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July 25, 2014


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Lyft says it's starting New York City service

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft says it is starting limited service in New York City after reaching agreement with state and city officials to resolve regulatory issues.

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Friday 07/25/2014
Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 2:02 pm

SEATTLE (AP) — Police say an out-of-town Amazon employee was the operator behind a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week.

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BSkyB to create multinational European TV network
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 2:01 pm

LONDON (AP) — London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European broadcaster. The deal could have a wider impact on the media industry, giving Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox a cash boost to potentially revive its attempt to buy Time Warner.

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Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 6:01 am

ATLANTA (AP) — This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 2:01 am

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday.

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Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 2:01 am

BEIJING (AP) — Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Friday its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew.

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Proxy adviser says Sprint CEO was paid too much
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 9:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Institutional Shareholder Services, a leading shareholder advisory firm, is telling shareholders to protest Sprint Corp. CEO Dan Hesse's $49 million 2013 pay package, saying it's excessive and not tied to performance.

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Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 9:03 pm

SEATTLE (AP) — Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue.

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Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 5:04 pm

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state.

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