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Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."

1 hour ago

Ericsson profit down 10 pct despite higher sales

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says its third-quarter earnings slumped 10 percent despite higher sales due to increased operating costs and negative effects from currency hedging.

4 hours ago

California startup unveils gun technology for cops

California startup unveils gun technology for cops

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired.

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Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.

6 hours ago

Amazon's loss makes holidays a question mark

Amazon's loss makes holidays a question mark

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace.

9 hours ago

EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

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Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.

14 hours ago

Cloud business lifts Microsoft's quarterly results

Cloud business lifts Microsoft's quarterly results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent.

14 hours ago

A blue Christmas for Amazon?

A blue Christmas for Amazon?

NEW YORK (AP) — It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon.

14 hours ago

Glass maker deals to exit Apple, Arizona plant

PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly 2,000 furnaces installed in an Arizona factory to make synthetic sapphire glass for Apple Inc. will be removed and sold under a deal between the tech giant and the company that had been gearing up to produce huge amounts…

15 hours ago

US tech firm fined for underpaying Indian workers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees brought from India were grossly underpaid and overworked while assigned to a special project in…

17 hours ago

Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up

Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.

18 hours ago

Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues

HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia is showing signs that it has turned around its fortunes following the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft.

21 hours ago

Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.

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Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism

Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction.

October 22, 2014 11:02 pm

Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in G…

October 22, 2014 7:54 pm

Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity

Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help…

October 22, 2014 7:09 pm

Tablets, cars drive AT&T wireless gains_not phones

Tablets, cars drive AT&T wireless gains_not phones

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pr…

October 22, 2014 6:57 pm

Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.

October 22, 2014 5:12 pm Photos

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BofA to refund Apple Pay customers charged twice

SAN JOSE, CALIF. (AP) — Bank of America apologized Wednesday for a double-billing glitch that affected some customers who made purchases with Apple Pay, the new mobile payments service that Apple launched this week.

October 22, 2014 4:52 pm

Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes

Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes.

October 22, 2014 3:45 pm

'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles

'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies hav…

October 22, 2014 1:23 pm Photos

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The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding

The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding

When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country.

October 22, 2014 12:44 pm

Samsung debuts new Nook tablet with larger screen

NEW YORK (AP) — Device maker Samsung and bookseller Barnes & Noble are introducing a new larger-screen Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet two months after the first version was announced.

October 22, 2014 10:35 am

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my fu…

October 21, 2014 11:18 pm Photos

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Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my fu…

October 21, 2014 8:55 pm Photos

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Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism

Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction.

October 21, 2014 7:27 pm

Hawaii scientists return to ocean for weapon study

HONOLULU (AP) — University of Hawaii scientists plan to embark on a final expedition to deep waters off Oahu to study how chemical weapons dumped in the ocean decades ago are affecting seawater, marine life and sediment.

October 21, 2014 7:03 pm

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

October 21, 2014 6:56 pm

FTC names privacy expert as chief technologist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday named an outspoken Internet privacy expert, Ashkan Soltani, as its chief technologist in a move that signals the agency's focus on protecting consumers' online privacy.

October 21, 2014 5:40 pm

Yahoo's 3Q earnings soar on Alibaba windfall

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Yahoo's third-quarter earnings soared as the Internet company collected a huge windfall from Alibaba's recent IPO. Revenue also rose slightly from the previous year, a welcome change for a company that has been postin…

October 21, 2014 4:02 pm

Verizon reports higher 3Q net income, revenue

Verizon reports higher 3Q net income, revenue

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its high-speed FiOS Internet services.

October 21, 2014 1:08 pm

Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix

Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

October 21, 2014 11:02 am Photos

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Staples investigating possible data breach

Staples investigating possible data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.

October 21, 2014 10:42 am

Review: Apple Pay in action

Review: Apple Pay in action

NEW YORK (AP) — If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44. That wallet-free day won't be coming for a wh…

October 21, 2014 9:56 am Photos

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Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement.

October 21, 2014 9:19 am

Samsung phones cleared for US government use

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expa…

October 21, 2014 3:03 am

Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note

Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The latest version of Samsung's popular big-screen Galaxy Note has gone on sale at a crucial time for the South Korean company as it suffers a rapid decline in profit from its global smartphone business.

October 21, 2014 1:37 am

A list of merchants taking Apple Pay

More than 200,000 payment locations in the U.S. are equipped to accept so-called contactless payments, including Apple Pay. Smaller merchants tend to be among the several millions that don't have the required equipment yet.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am

Microsoft's Nadella gets $84M pay package

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft has given its new CEO Satya Nadella a pay package worth $84.3 million, most of it in the form of long-term stock awards.

October 20, 2014 7:56 pm

Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere

Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere

NEW YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hun…

October 20, 2014 5:05 pm

At A Glance: The cost of cable vs. a la carte

At A Glance: The cost of cable vs. a la carte

Is a la carte streaming a better deal?

October 20, 2014 5:07 pm

Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

October 20, 2014 3:30 pm

Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is suing several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

October 20, 2014 3:27 pm

Lewinsky calls for end to culture of cyberbullying

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Monica Lewinsky says she was "patient zero" in a cyberbullying epidemic that has since been blamed for teen suicides and celebrity exploitation.

October 20, 2014 3:18 pm

IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories'

NEW YORK (AP) — IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Sh…

October 20, 2014 3:04 pm

Youths, tech workers duel over San Francisco field

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Teenage soccer players in San Francisco won an off-field victory over the city's technology workers after a videotaped confrontation gained national attention.

October 20, 2014 2:58 pm

Sprint cuts 452 jobs at its Kansas headquarters

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Sprint Corp. has cut 452 jobs from its Overland Park headquarters as part of a previously announced cost-cutting effort, the nation's third-biggest cellphone carrier disclosed in a filing with the Kansas Department …

October 18, 2014 3:18 pm

Do cases FBI cites support encryption worries?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The text messages captured a cover-up of unimaginable abuse: Parents had struck their toddler so often that they ultimately killed her. The child shook badly because we beat her, the father wrote, and the mother complained t…

October 17, 2014 8:51 pm

Facebook unfriends federal drug agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations.

October 17, 2014 6:57 pm
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