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Yahoo’s CEO is running out of time to turn things around

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Marissa Mayer’s nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet’s best-known companies for the past decade. Like her predecessors as Yahoo CEO, Mayer has been unable to snap the company out …

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Growth _ but not expansion _ in US Internet gambling market

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Internet gambling is slowly growing – but not expanding – after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States. Online gambling revenue is increasing in at least two of the three states that currently offer it – New Jersey and Delaware. The third, …

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Why government and tech can’t agree about encryption

NEW YORK (AP) – Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn’t totally comfortable with that, because it’s also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats. For decades, tech companies have steadily expanded the use of encryption – a data-scrambling …

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Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time

WASHINGTON (AP) – One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery. If batteries can get better, cheaper and store more power safely, then electric cars and solar- or wind- powered homes …

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Social media helps drive historic Cuban exodus to US

PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica (AP) – As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and everything in it for $5,000 and joined the largest migration from their homeland in decades. Buying two smartphones for $160 apiece on …

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Yahoo stops some users accessing emails in ad-blockers row

Yahoo has confirmed that it is preventing some people from accessing their email if they are using ad-blocking software in their browser. Some users in the US reported that Yahoo Mail was displaying a message asking them to disable their ad-blocker before they could access their inbox. Yahoo said it …

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