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Uber self-driving car exec steps aside during Google lawsuit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The executive running Uber's self-driving car division is stepping aside while the company defends itself against charges that he provided the project with technology stolen from a Google spinoff....

5 reasons Amazon is experimenting with physical stores
NEW YORK (AP) -- Is the online giant of retail also looking to conquer physical stores?...

YouTube ad boycott could spell trouble for Alphabet's Google
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- YouTube's inability to keep big-brand ads off unsavory videos is threatening to transform a rising star in Google's digital family into a problem child....

Alphabet posts 1Q profit
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $5.43 billion....

Microsoft's fiscal 3Q revenue falls short of expectations
NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft's cloud business propelled its fiscal third-quarter earnings above Wall Street's expectations, but revenue fell short, sending the software maker's stock lower in after-hours trading....

AP-NORC poll: Most teens have taken social media break
NEW YORK (AP) -- The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24-7. But nearly 60 percent of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media - the bulk of them voluntarily, a new survey found ....

Theme parks: Comcast's under-the-radar growth driver
NEW YORK (AP) -- One of Comcast's fastest-growing businesses hasn't been selling cable or internet subscriptions - or making movies and TV shows, or selling TV ads. It's been theme parks....

India bans social media sites to quell unrest in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned 22 social media sites in an effort to calm tensions in the disputed region after videos depicting the alleged abuse of Kashmiris by Indian forces fueled protests. But the sites remained online Thursday as the local telecom company struggled to block them....

FCC chief lays out attack on 'net neutrality' rules
NEW YORK (AP) -- Internet companies are readying for a showdown with a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality....

AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. The head of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, on Wednesday proposed undoing the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015....

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Uber self-driving car exec steps aside during Google lawsuit

YouTube ad boycott could spell trouble for Alphabet's Google

5 reasons Amazon is experimenting with physical stores

Microsoft beats Street 3Q forecasts

Alphabet posts 1Q profit

AP-NORC poll: Most teens have taken social media break

How the AP-NORC poll of teens was conducted

Theme parks: Comcast's under-the-radar growth driver

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Spy chief urges German firms to take cybersecurity seriously

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