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Google, Reddit Crack Down on Online Explicit Pics, Videos

By Michael Liedtke | Feb 25
Google Inc., the Internet's most powerful company, is going to ban most nude photos and video from publicly accessible sites on its popular Blogger. Reddit says it will remove photos, videos and links with explicit content.

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The Special Art of Sound Effects

CORPORATE | Mar 4
Marko Costanzo is what is called a Foley artist - someone who reproduces sounds for movies and television that microphones barely pick up when they're recording dialogue.

Small SUVs, Pricey Sports Cars Dominate Geneva Auto Show

CORPORATE | By David McHugh | Mar 4
Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much - thanks to cheaper gas and limits on battery life.

Samsung's New Mobile Pay: Here's What's We Know

CORPORATE | By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 4
Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones - at least the ones it makes. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones announced they will come with mobile-pay capabilities.

Why Gin is Becoming the Latest Tonic of Choice

CORPORATE | Mar 4
Gin has been Britain's drink of choice since the 1700s, but with a nickname like "mother's ruin," the spirit's reputation has taken some knocks. Thanks to some crafty distillers, a new gin craze is buzzing across the pond.

Visa, MasterCard Moving into Mobile Pay in Africa

FINANCE | By Ken Sweet | Mar 4
Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market.

Canadians 'Spocking' the Image of Ex-PM on $5 Bill

FINANCE | Mar 4
The death of actor Leonard Nimoy last week has inspired people to post photos on social media of marked-up five-dollar Canadian banknotes that show former prime minister Wilfrid Laurier transformed to resemble Spock, Nimoy's famous "Star Trek" character.

Samsung Ditches Design, Adds Mobile Pay to New Phone

CORPORATE | By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 3
Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.

Strong Reliability Scores Should Help Buick Brand's Rebirth

CORPORATE | By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin | Mar 3
Buick, the brand that once was the pace car for the drive to the senior center, has made a comeback by appealing to buyers not yet ready for retirement.

Google Selling Wireless Plans to Get More People Online

CORPORATE | By Joseph Wilson, Michael Liedtke | Mar 3
Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it's shaking up the telecom world to do it.

Plus-Size Clothing Gets a Fashionable Makeover

CORPORATE | Mar 3
The public profile of larger women got a major boost when 29-year-old Tess Holliday became the first plus-size model signed to a major agency. But even with this kind of exposure, the fashion industry is still playing catch-up.

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