $100 million worth of software and data - some of it used to train military pilots and some related to Microsoft Corp's Xbox gaming console - the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

U.S. attorney general criticizes Apple, Google data encryption

WASHINGTON - Joining a cry from law enforcement officials concerned about data encryption on Apple's newest operating system, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that officers should not be blocked from the information they need to investigate a crime.

Media 30 Sep 2014

EU says Ireland swapped Apple tax deal for jobs

BRUSSELS/LONDON - The European Union has accused Ireland of swerving international tax rules by letting Apple shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from revenue collectors in return for maintaining jobs. | Video

Ireland, Media 30 Sep 2014

Obama's BRAIN initiative awards $46 million in grants

CHICAGO - Wearable brain scanners and lasers that can turn hundreds of cells on and off were among 58 projects awarded $46 million in federal grants as part of President Obama's $100 million initiative to unlock the secrets of the human brain.

Science, 30 Sep 2014

GoPro shares rise on news of new cameras; bullish options active

NEW YORK - GoPro Inc shares rose 3 percent to touch a new high and options volume looked set to hit a record on Tuesday, a day after the maker of cameras worn by surfers and skydivers said it would be launching two new action cameras, as well as a lower priced beginner-friendly model.

Media 30 Sep 2014

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