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  • FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — People in small communities may get better, cheaper access to the Internet after the Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday that city-owned broadband services can expand into areas overlooked by commercial providers.…

  • 5 things to know about ‘net neutrality’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal…

  • Google looks for more revenue from ads in Android app store

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps and entertainment as the Internet search leader strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones and tablets. The…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks mixed NEW YORK (AP) — The major U.S. stock indexes have been drifting between small gains and losses today. Traders are looking over reports on unemployment benefit claims, consumer prices and orders…

  • Barnes & Noble to keep Nook digital business after all

    NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble is keeping its Nook Media digital business after all. The bookseller had planned to combine Nook and its college bookstores into a single company separate from its retail…

  • Data Doctors: What to consider before cutting your cable cord

    WASHINGTON — A fed-up cable and Internet consumer recently wrote Data Doctors’ Ken Colburn to ask for his advice on “cutting the cord.” I am currently fed up with my Internet and cable provider. I…

  • Pakistan tightens cellphone control after Taliban massacre

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Almost every Pakistani citizen has a cellphone, but from now on, Big Brother is checking to make sure their name, number and fingerprints are on record. The measures are meant to tighten…

  • Outage cuts Internet, phone service across northern Arizona

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — People across northern Arizona couldn’t use the Internet, their cellphones or landlines for several hours Wednesday after someone vandalized a fiber-optic line that brings communications to a large part of the…

  • Google releases work tools designed for Android phones

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on Android-powered smartphones, setting up a skirmish on another key front of mobile…

  • Motorola aims new phone at first-time smartphone buyers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Motorola is updating its low-cost smartphone, the Moto E, as it targets first-time smartphone buyers worldwide. Among the improvements over last year’s model: The camera now has auto-focusing, whereas the older…

  • Q&A: ‘Modern Family’ producer talks episode shot with iPhone

    NEW YORK (AP) — For this week’s “Modern Family,” producers put down their expensive professional cameras and shot the episode with iPhones and other Apple devices. Seen through the eyes of character Claire Dunphy as…

  • FACT CHECK: Talking heads skew ‘net neutrality’ debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Is President Barack Obama taking over the Internet? Not by a long stretch, but that’s not stopping political banter in the “net neutrality” debate. The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday on…

  • J.D. Power releases 2015 list of most dependable vehicles

    WASHINGTON — For the fourth year in a row, Lexus ranked the highest in vehicle dependability, according to J.D. Power’s annual rankings. Lexus ranked highest in vehicle dependability among all nameplates, according to the 26-year-old J.D.…

  • Web app preserves dead loved one’s voicemail greeting

    WASHINGTON — One of the most difficult aspects of losing a loved one is realizing you won’t hear his voice again. A new, free, easy to use web application saves your dearly departed’s voicemail greeting,…

  • Review: Apple-centric ‘Modern Family’ goes beyond gimmicks

    NEW YORK (AP) — When “Modern Family” producers revealed that they shot this week’s episode entirely with the iPhone and other Apple products, I was skeptical. I’ve seen too many good shows decline in quality…