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A roundup of the latest high-tech news “Hot Off the Wire” from The Associated Press and Local Tech Wire:

  • Google to close online phone store

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) will close an online store that it set up to sell its Nexus One phone and rely on traditional retailers instead.

The shift announced Friday ends Google’s attempt to develop a new sales model for the mobile industry. Google had hoped to shake things up by establishing its online store as the only place to buy the Nexus One, which the company hailed as a "super" phone when it debuted amid fanfare in January.

But consumers didn’t embrace the idea of buying a phone without any hands-on experience.

"As with every innovation, some parts worked better than others," Andy Rubin, a Google executive overseeing the Nexus One, wrote in a Friday blog post.

Rubin said Google will stop selling the Nexus One in its Web store as soon as it lines up other U.S. retailers to carry the device.

Google hasn’t disclosed how many Nexus One units it has sold so far.

• Dish wins reprieve in TiVo case

NEW YORK – A federal appeals court Friday granted Dish Network Corp. a full-court review of a ruling that threatened to force the satellite TV company to disable millions of its customers’ digital video recorders because of a patent dispute with TiVo Inc.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington gave Dish a surprise chance for a better outcome in patent litigation that Dish has consistently lost to TiVo. Dish had asked for an "en banc" review of the case while CEO Charlie Ergen resisted paying TiVo damages that have mounted to about $400 million. Ergen had even said the appeals court was unlikely to grant the review.

TiVo shares fell $7.23, or 42 percent, to $10.16. Dish rose 94 cents, or 4.3 percent, to $22.90.

But it’s uncertain whether Dish will eventually turn its loss into a victory, given that TiVo has prevailed in a series of other court rulings.

• S&P upgrades CA stock

NEW YORK — Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services raised its outlook on business management software company CA Inc. (Nasdaq: CA) Friday, saying its revenue growth outlook has improved.

The firm said CA has a large customer base and its growth prospects are getting better. It raised its outlook to "positive" from "stable," and maintained an investment grade "BBB" rating. It said the Islandia, N.Y., company has good profitability and spending on information technology is improving.

CA reported its fiscal fourth-quarter results on Thursday. Its profit fell short of Wall Street estimates, and revenue was about equal to expectations.