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AP Top Technology News At 4:40 p.m. EDT

As trading pits give way to computers, a culture of brazen bets and flashy jackets will vanish
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, `Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him....

Hawaii philanthropist who discovered 'Tetris' takes his Hawaii home, ranch off electrical grid
HONOLULU (AP) -- High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others....

Italian surveillance company Hacking Team falls victim to damaging cyberattack, emails leaked
LONDON (AP) -- An Italian surveillance firm known for selling malicious software used by police bodies and spy agencies has succumbed to a cyberattack, the firm's spokesman said Monday, confirming an embarrassing breach which sent documents and invoices ricocheting across the Internet....

After being grounded by lack of federal rules, agricultural use of drones set to take off
CORDOVA, Md. (AP) -- Mike Geske wants a drone....

Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated literature, poetry, music sets
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out....

Deal in balance? On 9th day of Iran nuke talks, cautious Kerry says it 'could go either way'
VIENNA (AP) -- Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war....

Iran now pressing for an end to U.N. arms embargo in nuclear deal; U.S. is opposed
VIENNA (AP) -- As negotiators braced for yet another possible extension of nuclear talks, Iran demanded on Monday that any deal should include the end to a U.N. arms embargo as well - a condition backed by Russia but opposed by the United States as it seeks to limit Tehran's Mideast influence....

In Seattle, famous for boom-and-bust since the Gold Rush, some fret over Amazon's weight
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again....

Uber suspends lowest-cost service in France after managers charged, Uber drivers attacked
PARIS (AP) -- Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers....

Mexico City proposes regulations allowing Uber, other phone-based ride apps
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said Friday....

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Hawaii philanthropist who discovered 'Tetris' takes his Hawaii home, ranch off electrical grid

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After being grounded by lack of federal rules, agricultural use of drones set to take off

As trading pits give way to computers, a culture of brazen bets and flashy jackets will vanish

Deal in balance? On 9th day of Iran nuke talks, cautious Kerry says it 'could go either way'

Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated literature, poetry, music sets

Mexico City proposes regulations allowing Uber, other phone-based ride apps

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