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Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Apple Pay a Success

PERSONALTECH | By Brandon Bailey | Thursday Oct 30, 2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.

Lewis: Basic Structure of Stock Market is "Insane"

PERSONALTECH | Oct 30
Michael Lewis, author of "Liar's Poker" and "Moneyball," says it's shocking how investors understand so little about how the stock market works.

Apple's Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to be Gay'

PERSONALTECH | Oct 30
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay.

Blogger's Spreads Sketchy Anti-US Car Insurance Facts

PERSONALTECH | By Didi Tang | Oct 29
Take a look at Zhou Xiaoping's blogs and learn that in the U.S. you would have to shell out $3,500 in mandatory car insurance a year and spend $30,000 for a low-end domestic car, and that more than half of the kids in most public schools don't graduate.

Obama Taking Action to Push Manufacturing

PERSONALTECH | By Jim Kuhnhenn | Oct 28
President Barack Obama on Monday expanded his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers.

Apple CEO Challenges Home State on LGBT Rights

PERSONALTECH | By Jay Reeves | Oct 28
Apple CEO Tim Cook is challenging his home state of Alabama to do more to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Burglars Pocket Dial 911

PERSONALTECH | Oct 27
Three New Mexico burglars thought they got away with their crime until one of their partners Aaron Burrell, in crime pocket dialed 911 giving an accidental confession to all the details regarding their act. KRQE's Emily Younger reports.

Tips and Tricks from the Gen-Y Tech Guy

PERSONALTECH | By Anthony Lanni | Oct 26
Undoubtedly, in the current age of technology, social networking has redefined the cultural norm in which we interact and socialize with our peers. At times we can be overwhelmed by information overload. Where to begin? How about right here?

A Blue Christmas for Amazon?

PERSONALTECH | By Mae Anderson | Oct 24
It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon. The world's largest retailer gave a disappointing forecast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a wider loss than analysts expected for the third quarter.

Cloud Business Lifts Microsoft's Quarterly Results

PERSONALTECH | By Brandon Bailey | Oct 24
Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent.

Queen Sends First Tweet, Signed 'Elizabeth R'

PERSONALTECH | Oct 24
Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."