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September 30, 2014


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Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft says the next version of its flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile devices and Internet services.

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Tuesday 09/30/2014
AOL to feed more video, news to Microsoft's MSN
Posted: September 30, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — AOL will provide Microsoft's MSN with more video and additional news stories from popular sites such as The Huffington Post and TechCrunch in an expansion of a deal aimed at selling more digital advertising.

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EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 1:03 pm

BRUSSELS (AP) — Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there.

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PayPal goes mobile, to split from eBay in 2015
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 11:00 am

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The mobile payment service PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year.

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News Corp. to buy Move Inc. for about $950 million
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 10:02 am

NEW YORK (AP) — News Corp. is spending about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company's digital expansion.

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China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 7:04 am

BEIJING (AP) — China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17.

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Monday 09/29/2014
Oregon cops: Suspect drove fast, had strong smell
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 9:01 pm

LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — Officers in western Oregon say a suspect they tried to collar at a traffic stop drove too fast for pursuing officers, but eventually he was just too fragrant.

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Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

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A Closer Look: Stream-box gaming is a mixed bag
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:00 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory.

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