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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton received 116 million shares of Facebook stock currently worth nearly $9 billion when they sold their mobile messaging service to the social networking leader earlier this month.

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NEW YORK (AP) — I dropped my cable TV service more than a year ago and have been relying on Netflix, Hulu and other services to fill my television needs. But I get my shows at least a day late. With CBS' new All Access streaming service, I can watch shows right when they air.

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It was just over a year ago that infamous UK street artist Banksy began a self-described "residency" in New York City, creating a series of whimsical and increasingly bizarre public artworks throughout the five boroughs. Now that epic stunt, which went on for a month, is getting its own HBO documentary. Banksy Does New York will premiere on HBO on November 17th, but will be available on HBO Go early, beginning this Friday, October 31st (Halloween).

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A new report from Kantar WorldPanel ComTech reveals that huge iPhone 6 demand helped Apple last quarter, with the company seeing market share increases in various European markets. However, Apple’s market share actually dropped in Apple’s home country during the period, hitting 32.6% in the September quarter, a 3.3% drop compared to last year. FROM EARLIER: You might not be able to find an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in stores this Christmas “Despite Apple’s share declining 3 percentage points in the three months ending in September, compared with the same period last year, it is clear that demand for the iPhone 6 has been very healthy,” Kantar wrote. Apple sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 units during the

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A mobile payment service backed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other leading retailers is defending its practice of prohibiting its members from accepting alternatives such as Apple Pay. In a conference call ...

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CurrentC is those stores' own mobile payments app, and it was created specifically for them and many other retailers by the company MCX, which was formed just for that purpose. MCX is now under some criticism because its partners are blocking Apple's new payments system, even though they have the technology to support it. "This is not a technology decision."

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Doubts linger on the security of the controversial CurrentC payment app. Meanwhile, HP's Sprout targets creative minds and the Bitmoji app turns you into emoji.>

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You've never watched YouTube quite like this: today the company began rolling out support for higher video frame rates like 60fps. We've seen movie trailers and other special clips appear with higher fps counts before, but now it works for regular user uploads, too. To see the smoother motion, you'll need to be watching in either 720p or 1080p HD. (Both Chrome and Safari 8 worked fine in our tests.) Once you are, the difference is immediate and hugely noticeable — especially when you're watching video game footage.

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You can play games on Twitch. You can watch people play games on Twitch. You can watch fish play games on Twitch. Right now, the overall category has 17 channels with a total of about 700 viewers, putting it somewhere above Ultra Street Fighter 4 and below Mario Kart 8 in popularity (the top games have closer to 100,000).

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Can a game really have something for everybody? As the latest expansion prepares for launch, we speak to Ion Hazzikostas about the history and future of the game that has ruled the MMO roost for an entire decade.>

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On Tuesday, Netflix released the trailer for its ambitious and very expensive new original series Marco Polo. With a massive budget, Netflix is hoping this series — based on the famous 13th century explorer — will have subscribers follow along on his journey. MORE NETFLIX: Netflix has announced 3 new shows that cord cutters will love – here are the details According to The New York Times, it cost an estimated $90 million dollars to produce the 10-episode series, which would make the average episode cost a staggering $9 million dollars. Netflix wants to take advantage of the popularity of HBO’s Game of Thrones by mixing healthy amounts of sex and violence alongside Marco Polo’s historic travels. Just judging from the trailer, the look and

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NEW YORK (AP) — NASA pays it billions. Its rockets sport mythical names like Minotaur and Pegasus. And its $2 billion deal to resupply the International Space Station had gone well — until this week.

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By Suzanne Barlyn (Reuters) - Wall Street's industry funded watchdog plans to intensify its scrutiny of cyber security practices at brokerage firms in 2015 and is hiring technology savvy examiners to help boost its efforts, an official said on Wednesday. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is in the midst of developing its so-called "examination priorities" for 2015, said Susan Axelrod, the organization's executive vice president of regulatory operations at a conference. The regulator plans to publish its examination priorities in January. ...

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By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software raised its 2015 forecast on Wednesday as titles such as "Grand Theft Auto" and "NBA 2K14" helped fuel sales and drove stronger-than-expected results in its fiscal second quarter. Shares of Take-Two rose 6.5 percent in after-hours trading. They closed at $22.80 on the Nasdaq on Wednesday. Take-Two is gratified by the initial response to its holiday season lineup, Chief Executive Strauss Zelnick said in an interview. ...

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(Reuters) - Baidu Inc posted a less-than-expected 52 percent surge in third-quarter revenue, even as mobile traffic for China's dominant Internet search engine continued to grow. The company often referred to as China's Google reported sales of 13.52 billion yuan or $2.203 billion in the third quarter, lagging the 13.56 billion yuan that analysts had expected on average. (Reporting by San Francisco newsroom; Editing by Chris Reese)

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Ahead of the re-release of Grand Theft Auto 5 for newer consoles next month, Take-Two's fiscal second quarter earnings shed light on its growing online business.>

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Today Jeff and Iyaz discuss Marvel's phase 3 movie ambitions, the legalities of Spider-man, cancellation bear and the Google VP that now holds the skydiving world record.>

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