Technology

April 26, 2018 - 4:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's first-quarter profit more than doubled from a year ago, blowing past Wall Street expectations. The online retailer's stock, which closed at $1,517.96 on Thursday, soared 6 percent in after-hours trading. The Seattle-based company reported net income of $1.63 billion, or $3...
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A protester wearing a mask with the face of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, in between men wearing angry face emoji masks, during a protest against Facebook outside Portcullis in London, Thursday, April 26, 2018, as the Chief Technical Officer of Facebook Mike Schroepfer is due to give evidence on the companies use of data from its customers in front of a Parliamentary Select Committee. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
April 26, 2018 - 10:49 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. parliament's media committee has criticized Facebook's response to allegations that data from millions of accounts was misused during elections in the United States and Britain as they grilled one of the company's senior executives about the scandal. Committee members didn't...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2014, file photo, shoppers walk under the logo of Nintendo and Super Mario characters at an electronics store in Tokyo. Nintendo Co. is reporting solid sales and profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, powered by brisk demand for its Switch machines. The Japanese maker of Super Mario and Pokemon games reported Thursday, April 26, 2018, that its January-March profit totaled 4.4 billion yen ($40 million), reversing a 394 million yen loss it racked up the previous year. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
April 26, 2018 - 6:27 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. reported solid sales and profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, powered by brisk demand for its Switch machines. The company also announced Thursday that it will be getting a new president. Shuntaro Furukawa, director at The Pokemon Company, will replace Tatsumi Kimishima...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2018 file photo, An employee walks past logos of the Samsung Electronics Co. at its office in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics said Thursday, April 26, 2018 its first-quarter earnings jumped 52 percent over a year earlier thanks to its mainstay memory chips that posted another record-high quarterly profit. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
April 25, 2018 - 9:45 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported Thursday better-than-expected quarterly financial results as global data centers continued to fuel robust demand for its mainstay memory chips that posted another record-high quarterly profit. The South Korean tech giant said it recorded 11...
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FILE- In this March 28, 2018, file photo, visitors take photos in front of the Facebook logo at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook reports earnings Wednesday, April 25. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 25, 2018 - 5:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook's troubles with Russian election meddlers , "fake news " and misused data have dominated headlines globally. But they don't seem to be affecting Facebook's bottom line, so far, as advertisers continue to flock to the service in droves. Facebook's revenue, which largely...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook walks to the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 25, 2018 - 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Wednesday with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the White House to discuss trade as he engages in negotiations around the globe. Trump tweeted before the meeting that they would be "talking about many things, including how the U.S. has been treated unfairly for...
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FILE- This combo of file photos shows a Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia on July 17, 2017, bottom, and a Comcast sign on Oct. 12, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla. Comcast is trying to refigure the traditional cable bundle, adding services like Netflix to its subscription packages and offering internet-only TV streaming. The moves come as Comcast, the world’s largest cable company, and other cable operators try to work out relationships with once fierce rivals in a changing media landscape. (AP Photo/File)
April 25, 2018 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is trying to refigure the traditional cable bundle, adding services like Netflix to its subscription packages and offering internet-only TV streaming. The moves come as Comcast, the world's largest cable company, and other cable operators try to work out relationships with...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Amazon Echo and Echo Plus devices, behind, sit near illuminated Echo Button devices during an event announcing several new Amazon products by the company in Seattle. The voice assistant that lives inside Amazon’s Echo speakers will soon thank kids for shouting out questions “nicely” if they say “please.” The new response is part of a kid-friendly update that’s coming next month, giving parents more control over the voice assistant.” (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 25, 2018 - 2:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alexa's new missions: encourage kids to ask questions more politely, and get them to bed on time. The voice assistant that lives inside Amazon's Echo speakers will soon thank kids for shouting out questions "nicely" if they say "please." The new response is part of a kid-friendly...
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FILE- In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo a pedestrian walks by a Comcast Service Center, in Miami. Comcast Corp. reports earnings Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
April 25, 2018 - 1:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — U.S. media giant Comcast on Wednesday offered 22 billion pounds ($30.7 billion) for Sky PLC, topping a bid from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and setting up a bidding war for Britain's biggest satellite television company. Comcast said it would pay 12.75 pounds for each Sky share...
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FILE- In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo the logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter reports earnings Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 25, 2018 - 1:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has remained largely outside of the crosshairs of Congress over the privacy issues that have tripped up Facebook, but it continues to face its own, unique challenges. The company is wrestling with abuse on its own platform as well as a potential accounting for disinformation...
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