- Cellphone fees, education mandates among new state laws Updated: May-28-16 12:37 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - New laws in South Carolina extend taxes to cellphones, require students to learn about America's "founding principles," and fix a quirk in campaign finance law that has entangled many state officials.
- Jury sides with Google in battle over Android software Updated: May-26-16 8:54 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Google's Android software just dodged a $9 billion bullet.
- Utah lawsuit challenges pornography filter fees Updated: May-26-16 12:12 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A man with a history of filing longshot lawsuits is challenging on religious grounds a Utah law allowing Internet service providers to charge for filtering pornography. And some experts say this latest argument could have merit.
- Microsoft cuts more jobs in troubled mobile unit Updated: May-25-16 1:43 pm
NEW YORK - Microsoft said Wednesday it will cut up to 1,850 jobs and take a $950 million hit to its books as it attempts to salvage its rocky entrance into the smartphone market.
- Huawei files lawsuits accusing Samsung of violating patents Updated: May-25-16 12:55 am
BEIJING - Chinese tech giant Huawei said Wednesday it has filed patent infringement lawsuits against South Korean mobile phone rival Samsung in the United States and China, in a case that highlights the rise of Asian competitors as technology creators.
- US House rejects phone-tracking bill spurred by teen's death Updated: May-24-16 1:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The U.S. House has voted down legislation prompted by the death of a Kansas teenager that would have made it easier for law enforcement to track people's cellphones in emergencies.
- 2015 was a corporate buyout bonanza; here comes the sequel Updated: May-23-16 4:41 pm
After 2015's blistering global buyout pace, this year is shaping up to be quite the sequel with Bayer's $62 billion attempt to buy Monsanto and create a global seed giant.
- Plainview pay phone's days could be numbered Updated: May-22-16 11:11 am
PLAINVIEW, Nebraska - The last time anyone put a quarter in the pay phone outside the Road Runner gas station in Plainview, Dave Heineman was the governor.
- Utah lawmaker wants opt-in requirement for porn Updated: May-20-16 4:38 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah lawmaker who succeeded in having pornography declared a public health crisis intends to continue his crusade through a bill that could require pornography filters to be placed on the Internet.
- Apple's stores getting new look as other retailers struggle Updated: May-19-16 5:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is getting ready to unveil a stylish new product that's not for sale - a new look for its stores.
- Why your phone may never get Android's latest features Updated: May-19-16 12:20 pm
NEW YORK - Better graphics and the ability to run two apps side by side are coming to Google's latest version of Android, dubbed N.
- Google echoes Amazon's Echo, opens new virtual-reality door Updated: May-18-16 8:02 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Google wants to play an even bigger role in managing people's daily lives, while also nudging them into an alternate reality, as the Internet company responds to competitive threats posed by Facebook, Amazon and Apple.
- Frontier: Telecom takeover led to outages in 3 states Updated: May-18-16 7:46 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Frontier Communications blamed its takeover of another company for widespread phone, internet and television service outages in California, Texas and Florida at a legislative hearing Wednesday, saying Frontier inherited corrupt data in its $10.5 billion acquisition of certain Verizon businesses last month.
- The Latest: Google seen ahead in some areas, no so in others Updated: May-18-16 4:58 pm
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- Say goodbye to Time Warner Cable: sale leads to name change Updated: May-18-16 4:01 pm
NEW YORK - Time Warner Cable is going away, and that means you might have a new cable company to hate. But you might find one you like better instead.
- Nokia mobile phones are coming back Updated: May-18-16 11:30 am
HELSINKI - The Nokia mobile phone is coming back.
- China's Huawei looks to build global smartphone brand Updated: May-17-16 4:23 am
SHENZHEN, China - Chinese tech giant Huawei wants Americans to start thinking of it as a stylish smartphone brand.
- Coroner identifies worker found dangling from utility pole Updated: May-15-16 12:57 pm
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles coroner's officials say a telecommunications company worker found dangling from a utility pole was a 61-year-old resident of Studio City.
- Williston State College establishes business incubator Updated: May-14-16 11:48 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - The city of Williston's first business incubator is taking applications and will be hosting an open house on Tuesday.
- YouTube tests messaging feature to keep people in its app Updated: May-13-16 4:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - YouTube is testing a messaging feature in its smartphone app so people can share and discuss videos without resorting to other ways to connect with their friends and family.
- Samsung Gear expands virtual-reality arsenal Updated: May-11-16 5:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Virtual reality specialist Oculus is trying to dazzle consumers by adding more entertainment and educational options to the Samsung Gear headset in hopes of transforming the technological curiosity into a cultural phenomenon.
- Review: You can channel-surf online, but you may miss cable Updated: May-11-16 2:27 pm
NEW YORK - It might feel cathartic to ditch your cable TV company. But if you're looking to channel-surf online, you're going to find services such as Sling TV or PlayStation Vue coming up short in some respects.
- EU regulator blocks takeover of UK mobile phone operator O2 Updated: May-11-16 7:31 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union's regulator has blocked the $15 billion takeover of British mobile phone operator O2 by CK Hutchison over concerns the deal would have stifled innovation and led to higher prices for consumers.
- House approves legislation spreading fees to cellphones Updated: May-04-16 9:00 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina House approved legislation Wednesday that spreads the cost of phone services to cellphone customers, lowering fees on landline bills.
- Sprint reports bigger loss than expected Updated: May-03-16 11:18 am
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - Sprint reported a worse-than-expected loss in its fiscal fourth quarter, even as it added more customers to its cell phone service.