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'It's time for technology to step behind the curtain,' says Microsoft executive.
HAVANA (AP) — A new branch of the Venezuela-to-Cuba undersea fiber-optic cable has reportedly come online, linking the island to nearby Jamaica, increasing Cuba's potential international communications bandwidth and providing a backup for the main line.
BERLIN (AP) — German software giant SAP AG said Tuesday it plans to recruit people with autism to take make full use of their talents to process information.
HAVANA (AP) — A U.S. diplomat has become a sort of tweeter-in-chief for the U.S. mission in Cuba, reaching out to some of Washington's most vocal critics on the island.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds that teens are sharing more about themselves on social media. They're also moving increasingly to Twitter to avoid their parents and the "oversharing" that they see on Facebook.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Sprint says it has raised its buyout offer for the stake in Clearwire it does not already own by 14 percent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel says Apple Inc. is avoiding paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes, but the world's most valuable company says it is complying with the laws and pays "an extraordinary amount" in taxes to the U.S. government.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Wireless company Sprint Nextel Inc. says it can now let Dish Network see its books and talk with Dish to see whether its competing offer to buy Sprint is better than its current deal with Japan's SoftBank.
NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Sohmers, 17, of Hudson, Mass., has been working at a research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since he was 13, developing projects ranging from augmented reality eyewear to laser communications systems. This spring, his mom, Penny Mills, let him drop out of 11th grade. She says she "could see how much of the work he was doing at school wasn't relevant to what he wanted to learn."
NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh on the heels of its $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr, Yahoo says it is rebooting its languishing photo-sharing site Flickr with plans to make it "awesome" again.