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5 reasons Amazon is experimenting with physical stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Is the online giant of retail also looking to conquer physical stores? Amazon has been dabbling in physical retail since 2015, during which time it’s opened a half-dozen bookstores that double as gadget emporia, a score of campus bookstores that don’t sell books and a convenience …

How Google Chromebooks conquered schools

NEW YORK (AP) — The Google Chromebook, a type of stripped-down laptop, isn’t a practical mobile device for many people — mostly because it basically turns into an expensive paperweight whenever it can’t find a Wi-Fi connection. Yet Chromebooks have defied expectations and made major inroads in an unexpected environment …

Trump steps into security bubble; will he bring his phone?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few hours after President-elect Donald Trump was briefed by intelligence officials about Russian meddling in the election, an Associated Press reporter called his cellphone seeking an interview. The call went to voicemail and the reporter did not leave a message. About an hour later, Trump called …

Organ transplants have come a long way but hurdles remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brenda Hudson recalls weeks spent in a glass-enclosed isolation room after her first kidney transplant, her family allowed to visit only when suited up against germs. That transplant lasted a remarkable four decades — and now Hudson’s recovery from a second one, this time faster and surrounded …

Glance: Amazon’s 20 bets in 20 years

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amazon turns 20 on Thursday. Here’s a timeline of 20 investment bets Amazon made in the past 20 years: 1995: Amazon opens its virtual doors as an online bookseller. Late 1990s: Amazon invests in startups like Pets.com and kozmo.com that promised to change the way people …