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Gadget lovers, get into gear! The Black Friday shopping frenzy has already begun.
NEW YORK - Wireless? Bar codes? In this mobile age, what's the best way to pay with your phone?
The Street: The 30-year-old Chinese powerhouse Lenovo has earned a strong reputation abroad, including in the U.S., However, Its growth in smartphone shipments within China has eased from 59% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2013 to 6% in the same quarter this year.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market.
SAN FRANCISCO - Let's say President Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.
The Street: Fitness bands are the really hot items in wearables category now, but that may change in 2016, as analysts at Gartner believe that by 2016 smartwatches will comprise about 40% of consumer devices worn on the wrist, led by two things - Apple and China.
The Street: IBM is trying to reinvent work e-mail, using its analytics and data prowess to give employees a new way to converse more efficiently at work, and by extension, targeting Google and Microsoft's considerable hold on the market.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal regulators said a respected Internet privacy company gave its seal of approval to commercial websites and mobile apps but failed to check whether they were indeed meeting standards for safeguarding customers' data.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can.
NEW YORK (AP) - A California man has pleaded guilty in New York City for his role marketing malware that federal authorities say infected more than a half-million computers worldwide.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Turner Broadcasting channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are back on the Dish network after being dropped from the satellite TV provider's lineup during contract extension talks.
NEW YORK (AP) - Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.
NEW YORK (AP) - Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Chip-making giant Intel Corp. is still struggling to catch up in mobile computing but says its personal computer business is performing better than expected and its return to revenue growth this year will continue into 2015.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Thursday that 19 scientists, researchers and innovators who received the country's highest honor for their life-changing work embody the spirit of the nation and its "sense that we push against limits and that we're not afraid to ask questions."
LONDON (AP) - Financial services startup Square is taking aim at cash registers across the globe, making its point-of-sale software available internationally in English, Spanish, French and Japanese.
Can T-Mobile truly compete on service quality with America's two dominant wireless networks - not just by trash-talking AT&T and Verizon's frustrating willingness to inflict financial pain on customers, but by providing comparable or even better service?