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Apple: Record profits, revenues on stunning holiday iPhone sales

Bigger iPhones make for a bigger payday. Apple announced record-breaking quarterly revenues and profits Wednesday, beating the market's expectations by a landslide thanks to brisk sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.  
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Yahoo plans to return $40 billion to its shareholders by spinning off its huge stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, the company said Tuesday.  
 
 
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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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Safeway acquisition approved by U.S. regulators

Supermarket chain Albertsons says U.S. regulators have approved its purchase of competitor Safeway. 
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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 06:23 PM PST - In a little-known surveillance effort, the Drug Enforcement Administration is operating a massive national license plate reader program and has collected hundreds of millions of records of drivers on U.S. highways, according to the ACLU. Documents released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union describe a burgeoning DEA effort, begun in 2008, to make digital snapshots of automobiles, their occupants and their license plates as they pass by high-tech cameras in at least eight states, including California, to catch criminals smuggling money and contraband into Mexico.
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01/27/2015 06:14 PM PST - Supermarket chain Albertsons says U.S. regulators have approved its purchase of competitor Safeway.  
 
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