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What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day
NEW YORK (AP) -- A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth's population....

Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees....

At a virtual reality expo, VR comes in many forms
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A few inches above the floor, a man is suspended from a swing-like apparatus pretending he's flying over a mountain. Around the corner, a woman is defending herself against a horde of zombies with a make-believe gun. Several feet away, two guys are seemingly racing in cars over 100 mph while both sit still....

Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking
NEW YORK (AP) -- The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members....

Pentagon funding new high-tech venture
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft....

Apple's music service losing key player as exec resigns
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple's online music subscription service is losing a key player as millions of listeners near the end of a free three-month trial period that has drawn mixed reviews....

Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets....

New estimate: Apple shipped 3.6 million watches last quarter
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter - more than some analysts have estimated and enough to change the competitive landscape for fitness bands and other wearable gadgets....

Twitter tries to lure in users as it searches for CEO
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter's most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service is essential, easy to use and not just meant for celebrities, 16-year-olds and news junkies....

Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans....

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Apple's music service losing key player as exec resigns

What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day

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