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  • Sina suspends book site after pornography reported

    Sina suspends book site after pornography reported

    Friday, April 25 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-25 07:24:52 GMT
    Sina.com says it has temporarily closed its literature site after the Chinese web giant was alleged to be hosting pornography.
    Sina.com says it has temporarily closed its literature site after the Chinese web giant was alleged to be hosting pornography.
  • Cover Oregon board to decide exchange's future

    Cover Oregon board to decide exchange's future

    Friday, April 25 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-04-25 06:24:59 GMT
    Oregon is set to make a final decision on whether to become the first state in the nation to drop its problem-plagued online health exchange and link up with the federal website.
    Oregon is set to make a final decision on whether to become the first state in the nation to drop its problem-plagued online health exchange and link up with the federal website.
  • Asian stocks mixed on US earnings, goods orders

    Asian stocks mixed on US earnings, goods orders

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:44:42 GMT
    Asian shares were mixed as stocks in Tokyo slipped Thursday after talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama produced little on a trade agreement.
    Asian stocks were mixed Friday after solid earnings for Apple and Caterpillar and better U.S. durable goods orders.
  • Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:54:29 GMT
    The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
    The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
  • Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

    Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:35:21 GMT
    Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that...
    Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of...
  • Netflix joining lineup of 3 US cable-TV services

    Netflix joining lineup of 3 US cable-TV services

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:35:06 GMT
    Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming line-up of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S.
    Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming lineup of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S., a breakthrough that acknowledges the growing popularity of online entertainment.
  • Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street

    Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:24:38 GMT
    Microsoft Corp. posted flat revenue and a decline in net income for the fiscal third quarter. The results still beat analyst expectations.
    Results from Microsoft's first quarterly earnings release under new CEO Satya Nadella offered fresh justification for his focus on cloud computing.
  • Starbucks eyes soda and lunch as US sales climb

    Starbucks eyes soda and lunch as US sales climb

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:24:28 GMT
    Starbucks reported a stronger quarterly profit on Thursday as customers in the U.S. continued shelling out more money at its cafes.
    Starbucks keeps finding ways to squeeze more money out of people.
  • Google, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit

    Google, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:48:40 GMT
    Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.
    Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.
  • Oregon moves to dump health exchange website

    Oregon moves to dump health exchange website

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:25:00 GMT
    A technology committee is poised to make a final recommendation for the future of Cover Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange.
    Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead.
  • Amazon 1st quarter net income jumps

    Amazon 1st quarter net income jumps

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:14:59 GMT
    Amazon first quarter profit rose 18 percent as shoppers continued to flock to the online mega retailer to buy goods.
    Amazon's first-quarter profit rose 18 percent as shoppers continued to flock to the online mega retailer to buy goods.
  • Stocks close mostly higher on earnings; Apple up

    Stocks close mostly higher on earnings; Apple up

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:34:20 GMT
    U.S. stock futures rose sharply 30 minutes before the opening bell as investors cheered strong earnings from Apple and Facebook. Investors also were encouraged by a positive report on orders for long-lasting goods.
    The stock market closed mostly higher Thursday, helped by positive earnings out of several large U.S. companies including Apple and construction equipment maker Caterpillar.
  • Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

    Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:26:09 GMT
    Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing.
    Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing.
  • US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

    US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:15:27 GMT
    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called "last...
    The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes.
  • China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

    China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:46:56 GMT
    China's official news agency says authorities plan to revoke two crucial publication licenses for web giant Sina.com because pornographic content was found on its sites.
    China plans to revoke two crucial publication licenses for Sina.com, which might partially ban the web giant's operations, because obscene content was found during an anti-pornography crackdown, state media said Thursday.
  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:46:06 GMT
    The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite...
    The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in...
  • Stocks edge higher on earnings gains; Apple up

    Stocks edge higher on earnings gains; Apple up

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:24:11 GMT
    Stocks are finishing slightly higher, led by the technology sector after Apple reported a big earnings gain.
    Stocks are finishing slightly higher, led by the technology sector after Apple reported a big earnings gain.
  • Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members

    Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:05:44 GMT
    Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of...
    Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of $5.99.
  • FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

    FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:47:24 GMT
    The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.
    The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.
  • Google's top social networking executive departs

    Google's top social networking executive departs

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:46:59 GMT
    Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook.
    Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook.
  • Facebook buys fitness tracker startup behind Moves

