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Facebook beats profit expectations

MENLO PARK (AP) — For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other portable devices.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 8:37 p.m. | | Facebook beats profit expectations Comments 0 Comments


Frenzy forces Vegas White Castle to close

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 24-hour White Castle location on the Las Vegas Strip that opened to long lines of the burger chain’s fans had to close for more than two hours to restock after its grand opening.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 8:32 p.m. | | Frenzy forces Vegas White Castle to close Comments 0 Comments


What! Facebook’s down? No storm selfies during outage

MENLO PARK (AP) — No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:05 p.m. | | What! Facebook’s  down? No storm selfies during outage Comments 0 Comments


iPhone sales smash records

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:05 p.m. | | iPhone sales smash records Comments 0 Comments


Yahoo spinning off Alibaba stake

SUNNYVALE (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company’s $39 billion stake in China’s Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion.

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Parking garages fall to the wrecking ball

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — They were supposed to be saviors of downtown, drawing people by offering parking as plentiful as at any suburban shopping mall.

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IBM denies report of mass layoffs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Calling it “ridiculous” and “baseless,” IBM on Monday dismissed a report that said the technology giant plans to lay off 1 in 4 of its workers, or 100,000 people.

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Microsoft earnings report doesn’t excite

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Big jumps in sales of its Surface tablets, cloud computing software and Lumia smartphones drove Microsoft’s quarterly revenue above expectations, as CEO Satya Nadella continues to steer toward the mobile gadget market and shift Microsoft away from its traditional focus on the PC.

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George’s Bikes closing, turns into mobile service

George’s Bikes is shuttering its brick-and-mortar location near Ripon’s historic downtown.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 2:38 p.m. | | George’s Bikes closing, turns into mobile service Comments 0 Comments


Starbucks’ 1Q profits soar on strong traffic

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks Corp.’s fiscal first-quarter earnings soared 82 percent as the coffee chain attracted more customers around the globe who snapped up an expanded offering of food and drinks over the holidays.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 8:59 p.m. | | Starbucks’ 1Q  profits soar on  strong traffic Comments 0 Comments


Microsoft to show off more Windows 10 features today

REDMOND, Washington (AP) — Microsoft will use an event today to offer a wider glimpse of the next version of Windows.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 10:47 p.m. | | Microsoft to show off more Windows 10 features today Comments 0 Comments


Netflix adds 4.3M more subscribers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Coming off its best quarter yet, Netflix is accelerating its international expansion in hopes its original programming will hook millions more subscribers on the Internet video service.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 6:51 p.m. | | Netflix adds 4.3M more subscribers Comments 0 Comments


US settles case over fake Facebook page

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a New York woman after federal drug agents used information from her cellphone to set up a fake Facebook page in her identity, a tactic that raised privacy concerns and led to a federal government review of the ruse, according to court papers filed Tuesday.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 6:50 p.m. | | US settles case over fake Facebook page Comments 0 Comments


Twitter buys ZipDial in bid for users in emerging markets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter said Tuesday that it plans to buy Indian mobile marketing company ZipDial as it tries to reach new users in developing regions.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 6:55 p.m. | | Twitter buys ZipDial in bid  for users in  emerging markets Comments 0 Comments

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