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The Galveston County Daily News : Technology

October 30, 2014

Technology

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Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.

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Thursday 10/30/2014
Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:02 am

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years.

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Wednesday 10/29/2014
Baidu profit up 27 percent as mobile grows
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:02 am

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese search engine Baidu Inc. said Thursday its quarterly profit rose 27 percent as user traffic for its mobile operation surpassed passed its desktop computer-based search business.

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Rocket explosion setback for commercial space
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 11:01 pm

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station.

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WhatsApp founders own nearly $9B in Facebook stock
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 9:00 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton received 116 million shares of Facebook stock currently worth nearly $9 billion when they sold their unprofitable messaging service to the social networking leader earlier this month.

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Apple Pay rival defends service, exclusivity
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 9:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A mobile payment service backed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other leading retailers is defending its practice of prohibiting its members from accepting alternatives such as Apple Pay.

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What is Orbital Sciences?
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 8:01 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — NASA pays it billions. Its rockets sport mythical names like Minotaur and Pegasus. And its $2 billion deal to resupply the International Space Station had gone well — until this week.

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Identity theft victims lose more than money
Posted: October 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Personal data was stolen from 100 million Americans this year in cyber-attacks and thefts from retailers, banks and hospitals. Many of them will become victims of identity theft. While the financial hit to people and companies is real, the emotional impact can be "life-altering," says Terrell McSweeny, a member of the Federal Trade Commission, at a conference Wednesday.

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Sole ND abortion clinic halts medication abortions
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 6:00 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's sole abortion provider stopped providing medication abortions Wednesday in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that blocked the use of pregnancy-terminating drugs, though surgical abortions were still being provided, the clinic's director said.

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