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CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a de…

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NY judge: US warrant can reach email in Ireland

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. law enforcement can force Microsoft Corp. to turn over emails it stores in Ireland, a judge ruled in a case that technology companies have rallied around as they pursue billions of dollars in data storage business abroad.

12 hours ago

Facebook's expands in Zambia

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia.

13 hours ago

Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

15 hours ago

Iliad of France makes surprise bid for T-Mobile US

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile US Inc., the most eligible company in the U.S. wireless industry, has another suitor on its hands. Upstart French telecom company Iliad SA on Thursday said it has offered $15 billion for a majority stake.

17 hours ago

Irish bookmaker apologizes for 2010 data breach

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish betting company Paddy Power announced Thursday it is notifying hundreds of thousands of customers that most of their profile information was stolen in 2010, but hackers did not gain their credit card details or log-in passwords.

18 hours ago

Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

TOKYO (AP) — American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

20 hours ago

China denies hacking Canadian tech research group

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official said Thursday that Canada should withdraw its accusation that China was behind the hacking of Canada's top technology development organization.

21 hours ago

Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge

Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung earned $6.1 billion last quarter but investors were dissatisfied, sending its share price down 4 percent. The panoply of numbers in its earnings report for the April-June quarter show why.

July 31, 2014 4:49 am

Nokia in wireless network deal with Panasonic

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish wireless equipment maker Nokia says it has a preliminary agreement to acquire part of the wireless network business of Japan's Panasonic Corp.

July 31, 2014 4:13 am

Alcatel loss narrows in 2Q but revenue stagnates

PARIS (AP) — Telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent SA says its net loss narrowed in the second quarter thanks to lower accounting charges, while revenue stagnated and restructuring charges mounted.

July 31, 2014 3:22 am

Sony surprises with first quarter profit

Sony surprises with first quarter profit

TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker.

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Probe exposes flaws behind rollout

Probe exposes flaws behind rollout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.

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Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow

Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter.

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Portland OKs Airbnb-type short-term rentals

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to legalize short-term rentals in single-family homes, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb.

July 30, 2014 3:52 pm

Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Law school graduates sweated their way through the second and final day of their bar exams Wednesday, some relieved to see paper and pencil after running into a technical glitch that kept test takers in several states fro…

July 30, 2014 3:24 pm

Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen'

Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen'

NEW YORK (AP) — 3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things.

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Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.

July 30, 2014 8:23 am

What's a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee)

What's a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee)

NEW YORK (AP) — What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course!

July 30, 2014 7:22 am Photos


Amazon to invest $2 bln to expand in India

MUMBAI, India (AP) — The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees.

July 30, 2014 7:09 am

Nintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales

Nintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U and 3DS video-game machine sales.

July 30, 2014 5:22 am

Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.

July 30, 2014 2:33 am

Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

NEW YORK (AP) — The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

July 29, 2014 7:23 pm

Analysts: Samsung phone shipments falter in 2Q

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter, a research firm said Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 3:53 pm

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

NEW YORK (AP) — Think you're in control? Think again.

July 29, 2014 3:43 pm

How Asana hopes to purge the scourge of email

Asana is a service created to minimize the need for workplace email by serving as a one-stop shop for assigning work, sharing ideas, posting important updates and tracking the progress of projects.

July 29, 2014 3:19 pm

Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email.

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China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

BEIJING (AP) — China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.

July 29, 2014 11:32 am

T-Mobile deal helps Rhapsody hit 2M paying subs

SEATTLE (AP) — Rhapsody International Inc. said Tuesday its partnership with T-Mobile US Inc. has helped boost its number of paying subscribers to more than 2 million, up from 1.7 million in April.

July 28, 2014 11:04 pm

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

July 28, 2014 1:30 pm

Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

NEW YORK (AP) — Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.

July 28, 2014 12:13 pm Photos


Gadget Watch: PadFone novel as phone-tablet hybrid

Gadget Watch: PadFone novel as phone-tablet hybrid

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies often blend old products to give you something new.

July 28, 2014 12:10 pm

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.

July 28, 2014 10:59 am Photos


Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan

Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan

NEW YORK (AP) — Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market.

July 28, 2014 9:23 am Photos


EU antitrust body clears Apple's $3bn Beats deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust authority has cleared Apple's $3 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics, which makes headphones and offers music streaming services.

July 28, 2014 5:42 am

Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.

July 28, 2014 5:39 am

Chinese portal Sohu reports $45 million loss

BEIJING (AP) — Inc., operator of a popular Chinese Internet portal, said Monday it lost $45 million in the latest quarter while revenue rose 18 percent to $400 million.

July 28, 2014 1:26 am

Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

WASHINGTON (AP) — University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.

July 27, 2014 10:07 pm

UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts

UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments.

July 27, 2014 8:33 am Photos


Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.

July 26, 2014 3:54 am Photos


Earthquakes jolt 4 different areas of Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Earthquakes jolted four different parts of Alaska on Friday.

July 25, 2014 5:30 pm

Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

NEW YORK (AP) — Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can —at least in some instances— be used on other carriers.

July 25, 2014 4:55 pm

Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle

SEATTLE (AP) — An employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said.

July 25, 2014 4:14 pm

BSkyB to create multinational European TV network

LONDON (AP) — London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European broadcaster. The deal could have a wider impact on the media industry, giving Rupert Mu…

July 25, 2014 6:37 am

Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

ATLANTA (AP) — This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

July 25, 2014 3:35 am

Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday.

July 24, 2014 11:26 pm

Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows

BEIJING (AP) — Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Friday its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew.

July 24, 2014 10:55 pm

Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss

Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss

SEATTLE (AP) — Shares of Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue.

July 24, 2014 5:21 pm

Proxy adviser says Sprint CEO was paid too much

NEW YORK (AP) — Institutional Shareholder Services, a leading shareholder advisory firm, is telling shareholders to protest Sprint Corp. CEO Dan Hesse's $49 million 2013 pay package, saying it's excessive and not tied to performance.

July 24, 2014 5:20 pm

Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state.

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