    Facebook buys fitness tracker startup behind Moves

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:34:18 GMT
    Facebook acquired the startup behind the popular fitness tracking app Moves as it expands beyond its namesake service into a company with multiple, differentiated mobile apps.
    Facebook acquired the startup behind the popular fitness tracking app Moves as it expands beyond its namesake service into a company with multiple, differentiated mobile apps.
  • Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story

    Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:44:46 GMT
    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much...
    In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed...
  • Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job

    Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:44:38 GMT
    Space station astronauts are taking a spacewalk to replace a dead computer and get their orbiting home back up to full strength.
    Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.
  • Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:44:31 GMT
    An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to...
    An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark...
  • Study links California drought to global warming

    Study links California drought to global warming

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:44:28 GMT
    While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying...
    While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California...
  • Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

    Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:14:59 GMT
    President Vladimir Putin has mocked the Internet as a CIA project and pledged to protect Russia's interests online.
    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting.
  • Ride-sharing app Lyft expands to new markets

    Ride-sharing app Lyft expands to new markets

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:14:11 GMT
    Lyft, the on-demand ride-sharing app best known by the fuzzy pink moustaches on its cars, is launching its service in 24 new U.S. markets.
    Lyft, the on-demand ride-sharing app best known by the fuzzy pink moustaches on its cars, is launching its service in 24 new U.S. markets.
  • Stocks mostly higher on earnings gains; Apple up

    Stocks mostly higher on earnings gains; Apple up

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:55:15 GMT
    Stocks are mostly higher in midday trading, led by the technology sector after Apple reported a big earnings gain.
    Stocks are mostly higher in midday trading, led by the technology sector after Apple reported a big earnings gain.
  • Sirius XM tops revenue expectations and adds users

    Sirius XM tops revenue expectations and adds users

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:54:57 GMT
    Sirius XM topped revenue expectations for the first quarter and subscriptions grew, though earnings declined 24 percent due to a major share repurchase.
    Sirius XM topped revenue expectations for the first quarter and subscriptions grew, though earnings declined 24 percent due to a major share repurchase.
  • Verizon 1Q profit surges on Vodafone-related gains

    Verizon 1Q profit surges on Vodafone-related gains

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:44:35 GMT
    Verizon's $130 billion deal to take over of all of Verizon Wireless is helping lift its profit.
    Verizon's $130 billion deal to take over of all of Verizon Wireless is helping lift its profit.
  • Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps

    Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:15:17 GMT
    Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.
    Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.
  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

    WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:45:27 GMT
    The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."
    The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."
  • Tokyo court starts Mt. Gox bankruptcy proceedings

    Tokyo court starts Mt. Gox bankruptcy proceedings

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:15:26 GMT
    Bankruptcy proceedings have begun for Mt. Gox, a move that was widely expected after the Tokyo District Court decided earlier this month that the bitcoin exchange would not be able to resurrect itself.
    Bankruptcy proceedings began Thursday for the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, a move that was widely expected after the Tokyo District Court decided earlier this month that the company would not be able to resurrect itself.
  • China splurging on military as US pulls back

    China splurging on military as US pulls back

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 09:34:51 GMT
    China commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, China is expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas...
    China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested...
  • Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

    Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:55:40 GMT
    For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
    Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after...
  • FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

    FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:35:05 GMT
    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.
    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance...
  • Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

    Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:24:37 GMT
    Forget Jones Beach or the Jersey Shore. A design team says New York's East River could soon be the place for summer fun.
    Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim.
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

    Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:14:32 GMT
    Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock and raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent amid a slowdown in revenue growth.
    Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales growth and pace...
  • Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role

    Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:46:22 GMT
    Online game maker Zynga says company founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO.
    Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide.
  • Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

    Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:46:19 GMT
    Facebook's first-quarter earnings and revenue grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.
    Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.
  • Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:45:58 GMT
    The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute between broadcasters and an Internet startup company that has the potential to bring big changes to the television industry.
    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:46:07 GMT
    To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian.
    The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian - if party operatives' spin is to be believed.
  • Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

    Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:26:27 GMT
    The head of the New York Police Department admits he was caught off guard by the harsh response to a harmless attempt at community outreach on Twitter.
    To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled.
  • Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

    Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:26:13 GMT
    The founder of Russia's leading social media network - a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg - has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have...
    The founder of Russia's leading social media network - a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg - has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made...
  • NBC: Olympics show wide second-screen use

    NBC: Olympics show wide second-screen use

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:44:28 GMT
    Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on.
    Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday.
  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:05:32 GMT
    The Supreme Court has thrown out a nearly $3.4 million judgment against a man convicted of possessing two pornographic images of a child that have been seen by thousands of online viewers.
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman...
  • Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift

    Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:16 GMT
    Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier.
    Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier.
  • Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

    Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:16 GMT
    Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record - except in the United States.
    Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record - except in the United States.
  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:04 GMT
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
  • Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

    Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:45:26 GMT
    Amazon is teaming up with HBO, the first streaming arrangement agreed to by the cable network, in a deal that will make available to Amazon prime members some classic TV like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire."
    Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network.
  • Bloomberg invests $5M in solar-powered lamp

    Bloomberg invests $5M in solar-powered lamp

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:44:56 GMT
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation has announced a $5 million investment in an artsy-looking solar-powered lamp designed for use in off-grid populations in Africa.
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation on Tuesday announced a $5 million investment in an artsy-looking solar-powered lamp designed for use in off-grid populations in Africa.
  • AOL to add Miramax films to video platform

    AOL to add Miramax films to video platform

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:44:50 GMT
    Web portal AOL Inc. says it will license full-length movies from Miramax for free viewing with advertisements by its U.S. visitors.
    Web portal AOL Inc. says it will license full-length movies from Miramax for free viewing with advertisements by its U.S. visitors.
  • Aereo CEO speaks on company, Supreme Court case

    Aereo CEO speaks on company, Supreme Court case

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:44:48 GMT
    Television broadcasters face off at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday with Aereo, a company that offers live TV over the Internet. The case hinges on whether the service constitutes a public performance in...
    Television broadcasters face off at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday with Aereo, a company that offers live TV over the Internet. The case hinges on whether the service constitutes a public performance in violation of...
  • Microsoft expands ad-free Bing search for schools

    Microsoft expands ad-free Bing search for schools

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:24:53 GMT
    Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is...
    Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is now...
  • UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

    UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:14:31 GMT
    A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.
    A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.
  • Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

    Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:04:48 GMT
    Twenty-one European cities from Cardiff, Wales, to Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, are finalists in a lucrative innovation contest devised by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
    Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. Schaerbeek, Belgium, envisions using geothermal mapping to give households personalized rundowns of steps to...
  • Comcast 1Q earns surge on upbeat NBC results

    Comcast 1Q earns surge on upbeat NBC results

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:46:05 GMT
    Comcast's first-quarter net income rose by nearly a third as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show."
    Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income rose by 30 percent as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight...
  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:45:44 GMT
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
  • AT&T had strong 1Q on wireless installment plans

    AT&T had strong 1Q on wireless installment plans

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:24:12 GMT
    AT&T says its first quarter earnings were unchanged from the first three months of last year, but revenue grew as the wireless business added more than 1 million subscribers.
    AT&T's wireless business had a strong first quarter as the company added more than 1 million subscribers and benefited from an installment plan that permits frequent phone upgrades.
  • Attacks on payment systems trail other cybercrimes

    Attacks on payment systems trail other cybercrimes

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:04:22 GMT
    While Target's massive data breach last year caused consumers to panic and drew attention to Internet crime, a new study finds that breaches on retailer payment systems are less common than other kinds of attacks.
    While the theft of millions of credit card numbers from Target customers last year drew attention to Internet crime, a new study finds that breaches of retail payment systems are less common than other kinds of attacks.
  • Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

    Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:04:24 GMT
    Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's...
    The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's lobster fishery, scientists say.
  • AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

    AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:34:27 GMT
    AT&T says it will expand super-fast Internet services to as many as 100 additional cities in 25 metropolitan areas.
    AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas.
  • Apple offering free recycling of all used products

    Apple offering free recycling of all used products

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:34:24 GMT
    Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
    Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
  • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

    Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:54:27 GMT
    You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.
    You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.
  • Easter morning delivery for space station

    Easter morning delivery for space station

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:54:16 GMT
    Space station astronauts have received a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.
    Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.
  • Job market for college grads better but still weak

    Job market for college grads better but still weak

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:34:18 GMT
    The job market for new college graduates is brightening but remains weaker than before the Great Recession began.
    With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads - a bit.
  • Coulson denies hearing hacked Daniel Craig message

    Coulson denies hearing hacked Daniel Craig message

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:44:22 GMT
    Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has denied a claim that he listened to a hacked voicemail left by actress Sienna Miller for James Bond star Daniel Craig.
    Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson on Tuesday denied a claim that he listened to a hacked voicemail left by actress Sienna Miller for James Bond star Daniel Craig.
  • Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

    Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:55:22 GMT
    Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village...
    Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New...
  • 'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy

    'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:55:03 GMT
    By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows. Or anyone's show, for that matter.
    By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows. Or anyone's show, for that matter.
  • AT&T joins crowded field with online video plans

    AT&T joins crowded field with online video plans

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:35:11 GMT
    AT&T and the investment firm Chernin Group have formed a venture to invest in and form online video services rivaling Netflix and Hulu.
    AT&T and an investment firm run by former News Corp. executive Peter Chernin have formed an online video venture that could rival Netflix and Hulu.
  • Unilever says it will use less plastic per bottle

    Unilever says it will use less plastic per bottle

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:26:51 GMT
    Unilever PLC, the producer of countless disposable containers that clutter the landfills of the world, says it is adopting technology that will cut the amount of plastic it needs to use in each bottle by 15 percent.
    Unilever PLC, the producer of countless disposable containers that clutter the landfills of the world, says it is adopting technology that will cut the amount of plastic it needs to use in each bottle by 15 percent.
  • Birch Communications buying Cbeyond for $323M

    Birch Communications buying Cbeyond for $323M

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:04:13 GMT
    Birch Communications Inc. is buying technology and communications equipment provider Cbeyond for about $323 million.
    Birch Communications Inc. is buying technology and communications equipment provider Cbeyond for about $323 million.
  • Tesla delivers first China cars, plans expansion

    Tesla delivers first China cars, plans expansion

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:04:00 GMT
    Tesla Motors Inc. delivered its first eight electric sedans to customers in China on Tuesday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nationwide network of charging stations and service centers as fast as it...
    Tesla Motors Inc. delivered its first eight electric sedans to customers in China on Tuesday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nationwide network of charging stations and service centers as fast as it can.
  • E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

    E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:33:12 GMT
    Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.
    Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.
  • US newspaper industry revenue fell 2.6 pct in 2013

    US newspaper industry revenue fell 2.6 pct in 2013

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:43 AM EDT2014-04-22 07:43:44 GMT
    U.S. newspaper industry revenue continued to fall last year, as increases in circulation revenue failed to offset shrinking demand for print advertising.
    U.S. newspaper industry revenue fell last year, as increases in circulation revenue weren't high enough to make up for shrinking demand for print advertising, an industry trade group said Friday.
  • 'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy

    'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:03 AM EDT2014-04-22 05:03:07 GMT
    By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows. Or anyone's show, for that matter.
    An assortment of established and up-and-coming musical theater composers are hoping to raise awareness of sheet music piracy.
  • Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q

    Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:02:57 GMT
    Netflix's first-quarter earnings soared as another season of the popular political drama "House of Cards" helped attract an additional 2.25 million subscribers to the Internet video service.
    Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its...
  • Gates-funded student data group to shut down

    Gates-funded student data group to shut down

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:24:32 GMT
    The head of a student data processing organization says it will shut down in the coming months following criticism that led to the recent loss of its last client - New York state.
    The student data processing organization inBloom will shut down in the coming months, its chief executive officer said Monday following criticism that led to the recent loss of the startup's last active client - New...
  • High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:34:01 GMT
    Thirty years ago, big media companies failed to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings.
    Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their...
  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

    NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:43:53 GMT
    NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE (pronounced LAH'-dee) is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that LADEE crashed into the back side of the moon.
    NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.
  • White House updating online privacy policy

    White House updating online privacy policy

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:36 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:36:12 GMT
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile...
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and...
  • 5 features an Amazon phone might offer

    5 features an Amazon phone might offer

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:35:30 GMT
    Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year.
    A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.
  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:13:59 GMT
    A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.
    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil...
  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:12 AM EDT2014-04-20 07:12:49 GMT
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
  • Record labels sue Pandora over older songs

    Record labels sue Pandora over older songs

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:32:11 GMT
    Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.
    Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.
  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:42:49 GMT
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
  • Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, industry

    Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, industry

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:03:17 GMT
    The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week.
    The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week.
  • Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:03:06 GMT
    Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
    Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
  • Shares of Travelocity owner Sabre rise after IPO

    Shares of Travelocity owner Sabre rise after IPO

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:03:01 GMT
    Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering.
    Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering.
  • Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:02:53 GMT
    Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
    Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
  • SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

    SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:02:41 GMT
    SpaceX is back on the launch pad in hopes of making a critical delivery to the International Space Station.
    A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.
  • Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:52:44 GMT
    A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.
    No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:12:10 GMT
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and...
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too...
  • Golden eagle found in Wyo. tied for second-oldest

