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Technology Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking (New) Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking
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.
Technology Now in aisle 3 at Lowe's: robots Now in aisle 3 at Lowe's: robots
The robots are coming. Lowe's is testing whether new bots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail.
Technology Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a success Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a success
Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.
Technology Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up
Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.
Technology Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.
Technology Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales
Apple says it sold 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, or 16 percent more than a year ago, which is a record for the quarter. That's partly due to excitement over new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models that Apple began selling last month.
Technology Facebook unfriends federal drug agency Facebook unfriends federal drug agency
Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations.
Technology Review site Yelp battles extortion claims Review site Yelp battles extortion claims
It was the latest protest among businesses who for years have complained that Yelp was extorting them by raising or dropping ratings depending on whether they advertised with the Internet's most popular review site.
Technology EBay brands itself as a place to 'shop the world' EBay brands itself as a place to 'shop the world'
E-commerce site eBay is kicking off a global branding campaign that aims to draw attention to the wide array of goods it has available ahead of the holiday shopping season.