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Viral smartphone game lets ordinary Chinese "clap" for Xi
BEIJING (AP) -- Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3 ½-hour speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet....



Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie
NEW YORK (AP) -- The selfie is everywhere - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application....



US: Lap
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire....



Google parent leads $1B Lyft investment, deepening Uber rift
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber....



Packers, Microsoft join in tech venture near Lambeau Field
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers and Microsoft are launching a tech incubator near Lambeau Field in a $10 million partnership aimed at igniting innovation in an area not typically targeted by major, global companies....



Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier's factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and a U.S. nonprofit group said Thursday....



Social media helping college teams start new traditions
In an era when it's increasingly difficult to get fans in the stadium, it apparently isn't so hard to get them into new rituals....



Wooing Amazon with sun, fun ... and giant buttons
BOSTON (AP) -- Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters that they've been brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and even pushing its buttons....



Little Rock drops Amazon bid in ad: 'It's not you, it's us.'
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas' capital city pre-emptively broke up with Amazon Thursday rather than submit a long-shot bid for the e-commerce giant's second headquarters, telling the company in a full-page newspaper ad: "It's not you, it's us."...



Big question for US cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 worth the price?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer:...