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  • Cablevision strikes deal to offer Hulu streaming services

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cablevision Systems Corp. struck a deal with Hulu to offer the Internet television service’s on-demand content to its Optimum customers, the first pay-TV company to do so. Bethpage, New York-based Cablevision…

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 27, 2015: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Trivia Crack (Ad Free), Etermax 4. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB…

  • LG’s new G4 phones will have leather backs

    NEW YORK (AP) — LG is making smartphones with optional leather backs as it seeks to distinguish its phones from Apple’s iPhones and Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones. The message at Tuesday’s announcement of the new G4:…

  • Facebook Messenger takes on FaceTime, Skype with phone video

    WASHINGTON — Facebook believes mobile users will prefer video calling from within the social network’s Messenger app instead of using Apple’s FaceTime or Skype. Now, with a couple of taps, mobile phone users on Messenger…

  • Study: Obama most followed on Twitter, pope most influential

    BERLIN (AP) — A new study shows U.S. President Barack Obama is still by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, but Pope Francis is considered the most influential by the number of his…

  • Google pledges $162M for European digital journalism fund

    BERLIN (AP) — Google says it will give European publishers 150 million euros ($162.33 million) to help them adapt to the challenge of selling news online. The Internet giant has had a rocky relationship with…

  • Agency to seek proposals for Roanoke-Salem broadband project

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority plans to seek proposals this week for a project expanding high-speed Internet options in Roanoke and Salem. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1HNez00 ) reports that a request…

  • Problems delay docking of Russia cargo ship at space station

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s space agency postponed the docking of a cargo ship with the International Space Station on Tuesday because of problems with the unmanned spacecraft. The Progress M-27M was launched Tuesday from the…

  • China Telecom says profit down 9 percent due to tax change

    BEIJING (AP) — China Telecom Ltd., one of China’s three main state-owned phone carriers, says its quarterly profit fell 9 percent from a year earlier due to tax changes and a rise in personnel costs.…

  • Most Wouldn’t Taste Food Made with a 3D Printer

    (NEW YORK) — If you were told a piece of food on your plate was made by a 3D printer, would you eat it? The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies posed that question in its…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian markets tepid ahead of major earnings, Fed meeting SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lukewarm today, taking a cue from losses on Wall Street ahead of earnings from major…

  • Groups want review of Shell’s Arctic regulatory filings

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two groups petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday for an investigation of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and what the groups call misstatements in regulatory filings regarding the risk…

  • Apple’s Mac is selling strong, iPad not so much

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple’s iPhone was again the company’s star in the first three months of the year. The tech giant sold 61 million iPhones, or 40 percent more than in the same period…

  • Judge says Vermont law on genetically modified food stands

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont law that could make the state the first in the country to require labeling of genetically modified food has been allowed by a federal judge to stand for now…

  • Forget the watch: Apple’s iPhones are still the main event

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple’s phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch. While skeptics question whether the company’s future is tied too…