    Golden eagle found in Wyo. tied for second-oldest

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:42:07 GMT
    A golden eagle that was apparently electrocuted near Sheridan was more than 30 years old, which ties the record for second-oldest in the species that has ever been tagged in North America, Wyoming wildlife...
    A golden eagle that was apparently electrocuted near Sheridan was more than 30 years old, which ties the record for second-oldest in the species that has ever been tagged in North America, Wyoming wildlife officials said.
  • 4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

    4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:52:05 GMT
    By The Associated Press Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are...
    By The Associated Press Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of...
  • Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip

    Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip

    Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet company dealt with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire more employees and invest in daring ideas.
    Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring...
  • Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd

    Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:01:14 GMT
    Canadian police confirmed Thursday an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed...
    Canadian police confirmed an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after...
  • Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

    Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

    Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.
    Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.
  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:01:49 GMT
    Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long...
    Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the...
  • White House updating online privacy policy

    White House updating online privacy policy

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:21:34 GMT
    By MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and...
    By MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social...
  • Police charge Canadian in Internet privacy breach

    Police charge Canadian in Internet privacy breach

    Police have charged a 19-year-old Canadian man in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from Canada's tax agency website.
    Police have charged a 19-year-old Canadian man in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from Canada's tax agency website.
  • IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump

    IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump

    IBM says its first-quarter earnings fell because of a large charge related to reorganizing its work force. Revenue fell amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business.
    IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exacerbated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets.
  • Venture investments highest since 2001

    Venture investments highest since 2001

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:21 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:21:09 GMT
    Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.
    Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.
  • US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

    US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

    By The Associated Press Stocks are headed for a fourth gain in a row after several big-name U.S. companies reported encouraging first-quarter results. PepsiCo and Goldman Sachs are among the...
    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up.
  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

    Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

    Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster.
    Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of...
  • Researcher finds flaw in Samsung fingerprint check

    Researcher finds flaw in Samsung fingerprint check

    A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print.
    A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print.
  • SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

    SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

    SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to the International Space Station.
    SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.
  • Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

    Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

    A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.
    A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.
  • Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox

    Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox

    The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for dissolution after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.
    The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.
  • Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment

    Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment

    A trade group for wireless providers says the country's biggest smartphone makers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the devices to try to deter rampant theft.
    A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.
  • Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

    Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

    Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said...
    Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said Wednesday.
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work

    Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work

    Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.
    Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.
  • Yahoo nominates co-founder, 2 others to join board

    Yahoo nominates co-founder, 2 others to join board

    Yahoo co-founder David Filo is vying to rejoin the Internet company's board after an 18-year absence.
    Yahoo co-founder David Filo is vying to rejoin the Internet company's board after an 18-year absence.
  • Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace

    Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace

    Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.
    Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.
  • US stocks close higher for third day in a row

    US stocks close higher for third day in a row

    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading on Wednesday, extending their gains into a third day. Investors welcomed solid earnings from Yahoo as well as some...
    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data.
  • Study shows increase in online information thefts

    Study shows increase in online information thefts

    The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.
    The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.
  • Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

    Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

    A study finds that Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperforms all of them in part because of its smaller size.
    Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds.
  • At Tribeca, movies are only part of the story

    At Tribeca, movies are only part of the story

    The Tribeca Film Festival is now a teenager. And like most teens, its eyes are on a lot of screens.
    The Tribeca Film Festival is now a teenager. And like most teens, its eyes are on a lot of screens.
  • Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

    Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

    Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day - to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.
    Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day - to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.
  • Ex-editor admits hearing hacked voicemails in 2004

    Ex-editor admits hearing hacked voicemails in 2004

    Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has acknowledged that he listened to hacked voicemail messages while he was editor of the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid.
    Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that he listened to hacked voicemail messages while he was editor of the tabloid.
  • Smartphone apps to help patients take their meds

    Smartphone apps to help patients take their meds

    By The Associated Press Several smartphone apps are available to help patients take their medications as prescribed. Here's a sampling of several free apps, noting some of their special...
    By The Associated Press Several smartphone apps are available to help patients take their medications as prescribed. Here's a sampling of several free apps, noting some of their special features:
  • Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel

    Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel

    The U.N.'s expert panel on climate change on Sunday highlighted the disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what is being done to attain them.
    The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate...
  • Ahead of the Bell: Yahoo

