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Verizon 2Q profit rises 93 percent

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Verizon reported Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after it secured full ownership of Verizon Wireless.

'X-Men' VR experience coming to Comic-Con

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.

United Technologies 2Q profit climbs 7.7 percent

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Aerospace conglomerate United Technologies Corp. reported Tuesday its second-quarter earnings rose 7.7 percent, beating Wall Street expectations.

Comcast 2Q earnings top views on Internet hookups

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Comcast's second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace and video subscriber losses moderated.

MediaMath leases space in Manhattan's new tower

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

The software company MediaMath says it is leasing office space in the new World Trade Center tower in lower Manhattan, where it plans to consolidate more than 300 staff from three midtown offices.

Yahoo buying app and analytics company Flurry

|Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Yahoo is buying Flurry Inc., a startup that helps other programmers build better mobile applications and craft marketing campaigns for smartphones and tablets.

Kauai needs more cash to defend GMO, pesticide law

|Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Kauai's county attorney has asked the county council for more money to defend a new law regulating genetically engineered crops and pesticides.

Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.

Microsoft makes design central to its future

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food — or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that can be pulled with two fingers from a car cup holder base; and a fork that squeezes out sauce.

Nebraska universities win robotic surgery grant

|Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

The U.S. Army has provided $1.4 million for more University of Nebraska research into remote-controlled robotic surgery.

Army intelligence system pulled from key test

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.

Some Wisconsin jails offer Skype-type visits

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Relatives who want to visit inmates in five Wisconsin counties no longer have to come to the jail in person, thanks to recently installed systems that allow them to visit from afar through a Skype-like video system.

Hillary Clinton to do Q&A at Facebook headquarters

|Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be hosting a real-time question and answer session on Facebook.

Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests.

Martinsburg to celebrate electric vehicle station

|Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Martinsburg has installed a free public electric car charging station in a downtown parking lot.

EXCHANGE: DeKalb schools warn about texting

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Jacob Alvarez knows he'll be tempted to text and drive as soon as he gets his license this summer.

Oxford School District goes high tech

|Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

The Oxford School District is issuing laptops to every high school and middle school student this fall.

Oxford School District goes high tech

|Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

The Oxford School District is issuing laptops to every high school and middle school student this fall.

Ellspermann honors 'TXT L8R' contest winners

|Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann is applauding the work of 17 students as part of a contest meant to curb texting while driving.

US working on case against Russia on downed plane

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.