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  • Panel: Casino industry's future is online

    Internet gambling is the future of the casino industry, whether it's approved at the federal or state level, a panel of online and brick-and-mortar casino executives said Tuesday.

  • Toyota to set up social networking service

    Toyota is setting up a social networking service with the help of a U.S. Internet company and Microsoft so drivers can interact with their cars in ways similar to Twitter and Facebook.

  • Lady Gaga album demand overwhelms Amazon servers

    Much like the caller in the Lady Gaga hit song "Telephone," some visitors to Amazon's site received a busy signal Monday when they tried to download the digital version of the artist's latest album, "Born This Way," which the online retailer was selling for 99 cents on its release date.

  • Payment startup Square rolls out iPad sales app

    First, mobile payments service Square made it easier for merchants to accept credit cards anytime, anywhere, with just a smartphone and a tiny, plastic credit-card reader. Now, the startup led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey hopes to show them they can abandon cash registers, too.

  • Feds seek to derail H&R Block bid to acquire rival

    The Department of Justice is trying to halt H&R Block's plans to acquire the creator of TaxACT software, saying the deal would leave just two major competitors in the do-it-yourself tax-preparation market.

  • Dilbert embraces deep personalization

    The office life depicted in Dilbert often preys on real-life attitudes and fears. Now, readers of the character can swap places with the eternally befuddled office drone and his not-so-sharp cubicle dwellers.

  • Comics maven Stan Lee gets own app for superhero series

    PHILADELPHIA | Stan Lee, whose career writing comic books has run from the golden age to contemporary times, is going digital.

  • Barnes & Noble's Nook electronic reader now accounts for 28 percent of the market for those devices. It has the potential to go beyond books to deliver all types of digital products, including music, magazines, TV shows and movies. Cable television mogul John Malone is offering $1 billion to buy the bookstore chain. (Associated Press)

    Nook is hook behind Malone's bid for Barnes & Noble

    John Malone, who made a fortune in cable television, is offering $1 billion for Barnes & Noble — not betting on the books-and-mortar past, analysts say, but the promise of the electronic future.

  • Skype cancels IPO to clear way for Microsoft sale

    Internet calling service Skype has cancelled its IPO now that it's agreed to be sold to Microsoft for $8.5 billion.

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