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Banking on change: Tech startups target financial services

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:09:16 GMT2016-12-08T16:09:16Z

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....



Pebble discontinuing smartwatches after its sale to Fitbit

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:43:24 GMT2016-12-08T17:43:24Z

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....



Navy's futuristic-looking USS Zumwalt arriving in homeport

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:02:34 GMT2016-12-08T17:02:34Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Navy's most technologically advanced destroyer is arriving at its homeport after dealing with some glitches along the way....



Innovation or monopoly? Panel looks at ATT-Time Warner deal

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:04:26 GMT2016-12-07T19:04:26Z

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

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:50:41 GMT2016-12-08T12:50:41Z

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

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:39:44 GMT2016-12-08T18:39:44Z

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....



Car company offering red light-reading vehicles in Las Vegas

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:18:11 GMT2016-12-07T08:18:11Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- On the theory that a driver who knows when a red light will turn green is more relaxed and aware, vehicle manufacturer Audi is unveiling this week in Las Vegas a technology that enables vehicles to "read" traffic signals ahead and tell the motorist how long the wait will be....



Millions leap at party invite by Mexican rural family

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:28:02 GMT2016-12-07T18:28:02Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Millions of people have responded to an invitation to a coming of age party for a girl in rural northern Mexico after her parent's video innocently asked "everybody" to attend ended up going viral....



6 ways to keep phone charges low during international travel

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:58:48 GMT2016-12-07T16:58:48Z

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -- It's a sure-fire way to dampen the holiday cheers: Spend a week on a dream vacation abroad, then come back to find an additional several hundred dollars on your cellphone bill....



Softbank tycoon who met with Trump is Japan's deal maker

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:44:19 GMT2016-12-07T19:44:19Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, who met with President-elect Donald Trump and then announced plans to create 50,000 jobs and invest $50 billion in U.S. startups, has been one of Japan's most aggressive overseas investors for over two decades. He's getting an early start on deal-making with the future president....