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Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions

Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions

The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert on Friday.

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Estonia citizen extradited to NYC in cyber case

NEW YORK (AP) — A man portrayed as the ringleader in an international cyber scam pleaded not guilty Friday to leading several others to infect more than 4 million computers in over 100 countries with software that disabled anti-virus protecti…

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Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes

Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes

TOKYO (AP) — Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink.

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Image of Asia: Watching the iPhone line in Seoul

Image of Asia: Watching the iPhone line in Seoul

In this photo by Ahn Young-joon, a phone store worker dressed as Santa Claus keeps customers in line as they wait to buy Apple's iPhone 6, in Seoul, South Korea. The device went on sale Friday in South Korea, one of the world's most wired soc…

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Pirate Bay founder jailed for hacking Danish data

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court on Friday sentenced the Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into a private company handling sensitive information for Danish …

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Hungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests

Hungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Following large-scale protests, Hungary's prime minister said Friday that the government would suspend a planned tax on Internet use and reconsider the matter next year.

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Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out …

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Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week.

October 30, 2014 6:07 pm

Online stores fight Amazon for piece of retail pie

Online stores fight Amazon for piece of retail pie

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com's low prices and seemingly endless array of goods have made it the biggest online retailer in the U.S., commanding about 20 percent of all e-commerce. The company is projected to have over $89 billion in revenue thi…

October 30, 2014 5:35 pm

LinkedIn reports 3Q loss but sales climb

LinkedIn reports 3Q loss but sales climb

NEW YORK (AP) — LinkedIn Corp. posted a third-quarter loss on Thursday, but its results were better than expected as revenue grew sharply, sending shares of the online professional networking service higher in extended trading.

October 30, 2014 4:35 pm

Police: Safely complete online sales in our lobby

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) — A police department in suburban Philadelphia has created a "safe zone" for people to complete transactions they arranged online.

October 30, 2014 2:13 pm

Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking

Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices.

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EU holds largest-ever cyber-security exercise

EU holds largest-ever cyber-security exercise

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union on Thursday carried out its biggest exercise to prevent cyber-attacks on Europe's public utilities and communications networks.

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Spain OKs 'Google Tax' demanded by news publishers

MADRID (AP) — Spain's parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results.

October 30, 2014 11:26 am

Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges

Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years.

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Baidu profit up 27 percent as mobile grows

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese search engine Baidu Inc. said Thursday its quarterly profit rose 27 percent as user traffic for its mobile operation surpassed passed its desktop computer-based search business.

October 29, 2014 11:53 pm

Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, …

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WhatsApp founders own nearly $9B in Facebook stock

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton received 116 million shares of Facebook stock currently worth nearly $9 billion when they sold their unprofitable messaging service to the social networking leader earlier this month.

October 29, 2014 6:49 pm

Apple Pay rival defends service, exclusivity

Apple Pay rival defends service, exclusivity

NEW YORK (AP) — A mobile payment service backed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other leading retailers is defending its practice of prohibiting its members from accepting alternatives such as Apple Pay.

October 29, 2014 6:20 pm

What is Orbital Sciences?

What is Orbital Sciences?

NEW YORK (AP) — NASA pays it billions. Its rockets sport mythical names like Minotaur and Pegasus. And its $2 billion deal to resupply the International Space Station had gone well — until this week.

October 29, 2014 4:18 pm

Sole ND abortion clinic halts medication abortions

Sole ND abortion clinic halts medication abortions

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's sole abortion provider stopped providing medication abortions Wednesday in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that blocked the use of pregnancy-terminating drugs, though surgical abortions were still…

October 29, 2014 2:19 pm

Review: CBS streaming not worth cutting cord, yet

Review: CBS streaming not worth cutting cord, yet

NEW YORK (AP) — I dropped my cable TV service more than a year ago and have been relying on Netflix, Hulu and other services to fill my television needs. But I get my shows at least a day late. With CBS' new All Access streaming service, I ca…

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Court: UK spies get bulk access to NSA data

LONDON (AP) — The British government's insistence that its spies don't use the vast espionage powers of the U.S. National Security Agency to sidestep U.K. restrictions on domestic eavesdropping was called into question by a court document pub…

October 29, 2014 10:36 am

Amazon opens 3 logistics centers in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ahead of Christmas, popular U.S. online retailer Amazon has opened three logistics centers in western Poland, completing a network that covers the European market.

October 29, 2014 9:53 am

Startup tries to 'Poynt' stores in new direction

Startup tries to 'Poynt' stores in new direction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup is hoping an upcoming transition to smarter credit and debit cards will persuade millions of U.S. merchants to buy savvier payment terminals for their stores, too.

