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Alibaba 3Q net income jumps on strong holiday season

Alibaba 3Q net income jumps on strong holiday season

NEW YORK (AP) – Alibaba is hoping its better-than-expected third-quarter results help reassure investors worried about the state of the Chinese economy. The Chinese e-commerce powerhouse third-quarter net income jumped ahead of analyst expectations as mobile shopping continued to grow and Chinese customers snapped up items during the holidays. The …

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Apple’s iPhone success may be reaching its peak

Apple’s iPhone success may be reaching its peak

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple could soon face one of its biggest challenges to date: Peak iPhone. Most analysts believe Apple surpassed its own record by selling more than 74.5 million units of its flagship product in the final three months of 2015. But there are signs that iPhone sales …

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Virtual reality experience highlight of new Dali Museum show

Virtual reality experience highlight of new Dali Museum show

Visitors to a new exhibition at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, won’t just be looking at art. Thanks to virtual reality, they’ll be exploring a Dali painting in a dreamy, three-dimensional world that turns art appreciation into an unforgettable, immersive experience. The new exhibition, “Disney and Dali: Architects …

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Netflix impresses Wall St. with robust 4Q overseas growth

Netflix impresses Wall St. with robust 4Q overseas growth

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – As its U.S. subscriber growth tapers off, Netflix’s Internet video service is setting out to conquer the rest of the world in an audacious expansion likely to sway the company’s stock and the prices it pays for TV shows and movies. The stakes riding on Netflix’s …

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Twitter disruption silences swaths of Europe, parts of US

Twitter disruption silences swaths of Europe, parts of US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Some Twitter users had to do without early Tuesday after sporadic outages knocked the social media site offline in Europe. Reports of malfunctions began to appear in the U.S. as well, but it was unclear how widespread the outages were. Twitter Inc. which has 320 …

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Build a better weather network? New York takes the dare

Build a better weather network? New York takes the dare

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Counting every raindrop or measuring every gust of wind is impossible, but New York is getting closer with a uniquely extensive statewide system of automated weather stations that should paint a dramatically clearer picture of developing storms. Described as the new “gold standard” of automated systems, …

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Bowie views top daily record on Vevo, beating Adele

Bowie views top daily record on Vevo, beating Adele

LOS ANGELES (AP) – David Bowie fans found a new way to be passing time after the pop star’s death: setting a single-day record for video views on Vevo. The music video service owned by Universal and Sony says views of Bowie videos hit 51 million Monday, the day after …

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Review: New ways to get cable without an ugly cable box

Review: New ways to get cable without an ugly cable box

NEW YORK (AP) – Getting cable service no longer requires a technician who’ll come and install an ugly cable box. Instead, cable companies are starting to offer slimmed-down bundles of channels that you can stream to your TV over your Internet connection – sort of like Netflix, although mostly not …

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Samsung reaches partial agreement with sick workers

Samsung reaches partial agreement with sick workers

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Samsung Electronics reached a partial agreement on workplace safety with sickened workers and their families, nearly a decade after the death of a 22-year-old chip worker from leukemia galvanized concern about conditions in South Korea’s semiconductor industry. The South Korean company and Banolim, which is …

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