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Fighting home-as-hotel rentals, an NYC task force knocks on doors, follows digital trails
NEW YORK (AP) -- From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city: apartments being rented like hotel rooms....

Experts: Silicon Valley gender bias case will inspire women despite jury verdict
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms....

Altera's stock climbs by 28 percent on report that chipmaker may be acquired by Intel
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Altera's stock soared to its highest price in nearly four years Friday on a report the chipmaker is in talks to be sold to industry leader Intel....

Vandalism and other Internet outages reveal lack of backup systems for US broadband service
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places....

Backup options for Internet lines can be costly, complicated; government does not require them
Hunter Newby describes himself as a real estate entrepreneur, even if he's not marketing houses or land. Instead, he's selling space on a new fiber-optic transmission line to Internet providers, telecommunications companies and anyone wanting high-speed data....

A few things to know about Internet infrastructure and its vulnerabilities in the US
Internet outages can disrupt emergency services, business transactions and basic communication. Here are few things to know about the nation's Internet infrastructure and its vulnerabilities....

Review: Galaxy S6 phones are best yet from Samsung, as it steps up rivalry with iPhones
NEW YORK (AP) -- A better design, a sharper camera and easier-to-use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer....

Apple CEO Tim Cook joins long list of magnates committing to donate most of their to charity
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they amass during their careers....

Live-streaming apps having a moment as Twitter launches Periscope on heels of Meerkat buzz
NEW YORK (AP) -- Download Periscope, Twitter's just-launched live video-streaming app, and you'll find people broadcasting all sorts of mundane stuff: waiting for AT&T to fix their wiring, getting out of bed in Silicon Valley, looking outside their office window in Chicago....

Technology company Microsoft plans to ask its US suppliers to give employees paid time off
NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft said Thursday that it will push its U.S. suppliers to give their employees paid time off - but that only applies for the staffers that do work for Microsoft....

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