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Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Excitement for Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models drove sales of a record 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, boosting the company's earnings and revenue well above expectations....

Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card....

Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there - why would anyone sign up now for cable?...

At A Glance: The cost of cable vs. a la carte
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Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay - the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet....

Thinner iPads, sharper iMacs in Apple's lineup
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet....

Review: Macs, mobile unite with Yosemite system
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- If you've upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, the new software update for Mac computers will seem familiar....

IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories'
NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent as investors sold off sharply and the stock dragged the Dow 30 into the red....

Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is suing several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg....

Google's 3Q earnings fall as expenses climb 30 pct
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's third-quarter earnings slipped as the Internet search leader hired nearly 3,000 more employees while pouring more money into its zest for innovation and quest for new markets....

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