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Facebook on a roll as 2nd-quarter earnings, revenue surpass expectations
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often....

FX ratings stand illustrates changes in how people watch TV
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit....

Nokia says Q2 profit up 20 percent, gives upbeat outlook after sale of troubled handset unit
HELSINKI (AP) -- There is life after mobile phones for Nokia....

Official: 6 indicted in ring that took over 1K StubHub accounts for tickets to prime events
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday....

New social networks promise to reward people with money as well as 'likes' for their posts
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -except the money those posts produce....

Twitter is latest tech company to acknowledge a shortage of women, black, Latino workers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley....

Texas tech fund gave money to startups that moved out of state, forfeited right to do business
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state....

LG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled as mobile division ends streak of losses
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- LG Electronics Inc. reported a forecast-beating quarterly profit Thursday and gave an upbeat outlook for smartphone profitability as its mobile division ended a streak of losses....

Review: Amazon Fire phone is an improvement on the familiar
NEW YORK (AP) -- Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices....

Review: Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones, needs more outside apps to enable features
NEW YORK (AP) -- What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products....

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Nokia says Q2 profit up 20 percent, gives upbeat outlook after sale of troubled handset unit

FX ratings stand illustrates changes in how people watch TV

LG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled as mobile division ends streak of losses

European Central Bank says contact data stolen in breach of website database security

Texas tech fund gave money to startups that moved out of state, forfeited right to do business

New social networks promise to reward people with money as well as 'likes' for their posts

Official: 6 indicted in ring that took over 1K StubHub accounts for tickets to prime events

Twitter is latest tech company to acknowledge a shortage of women, black, Latino workers

AT&T profit hurt by cheaper wireless plans; fighting on price with T-Mobile

Facebook on a roll as 2nd-quarter earnings, revenue surpass expectations

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