Crackdown on spying apps leads to StealthGenie CEO’s arrest

Apparently, the US government is now on a mission to bring down mobile applications offering spyware services — which, for a variety of well-documented reasons, simply seems kind of ironic. Controversy aside though, the Department of Justice…

FCC considering move to ban NFL Redskins team name

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency’s chairman indicated on Tuesday.

UPDATE 5-EBay follows Icahn’s advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

Sept 30 (Reuters) – 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…

More to expect at our free Engadget Expand event in NYC!

If you’re keeping score, we’ve announced a bunch of great speakers heading to this year’s Engadget Expand (such as RJD2 and the head of DARPA, Arati Prabhakar). Of course there’s plenty more where that came from and we’re excited to announce what…

VIDEO: Meet Ghanaian opera singer Nino

Opera is an art form that has sometimes been seen as a bit elitist. Ghanaian singer Nino challenges that perception by adding his own twist.

Argentina defies US over debt payment

Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with the state-controlled Nacion Fideicomisos bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.