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AP Top Technology News at 7:41 p.m. EDT

Musk says government likes plan for high-speed tunnels
DETROIT (AP) -- Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has "verbal government approval" to build a tunnel for high-speed transportation from New York to Washington that could break ground by the end of this year....

Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with Amazon
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) -- Sears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa....

Cops wage psychological warfare against online drug bazaars
HOUSTON (AP) -- In an innovative blow to illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world's leading "darknet" marketplace - then quietly seized a second bazaar to amass intelligence on illicit drug merchants and buyers....

Microsoft 4Q gets boost from cloud computing
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft's cloud computing business helped boost its fourth-quarter revenue and earnings above Wall Street's expectations, further validating a strategy pushed by CEO Satya Nadella since he took over in 2014....

Hot mics and neckties: Shareable OJ Simpson parole moments
The world watched live as O.J. Simpson convinced a Nevada parole board he should be released after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist....

Amazon isn't technically dominant, but it pervades our lives
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is already a huge part of many people's lives. And its $13.7 billion deal for the organic grocer Whole Foods will likely bind its customers even more tightly....

Amazon's new social network is looking a lot like Pinterest
NEW YORK (AP) -- Take Amazon Prime, mix it with Pinterest and add a dash of Instagram. The result is Amazon Spark , a new shopping-focused "social network" aimed at getting hardcore Amazon users to spend even more money with the e-commerce giant....

Russian man who helped develop Citadel malware gets 5 years
ATLANTA (AP) -- A Russian man who helped develop and distribute malicious software designed to steal personal financial information was sentenced Wednesday in Atlanta to serve five years in prison....

Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is working on a way for news organizations to charge readers for articles they share and read on the social network....

Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel
TOKYO (AP) -- An underwater robot entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Wednesday, capturing images of the harsh impact of its meltdown, including key structures that were torn and knocked out of place....

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Amazon's new social network is looking a lot like Pinterest

Russian man who helped develop Citadel malware gets 5 years

Amazon isn't technically dominant, but it pervades our lives

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