    Ahead of the Bell: Yahoo

    Yahoo soared 8 percent in trading before the opening bell Wednesday after quarterly results showed an aggressive push into Asia and a slight pickup in advertising revenue.
    Yahoo soared 8 percent in trading before the opening bell Wednesday after quarterly results showed an aggressive push into Asia and a slight pickup in advertising revenue.
  • Criterion Collection extends Hulu streaming deal

    Criterion Collection extends Hulu streaming deal

    The Criterion Collection and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform as the exclusive streaming home of Criterion's vast library of art house films.
    The Criterion Collection and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform as the exclusive streaming home of Criterion's vast library of art house films.
  • Relativity's last-minute bid for Maker rebuffed

    Relativity's last-minute bid for Maker rebuffed

    Relativity Media, a film financier and movie distributor, was rebuffed in a last-minute bid for Maker Studios, the YouTube video creator that had agreed to be bought by The Walt Disney Co. last month.
    Relativity Media, a film financier and movie distributor, was rebuffed in a last-minute bid for Maker Studios, the YouTube video creator that agreed to be bought by The Walt Disney Co. last month.
  • Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane

    Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane

    Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airline, meaning the batteries on the all-important black boxes may have finally died.
    As a robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.
  • ASML sees lull in orders from computer chip makers

    ASML sees lull in orders from computer chip makers

    ASML Holding NV, the largest supplier of equipment to computer chip makers such as Intel and Samsung, says it sees only incremental sales gains in the coming two quarters.
    ASML Holding NV, the largest supplier of equipment to computer chip makers such as Intel and Samsung, says it sees only incremental sales gains in the coming two quarters.
  • Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

    Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

    Two convicted sex offenders dutifully checked in with police every month and wore their GPS trackers around the clock - the rules of parole that are designed to tip off authorities if a freed felon backslides.
    GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to...
  • San Francisco considers ending rental ban

    San Francisco considers ending rental ban

    San Francisco lawmakers are considering making it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported.
    San Francisco lawmakers are considering making it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported.
  • Intel reports lower 1Q net income, higher revenue

    Intel reports lower 1Q net income, higher revenue

    Intel says its first-quarter earnings declined, but revenue grew as it saw improvements in its PC business and solid demand for tablet processors.
    Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data center services.
  • Yahoo's 1Q highlighted by Alibaba, modest ad gains

    Yahoo's 1Q highlighted by Alibaba, modest ad gains

    Yahoo's listless advertising sales showed signs of life in the first quarter to overshadow a 20 percent drop in earnings.
    Yahoo is prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer.
  • Netflix's Comcast deal improves quality of video

    Netflix's Comcast deal improves quality of video

    Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in the past 17 months now that Netflix is paying for a more direct connection to Comcast's network.
    Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to a recent deal that bought Netflix a more direct connection to Comcast's network.
  • US stock markets rebounds after choppy day

    US stock markets rebounds after choppy day

    The U.S. stock market was poised to open higher and extend a modest rally Tuesday. Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson's quarterly earnings rose and Coca-Cola's matched Wall Street's expectations.
    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday.
  • Court upholds EPA emission standards

    Court upholds EPA emission standards

    A federal appeals court has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
  • Bud Selig calls replay start 'remarkable'

    Bud Selig calls replay start 'remarkable'

    The head of baseball's Internet company is defending the sport's new replay system.
    Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport's new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.
  • NSC backs disclosing software vulnerabilities

    NSC backs disclosing software vulnerabilities

    Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need,...
    Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President...
  • Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking'

    Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking'

    Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief has said under oath that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid.
    Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, though he acknowledged he...
  • Zebra to spend $3.45B on Motorola business

    Zebra to spend $3.45B on Motorola business

    Zebra Technologies is spending more than $3 billion to buy the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions in a considerable expansion that is both technological and geographical.
    Zebra Technologies will spend more than $3 billion to buy the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions in a considerable expansion that is both technological and geographical.
  • Uber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app wars

    Uber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app wars

    Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in the...
    Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in the U.S.,...
  • Chief: Suspects wore GPS devices during killings

    Chief: Suspects wore GPS devices during killings

    Two registered sex offenders who have known each other since at least 2012 have been charged with raping and killing four California women since last year.
    Two parolees raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday.
  • Is hot market for IPOs cooling?

    Is hot market for IPOs cooling?

