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The Galveston County Daily News : Technology

October 31, 2014

Technology

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Microsoft promises new Office for Macs next year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a long wait, Microsoft says it plans to release a new version of its popular Office software package for Mac computers — but not until next year.

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Friday 10/31/2014
Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 3:03 pm

TOKYO (AP) — Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink.

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Estonia citizen extradited to NY in cyber case
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 3:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A man from Estonia has pleaded not guilty in New York to charges that he conspired in a cyberfraud that affected millions of computers worldwide.

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Image of Asia: Watching the iPhone line in Seoul
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 12:01 pm

In this photo by Ahn Young-joon, a phone store worker dressed as Santa Claus keeps customers in line as they wait to buy Apple's iPhone 6, in Seoul, South Korea. The device went on sale Friday in South Korea, one of the world's most wired societies, with 85 percent of its 50 million people online and 40 million smartphones. South Korea is also home to the world's top-selling smartphone maker Samsung, which is seeing more competition by cheaper local brands in China and India and by Apple in developed nations.

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Pirate Bay founder jailed for hacking Danish data
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 11:01 am

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court on Friday sentenced the Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into a private company handling sensitive information for Danish authorities.

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Hungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 9:00 am

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Following large-scale protests, Hungary's prime minister said Friday that the government would suspend a planned tax on Internet use and reconsider the matter next year.

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Thursday 10/30/2014
Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 10:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America.

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Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 10:02 pm

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week.

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Online stores fight Amazon for piece of retail pie
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 8:04 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com's low prices and seemingly endless array of goods have made it the biggest online retailer in the U.S., commanding about 20 percent of all e-commerce. The company is projected to have over $89 billion in revenue this year. Its massive success has driven other sites to offer similar perks and deals to woo customers and hold on to their piece of the retail pie. Some retailers now even offer to match Amazon's prices to try to win your business.

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