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  • Escape from email: Vision or hallucination?

    By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, Associated Press | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO — Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email. The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and that knowledge is fueling an audacious attempt to change the...

  • Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

    Updated: 58 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter. Twitter also grew its user base more than expected,...

  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict....

  • How Asana hopes to purge the scourge of email

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Asana is a service created to minimize the need for workplace email by serving as a one-stop shop for assigning work, sharing ideas, posting important updates and tracking the progress of projects. Here's how Asana works: __ The service is free for teams of up to 15 workers. The company sells...

  • Analysts: Samsung phone shipments falter in 2Q

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — An analyst firm says Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter. It lost ground to upstart Chinese manufacturers after several years of headlong growth. Research firm IDC says Samsung's smartphone sales fell 4...

  • OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Think you're in control? Think again. OKCupid on Monday became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would react to one another. The New York-based Internet company's revelation follows news earlier this month...

  • EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Shocked into action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner and the resulting deaths of more than 200 Europeans, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, to be followed swiftly by similar punitive measures from the U.S. The...

  • Stocks inch up ahead of economic data

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock-market indexes were mostly higher in afternoon trading as investors waited for a batch of key economic reports later this week. Earnings reports and corporate news drove trading in individual stocks. Major indexes in Europe and Asia closed with slight gains. KEEPING...

  • Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email. The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and that knowledge is fueling an audacious attempt to change...

  • China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce said it opened a case in June after complaints Microsoft improperly failed to...

  • REVIEW: Amazon Fire Phone fizzles

    BY RICHARD HALL, Web Editor | Updated: 9 hr ago

    The Amazon Fire Phone is full of gimmicks, ho-hum performance and little else.

  • OKCupid Publishes Findings of User Experiments

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    OKCupid on Monday published results of three experiments it recently conducted on users. In one test, it obscured profile pictures. In another, the site hid profile text to see how it affected personality ratings. And in a third, it told some hopeful daters that they were a better or worse...

  • Waste Management 2Q results mixed

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Waste Management Inc. on Tuesday reported that its second-quarter profit fell 14 percent. Its adjusted profit topped analysts' expectations, but revenue fell short of Wall Street's view. The Houston-based garbage and recycling hauler also announced that it is selling...

  • Samsung postpones launch of Tizen-run smartphone

    By YOUKYUNG LEE, Associated Press | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The South Korean company had planned to start selling the phone, the Samsung Z, in Russia this quarter. But Samsung indicated that more time is needed to expand Tizen’s following of app developers and apps.

  • Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

    By MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Internet lures people who are browsing for their next homes.

  • Science, technology investments paid off in a big way for Oklahoma

    By Scott Meacham | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Funding cuts have kept science, technology program from boosting Oklahoma’s economy even more, i2E Inc. CEO Scott Meacham says.

  • Asia stocks rise modestly ahead of US, China data

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets posted modest gains Tuesday as investors treaded cautiously ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.5 percent to 15,604.80 and South Korea's Kospi rose 0.6 percent to 2,061.95. Hong...

  • T-Mobile deal helps Rhapsody hit 2M paying subs

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Rhapsody International Inc. said Tuesday its partnership with T-Mobile US Inc. has helped boost its number of paying subscribers to more than 2 million, up from 1.7 million in April. Last month, Rhapsody teamed up with the nation's fourth-largest carrier on a new service called...

  • Judge rules against Clippers owner Donald Sterling, OKs sale of team to ex-Microsoft CEO


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Judge rules against Clippers owner Donald Sterling, OKs sale of team to ex-Microsoft CEO.

  • Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos


    LONDON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled. Monday's verdict by the Permanent Court for Arbitration increases...

  • Amazon offers 3-D printed products


    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Monday that it has started selling 3-D printed customizable objects like iPhone cases, jewelry and figurines on the online retailer's website. Amazon's 3-D product store will offer more than 200 print on-demand products that can be customized by material, size,...

  • Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel


    NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her supporters, with "no need to please the...

  • Cleveland opens school focusing on digital arts


    CLEVELAND (AP) — Marsha Dobrzynski found it a revelation when five years ago, teenagers who attended digital arts-based summer programs in Cleveland were always the first to arrive and the last to leave. Their dedication inspired Dobrzynski, of the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning in...

  • Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan


    NEW YORK (AP) — Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining. Real estate website operator Zillow Inc. is buying its rival in a $3.5 billion deal that will make the biggest player in the online real estate information market. Zillow will also...

  • Gadget Watch: PadFone novel as phone-tablet hybrid


    NEW YORK (AP) — Companies often blend old products to give you something new. This summer, AsusTek Computer Inc. claims you don't need both a phone and a tablet — as long as you get its new PadFone X. The PadFone works like any other phone and has a screen that measures 5 inches diagonally....