    A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler reception from investors.
    A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler reception from investors.
  • Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

    Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

    The International Space Station is about to get some fresh groceries and material for an urgent repair job.
    A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer because of a rocket leak.
  • US stocks recover some ground on retail sales gain

    US stocks recover some ground on retail sales gain

    By The Associated Press U.S. stocks appeared ready to start the week higher, following news that U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months. Citigroup also turned in...
    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer U.S. stocks mounted a modest rally on Monday, helping investors recover some of the ground lost after a rough finish last week.
  • Ex-editor Coulson: Affair with Brooks was 'wrong'

    Ex-editor Coulson: Affair with Brooks was 'wrong'

    Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson took the stand at Britain's phone hacking trial Monday, saying his affair with fellow executive Rebekah Brooks was wrong but didn't lead him to share work...
    Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson took the stand at Britain's phone hacking trial Monday, saying his affair with fellow executive Rebekah Brooks was wrong but didn't lead him to share work secrets with her.
  • Lions Gate partners with online outfit RocketJump

    Lions Gate partners with online outfit RocketJump

    Another Hollywood studio is tying up with a video creator that has made it big on YouTube.
    Another Hollywood studio is tying up with a video creator that has made it big on YouTube.
  • Dutch arrest girl whose tweet threatened airline

    Dutch arrest girl whose tweet threatened airline

    Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet.
    Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet.
  • UN climate report balances science and politics

    UN climate report balances science and politics

    After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people...
    After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take...
  • Serbia experts use heavy machinery to move mammoth

    Serbia experts use heavy machinery to move mammoth

    Serbian archaeologists have used heavy machinery to move a 1 million-year-old female mammoth skeleton from an open mine pit where it was unearthed nearly five years ago.
    Serbian archaeologists on Friday used heavy machinery to move a female mammoth skeleton - believed to be one million years old - from an open mine pit where it was unearthed nearly five years ago.
  • Twitter CEO, co-founders not selling stock

    Twitter CEO, co-founders not selling stock

    Twitter says its CEO Dick Costolo and co-founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams have no plans to sell any of their shares when the company's post-IPO lock-up expires on May 5.
    Twitter says its CEO Dick Costolo and co-founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams have no plans to sell any of their shares when the company's post-IPO lock-up expires on May 5.
  • Investor sentiment on tech goes from giddy to glum

    Investor sentiment on tech goes from giddy to glum

    The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers.
    The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers.
  • Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

    Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

    It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.
    It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.
  • At a Glance: Hot tech stocks tumble

    At a Glance: Hot tech stocks tumble

    By The Associated Press Investors have clipped the wings of high-flying tech stocks in recent weeks, as they re-focus on safer sectors such as utilities, health care and consumer staples. Shares...
    By The Associated Press Investors have clipped the wings of high-flying tech stocks in recent weeks, as they re-focus on safer sectors such as utilities, health care and consumer staples. Shares of tech...
  • Court reverses conviction of man in iPad data case

    Court reverses conviction of man in iPad data case

    A federal appeals court has reversed the conviction of man imprisoned for illegally gaining access to AT&T's servers and stealing more than 100,000 email addresses of iPad users.
    A federal appeals court reversed the conviction of man imprisoned for illegally gaining access to AT&T's servers and stealing the email addresses of more than 100,000 of iPad users, ruling Friday that prosecutors...
  • Sony warns of battery issue in some Vaio laptops

    Sony warns of battery issue in some Vaio laptops

    Sony is advising consumers to quit using some of its VAIO laptop computers and unplug them, saying that it's possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat.
    Sony is advising consumers to quit using some of its VAIO laptop computers and unplug them, saying that it's possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat.
  • Mike Conway wins wild IndyCar race at Long Beach

    Mike Conway wins wild IndyCar race at Long Beach

    What seemed to be a Ryan Hunter-Reay runaway took a strange and sudden turn on the streets of Long Beach, where tempers flared long after Mike Conway took a surprising win.
    What seemed to be a Ryan Hunter-Reay runaway took a strange and sudden turn on the streets of Long Beach, where tempers flared long after Mike Conway took a surprising win.
  • No cellphone, no problem at tradition-rich Masters

    No cellphone, no problem at tradition-rich Masters

    No cellphones. No video screens. No electronic scoreboards.
    No cellphones. No video screens. No electronic scoreboards.
  • Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag

    Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag

    Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created...
    Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own...
  • Politics test Silicon Valley's Russian ties

    Politics test Silicon Valley's Russian ties

    Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin.
    Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin.
  • Fungal disease fatal to bats spreads to half of US

    Fungal disease fatal to bats spreads to half of US

    A fungal disease that has killed millions of North American bats is spreading and now has been detected in half of the United States, officials said Thursday.
    A fungal disease that has killed millions of North American bats is spreading and now has been detected in half of the United States, officials said Thursday.
  • Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

    Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

    It's Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space.
    It's Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space.
  • Space station computer outage may force spacewalk

    Space station computer outage may force spacewalk

    A computer outage at the International Space Station may require a spacewalk by astronauts and threatens to delay next week's launch of a commercial supply ship for NASA.
    A computer outage at the International Space Station may require a spacewalk by astronauts and threatens to delay next week's launch of a commercial supply ship for NASA.
  • Air Force launches spy satellite from Florida

    Air Force launches spy satellite from Florida

    The Air Force has launched a new spy satellite.
    The Air Force has launched a new spy satellite.
  • Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA

    Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA

    If MacArthur or Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen.
    If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen.
  • GOP, Dems clash over online domain name oversight

    GOP, Dems clash over online domain name oversight

    Republican opposition to Obama administration plans to spin off U.S. oversight of the Internet's domain name system is evolving into an election-year political fight.
    Republican opposition to Obama administration plans to spin off U.S. oversight of the Internet's domain name system is evolving into an election-year political fight, with GOP lawmakers using it as the latest front in...
  • US Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast

    US Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast

    For the first time, U.S. Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television thanks to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads.
    For the first time, U.S. Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television thanks to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads.
  • Bezos offers update on groceries, drones

    Bezos offers update on groceries, drones

    CEO Jeff Bezos' annual letter to shareholders offers a glimpse into Amazon's internal workings and what it is aiming for in the future, including expanded same-day grocery delivery and drone delivery.
    CEO Jeff Bezos' annual letter to shareholders offers a glimpse into Amazon's internal workings and what it is aiming for in the future, including more grocery services and the much-discussed drone delivery.
  • Northwestern players see push as spark for change

    Northwestern players see push as spark for change

    No matter how they feel about the push to unionize, at least a few Northwestern players see the movement as a spark for change to the college sports landscape.
    No matter how they feel about the push to unionize, at least a few Northwestern players see the movement as a spark for change in college sports.
  • CenturyLink: Washington 911 outage due to vendor

    CenturyLink: Washington 911 outage due to vendor

    Dispatchers who couldn't answer the 911 call of Washington woman facing an intruder are deeply troubled by the statewide system failure but relieved she wasn't injured, the dispatch center's executive...
    A seven-hour outage in Washington state 911 service that left dispatchers deeply troubled was caused by a technical error by a third-party vendor, CenturyLink said Friday.
  • Physicist wins $1.3M tech prize for data storage

    Physicist wins $1.3M tech prize for data storage

    British-American physicist Stuart Parkin has won the 1 million-euro ($1.3 million) Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries leading to a thousand-fold increase in digital data storage on magnetic disks.
    Anyone who uses large data centers, cloud services, social networks or gets music and film online can thank British-American physicist Stuart Parkin.
  • Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight

    Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight

    A Swiss team planning to complete the first round-the-world solar flight next year has unveiled a new version of the plane they say can remain in the air indefinitely.
    The Swiss-made airplane built for the first round-the-world solar flight has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a large car.
  • New technology unwraps mummies' ancient mysteries

    New technology unwraps mummies' ancient mysteries

    The fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using new technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries.
    Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries.
  • Once-soaring tech stocks sink in sobering comedown

    Once-soaring tech stocks sink in sobering comedown

    The stock market's laws of gravity are inflicting pain on its highest fliers.
    The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers.
  • Google to sell Glass to bigger pool of consumers

    Google to sell Glass to bigger pool of consumers

    A lot more people are about to get a chance to own the Internet-connected eyewear known as Google Glass, the hottest accessory in geek fashion.
    A lot more people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear that has become the hottest accessory in geek fashion.
  • Stocks fall on jitters over earnings, tech rout

    Stocks fall on jitters over earnings, tech rout

    U.S. stocks were poised to open lower Friday after a sell-off in technology companies the day before. JPMorgan Chase fell in pre-market trading after its earnings missed analysts' estimates because of a decline...
    Investors drove the stock market lower for a second straight day Friday as they grew anxious that earnings growth was faltering.
  • Police: Facebook posts prompted fatal casino fight

    Police: Facebook posts prompted fatal casino fight

    Reno, Nev., police say they've arrested a nightclub guard accused of killing a man who posted negative Facebook comments about the lounge's security.
    Reno, Nev., police say they've arrested a nightclub guard accused of killing a man who posted negative Facebook comments about the lounge's security.
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