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This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows Google's web address, in Philadelphia. Google is keeping an eye on what you’re buying offline in addition to monitoring your online shopping in its latest attempt to sell more digital advertising. The offline tracking of most credit and debit card transactions will help Google to automatically inform merchants when digital ads appearing on its vast marketing network translate into sales at a brick-and-mortar store. Google plans to unveil the store-sales measurement tool Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in San Francisco at an annual conference it hosts for its advertisers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 23, 2017 - 9:37 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is keeping an eye on what you're buying offline in addition to monitoring your online shopping in its latest attempt to sell more digital advertising. The offline tracking of most credit and debit card transactions will help Google to automatically inform merchants when...
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In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo, Microsoft's new Surface Pro laptop-tablet hybrid is displayed, in New York. The Surface’s stylus will now mimic pencil shading when tilted, much like the Apple Pencil for iPad Pro tablets. Along with this, Microsoft plans upgrades to its popular Office software with new pencil-like features. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 23, 2017 - 8:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and more viewing angles for the screen. The new, fifth-generation device — simply called Surface Pro — won't look or feel drastically different from its predecessor. But Microsoft is hoping its under-the-hood...
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Chinese Go player Ke Jie, left, looks at the board as a person makes a move on behalf of Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, during a game of Go at the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. A computer that plays go has started a match against China's No. 1 player in a test of whether artificial intelligence can master one of the last games that machines have yet to dominate. (Chinatopix via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 3:41 am
WUZHEN, China (AP) — A computer defeated China's top player of the ancient board game go on Tuesday in the latest test of whether artificial intelligence can master one of the last games that machines have yet to dominate. Ke Jie, a 19-year-old prodigy, is due to play a three-game match against...
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May 22, 2017 - 10:35 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Sony's leader is promising a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai outlined the strategy for the company Tuesday at its Tokyo headquarters. He stressed the profitability in sprawling...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2010 file photo, then Twitter CEO Evan Williams speaks at the company's headquarters in San Francisco. In an interview with The New York Times, the co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested. The 45-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur also said the internet is obviously broken because it rewards extremes. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 20, 2017 - 8:09 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested. In an interview ( http://nyti.ms/2qGcKkm ) with The New York Times, Evan Williams says Twitter's role in Trump's populist...
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Chief prosecutor Marianne Ny speaks during a press conference in Stockholm on Friday May 19, 2017. Sweden's top prosecutor said Friday she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years. (Maja Suslin/TT News Agency via AP)
May 19, 2017 - 8:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, almost seven years after it began and five years after the WikiLeaks founder sought refuge inside Ecuador's London embassy. Assange's Swedish lawyer Per E. Samuelson declared Friday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Sweden's top prosecutor said Friday May 19, 2017, she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
May 19, 2017 - 7:11 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's top prosecutor said Friday she's dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years because there's no possibility of arresting him "in the foreseeable future." The announcement means the outspoken WikiLeaks leader...
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In this Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo, employees watch electronic boards to monitor possible ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency in Seoul, South Korea. A couple of things about the WannaCry cyberattack are now pretty certain. It was the biggest in history and it’s a scary preview of things to come _ we’re all going to have to get used to hearing the word “ransomware.” But one thing is a lot less clear: whether North Korea had anything to do with it. (Yun Dong-jin/Yonhap via AP, File)
May 19, 2017 - 4:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — A couple of things about the WannaCry cyberattack are certain. It was the biggest in history and it's a scary preview of things to come — we're all going to have to get used to hearing the word "ransomware." But one thing is a lot less clear: whether North Korea had anything to do with...
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May 19, 2017 - 3:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — Commercial development of the globe's huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as "combustible ice" has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines. But experts said Friday that large-scale production...
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This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows the Twitter icon on a mobile phone, in Philadelphia. On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Twitter announced that it is updating its privacy policy so it can track users’ interests better and target advertisements to them, at least in the United States. Along with this, Twitter is also rolling out more granular controls so users can decide, to an extent, whether and how they want to be tracked and targeted. The move comes as the company reels from its first quarterly revenue drop since going public. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 18, 2017 - 12:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is updating its privacy policy so it can track users' interests better and target advertisements to them, at least in the US. Along with this, Twitter is also rolling out more granular controls so users can decide — to an extent — whether and how they want to be tracked and...
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