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Live-streaming apps having a moment as Twitter launches Periscope on heels of Meerkat buzz
NEW YORK (AP) -- Download Periscope, Twitter's just-launched live video-streaming app, and you'll find people broadcasting all sorts of mundane stuff: waiting for AT&T to fix their wiring, getting out of bed in Silicon Valley, looking outside their office window in Chicago....

Jury begins deliberations in sex bias lawsuit against Silicon Valley venture capital firm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jurors were set to begin their second day of deliberations on Thursday in a gender-bias case that has drawn attention to the treatment of women in Silicon Valley....

Technology company Microsoft plans to ask its US suppliers to give employees paid time off
NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft said Thursday that it will push its U.S. suppliers to give their employees paid time off - but that only applies for the staffers that do work for Microsoft....

New Samsung, HTC phones coming April 10 in US, orders begin this week
NEW YORK (AP) -- New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10....

Google pays new CFO Ruth Porat $70 million to make the move from Wall Street to Silicon Valley
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google just found out that luring a top executive from Wall Street to Silicon Valley is expensive....

Yahoo will buy back $2B in stock over 3 years as it prepares for spinoff of Alibaba stake
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yahoo says it will buy back $2 billion in company stock as it prepares to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba....

Facebook reshaping Messenger into multitasking tool to address challenge facing social network
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook's Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next....

Trade group, Texas broadband co. are 1st to sue over net neutrality; FCC says suits premature
NEW YORK (AP) -- The FCC says the first lawsuits filed against the government's new Internet traffic rules are "premature" and may be dismissed because they were filed too early....

PayPal to pay $7.7M to settle government charges that it allowed sanctions violations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- PayPal Inc. has agreed to pay $7.7 million to settle with U.S. regulators who said the payments company allowed violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran, Cuba and Sudan....

Review: Sony streaming service seeks to modernize how you watch TV, but won't mean big savings
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sony's new PlayStation Vue television service probably won't save you money over cable....

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Yahoo will buy back $2B in stock over 3 years as it prepares for spinoff of Alibaba stake

Google pays new CFO Ruth Porat $70 million to make the move from Wall Street to Silicon Valley

Live-streaming apps having a moment as Twitter launches Periscope on heels of Meerkat buzz

Technology company Microsoft plans to ask its US suppliers to give employees paid time off

New Samsung, HTC phones coming April 10 in US, orders begin this week

'American Idol'-like talent competition app called 'Chosen' launches on Apple devices

Jury begins deliberations in sex bias lawsuit against Silicon Valley venture capital firm

Facebook reshaping Messenger into multitasking tool to address challenge facing social network

Trade group, Texas broadband co. are 1st to sue over net neutrality; FCC says suits premature

PayPal to pay $7.7M to settle government charges that it allowed sanctions violations

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