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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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Tesla software update allows self-parking, limits speed

Tesla software update allows self-parking, limits speed

DETROIT (AP) – Some Tesla Motors vehicles can park themselves without a driver inside with a software update beamed to customers over the weekend. The update also puts new speed limits on Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot mode and makes several enhancements, including automatically slowing when the car is approaching a curve …

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From the high-flying to the practical: CES 2016 in brief

From the high-flying to the practical: CES 2016 in brief

LAS VEGAS (AP) – This year’s CES gadget show, like ones before it, showed off a mix of the dreamy and the practical in technology. Gadget prototypes promised us fully autonomous vehicles carrying commuters on the streets and in the sky, while gizmos went on sale that aimed to solve …

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Apple stock slumps amid iPhone sales worries

Apple stock slumps amid iPhone sales worries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple fans keep buying iPhones, but Wall Street keeps worrying the company won’t be able to match last year’s blistering sales pace. Shares in the world’s most valuable company have fallen more than 15 percent over the last month, amid a drumbeat of news reports that …

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