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Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen'
NEW YORK (AP) -- 3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things....

Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K....

Amazon to invest $2 bln to expand in India
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees....

Portland OKs Airbnb-type short-term rentals
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to legalize short-term rentals in single-family homes, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb....

Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high
NEW YORK (AP) -- The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter....

Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email....

How Asana hopes to purge the scourge of email
Asana is a service created to minimize the need for workplace email by serving as a one-stop shop for assigning work, sharing ideas, posting important updates and tracking the progress of projects....

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Think you're in control? Think again....

Nintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales
TOKYO (AP) -- Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U and 3DS video-game machine sales....

China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case
BEIJING (AP) -- China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies....

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