Telecommunications

FILE- In this Sept. 12, 2017, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook, shows new Apple Watch Series 3 product at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif. Cook is leaving shareholders in suspense about whether the iPhone maker will use its windfall from a tax cut on overseas profits for a big boost to its quarterly dividend. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 13, 2018 - 5:00 pm
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple's next big thing will likely be a large dividend increase financed by a tax cut on its overseas profits, but the famously secretive company isn't giving any clues about how big it might be. CEO Tim Cook had an opportunity to address the issue Tuesday at Apple's annual...
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A board above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the Dow Jones industrial average Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Stocks are surging on Wall Street as the market claws back some of its massive losses from last week. The Dow Jones industrials climbed 400 points. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 13, 2018 - 3:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly a decade of being all but invisible, inflation — or the fear of it — is back. Tentative signs have emerged that prices could accelerate in coming months. Pay raises may be picking up a bit. Commodities such as oil and aluminum have grown more expensive. Cellphone...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017 file photo, comedian John Oliver performs at the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit in New York. Oliver's show, which begins its fifth season on Sunday. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2018 - 4:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO's John Oliver so relished being able to trash AT&T's cell phone service that he can't imagine doing "Last Week Tonight" under corporate restrictions. His network's corporate parent, Time Warner, is waiting to see whether a proposed takeover by AT&T will be approved...
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February 07, 2018 - 7:45 am
GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss mobile phone operator says its data systems were breached late last year and the contact details of about 800,000 customers were compromised. Swisscom said Wednesday that the names, addresses, telephone numbers and date of birth of the customers was accessed by an unknown...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, a customer hands over cash as she pays for an iPhone X at the Apple Store on New York's Fifth Avenue. Apple is facing some thorny questions about its best-selling product, with conspiracy theories swirling around its secret slowdown of older iPhones and a cloud of uncertainty hanging over its big bet on the high-priced iPhone X. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 01, 2018 - 6:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is making more money than ever, but it still doesn't seem to be enough to keep everyone happy. Not with conspiracy theories swirling around Apple's secret slowdown of older iPhones while a cloud of uncertainty looms over its high-priced iPhone X. It's a reality check for...
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An elementary school student wears a Samsung Electronics' Gear VR at its shop in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Samsung Electronics has reported a surge in quarterly earnings thanks to its record-breaking chip business. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 30, 2018 - 10:06 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Quarterly earnings surged again for Samsung Electronics, thanks to its record-breaking chip business. The South Korean company said Wednesday that its October-December earnings jumped 74 percent to 12 trillion won ($11.2 billion), compared with 6.9 trillion won a year...
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FILE- This May 10, 2011, file photo shows a cell phone enabled to receive emergency notifications in New York. The Federal Communications Commission says carriers must transmit the emergency alerts on cellphones to more specific locations, rather than broadly. The more precise geo-targeting was approved Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, and will go into effect in November 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 30, 2018 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Regulators want to make emergency alerts on cellphones more useful by requiring wireless carriers to distribute them less widely. The Federal Communications Commission says carriers must transmit the alerts to more specific locations, rather than broadly. That could help make alerts...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, residents pass by an advertisement for the iPhone X in Beijing, China. Apple shares have been falling in early 2018 on fears that the iPhone X has not been a hit with customers. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
January 29, 2018 - 5:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's stock is backtracking from its recent highs amid mounting concerns that iPhone X sales will fall short of the high hopes for a device that brought facial recognition technology and a $1,000 price tag to the company's flagship product line. Speculation about...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai answers a question from a reporter after a meeting where commissioners voted to end net neutrality, in Washington. Telecom regulators and industry groups voiced opposition Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, to a government-built wireless network that the Trump administration is reportedly considering. Pai said that the federal government should not build and operate a nationwide 5G network. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 29, 2018 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Telecommunications regulators and industry groups voiced opposition Monday to a government-built wireless network that the Trump administration is reportedly considering . The news website Axios reported Sunday that national security officials may want a government-built next-...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept, 17, 2013 file photo, Iranians surf the Internet at a cafe in Tehran, Iran. In Iran, a government push for a 'halal' internet means more control after protests. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
January 29, 2018 - 10:58 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Guns drawn, Iranian intelligence agents rushed into the apartment of a Washington Post reporter and his journalist wife in Tehran. Threatening to kill Jason Rezaian in front of his wife, Yeganeh, the 20 agents in the July 2014 raid tore through their belongings...
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