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Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?

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NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal's split from long-time partner eBay Inc. makes Carl Icahn mighty happy. But he doesn't think PayPal should stay singl... Full Story

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  • Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?
    Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?

    NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal's split from long-time partner eBay Inc. makes Carl Icahn mighty happy. But he doesn't think PayPal should stay single for long.

  • What's PayPal's first solo move?
    What's PayPal's first solo move?

    NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its astest-growing division.

  • App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding
    App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.

  • Windows 10 tries blending new with familiar

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices.

  • EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland
    EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there.

  • China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances
    China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances

    BEIJING (AP) — China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17.

  • World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50
    World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50

    TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."

  • Feds say hackers targeted Microsoft, game makers

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two members of an international hacking ring that gained access to a U.S. Army computer network while targeting computer giant Microsoft and several video game developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Tuesday in federal court in Delaware.

  • McAfee names Kimmel its 'most dangerous celebrity'
    McAfee names Kimmel its 'most dangerous celebrity'

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you're about to Google Jimmy Kimmel, beware.

  • News Corp. to buy Move Inc. for about $950 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — News Corp. will pay about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company's digital expansion.

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