Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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GENEVA (AP) - Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles - even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global market.
The Street: On Monday, Xiaomi announced the Yi Action Camera, aimed expressly at putting a big dent into sales of GoPro's $130 Hero model, while Xiaomi's device sells for the equivalent of $64. That's just one of the key develoopments at this year's show.
PEOPLE still yack about what a good pitchman Steve Jobs was for Apple. But when it comes to serving the sizzle as well as the steak in consumer-tech presentations, nobody's ever gonna match Joe Clayton, a 40-year industry exec finally cashing in his chips at age 65, "so I have time to take my new grandson hunting and fishing."
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Lost that charger again for your cellphone or tablet? Hate sorting heaps of wires to charge various devices?
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-TWITTER:Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle.
Let's see. Do I want an investment adviser or a financial adviser to help plan for retirement? A variable annuity, fixed annuity, or no annuity at all? How about stashing savings in an S&P 500 index fund - they're all the same, right?
WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails - on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state - traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in Chappaqua, New York, according to Internet records reviewed by The Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A billionaire investor in a Silicon Valley venture capital firm is set to testify for a second day in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has accused the firm of being an all-boys club where women were denied chances to advance and treated as second-class citizens.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack."
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The Curiosity rover has temporarily stopped work on Mars while NASA engineers investigate a short circuit.
NEW YORK (AP) - Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market, and are launching card services aimed at Africa's growing mobile payment industry.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Waze navigation app is getting Amber Alerts on child abductions.
NEW YORK (AP) - As a major wireless show continues this week in Barcelona, Spain, Apple is highlighting the capabilities of its iPhone cameras with a gallery of photos taken by its users around the world.