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Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay....

Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking
NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices....

Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years....

Spain OKs 'Google Tax' demanded by news publishers
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results....

Apple Pay rival defends service, exclusivity
NEW YORK (AP) -- A mobile payment service backed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other leading retailers is defending its practice of prohibiting its members from accepting alternatives such as Apple Pay....

Review: CBS streaming not worth cutting cord, yet
NEW YORK (AP) -- I dropped my cable TV service more than a year ago and have been relying on Netflix, Hulu and other services to fill my television needs. But I get my shows at least a day late. With CBS' new All Access streaming service, I can watch shows right when they air....

Startup tries to 'Poynt' stores in new direction
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A Silicon Valley startup is hoping an upcoming transition to smarter credit and debit cards will persuade millions of U.S. merchants to buy savvier payment terminals for their stores, too....

EU holds largest-ever cyber-security exercise
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The European Union on Thursday carried out its biggest exercise to prevent cyber-attacks on Europe's public utilities and communications networks....

Facebook's advertising revenue soars in 3Q
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook grew its advertising revenue by 64 percent in the third quarter, helped by a boost in mobile ads that are becoming an increasingly large chunk of the social networking giant's overall advertising business....

WhatsApp founders own nearly $9B in Facebook stock
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton received 116 million shares of Facebook stock currently worth nearly $9 billion when they sold their unprofitable messaging service to the social networking leader earlier this month....

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