October 29, 2014 9:22 am

Correction: Apple Pay-Retail Skirmish story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Apple Inc.'s new payment system, The Associated Press misattributed a quotation from an Apple Pay user in Indianapolis. The speaker was Thomas Pritchard, not Ben Heyman.

October 29, 2014 8:44 am

LG Electronics profit surges on smartphone sales

LG Electronics profit surges on smartphone sales

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday its third-quarter profit jumped 87 percent over a year earlier as smartphone sales set a record high.

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FBI says it faked AP story to catch bomb suspect

SEATTLE (AP) — The FBI confirmed Tuesday it faked an Associated Press story to catch a bomb threat suspect in 2007, but now says it did not spoof a Seattle Times Web page as part of the investigation.

October 28, 2014 7:17 pm

Facebook's advertising revenue soars in 3Q

Facebook's advertising revenue soars in 3Q

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook grew its advertising revenue by 64 percent in the third quarter, helped by a boost in mobile ads that are becoming an increasingly large chunk of the social networking giant's overall advertising business.

October 28, 2014 5:08 pm

Google working on pill that searches for illnesses

Google working on pill that searches for illnesses

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology.

October 28, 2014 4:24 pm

Thousands in Hungary march against Internet tax

Thousands in Hungary march against Internet tax

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters marched Tuesday against a plan by the Hungarian government to tax Internet use from 2015.

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Judge tosses ex-dictator's suit against Activision

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega's lawsuit over his inclusion in a 2012 "Call of Duty" video game has been dismissed by a judge who determined the game's use of his likeness is protected by the First Amendment.

October 28, 2014 4:16 pm

FTC says AT&T misled customers over unlimited data

FTC says AT&T misled customers over unlimited data

WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data but had their Internet speeds cut by the company — slowing their ability to open web pages…

October 28, 2014 3:55 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a success

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a success

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.

October 28, 2014 2:18 pm

New 'Call of Duty' video game due out next week

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest installment in the blockbuster "Call of Duty" video game franchise goes on sale next week, and retailers including Best Buy and Wal-Mart will sell a special edition of the game beginning one day early.

October 28, 2014 2:13 pm

Now in aisle 3 at Lowe's: robots

Now in aisle 3 at Lowe's: robots

NEW YORK (AP) — The robots are coming.

October 28, 2014 12:36 pm

Calif. AG: 18.5 million residents' info exposed

Calif. AG: 18.5 million residents' info exposed

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Personal information about more than 18.5 million Californians was hacked, stolen or otherwise exposed last year and as many as one-third of those people will become victims of fraud, California Attorney General Ka…

October 28, 2014 12:37 pm

Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power

Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power

DETROIT (AP) — Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.

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Softbank ready to splash $10B on India investments

Softbank ready to splash $10B on India investments

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese telecommunications company Softbank Corp. said Tuesday it bought stakes in two Indian technology companies and could splash $10 billion on investments in the country over the next decade.

October 28, 2014 5:14 am

User growth, outlook hit Twitter stock after-hours

User growth, outlook hit Twitter stock after-hours

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's third-quarter revenue outpaced expectations, but investors concerned about user growth and holiday-quarter revenue clipped the company's stock price late Monday.

October 27, 2014 4:18 pm

Apple CEO challenges home state on LGBT rights

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama was too slow to guarantee the rights of minorities during the civil rights era, and now it's too slow to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Mond…

October 27, 2014 4:02 pm

Obama taking action to push manufacturing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday expanded his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers.

October 27, 2014 3:14 pm

Review: Avid readers will love Kindle Voyage

Review: Avid readers will love Kindle Voyage

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — As stand-alone e-book readers go, I have yet to find anything as comfortable and easy to use as Amazon's Kindle.

October 27, 2014 2:16 pm

INSIDE WASHINGTON: Profiting from failure

INSIDE WASHINGTON: Profiting from failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's $5 billion intelligence network has largely failed in its promise to make crucial data easily accessible to soldiers and analysts in the field. But for a select group of companies and individuals, the system has b…

October 27, 2014 2:11 pm

Wi-Fi hotspot named for terror group delays flight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A passenger aboard a plane at Los Angeles International Airport picked up a Wi-Fi hotspot named after a terrorist group, but authorities who held travelers for hours as they investigated say no crime was committed.

October 27, 2014 1:58 pm

Dutch media startup lands investment from NYT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch startup that sells news on a per-article basis has landed a 3 million euro investment from The New York Times and the German publishing house Axel Springer SE.

October 27, 2014 6:37 am

SpaceX capsule splashes down in Pacific

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SpaceX capsule loaded with space station experiments is back on Earth.

October 25, 2014 6:16 pm

How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.

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Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

October 24, 2014 9:02 pm

Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon

Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded int…

October 24, 2014 3:40 pm
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