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AP Top Technology News At 4:27 p.m. EDT

In NYC, an unusual task force fights home-as-hotel rentals
NEW YORK (AP) -- From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city: apartments being rented like hotel rooms....

Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms....

Altera stock soars on report of sales talks with Intel
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Altera's stock soared to its highest price in nearly four years Friday on a report the chipmaker is in talks to be sold to industry leader Intel....

Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places....

Backup options for Internet lines can be costly, complicated
Hunter Newby describes himself as a real estate entrepreneur, even if he's not marketing houses or land. Instead, he's selling space on a new fiber-optic transmission line to Internet providers, telecommunications companies and anyone wanting high-speed data....

Things to know about Internet vulnerabilities in the US
Internet outages can disrupt emergency services, business transactions and basic communication. Here are few things to know about the nation's Internet infrastructure and its vulnerabilities....

Review: Galaxy S6 phones are Samsung's best yet
NEW YORK (AP) -- A better design, a sharper camera and easier-to-use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer....

Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to give away most of his fortune
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they amass during their careers....

Meerkat vs. Periscope: Live-streaming app battle & buzz
NEW YORK (AP) -- Download Periscope, Twitter's just-launched live video-streaming app, and you'll find people broadcasting all sorts of mundane stuff: waiting for AT&T to fix their wiring, getting out of bed in Silicon Valley, looking outside their office window in Chicago....

Microsoft wants US suppliers to give employees paid time off
NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft said Thursday that it will push its U.S. suppliers to give their employees paid time off - but that only applies for the staffers that do work for Microsoft....

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