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Apple Pay Q&A

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple’s mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There’s no need to pull out your credit card.

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UPS increases some rates by 4.9%

ATLANTA (AP) — UPS says it is raising rates for a number of its shipping services by an average of 4.9 percent for 2015.

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Record iPhone sales drive Apple’s 3Q beat

CUPERTINO (AP) — The iPhone again proved to be the engine behind Apple’s blockbuster financial performance, driving quarterly results well past expectations.

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Not so fast cordcutters: Cable’s far from dead

NEW YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable?

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Thinner iPads, sharper iMacs in Apple’s lineup

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 8:43 p.m. | | Thinner iPads, sharper iMacs in Apple’s lineup Comments 0 Comments


Google’s 3Q earnings fall as expenses climb 30%

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Google’s third-quarter earnings slipped as the Internet search leader hired nearly 3,000 more employees while pouring more money into its zest for innovation and quest for new markets.

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Apple Pay is bigger bet than gadgets

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely to spark the next iRevolution. The tech giant’s bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay, debuting Monday, will be the next thing you didn’t know you needed — but now can’t live without.

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iPhone glass maker to cut 727 jobs at Arizona plant

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones plans to eliminate 727 jobs at an Arizona plant.

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Google tries to upstage Apple

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet to attract more of the affluent consumers who faithfully buy each new generation of Apple’s iPhone and iPad. It’s also releasing a new streaming video and music device, Nexus Player, to compete with Apple TV and Roku, among others.

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Posted: oct. 15, 2014 9:03 p.m. | | Google tries to upstage Apple Comments 0 Comments


Netflix’s stock plunges, subscriber growth slips

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This is a sequel that Netflix shareholders never wanted to see: The world’s largest Internet video service has once again turned off potential viewers with a price increase that is punishing the company’s stock price.

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Posted: oct. 15, 2014 8:58 p.m. | | Netflix’s stock plunges, subscriber growth slips Comments 0 Comments


HBO Go-ing away from cable, will stand on its own

NEW YORK (AP) — Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product, as more Americans choose to watch the Web, not the TV. Viewers longing to see “Game of Thrones”, “True Detective” and “Veep” will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. So, is this the end of pay-TV as we know it?

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Wal-Mart cuts sales outlook due to economy

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans for its supercenters next year and stepping up investments in its online operations.

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HP resumes buyback of stock

PALO ALTO (AP) — PC maker Hewlett-Packard said Wednesday it is resuming buybacks and reaffirmed its guidance for 2014 and 2015.

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Twitter to be used for payments at French stores

PARIS (AP) — Did someone spot you money for lunch two weeks ago? In France, Twitter users can now publicly repay debts, donate to charity or chip in for a gift with a new payment service backed by the country’s second-largest banking service.

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Posted: oct. 14, 2014 9:29 p.m. | | Twitter to be  used for payments at French stores Comments 0 Comments

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