Hackathons rapidly expand, as nerds, geeks and other computer whizzes brainstorm for cash

  • Article by: MARTHA MENDOZA , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 17, 2014 - 7:11 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. — It used to be that "hacking" was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing — and perfectly legal — mainstay of the tech sector.

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