Telecommunications

January 09, 2018 - 9:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — News reports say U.S. telecoms carrier AT&T has dropped plans to sell Chinese brand Huawei's smartphones in the United States, dealing a setback to the No. 3 global phone maker's expansion plans. The Wall Street Journal, citing unidentified sources, gave no reason for AT&T...
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In this Dec. 17, 2017, photo, a baby girl plays with a mobile phone while riding in a New York subway. Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone use among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 08, 2018 - 7:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to help curb smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters. New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers' Retirement System...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 file photo, a Russian Soyuz 2.1b rocket carrying the Meteor M satellite and additional 18 small satellites lifts off from the launch pad at the new Vostochny cosmodrome outside the city of Tsiolkovsky, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the city of Blagoveshchensk in the far eastern Amur region, Russia. The Kremlin says authorities are looking into recent failures in Russia's space industry. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
December 28, 2017 - 11:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's latest space launch failures have prompted authorities to take a closer look into the nation's struggling space industry, the Kremlin said Thursday. A Russian weather satellite and nearly 20 micro-satellites from other nations were lost following a failed launch from Russia's...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2016 file photo, people walk past an illuminated logo for Huawei at a launch event for the Huawei MateBook in Beijing. An executive of Huawei says the Chinese smartphone brand will start sales in the United States through phone carriers next year 2018, in a move that would dramatically increase the American presence of the No. 3 global handset seller. The president of Huawei Technologies Ltd.’s consumer business, Richard Yu, said Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, he would announce details at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Huawei sells some models in U.S. electronics stores but has a minimal share of a market in which most sales are through carriers.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
December 18, 2017 - 4:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese smartphone brand Huawei will start U.S. sales through carriers next year, an executive of the company said Monday, dramatically increasing the No. 3 global handset seller's presence in the home market of rival Apple Inc. The president of Huawei Technologies Ltd.'s consumer...
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After a meeting voting to end net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai answers questions from reporters, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 14, 2017 - 6:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the FCC's vote on eliminating net-neutrality protections for the internet (all times local): 2:10 p.m. State attorneys general are threatening lawsuits against the federal government's repeal of "net neutrality" rules. New York's attorney general says he'll lead a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, file photo, demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store in New York. The Federal Communications Commission is voting Thursday, Dec. 14 to undo Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. The industry promises that the internet experience isn’t going to change, but the issue has struck a nerve. Protests have erupted online and in the streets as everyday Americans worry that companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T will be able to control what they see and do online. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 14, 2017 - 1:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the FCC's vote on eliminating net-neutrality protections for the internet (all times local): 1:30 p.m. AT&T and other big internet service providers are applauding the Federal Communications Commission for unraveling sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, file photo, demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store in New York. The Federal Communications Commission is voting Thursday, Dec. 14 to undo Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. The industry promises that the internet experience isn’t going to change, but the issue has struck a nerve. Protests have erupted online and in the streets as everyday Americans worry that companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T will be able to control what they see and do online. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 14, 2017 - 1:39 pm
In a vote along party lines, the federal government has ended sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. The Thursday vote at the Federal Communications Commission will likely usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet, a radical departure from more than...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo shows an Amazon Fire TV streaming device with its remote control. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, Google announced plans to pull its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 05, 2017 - 6:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. The decision to block YouTube is retaliation for Amazon's refusal to sell some Google products that compete with...
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Assemblyman Devon Mathis, R-Visalia, holds up a cell phone as he questions Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Office of Emergency Services, about their use in emergency situations, like the recent wildfires that swept through several Northern California counties in October, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 04, 2017 - 9:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The failure of cellphone and other privately owned systems crippled emergency-warning efforts during California's deadly October wildfires, and the state lacks authority to order those companies to strengthen their systems against disasters, the state's top emergency...
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General view of Slush 2017 event in Helsinki, Finland, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Al Gore has kicked off the two-day Slush conference, one of Europe's largest startup events in Finland, where 2,600 companies and some 1,500 investors are gathering to network and negotiate funding. (Vesa Moilanen/ Lehtikuva via AP)
November 30, 2017 - 12:11 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — One of Europe's largest startup events opened Thursday in Finland, with 2,600 companies and 1,500 investors networking and negotiating funding, as the region looks to ramp up an industry that has long struggled to compete with the tech giants of the U.S. The two-day Slush conference...
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