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AP Top Technology News At 7:39 p.m. EDT

Concerts on Yahoo make best of industry struggles
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sometimes the struggles of an industry can bring music to your ears. And your screens....

Microsoft sues Samsung in royalty dispute
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Microsoft said Friday it is suing Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalties for patents behind the Android operating system....

Iliad of France makes surprise bid for T-Mobile US
NEW YORK (AP) -- T-Mobile US Inc., the most eligible company in the U.S. wireless industry, has another suitor on its hands. Upstart French telecom company Iliad SA on Thursday said it has offered $15 billion for a majority stake....

CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector general sided against the CIA on each key point of the dispute with the Senate....

Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users....

NY judge: US warrant can reach email in Ireland
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. law enforcement can force Microsoft Corp. to turn over emails it stores in Ireland, a judge ruled in a case that technology companies have rallied around as they pursue billions of dollars in data storage business abroad....

Sony surprises with first quarter profit
TOKYO (AP) -- Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker....

Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter....

Google confirms it sold barge docked in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Google Inc. is confirming that the barge it docked in Maine has been sold....

Irish bookmaker apologizes for 2010 data breach
DUBLIN (AP) -- Irish betting company Paddy Power announced Thursday it is notifying hundreds of thousands of customers that most of their profile information was stolen in 2010, but hackers did not gain their credit card details or log-in passwords....

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Microsoft sues Samsung in royalty dispute

Concerts on Yahoo make best of industry struggles

Google confirms it sold barge docked in Maine

Yahoo takes copyright law to top German court

CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

NY judge: US warrant can reach email in Ireland

Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

Iliad of France makes surprise bid for T-Mobile US

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