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AP Top Technology News At 2:08 p.m. EDT

Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet....

Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement....

Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The latest version of Samsung's popular big-screen Galaxy Note has gone on sale at a crucial time for the South Korean company as it suffers a rapid decline in profit from its global smartphone business....

Review: Apple Pay in action
NEW YORK (AP) -- If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44. That wallet-free day won't be coming for a while, if ever, but Apple's new payments system brings us much closer....

A list of merchants taking Apple Pay
More than 200,000 payment locations in the U.S. are equipped to accept so-called contactless payments, including Apple Pay. Smaller merchants tend to be among the several millions that don't have the required equipment yet....

Staples investigating possible data breach
NEW YORK (AP) -- Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue....

Verizon reports higher 3Q net income, revenue
NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its high-speed FiOS Internet services....

Record iPhone sales drive Apple's 3Q beat
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The iPhone again proved to be the engine behind Apple's blockbuster financial performance, driving quarterly results well past expectations....

Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card....

Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there - why would anyone sign up now for cable?...

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Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note

A list of merchants taking Apple Pay

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