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Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M

SUNNYVALE  (AP) — Yahoo’s recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.

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Google’s 1Q earnings disappoint

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Google’s first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet’s most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas.

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Home sales of $10 million rise in Conn.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million.

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IRS may use private tax collectors

WASHINGTON (AP) — A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.

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Coca-Cola sells more drinks but global soda sales fizzling

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola, the world’s biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years.

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Intel reports lower 1Q net income, higher revenue flow

SANTA CLARA  (AP) — Intel’s earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data center services.

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Yahoo’s 1Q highlighted by Alibaba, modest ad gains as earnings decline

SUNNYVALE  (AP) — Yahoo is prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company’s listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 6:36 p.m. | | Yahoo’s 1Q highlighted by Alibaba,  modest ad gains as earnings decline Comments 0 Comments

New LA Register newspaper embraces print in digital world

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Kushner believes he can launch and grow a print newspaper in a world gone digital.

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Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day — to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.

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Southern California home prices climb

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Southern California’s median home sale price hit $400,000 in March to set a fresh six-year high as tight supplies limited sales, a research firm said Tuesday.

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Windows Phone advances with 8.1 software update

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft’s new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions.

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Is hot market for IPOs cooling off?

NEW YORK (AP) — A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler reception from investors.

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April 15 not much of a real deadline for most taxpayers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The calendar shows April 15, and you haven’t even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don’t need to fret.

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Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year’s model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds.

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End of Windows XP support spells trouble for 30% of world’s computers

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

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Posted: apr. 07, 2014 7:34 p.m. | | End of Windows XP support spells trouble for 30% of world’s computers Comments 0 Comments

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