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Amazon's already large distribution empire keeps expanding
NEW YORK (AP) -- Online shoppers want their packages - now. And Amazon is spending heavily to make sure that happens....

Alphabet's 2Q earns soar despite rising 'moonshot' losses
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Business is booming at Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses billions of dollars on kooky-sounding projects that may never produce any revenue....

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $857 million....

Oracle buying 'cloud' business software provider NetSuite
NEW YORK (AP) -- Software mogul Larry Ellison once famously mocked cloud computing as a fad. Now his company, Oracle, will spend $9.3 billion to acquire cloud upstart NetSuite....

Facebook is pushing more people to an app they didn't choose
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another....

5 cool things to do with Facebook Messenger
NEW YORK (AP) -- You'd be wrong to think that Facebook's Messenger app is all about messaging....

Facebook agrees to refunds on in-app purchases by minors
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Court documents show Facebook has agreed to allow users to request refunds of in-app purchases made by minors as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit....

Facebook beats 2Q forecasts, user numbers grow, stock soars
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook's stock is trading higher after the world's biggest social media company handily surpassed Wall Street's expectations for the second quarter, barreling ahead on mobile advertisements, user growth and the next frontier - video....

And now it's Comcast vs. the wait for the cable guy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Did you hear the one about the cable company that's actually improving customer service? The punchline: Comcast and its rivals say it's no joke....

Samsung's profit surges to 2-year high on Galaxy phone sales
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. reported Thursday forecast-beating earnings results that were the best in two years as consumers snapped up its Galaxy smartphones, in a sign the company is getting its mojo back while rivals fail to deliver new smartphones....

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