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  • Tech sell-off roils global markets

    LONDON (AP) — Renewed weakness in the tech-heavy Nasdaq index in the U.S. roiled global markets Friday. The Nasdaq index fell a further 0.6 percent to 4,029 after slumping 3 percent on Thursday — its worst day since 2011 — as tech and biotech stocks took another hammering after a two-day...

  • Comcast increases Internet speeds in DC, Northeast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Comcast says it has increased its Internet speeds in the Washington area and Northeast region at no additional cost to customers. The company says its Xfinity Blast tier has more than doubled in speed to 105 megabytes per second. And the Xfinity Extreme tier now offers...

  • Google to sell Glass to bigger pool of consumers

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 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. Google will sell the "Explorer" version of Glass to any U.S. resident who places an online order for the device beginning...

  • Investors flee tech stocks again, pummeling Nasdaq

    NEW YORK (AP) — The high-flyers are laying the stock market low — once again. Investors turned against biotech, Internet and other once-soaring stocks on Thursday, driving the Nasdaq composite index to its worst day since 2011. The sell-off in tech names dragged down the broader market and...

  • Amazon's Bezos outlines grocery, drone plans

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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. In Bezos annual letter to shareholders, he outlined Amazon's offerings,...

  • GOP, Dems clash over online domain name oversight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 their attacks on President Barack Obama's trustworthiness....

  • Stocks drop; Biotech takes another plunge

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Nasdaq had its worst day since 2011 as investors dumped biotechnology shares and other industries that have soared over the past year. Biogen Idec, Gilead Sciences and other biotech companies plunged. After a huge run-up, those stocks have become volatile in recent weeks...

  • US Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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. That's according to a report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau, which said Thursday that Internet advertising revenue...

  • Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In a long hallway that looks more like a videogame arcade than a military base, Hamas security forces are holding target practice using assault rifles fitted with lasers — all without firing a bullet. For the cash-strapped Hamas government, the system is a...

  • High-speed rail board adopts new business plan

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The board overseeing the California High-Speed Rail Authority has approved a new business plan to submit to state lawmakers. The 2014 plan approved Thursday is an update required every two years for the $68 billion project. Among its changes is a lower projection...

  • Senate committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked the U.S. Agency for International Development on Thursday to turn over all records about the Obama administration's secret Cuban twitter program as part of a broader review of the agency's civil-society efforts worldwide. The...

  • Energy Department signals new loans from stalled advanced vehicles program

    An Energy Department loan program for advanced vehicle technologies that has drawn GOP criticism is revving its engine once again. The department announced changes to its Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program Wednesday, which focuses on electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles,...

  • Black box data lost for 2012 Malaysia Air flight

    LONDON (AP) — Malaysia Airlines failed to properly preserve flight recordings during an incident at London's Heathrow Airport in 2012 when a plane had to turn back because of technical problems, a report by Britain's air accidents investigator found Thursday. The report was published as...

  • EBay, Icahn settle proxy fight

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ebay and billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn have settled their proxy fight ahead of the company's annual meeting. Icahn and eBay had been in an acrimonious tussle over PayPal, the e-commerce company's quickly growing mobile payment arm. Icahn, who owns about 2...

  • French IT staff get right to unplug from work

    PARIS (AP) — French IT staff at Google, Facebook and other companies have won new protections against burnout: the right to unplug. A new agreement with employers gives more than 300,000 tech-sector workers added guarantees that the "always connected" lifestyle enabled by smartphones won't...



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