Lyft says it's starting New York City service
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft planned to start limited service in New York City on Friday night after reaching agreement with officials to resolve regulatory issues that prompted a lawsuit by the state....
Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday....
BSkyB to create multinational European TV network
LONDON (AP) -- London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European broadcaster. The deal could have a wider impact on the media industry, giving Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox a cash boost to potentially revive its attempt to buy Time Warner....
Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss
SEATTLE (AP) -- Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue....
Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often....
FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit....
Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows
BEIJING (AP) -- Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Friday its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew....
Nokia sees brighter future without handset unit
HELSINKI (AP) -- There is life after mobile phones for Nokia....
NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday....
Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -except the money those posts produce....
President Obama signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers, with no exemption for those with religious affiliation. The act will leave in place exemptions that religious contractors currently have. Religious leaders had urged him to follow the example of the Senate bill and adopt a broad exemption for federal contractors, exempting religiously affiliated groups from the rules altogether.
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