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The 2016 Nobel Prize winners and their work
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- This year's Nobel Prizes will be handed out Saturday for ground-breaking work ranging from the development of the world's smallest machines to song lyrics that have touched generations of fans....



Snapchat: How the vanishing-photo app managed not to fade
NEW YORK (AP) -- Snapchat has managed to build something lasting out of photos that vanished almost instantly....



Gov't proposal envisions phone calls on airline flights
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airlines could let passengers make in-flight phone calls using Wi-Fi under a proposal from federal regulators....



Apple chief Tim Cook picked to give MIT commencement speech
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has chosen Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver its 2017 commencement address....



Sources: Google to give Cubans faster access to content
HAVANA (AP) -- Google and the Cuban government have struck a deal giving Cubans faster access to the internet giant's content, two people familiar with the agreement said Friday....



Pebble discontinuing smartwatches after its sale to Fitbit
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Pioneering smartwatch maker Pebble is no longer manufacturing or selling any of its devices after the bulk of the company was bought by Fitbit....



Banking on change: Tech startups target financial services
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It may not be much longer before bank branches join video-rental stores and record shops as relics of a bygone era....



Innovation or monopoly? Panel looks at ATT-Time Warner deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators questioning the logic of a proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner turned their focus to the nickels and dimes of the issue, at least as to how the $85.4 billion mega-deal would affect Americans. OK, you say this huge merger will enhance, not quash, competition and benefit consumers. Will it actually reduce prices that consumers pay?...



German intel agency: Russia is trying to destabilize Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Russia is trying to destabilize German society with propaganda and cyberattacks ahead of the country's general election, Germany's domestic intelligence agency said Thursday....



Sandberg: False stories on Facebook didn't sway election
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg says she doesn't think misinformation spread on the social media platform swayed the election in favor of President-elect Donald Trump....