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In this Sept. 24, 2013, photo, Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Facebook plans campaign to ‘friend’ small business

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook wants to increase its advertising and get more clicks on all kinds of ads. It believes tapping into the lucrative small business market will help it achieve those goals. Sheryl […]

05/07/2014

A guy becomes a human chair for an elderly woman when they were stuck in an elevator. (Posted on Facebook page of College Hunks Hauling Junk)

Guy becomes human chair for elderly woman

Cesar Larios and his co-workers, employees of College Hunks Hauling Junk, got stuck in an elevator with 79-year-old Rita Young at a senior living facility. The woman quickly tired so Larios turned himself into a […]

05/01/2014

Film Director Peter Jackson. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Hobbit finale renamed ‘Battle of the Five Armies’

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Peter Jackson is tweaking the ending of Bilbo Baggins’ journey. The Oscar-winning director says the original title of “The Hobbit” finale, “There and Back Again,” felt misplaced since Baggins arrived […]

04/25/2014

This image provided by Facebook shows how users can manually share their location using the “Nearby Friends"  tool. Using your smartphone’s GPS system, Nearby Friends will tell your Facebook friends, provided they have the feature turned on, that you are nearby. Unless you manually share your location, as shown here, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile. (AP Photo/Facebook)

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday. Called “Nearby […]

04/17/2014

This June 17, 2003 file photo shows British rock band AC/DC, from left, Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, and Cliff Williams performing on stage during a concert in Munich, southern Germany. (AP Photo/Jan Pitman, File)

Ailing Malcolm Young taking break from AC/DC

NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Young of AC/DC is taking a break from the band to focus on his health. The announcement saying the 61-year-old guitarist is in “ill health” was posted on the band’s […]

04/16/2014

FILE - This Feb. 24, 2014 file photo shows Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a conference in Barcelona, Spain.  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

Facebook launches lab to bring Internet everywhere

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is giving more details about its effort to connect remote parts of the world to the Internet — and it involves drones, lasers and satellites. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday […]

03/27/2014

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing  Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show(CES), in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Visionary or looney? Zuckerberg on spending spree

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality. Longtime technology analyst […]

03/26/2014

News sites on a smartphone. (Photo: Cyndee Maxwell)

Report finds digital sites bring momentum to news

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing digital outlets are bringing “a sense of momentum” to the news business even as long-term problems continue to plague the industry, a journalism think tank said on Wednesday. The Pew […]

03/26/2014

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing  Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show(CES), in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Facebook buys virtual reality co. Oculus for $2B

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. Facebook Inc. said Tuesday […]

03/25/2014

David Byttow, left, and Chrys Bader-Wechseler, are photographed Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. Byttow and Bader-Wechseler co-founded Secret, a new app that lets people share anonymous posts with their friends and friends of friends. (AP Photo/Barbara Ortutay)

Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise

NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty. […]

03/24/2014

Tech company CEO's including Google CEO Eric Schmidt, center of group in blue tie, walk to exit the Soutwest Gate of the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama reassures Internet CEOs on tech privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to […]

03/21/2014

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A mini course on navigating the social media waters

Money 101 host Bob McCormick talks with Teri Thompson, Professor of Social Media at Woodbury University, about social media including: Can Facebook be listed as a job skill on a resume? How can the baby […]

03/06/2014

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