Cortana to answer to users of Google, Apple phones, too

Continuing on its mission to get its products on rival platforms, the software giant is making its virtual assistant available to users of Android and iOS.

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Russia steps up propaganda push with online ‘Kremlin trolls’

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as "Kremlin trolls," the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed...

Google unveils latest Android tricks

The company introduces the next version of Android, which will feature powerful search technology that works with what’s on a mobile device screen, mobile payment features and fingerprint scanning.

FCC chief says aid to poor should include Internet

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access. The FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, has emphasized that Internet access is a critical component of modern life, key education, communication and finding a keeping a job....

Major construction at N.Korea rocket site, U.S. institute says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea's main rocket launch site in a sign of leader Kim Jong Un's determination to pursue a space program despite international censure, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. North Korea is barred under U.N. Security Council resolutions from launching rockets as that technology can...

Appeals court: Apple must submit to imposition of monitor

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple must cooperate with a court-appointed monitor after a judge found the technology giant colluded with book publishers in 2010 to raise electronic book prices, a federal appeals court said Thursday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan rejected Apple Inc.'s request that it disqualify Washington lawyer Michael Bromwich...

Avago looks to grow with $37B deal for chipmaker Broadcom

NEW YORK (AP) — Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion, vastly expanding its lineup of products for the rapidly growing wireless device market at a time when sales growth has otherwise been tough to come by for smaller chipmakers. Hock Tan, Avago's president and...