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Dropbox seeking to raise $500 million in stock market debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the world’s largest online services for backing up documents, photos and other video is opening its files in an initial public offering of stock. Dropbox is hoping to raise $500 million in an IPO that comes 11 years after it started in San Francisco. The company confidentially filed for […]
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Stores make push in scan and go tech, hope shoppers adopt it

AP Photo/Stephan Savoia NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they’re done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles. For customers, scanning as they go can be faster and make it simpler to […]
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Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectors

AP Photo/Eric Risberg SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate some of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they’re booking nice places to stay. The Plus program, unveiled Thursday, is aimed at winning over travelers who aren’t sure they can trust the computer-driven system that […]
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SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

AP Photo/Richard Vogel LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain and two experimental satellites for internet service were successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as it arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, reusing a first stage […]
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Another former employee sues Google over issues of diversity

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez NEW YORK (AP) — Another former Google employee is suing the tech company over issues of diversity. Software developer Tim Chevalier, who is transgender, says he was fired for speaking up about online bullying he experienced at the company and complaining about discrimination, harassment and white supremacy on Google’s internal messaging […]
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SpaceX launches Spanish satellite from California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket carrying a Spanish satellite has blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Falcon 9 lifted off at 6:17 a.m. Thursday and climbed into the dawn sky over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles. The launch has been anticipated in Southern California […]
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Walmart to launch new online home shopping experience

NEW YORK (AP) — Bohemian or traditional? Walmart is launching a new online home shopping experience in the coming weeks that will let shoppers discover items based on their style. The move, announced Thursday, is the first glimpse of the company’s broader campaign to redesign its site with a focus on fashion and home furnishings. […]
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Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online

AP Photo/Petr David Josek NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to the Olympics, too much choice can paralyze you with indecision. With five television channels, online streaming, virtual reality and Snapchat, where do you even start? Catch curling on the USA Network, and you might miss that superb – or disastrous – figure skating […]
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Google's digital assistant branches out to Nest camera

AP Photo/Ryan Nakashima SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest’s deluxe security camera in an expansion that may amplify the privacy concerns surrounding internet-connected microphones. The virtual assistant is being offered to owners of the Nest Cam IQ in a free update rolling out Wednesday. The move comes just two […]
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Turkey to develop unmanned tanks, president says

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s president says the country will develop unmanned tanks to minimize risks to soldiers in combat. Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the plan Wednesday during a speech delivered at a conference on Turkey’s five-year development plan. His comments came as Turkey’s military is carrying out a cross-border offensive in Syria to clear […]