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Apple shows off stunning holiday iPhone sales and record profits, revenues

Bigger iPhones make for a bigger payday. Apple announced record-breaking quarterly revenues and profits Tuesday, beating the market's expectations by a landslide thanks to brisk sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.  
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Supermarket chain Albertsons says U.S. regulators have approved its purchase of competitor Safeway.  
 
 
REVIEWS & TIPS
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Wolverton: What Microsoft didn't say about Windows 10

Microsoft’s new operating system has plenty of attractive new features, but the company left unanswered some important questions, such as how its update program will actually work. 
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Berkeley buzzes with filming of Steve Jobs movie

Hollywood heavyweights Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin were expected Friday night to be in Berkeley for the filming of Boyle's movie about the Apple co-founder. 
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Magid: Microsoft HoloLens is more exciting than Apple Watch

Microsoft plans to release a new version of Windows -- Windows 10 -- and a revolutionary new type of product called HoloLens, which could be described as a cross between Google Glass, Facebook's Oculus VR virtual reality headset and the movie 'Minority Report.' Personally, I'm more excited about Microsoft HoloLens than I am about the upcoming Apple Watch. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/27/2015 03:11 PM PST - VMware, the software maker whose parent company, EMC, has been targeted by an activist investor, reported fourth-quarter profit that exceeded analysts' estimates as customers signed new multiyear deals.  
 
01/27/2015 03:00 PM PST - U.S. stocks slumped Tuesday after some of the market's largest companies reported disappointing earnings, taking investors on a turbulent ride that deepened the losses for the year.  
 
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    Benedict Cumberbatch sorry for racist remark

    “The Imitation Game” actor was trying to address racial inequities in the film business when he referred to “colored actors” during a TV interview.