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Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again
NEW YORK (AP) -- Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can -at least in some instances- be used on other carriers....

Lyft says it's starting New York City service
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft planned to start limited service in New York City on Friday night after reaching agreement with officials to resolve regulatory issues that prompted a lawsuit by the state....

Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday....

BSkyB to create multinational European TV network
LONDON (AP) -- London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European broadcaster. The deal could have a wider impact on the media industry, giving Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox a cash boost to potentially revive its attempt to buy Time Warner....

Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con....

Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss
SEATTLE (AP) -- Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue....

Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle
SEATTLE (AP) -- An Amazon.com employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said....

Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often....

FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit....

Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows
BEIJING (AP) -- Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Friday its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew....

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