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NEW YORK (AP) — Books and bits united Monday as Microsoft provided an infusion of money to help Barnes & Noble compete with top electronic bookseller Amazon. In exchange, Microsoft gets a long-desired foothold in the business of e-books and college textbooks.
LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court has ordered the country's Internet service providers to block file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, the U.K.'s main music industry association said Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A published report says Apple Inc. uses subsidiaries in Ireland, the Netherlands and other low-tax nations as part of a strategy that enables the technology giant to cut its global tax bill by billions of dollars every year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yahoo plans to double its Olympics presence this summer, aiming to be the top website for the fourth straight Games.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Dustin Moskovitz is by many accounts the world's youngest self-made billionaire. But the 27-year-old isn't sipping champagne in the Caribbean.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is bringing out more artillery in its patent battle with Facebook.
NEW YORK (AP) — Smartphones are the hottest gadgets in the world. But who's the biggest smartphone maker? We don't really know.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Online retailer Amazon.com reached an agreement with Texas officials Friday to settle a sales tax dispute by expanding operations in the state and starting to collect sales taxes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission voted Friday to require broadcast TV stations to post online the advertising rates they charge political candidates and advocacy groups.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Zynga Inc. declined further on Friday, even after the online game maker reported first-quarter results that surpassed Wall Street's expectations. Nervous investors are looking for any signs of a slowdown for the young company, which completed its initial public offering in December.