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  • France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe

    PARIS (AP) — Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the government wants oversight and the cinema industry wants...

  • Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors. Justice Department officials are seeking a...

  • Options abound for selling used mobile phones

    Apple's latest iPhones begin shipping later this month, a move bound to inspire many fans of the popular smartphone to ditch their current models in favor of the bigger, sleeker iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. It's a ritual familiar by now to most smartphone users. Every couple of years, new models...

  • Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the Silver State. The "gigafactory" is expected...

  • US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day. The government called for the huge fine in 2008 if Yahoo didn't go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information. The company regarded that...

  • Three ways to secure your Gmail account

    On Wednesday, 5 million Gmail usernames and passwords were leaked on the Russian bitcoin message board btsec.com. Here's how to keep this from happening to you.

  • 23andMe CEO navigates health regulation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — No Silicon Valley company better embodies the promise and the pitfalls of working in health care than DNA testing firm 23andMe. Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California-based company seemed to have every strategic advantage: millions in...

  • NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans. Workers at Kennedy Space Center gathered to watch as the Orion capsule emerged from its assembly hangar Thursday morning, less than three months from its first test flight. The capsule —...

  • Few critics as Nevada mulls Tesla tax breaks

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Critics say Nevada lawmakers are gambling with taxpayers' money, but they clearly were in the minority Wednesday night as legislators moved forward with an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives they hope to approve in the days ahead to bring Tesla...

  • Large government out of place in a society based on small technology

    "Large" technology like steel mills, power stations and gas turbines tended to encourage large bureaucracies and large government. But "small" technology enables individuals to make personal choices.

  • Action on the field powers lights at soccer field

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Kids streaking back and forth on a soccer field in scorching tropical heat promises to produce something more than buckets of sweat. Billed as Brazil's first player-powered soccer pitch, a field inaugurated Wednesday in a Rio de Janeiro slum harnesses the kinetic energy of...

  • Apple's smartwatch: Timely idea or clocked out?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is a habitual party crasher, but can the company's history of arriving late and making a big splash in various gadget categories continue with the Apple Watch? The technology company was a late entrant into many of its most prominent product categories: the iPod wasn't the...

  • FCC mulls extending net neutrality to mobile devices

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler spoke out against carrier consolidation in the mobile service market at the Sept. 9 CTIA wireless show in Las Vegas. Wheeler said the FCC is “poised to intervene" in order to prevent further consolidation. Earlier this year, the FCC...

  • German startup factory Rocket launches IPO

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, announced Wednesday that it plans a public listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange. The Berlin-based company said it aims to raise 750 million euros ($968 million) with a flotation "intended to take...

  • Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive. I like that it will come in two sizes, so the watch won't feel giant on smaller hands, as some competing watches do. I also like that Apple will offer a variety of straps and materials, so...



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