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  • Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of Comcast’s decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging. The combined company would have created an Internet and TV behemoth…

  • Review: Getting your Apple Watch? Here’s how to use it

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watches have arrived to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago. Those who haven’t bought one yet will likely face a wait. Apple’s retail stores…

  • Correction: Amazon-Cloud Computing Business story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story April 23 about Amazon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that its quarterly revenues came in below analysts’ estimates. They came in above analysts’ estimates. A corrected version of…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Amazon, Google lift technology stocks NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are edging higher in midday trading on Wall Street, helped by gains in big technology companies. Amazon soared 15 percent after revealing…

  • What You Need to Know About Apple Watch

    (NEW YORK) — It doesn’t seem that long ago that Apple CEO Tim Cook first began talking about the game-changing Apple Watch that was to come. Seven months later, what Cook calls Apple’s “most personal”…

  • Comcast deal may be dead, but cable consolidation will go on

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even if Comcast’s $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on. Combining the No. 1…

  • Security bug can cause iPhones to reboot endlessly

    WASHINGTON — Rebooting a mobile device is often the solution for a balky smartphone or tablet, but security experts are concerned about a newly discovered Wi-Fi security bug that can cause an iPhone to reboot…

  • GM’s new driverless car has futuristic style (Video)

    WASHINGTON — General Motors has unveiled a driverless concept car so stylish that it looks as if it’s from the pages of science fiction. The Chevy FNR (for Find New Roads) is not the imagining of…

  • Still got it: Facebook mobile ad revenue continues to surge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly three-quarters of Facebook’s advertising revenue now comes from mobile ads, as many more users access the social network on smartphones and other hand-held gadgets. On that front, the company is…

  • 1,000 Apple apps at risk

    WASHINGTON — As many as 1,000 mobile apps for Apple devices could be vulnerable to hacking because of a network coding problem. Although just a small percentage of Apple apps available to consumers are at…

  • Feeling safe? Try attending Internet security conference

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A conference of Internet security experts is not for the faint of heart. Hallway chatter and keynote speeches are peppered with scary stories of increasingly sophisticated hackers siphoning off valuable personal…

  • Review: Plenty of options for HBO online, not enough time

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO Now, the cable channel’s new stand-alone streaming service, is both a blessing and a curse. Like HBO Go, the app that cable and satellite TV subscribers have, HBO Now gives…

  • Wearable technology coming to the office, but when?

    WASHINGTON — Wearable technology is getting smarter and smarter. But will items such as smartwatches and Google Glass become office staples? Chief Information Officers think so, but they disagree on when it’ll happen. CBS News…

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 20, 2015: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang 2Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 4Emoji ;), Emoji+ 5Trivia Crack (Ad Free), Etermax…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots NEW YORK (AP) — To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes…