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Apple CEO Steve Jobs to be deposed

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:00:33 EDT

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs, who is currently out on medical leave, will be deposed to testify in an antitrust suit related to its iPod music players and iTunes store.



EBay CEO's compensation rose 22 percent in 2010

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:48:34 EDT

SAN FRANCISCO -- The 2010 pay package online marketplace operator eBay Inc.'s CEO rose 22 percent to $12.4 million from the previous year, according to an Associated Press analysis of a Monday regulatory filing.



South Carolina bill targets prisoners on Facebook

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 23:42:56 EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Islam Dunn updates his Facebook page with a phone like so many other 19-year-olds, only he must hide the device so the prison guards don't notice.


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FCC approves CenturyLink buying Qwest

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:06:18 EDT

NEW YORK -- Federal regulators on Friday approved CenturyLink Inc.'s acquisition of Qwest Communications International Inc., on the condition that the combined phone company provide cheap broadband Internet access and computers to poor households.
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Review: GPS running watches offer improvements

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 15:32:59 EDT

NEW ORLEANS -- My accessories for last month's Mardi Gras Marathon in New Orleans included a pair of bead necklaces and three watches.


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Ghostbusters lives on through comics, video games

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 06:08:12 EDT

PHILADELPHIA -- More than 25 years later the answer to the question "Who ya gonna call?" remains "Ghostbusters!"


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Lawmakers' cell phones often out of public reach

Sun, 13 Mar 2011 00:08:13 EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It was 1992 and Ohio Senate President Stanley Aronoff was on the golf course when his cell phone rang.



Nokia gives CEO $6.2M to offset lost Microsoft pay

Sat, 12 Mar 2011 18:20:18 EST

WASHINGTON -- The executive hired to turn around mobile phone maker Nokia is getting $6.2 million to make up for the paychecks he lost when he left Microsoft last fall.
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US video game sales up 3 percent in February

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 06:16:33 EST

SEATTLE -- U.S. retail sales of video-game hardware, software and accessories edged up 3 percent in February compared with the same month last year, helped in part by strong sales of Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 game system and Kinect motion-sensing controller.



Kaspar the friendly robot helps autistic kids

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:04:26 EST

STEVENAGE, England -- Eden Sawczenko used to recoil when other little girls held her hand and turned stiff when they hugged her. This year, the 4-year-old autistic girl began playing with a robot that teaches about emotions and physical contact - and now she hugs everyone.


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US video game sales up 3 percent in February

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:07:03 EST

SEATTLE -- U.S. retail sales of video-game hardware, software and accessories edged up 3 percent in February compared with the same month last year, helped in part by strong sales of Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 game system and Kinect motion-sensing controller.



Japan's Sony to reorganize key businesses

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 01:35:01 EST

TOKYO -- Sony Corp. said Thursday it will reorganize its main electronics businesses and promote the star of its gaming operations to lead a new consumer products division.
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House panel votes to repeal new FCC Internet rules

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 17:48:10 EST

WASHINGTON -- A Republican-controlled Congressional panel has voted to repeal new Federal Communications Commission rules that prohibit phone and cable companies from interfering with Internet traffic on their broadband networks.



Nintendo 3-D handheld goes on sale in Japan

Sat, 26 Feb 2011 10:16:08 EST

TOKYO -- Nintendo's latest game machine, offering glasses-free 3-D images, went on sale in Japan on Saturday ahead of a global rollout, and analysts say it promises to be the world's first 3-D mass-market product.


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Nintendo 3-D handheld goes on sale in Japan

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 21:33:51 EST

TOKYO -- Nintendo's latest game machine, offering glasses-free 3-D images, went on sale in Japan on Saturday ahead of a global rollout, and analysts say it promises to be the world's first 3-D mass-market product.


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More T-Mobile USA subscribers flee

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 14:36:27 EST

NEW YORK -- Subscribers on contract-based cell phone plans hung up on T-Mobile USA in record numbers in the fourth quarter, as it continues to lose the battle against larger carriers.
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Review: Kinect motion-sensing system impresses

Thu, 04 Nov 2010 17:14:53 EDT

-- There are a lot of futuristic things we're still waiting on: jet packs for the entire family, self-driving cars and time-travel, to name a few. But one new, pretty darn amazing bit of technology has finally come to fruition, thanks to the folks at Microsoft.


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T-Mobile USA adds customers in 3rd quarter

Thu, 04 Nov 2010 07:40:15 EDT

NEW YORK -- T-Mobile USA, the fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier, on Thursday said it added subscribers in the third quarter after two quarters of losses.



Qualcomm 4Q profit rises 8 pct, beats Street

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 18:22:22 EDT

NEW YORK -- Qualcomm Inc., the developer of chips and technology for cell phones, on Wednesday said results for the latest quarter blew past expectations on strong sales of components for smart phones.



T-Mobile renames upgraded 3G network '4G'

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 14:29:11 EDT

NEW YORK -- Sprint Nextel Corp. and Verizon Wireless are building wireless data networks using new technologies that the industry calls fourth-generation, or 4G. Not to be outdone, T-Mobile USA launched a campaign this week that calls its own upgraded network "4G."
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