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AP Top Technology News at 1:59 p.m. EDT

Gawker may be looking to sell after losing Hulk Hogan case
NEW YORK (AP) -- The embattled online media company Gawker Media has hired an investment banker to explore its options, including a possible sale....

Whale-finding phone app grows in use, steering mariners away
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive....

In Gawker fight, Hogan has billionaire in his corner
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Hulk Hogan's courtroom cage match with Gawker has apparently been bankrolled by a high-tech billionaire with a grudge against the news-and-gossip site....

Norway subjects viewers to 2-day stream of app terms of use
HELSINKI (AP) -- A Norwegian consumers' group took inspiration from "slow television" to produce a marathon webcast of a team of readers going through the fine print of terms and conditions of downloadable apps....

EU lawmakers seek tougher limits on US data use
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union lawmakers want tougher limits set on the U.S. using information about EU citizens that's exchanged under a new trans-Atlantic data agreement....

Microsoft, Facebook team up to build undersea Internet cable
Microsoft and Facebook are building a new underwater Internet cable that will cross the Atlantic Ocean, carrying customers' data between North America and Southern Europe....

Bio on billionaire Thiel, reportedly funding Hulk Hogan suit
Here's some biographical information on billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel, who has been secretly funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media, according to published reports:...

US probes e-commerce giant Alibaba's accounting practices
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba wowed investors when it went public in the U.S. in September 2014, and its profits have bucked Wall Street expectations amid the Chinese economy's slowdown. Yet its unorthodox business structure has raised eyebrows, it's been suspended from an anti-counterfeiting group, and now U.S. regulators are investigating its accounting practices....

Microsoft's Windows 10 push comes to shove for some users
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft really, REALLY wants you to upgrade to Windows 10....

US defense secretary calls for faster technology development
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Wednesday that a naval facility in Rhode Island is doing what the entire Defense Department should do: develop technology more quickly....

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