As landlines and paper handouts disappear, local school districts are experimenting with new ways of reaching families. At Folsom Cordova and Natomas unified school districts this year, that means launching an app that allows parents to keep tabs on their children almost anywhere and anytime.

Sorry, YouTube. Amazon.com is the winning bidder for Twitch, the hugely popular online platform for video gamers.

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring disabling “kill switches” on new smartphones, his office announced Monday. The switch, which could render a stolen phone inoperable, was promoted by law enforcement groups as a deterrent to theft, while manufacturers argued disabling software is already widely available.

The McClatchy Co. said Tuesday it has invested in a Davis tech company developing a mobile app for shoppers.

Moving to quash an increasingly common source of crime, the California Assembly on Thursday approved legislation requiring new smartphones to have disabling “kill switches.”



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