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Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there - why would anyone sign up now for cable?...

Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay - the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet....

Thinner iPads, sharper iMacs in Apple's lineup
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet....

Review: Macs, mobile unite with Yosemite system
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- If you've upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, the new software update for Mac computers will seem familiar....

IBM to pay $1.5B to shed its costly chip division
NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division....

Google's 3Q earnings fall as expenses climb 30 pct
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's third-quarter earnings slipped as the Internet search leader hired nearly 3,000 more employees while pouring more money into its zest for innovation and quest for new markets....

Facebook unfriends federal drug agency
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations....

Sprint cuts 452 jobs at its Kansas headquarters
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- Sprint Corp. has cut 452 jobs from its Overland Park headquarters as part of a previously announced cost-cutting effort, the nation's third-biggest cellphone carrier disclosed in a filing with the Kansas Department of Commerce....

Not all cases cited by FBI hinge on access to data
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The text messages captured a cover-up of unimaginable abuse: Parents had struck their toddler so often that they ultimately killed her. The child shook badly because we beat her, the father wrote, and the mother complained that their 2-year-old was the devil....

AMD cutting 7 percent of workforce
AMD says it will cut 7 percent of its global workforce in an effort to improve its profitability....

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