News highlights – August 23

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News highlights for August 23

LifestageFacebook makes bid for teens with video-enlivened app

Facebook is appealing to teens with Lifestage, a video-driven app targeted specifically to high schoolers looking to make connections. Nineteen-year-old Michael Sayman developed the app. Read more…

US trade judge clears Fitbit of stealing Jawbone’s trade secrets

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fitbit Inc did not steal rival Jawbone’s trade secrets, a U.S. International Trade Commission judge ruled on Tuesday, dashing Jawbone’s hopes of securing an import ban against Fitbit’s wearable fitness tracking devices. Read more…

Tesla touts vehicle speed and range with new upgraded battery

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday the company will offer a larger upgraded battery pack for performance versions of its Model S and X vehicles that will extend range and allow for super fast acceleration. Read more…

Amazon working on music subscription service for $5 a month: Recode

(Reuters) – Inc is working on a music subscription service that would cost about $5 a month and would only work on its Echo hardware, tech news website Recode reported, citing sources. Read more…

Retailer Target to focus on digital efforts, CIO says

(Reuters) – U.S. retailer Target Corp will focus on technologies that enhance customers’ store experience and on other digital efforts, Chief Information Officer Mike McNamara said. Target will focus on its website,, and offline-online experiences such as order pickup and digital marketing, McNamara said in a blog post on the company’s website. Read more…

US Trade Rep approves import ban on Arista devices, says rival Cisco

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Trade Representative has upheld an import ban on Arista Networks Inc’s ethernet switches following a federal commission’s finding in June that the company’s products infringed patents owned by rival Cisco Systems Inc, Cisco said. Read more…

Ashley Madison parent broke Canada, Australia privacy laws

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The parent company of infidelity dating website Ashley Madison was responsible for numerous violations of privacy laws at the time of a massive release of customer data in a cyber attack last year, privacy watchdogs in Canada and Australia said on Tuesday. Read more…

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