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Oculus Rift delays flatten virtual-reality fan fervor
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn't immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus Rift headset, many - possibly most - of whom are still waiting for their $600 gadgets more than four weeks after they started shipping ....

Yahoo CEO could get $55M in severance pay in potential sale
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company's auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job....

Rovi buying TiVo in $1.1B cash-and-stock deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Digital TV listing company Rovi is buying TiVo in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion....

Japan abandons costly X-ray satellite lost in space
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes....

Authorities say death at Apple headquarters was suicide
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a young Apple employee took his own life at the company's headquarters this week....

How Amazon convinced you to pay up for shopping
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is clearly entering its Prime. Meaning, of course, its $100 annual membership program, now a decade old, which has accomplished the remarkable feat of convincing millions of people to pay an annual fee for the privilege of, well, shopping....

Carl Icahn sells Apple stake, citing China worries
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has sold his stake in Apple, citing concerns about the giant tech company's prospects in China....

Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that "smart guns" would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and use them as well as sharing mental health records with the federal background check system....

Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia (AP) -- At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank....

AP Source: Fiat Chrysler, Google in partnership talks
DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler and Google's self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership....

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