- Schumer: Probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers Updated: May-01-16 6:37 pm
NEW YORK - A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers.
- Sony sees less red ink, postpones outlook because of quake Updated: Apr-28-16 6:54 am
TOKYO - Sony Corp. reported an 88.4 billion yen ($818 million) loss in January-March, a smaller flow of red ink than a year earlier, but it postponed Thursday giving its annual outlook until May, citing damage from major earthquakes in southwestern Japan earlier this month.
- LG Electronics' profit jumps on strong appliance sales Updated: Apr-28-16 6:16 am
SEOUL, South Korea - LG Electronics Inc. reported a stunning jump in its first-quarter earnings as its high-end home appliance sales offset a loss for its smartphone business.
- Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps Updated: Apr-28-16 4:22 am
CUPERTINO, California - Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions - from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression.
- Samsung's profit beats forecast thanks to early phone debut Updated: Apr-27-16 10:39 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung Electronics recorded a better-than-expected profit in January-March, as an early debut of its flagship Galaxy smartphones boosted sales of high-end phones despite flat growth in the overall smartphone market.
- Nintendo sinks into bigger quarterly loss on weak sales Updated: Apr-27-16 6:23 am
TOKYO - Japanese video-game maker Nintendo Co. reported a 24 billion yen ($216 million) loss for January-March Wednesday, bigger than the loss it reported the previous year.
- Apple reports iPhone sales down, 1st revenue drop since 2003 Updated: Apr-26-16 7:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple sold more than 51 million iPhones in the first three months of this year - and that's the problem.
- Nokia to buy France's Withings in $190 million deal Updated: Apr-26-16 7:27 am
HELSINKI - In a move to speed its entry into digital health products, Nokia says it plans to acquire the French consumer electronics company Withings S.A., in a 170 million-euro ($191 million) deal.
- Time Warner Cable deal gets OK, with online video conditions Updated: Apr-25-16 6:35 pm
NEW YORK - Federal regulators will impose several conditions meant to protect online video services as they back Charter's bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create the country's second-largest home Internet provider.
- Microsoft reports weak results despite turnaround effort Updated: Apr-21-16 7:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft reported a surprise drop in sales and profit for the first three months of the year, a sign the tech giant is still trying to find its way in the post-PC era.
- Verizon meets 1Q profit forecasts on seasonally weak quarter Updated: Apr-21-16 12:28 pm
NEW YORK - Verizon Communications Inc. on Thursday reported a 2.2 percent rise in its first-quarter profit, matching Wall Street expectations as the company dealt with seasonally low volume.
- EU expands battle with Google with Android antitrust probe Updated: Apr-20-16 4:23 pm
BRUSSELS - The European Union is broadening its battle with Google, alleging that the technology giant rigs the global market for mobile apps by making its Android operating system give preferential treatment to its own products.
- House OKs bill on high-speed Internet service rates Updated: Apr-15-16 11:43 am
WASHINGTON - Republicans snubbed a White House veto threat and pushed legislation through the House Friday that would bar the government from regulating rates that high-speed Internet service providers charge consumers.
- Communication execs urge Montana to address rural needs Updated: Apr-14-16 6:51 pm
HELENA, Montana - Rural wireless and broadband providers urged Montana lawmakers Thursday to address the needs of far-flung communities in obtaining quality phone service and faster internet service.
- Sanders cheers strikers as 39K Verizon workers walk out Updated: Apr-13-16 7:50 pm
NEW YORK - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheered on striking Verizon workers Wednesday after 39,000 landline and cable employees walked off the job.
- Department: Week honors people who answer emergency calls Updated: Apr-11-16 8:14 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - The state Department of Public Safety says people who answer emergency calls are being honored in South Dakota.
- Venezuela's cellphone providers suspend international calls Updated: Apr-11-16 1:27 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's two main cellphone service providers are suspending long distance calling as the South American country struggles to pay its bills.
- Fiber break causes GCI outage across much of Alaska Updated: Apr-08-16 8:48 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Many customers of Alaska telecommunications company General Communications, Inc. have been left without service due to a significant cable break affecting communities statewide.
- Telefonica's board taps Alvarez-Pallete as chief executive Updated: Apr-08-16 8:37 am
MADRID - Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica says its board has unanimously voted in Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete as chief executive and chairman of the board.
- Correction: Apple At 40 Years story Updated: Apr-04-16 2:11 pm
CUPERTINO, California - In a story April 1 about Apple's anniversary, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Steve Jobs left Apple in the 1990s. He left in 1985.