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Cisco CEO Chambers to step down, Robbins named successor
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- John Chambers plans to step down after more than 20 years as the CEO of Cisco Systems Inc....

Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers....

Sally Beauty probes reports of unusual payment card activity
DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Sally Beauty said Monday that it is investigating reports of unusual activity on payment cards used at some of its U.S. stores....

Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights
BEIJING (AP) -- A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel....

Google embeds engineers as professors
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course....

The Muppets to team up with several YouTube stars
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's time to play the music. It's time to light the lights. It's time to stream the video. The Muppets are appearing in skits and other online videos with several YouTube stars....

David Goldberg, tech exec married to 'Lean In' author, dies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his company and family members said Saturday....

Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about programming. In Southern California, 250 middle school Girl Scouts will be given tiny computers, the chance to fly drones and earn special patches....

Inked and irked: Apple Watch users report tattoo problems
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's an annoying problem for the unlucky few: the Apple Watch's heart rate monitor and even some other features might not work if you have a tattoo on your wrist....

Tesla CEO plugs into new market with home battery system
FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market....

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The Muppets to team up with several YouTube stars

Sally Beauty probes reports of unusual payment card activity

Cisco CEO Chambers to step down, Robbins named successor

Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers

Intuit drafting another small business for Super Bowl TV ad

Google embeds engineers as professors

Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights

David Goldberg, tech exec married to 'Lean In' author, dies

Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts

Inked and irked: Apple Watch users report tattoo problems

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