FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech....
Verizon 1Q profit surges on Vodafone-related gains
NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon's $130 billion deal to take over of all of Verizon Wireless is helping lift its profit....
Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple is doling out 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 sales growth and pace of innovation....
Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin has mocked the Internet as a CIA project and pledged to protect Russia's interests online....
China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography
BEIJING (AP) -- China's official news agency says authorities plan to revoke two crucial publication licenses for web giant Sina.com because pornographic content was found on its sites....
Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down
NEW YORK (AP) -- 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....
Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role
NEW YORK (AP) -- Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide....
Russian social media CEO quits, flees country
MOSCOW (AP) -- 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....
Tech Tips: Add 2nd layer of protection online
NEW YORK (AP) -- If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection....
Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps....
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald have petitioned the administrative judge of Allegheny County Courts to remove the receiver appointed by the court to oversee the August Wilson Center bankruptcy. The mayor and the county executive charge that receiver Judith Fitzgerald has "not maintained the public interest of preserving the center as a public asset" and favor a bid to make the center a commercial enterprise.
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