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AP Top Technology News At 5:49 a.m. EDT

Sony surprises with first quarter profit
TOKYO (AP) -- Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker....

Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter....

Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung earned $6.1 billion last quarter but investors were dissatisfied, sending its share price down 4 percent. The panoply of numbers in its earnings report for the April-June quarter show why....

Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen'
NEW YORK (AP) -- 3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things....

Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia....

Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K....

Amazon to invest $2 bln to expand in India
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees....

Portland OKs Airbnb-type short-term rentals
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to legalize short-term rentals in single-family homes, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb....

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday....

Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high
NEW YORK (AP) -- The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter....

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Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow

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