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Study: Patience waning in digital age

Find out how long people are willing to wait for a drink at a bar, buying music tickets online, putting up with a screaming child in a restaurant and other things.

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  • Amazon shares spike as 4Q profit beats by a mile

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Amazon.com jumped over 8 percent in aftermarket trading after the e-commerce giant beat quarterly profit expectations by a mile. Amazon’s strategy always has been to spend a big chunk…

  • FTC settles case against ‘revenge porn’ site operator

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Colorado man accused of operating a “revenge porn” website has settled with federal regulators who said he broke the law by posting nude pictures of women without their consent or knowledge.…

  • Blogger helps raise $1 million so NYC kids can visit Harvard

    NEW YORK (AP) — A fundraising campaign inspired by the popular photo blog Humans of New York has raised more than $1 million to send middle-school students from a high-poverty Brooklyn school on field trips…

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  • SpongeBob online? Nickelodeon to offer Internet subscription

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  • EU plans to step up fight on online jihadi propaganda

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The EU on Thursday called for more help from Internet companies to fight online terrorist propaganda in the face of the terror attacks in France. Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told…

  • Alibaba run-in with China regulator signals tougher scrutiny

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  • Game Review: A new life for old video games

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  • NASA moisture satellite launch scrubbed due to winds

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