• In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, electronic screens post prices of Alphabet stock at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Business is booming at Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses billions of dollars on risky projects that may never produce any revenue. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Alphabet’s 2Q earnings soar despite losses on risky bets

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Business is booming at Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses billions of dollars on kooky-sounding projects that may never produce any revenue.

  • This image released by Lionsgate shows Emma Roberts in a scene from the thriller, "Nerve." Nerve is an app-based game that’s all the rage among the kids. You can choose to be a “player” or a “watcher.” Players are given dares by anonymous masses of watchers with the promise of cash prizes at the end of each dare, which they have to film themselves doing. (Niko Tavernise/Lionsgate via AP)

    ‘Nerve’ is a dark thriller for the Pokémon Go generation

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The invigorating new thriller “Nerve ,” now playing in theaters, goes deep into the psychology of the internet with an addictive game that’s so fresh, you wonder whether the filmmakers had a tip that the Pokemon Go craze was on the horizon.

  • An Associated Press reporter holds a mobile phone showing the Facebook Messenger app installation page in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Facebook is pushing more people to install its Messenger application, now by blocking people who want to send and receive messages via its mobile website instead of the app. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Facebook is pushing more people to an app they didn’t choose

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another.

  • An Associated Press reporter holds a mobile phone showing the Facebook Messenger app icon in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Facebook is pushing more people to install its Messenger application, now by blocking people who want to send and receive messages via its mobile website instead of the app. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    5 cool things to do with Facebook Messenger

    NEW YORK (AP) — You’d be wrong to think that Facebook’s Messenger app is all about messaging.

  • An Associated Press reporter holds a mobile phone showing the Facebook Messenger app installation page in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Facebook is pushing more people to install its Messenger application, now by blocking people who want to send and receive messages via its mobile website instead of the app. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Facebook is pushing more people to an app they didn’t choose

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another.

  • An Associated Press reporter holds a mobile phone showing the Facebook Messenger app icon in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Facebook is pushing more people to install its Messenger application, now by blocking people who want to send and receive messages via its mobile website instead of the app. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    5 cool things to do with Facebook Messenger

    NEW YORK (AP) — You’d be wrong to think that Facebook’s Messenger app is all about messaging.

  • Correction: Timber Town’s Comeback story

    PRINEVILLE, Oregon (AP) — In a story July 27 about a rural Oregon town that has reinvented itself as a high-tech outpost, The Associated Press reported erroneously when Facebook came to Prineville to look for a site for a data center. It was seven years ago, not 15.

  • Logos are seen on a laptop, Monday, July 25, 2016, in North Andover, Mass. Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. It is the second time in as many years that Verizon has snapped up the remnants of a fallen internet star as it broadens its digital reach. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Seeking wider digital audience, Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8B

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Seeking a wider digital audience, Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion in a deal that marks the end of an era for a company that defined much of the early internet but struggled to stay relevant in an online world dominated by Google and Facebook.

  • This Wednesday, April 24, 2002 photo shows a gel image of the DNA of 96 horses displayed on a computer monitor at the UC Davis veterinary genetics lab in Davis, Calif. DNA is an information-storing molecule; the genes passed from generation to generation transmit the blueprints for creating the organism. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA

    NEW YORK (AP) — Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her “digital attic” — a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college.