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Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service....

Myspace still exists? Yes, and now Time Inc. owns it
NEW YORK (AP) -- Myspace still exists?...

Campaign signs get new life to help people with disabilities
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- The oversized Carly Fiorina campaign signs along New Hampshire's Route 4 weren't enough to keep the Republican presidential hopeful's campaign alive past Tuesday's primary, but they could end up helping people with disabilities live their lives more independently....

Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry
BOSTON (AP) -- Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016....

Head of Google in Europe grilled by UK lawmakers
LONDON (AP) -- A British parliamentary committee has grilled Google's president of European operations, questioning in blunt terms whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes....

Nokia says quarterly profit rose but cautions on outlook
HELSINKI (AP) -- Nokia Corp. saw fourth-quarter profit grow more than 50 percent to 498 million euros ($560 million) on a slight increase in sales, but the telecom networks company cautioned it would face some "market headwinds," especially in China....

NYPD has used cell tracking technology 1,000 times since '08
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department has used secretive cellphone tracking technology more than 1,000 times since 2008, according to data released Thursday by the New York Civil Liberties Union....

Disappearing act: Twitter reports flatlining user growth
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter set out to build a virtual town square bustling with billions of people. But it's starting to look more like a novelty stand as the masses flock to other services that strike a more personal chord....

Twitter tweaks its timeline in pursuit of more users
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service....

Key things to know about changes in Twitter's timeline
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter's tweaking its timeline to emphasize certain tweets from people you follow, but don't expect dramatic changes from the chronological feed you're used to....

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Campaign signs get new life to help people with disabilities

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Nokia says quarterly profit rose but cautions on outlook

Head of Google in Europe grilled by UK lawmakers

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