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Apple names Jeff Williams as chief operating officer

Apple named Jeff Williams as its chief operating officer Thursday, a job that hasn’t been filled since Tim Cook left the position more than four years ago to become CEO. Williams has worked at Apple for about 17 years and supervised the launch of the Apple Watch, which went on …

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There’s a new crop of coding toys for techie tykes

NEW YORK (AP) – Want even your younger kids to join the tech revolution by learning to code? Maybe you should get them a robot – or at least a video game. That’s the aim of entrepreneurs behind new coding toys for kids as young as 6. They’re spurred by …

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China’s Xi calls for cooperation on Internet regulation

BEIJING (AP) – Chinese President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for governments to cooperate in regulating Internet use, stepping up efforts to promote controls that activists complain stifle free expression. Xi’s government operates extensive Internet monitoring and censorship and has tightened controls since he came to power in 2013. Speaking at …

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Siri vs. Cortana vs. ‘OK Google’: Who’s better, who’s best

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Cortana’s learning the neighborhood. Google’s digital assistant can’t tell a joke. And Siri apparently has a thing for the metric system. Those are just a few of the things I learned after staging a face-off between the three leading digital assistants. Apple’s Siri and “OK Google” …

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Now comes the tough part: The world’s carbon diet starts

PARIS (AP) – The world is about to go on a carbon diet. It won’t be easy – or cheap. Nearly 200 nations across the world on Saturday approved a first-of-its-kind universal agreement to wean Earth off fossil fuels and slow global warming, patting themselves on the back for showing …

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Wal-Mart to launch own mobile pay system

NEW YORK (AP) – The mobile payment wars are heating up. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, said it’s launching its own mobile payment system that will allow shoppers to pay with any major credit or debit card or its own store gift card through its existing smartphone app …

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Samsung aid for sick workers comes with conditions, secrecy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Samsung’s hopes of ending years of acrimony over whether its computer chip factories caused cancer have hit a hitch: some sickened workers and their families say they’ll never accept its highly conditional offer of financial assistance. As recently as the middle of last year, it …

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Moroccan government and critics vie for online audiences

CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) – The newest entrant to Morocco’s media scene has already reported on a disgraced former foreign minister and a scandal about blackmailing the king. The investigative website Le Desk is the latest example of the accelerating migration of Moroccan journalism away from heavily restricted print and broadcast …

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Australia police search home of man named as bitcoin founder

SYDNEY (AP) – Australian police on Wednesday raided the home and business premises of a man that technology news sites have claimed is the founder of virtual currency bitcoin. A statement from the Australian Federal Police said the searches were related to a tax investigation and not recent media reports …

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In war-torn Gaza, a tiny high-tech sector emerges

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – As a student graduating from computer college two years ago, Mohammed Qudih was dreading the “painful” unemployment in the Gaza Strip – a war-battered coastal territory where nearly half the population is without work. Today, the 25-year-old engineer boasts about his company, its 20 …

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