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Microsoft's Nadella gets $84M pay package

Microsoft has given its new CEO Satya Nadella a pay package worth $84.3 million, most of it in the form of long-term stock awards. A regulatory document filed Monday shows Nadella got a salary for the fiscal year that ended June 30 of $918,917 and a $3.6 million bonus. He ...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, an Apple employee grabs an iPhone 6 for a customer at the Apple Store during the launch and sale of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones, in Palo Alto, Calif. Apple on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 said 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. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Record iPhone sales drive Apple's 3Q beat

The iPhone again proved to be the engine behind Apple's blockbuster financial performance, driving quarterly results well past expectations. Excitement for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models sparked sales of 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter — a record for the months of July through September — ...

FILE - This May 30, 2007 file photo shows a cable box on top of a television in Philadelphia. Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. But cutting the cord won’t mean cutting out your cable provider, and some would-be customers may balk when they see just how much paying a la carte actually costs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere

Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows ...

Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know

Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card. But don't leave your wallet or purse behind quite yet: Despite a ...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2013 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook is suing several law firms that represented Paul Ceglia, a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and Zuckerberg. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud

Facebook is suing several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The case was dismissed in April and the man, Paul Ceglia, is facing related criminal charges. ...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 16, 2013, file photo, an IBM logo is displayed in Berlin, Vt. IBM is paying $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM will make payments to the chipmaker over three years, but it will take a $4.7 billion charge in the third quarter when it reports results, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories'

IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent as investors sold off sharply and the stock dragged the ...

FBI Director James Comey speaks about the impact of technology on law enforcement, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Brookings Institution in Washington. Comey gave a stark warning Thursday against smartphone data encryption, saying homicide cases could be stalled, suspects could go free and “justice may be denied because of a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.”  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Do cases FBI cites support encryption worries?

The text messages captured a cover-up of unimaginable abuse: Parents had struck their toddler so often that they ultimately killed her. The child shook badly because we beat her, the father wrote, and the mother complained that their 2-year-old was the devil. FBI Director James Comey says encrypting data stored ...

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. Facebook's chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, said in a letter Friday to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart that law enforcement agencies need to follow the same rules about being ...

Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?

Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet. The service, which goes live Monday and has hundreds ...

Groups appeal for release of license plate scans

Advocacy groups have appealed a judge's ruling that denied them access to police records of license plate scans in Los Angeles, saying they are crucial to understanding the scope of government surveillance. The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California and the Electronic Frontier Foundation want one week of ...

FBI Director James Comey speaks about the impact of technology on law enforcement, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Brookings Institution in Washington. Comey gave a stark warning Thursday against smartphone data encryption, saying homicide cases could be stalled, suspects could go free and “justice may be denied because of a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.”  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive. Privacy advocates and ...

FILE - In this June 5, 2014 file photo, a man walks past a Google sign at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google reports quarterly financial results after the market closes Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Google's 3Q earnings fall as expenses climb 30 pct

Google's third-quarter earnings slipped as the Internet search leader hired nearly 3,000 more employees while pouring more money into its zest for innovation and quest for new markets. The results announced Thursday fell below analyst estimates, causing Google's stock to drop by $12.92, or 2.4 percent, to $524 in extended ...

AMD cutting 7 percent of workforce

AMD says it will cut 7 percent of its global workforce in an effort to improve its profitability. The Sunnyvale, California-based chipmaker has been dealing with weaker revenue and profits for some time and posted third-quarter results Thursday that missed market expectations. The company expects the reductions and related real ...

Apple Pay is demonstrated at Apple headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif. In announcing a Monday launch date, Apple CEO Tim Cook said deals have been made with hundreds of additional banks since the service was announced last month. Cook also said additional merchants plan to accept Apple Pay by the end of the year. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple shows off new gadgets, but Pay is bigger bet

Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely to spark the next iRevolution. The tech giant's bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay, debuting Monday, will be the next thing you didn't know ...

Russian man: not guilty to new hacking charges

A Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses pleaded not guilty Thursday to new charges filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office. Roman Seleznev's new lawyer, Steven Fogg, also told the federal judge that they "object to the manner in which Mr. Seleznev was brought into the country and we ...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, a group of visitors to the Apple store descends a staircase to the showroom below to purchase the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, in New York. Apple Inc. is expected to unveil new iPads at an event Thursday, Oct. 16 as the company tries to drive excitement amid slowing demand for tablet computers. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Thinner iPads, sharper iMacs in Apple's lineup

Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television ...

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2010, file photo, Katherine Braun sorts packages toward the right shipping area at an Amazon.com fulfillment center in Goodyear, Ariz. Amazon is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers for its distribution centers as it looks to improve its shipping efficiency during the crucial 2014 holiday season. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Amazon hires 80K seasonal holiday workers

Amazon is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers for its distribution centers as it looks to improve its shipping efficiency during the crucial holiday season. The figure is a 14 percent increase over last year's hiring of 70,000 workers, as Amazon has been opening more distribution centers. It now has more than ...

FILE - A Facebook log is displayed on the screen of an iPad, in this Wednesday, May 16, 2012 file photo taken in New York. Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called "Safety Check," will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. This includes the basic "feature" phones many people still use to access Facebook, especially in developing countries. (AP Photo/James H. Collins)

Facebook creates 'Safety Check' tool for disasters

Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called "Safety Check," will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. This includes the basic "feature" phones many ...

Bono apologizes for free U2 album

You may recall "BonoGate" in September, when denizens of the Internet freaked at the sudden, inexplicable appearance of U2's "Songs of Innocence" album on their Apple devices. The band's frontman, Bono, has candidly apologized. It happened during a special Facebook Q&A: BONO: "Oops. I'm sorry about that. I had this beautiful idea, and we ...

FILE - This March 20, 2012 file photo shows Netfilx headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif. Netflix reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Netflix's stock plunges as subscriber growth slips

This is a sequel that Netflix shareholders never wanted to see: The world's largest Internet video service has once again turned off potential viewers with a price increase that is punishing the company's stock price. The backlash surfaced in a third-quarter earnings report that Netflix Inc. released Wednesday. Netflix's subscriber ...

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