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Kids, screens and parental guilt: Time to loosen up?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of "screen time." And with more screens, and new technologies such as Amazon's Echo speaker, the message is getting louder....

Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria....

Questions and answers on proposed ban on lap
WASHINGTON (AP) -- First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires....

Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie
NEW YORK (AP) -- The selfie is everywhere - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application....

US: Lap
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire....

French-led EU push for heftier tax on internet giants stalls
BRUSSELS (AP) -- France's drive to force internet giants to pay more taxes is losing steam, amid resistance from other EU countries that serve as tax shelters to companies like Apple....

Viral smartphone game lets ordinary Chinese 'clap' for Xi
BEIJING (AP) -- Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3˝-hour speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet....

Google parent leads $1B Lyft investment, deepening Uber rift
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber....

Packers, Microsoft join in tech venture near Lambeau Field
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers and Microsoft are launching a tech incubator near Lambeau Field in a $10 million partnership aimed at igniting innovation in an area not typically targeted by major, global companies....

Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier's factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and a U.S. nonprofit group said Thursday....

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French-led EU push for heftier tax on internet giants stalls

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Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses

Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie

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