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AP Top Technology News At 7:50 p.m. EST

Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season....

Yahoo CEO heeds shareholders' call to spin off Alibaba stake
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion....

Big costs drag AT&T to 4Q loss, but revenue up 4 percent
DALLAS (AP) -- AT&T booked a nearly $4 billion loss for the fourth quarter because of a slew of one-time expenses that included a loss on benefit plans, but its revenue grew 4 percent to top expectations....

A US green-energy blueprint, meant to help Liberia, fails
BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) -- On paper, the pitch was simple: A green energy company backed by $217 million in U.S. government loans would convert one of Africa's poorest countries into the world's first biomass-driven economy. But the plan to help Liberia collapsed amid questionable business decisions and oversight....

Microsoft tanks 10 percent, hit by 4 downgrades on earnings
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft shares plunged 10 percent Tuesday after the software giant reported quarterly revenue that beat expectations but warned that a weak PC market and a strong dollar will curb growth this year. Many analysts slashed price targets on the stock and some cut their Buy ratings to Hold....

Dutch judge approves hacking suspect's extradition to US
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A Dutch judge on Tuesday approved the extradition to the U.S. of a Russian suspected of involvement in a multimillion-dollar computer hack....

Japan turns to 'I am Kenji' Facebook page on hostage crisis
TOKYO (AP) -- The plight of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, taken captive by Islamic State group militants, has gripped Japan, and the people's hopes for his safety are now on Facebook with a simple, unifying plea: "I am Kenji."...

What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?...

Snapchat to show content from big media brands
NEW YORK (AP) -- Popular disappearing-message app Snapchat is introducing content from media companies such as Vice, CNN and People to its service as it works to broaden its audience....

Microsoft earnings report doesn't excite market
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Big jumps in sales of its Surface tablets, cloud computing software and Lumia smartphones drove Microsoft's quarterly revenue above expectations, as CEO Satya Nadella continues to steer toward the mobile gadget market and shift Microsoft away from its traditional focus on the PC....

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Microsoft tanks 10 percent, hit by 4 downgrades on earnings

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