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Microsoft promises new Office for Macs next year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- After a long wait, Microsoft says it plans to release a new version of its popular Office software package for Mac computers - but not until next year....
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Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes

TOKYO (AP) -- Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink....
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Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America....
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Online stores fight Amazon for piece of retail pie

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon.com's low prices and seemingly endless array of goods have made it the biggest online retailer in the U.S., commanding about 20 percent of all e-commerce. The company is projected to have over $89 billion in revenue this year. Its massive success has driven other sites to offer similar perks and deals to woo customers and hold on to their piece of the retail pie. Some retailers now even offer to match Amazon's prices to try to win your business....
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Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking

NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices....
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LinkedIn reports 3Q loss but sales climb

NEW YORK (AP) -- LinkedIn Corp. posted a third-quarter loss on Thursday, but its results were better than expected as revenue grew sharply, sending shares of the online professional networking service higher in extended trading....
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Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years....
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Spain OKs 'Google Tax' demanded by news publishers

MADRID (AP) -- Spain's parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results....
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Apple Pay rival defends service, exclusivity

NEW YORK (AP) -- A mobile payment service backed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other leading retailers is defending its practice of prohibiting its members from accepting alternatives such as Apple Pay....
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Review: CBS streaming not worth cutting cord, yet

NEW YORK (AP) -- I dropped my cable TV service more than a year ago and have been relying on Netflix, Hulu and other services to fill my television needs. But I get my shows at least a day late. With CBS' new All Access streaming service, I can watch shows right when they air....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Should there be just one quarantine policy for everyone returning to the United States from Ebola hot spots in West Africa? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
Yes:
100%
No:
0%
Total Votes: 5,335

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Should President Barack Obama repudiate the remarks about Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu made by a senior administration official?

Yes:
99%
No:
1%
Total Votes: 11,412