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The Galveston County Daily News : Technology

October 23, 2014


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Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who delighted an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.

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Thursday 10/23/2014
Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 5:01 am

HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia appears to have turned around its fortunes after the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft, reporting a third-quarter net profit of 747 million euros ($950 million), from a loss of 91 million euros a year earlier. Sales grew 13 percent.

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Wednesday 10/22/2014
Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 2:04 am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction.

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Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 11:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.

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Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 11:00 pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.

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Tablets, cars drive AT&T wireless gains_not phones
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 11:01 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pressure from smaller rivals T-Mobile and Sprint in a competitive environment in which most Americans already have a cellphone.

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Survey: Harassment a common part of online life
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 8:01 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.

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BofA to refund Apple Pay customers charged twice
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 8:01 pm

SAN JOSE, CALIF. (AP) — Bank of America apologized Wednesday for a double-billing glitch that affected some customers who made purchases with Apple Pay, the new mobile payments service that Apple launched this week.

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Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes.

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