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Review: Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones
NEW YORK (AP) -- What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products....

Apple post biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 years
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen....

Microsoft CEO sees 'bold' plan as 4Q tops Street
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) -- Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units - Nokia phones and Bing search - would become profitable in 2016....

Protect yourself from identity theft
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which operates 2,900 stores in the U.S., said it is working with federal investigators to look into a possible breach....

Ultra high definition TVs boost LG Display profit
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- LG Display Co. said profit for the April-June quarter more than doubled as a stronger won reduced the value of its foreign debt and the World Cup boosted demand for ultra-high-definition TVs....

Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach....

Target debuts an image-recognition shopping app
NEW YORK (AP) -- Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It's the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving image-recognition technology....

LinkedIn to buy ad tech company Bizo for $175M
NEW YORK (AP) -- LinkedIn Corp. is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals....

Comcast 2Q earnings top views on Internet hookups
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Comcast's second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace and video subscriber losses moderated....

AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said....

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Ultra high definition TVs boost LG Display profit

AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

Review: Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones

Microsoft CEO sees 'bold' plan as 4Q tops Street

Apple post biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 years

LinkedIn to buy ad tech company Bizo for $175M

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Target debuts an image-recognition shopping app

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