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  • TECHNOLOGY

    NBC: Olympics show wide second-screen use

    Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday.

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    Airport official: Teen had no clue he was in Maui

    Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials who reviewed video of his...

  • TECHNOLOGY

    Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

    Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.

  • TECHNOLOGY

    Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

    Apple is diverting more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing growth and pace of innovation.

  • TECHNOLOGY

    Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

    Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network.

  • TECHNOLOGY

    Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

    The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership.

  • TECHNOLOGY

    Brazil enacts Internet 'Bill of Rights'

    Brazil's president signed into law on Wednesday a "Bill of Rights" for the digital age that aims to protect online privacy and promote the Internet as a public utility by barring telecommunications companies from charging for preferential access to their networks.

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    High court nixes $3.4M award to child porn victim

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices...

  • TECHNOLOGY

    Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed.

  • TECHNOLOGY

    Qualcomm 2Q net tops Street; faces bribery probe

    Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street expectations thanks to strong demand for mobile device chipsets, but said revenue rose less quickly than expected.

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