Technology

January 22, 2019 - 8:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. government regulators are accusing software maker Oracle of engaging in discriminatory practices that resulted in thousands of its women, black and Asian employees being underpaid by more than $400 million. The allegations emerged Tuesday in a filing made in a two-year-old...
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January 22, 2019 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 16 about Sinclair Broadcast's new streaming service, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the company's ownership of national television networks and channels. The company runs smaller national broadcasting networks such as TBD and Charge and also owns The T...
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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, shows signage at the entrance to eBay's headquarters in San Jose, Calif. An activist shareholder is telling eBay that restructuring its business could help more than double its stock price. Investment firm Elliott Management, which owns more than 4 percent of eBay stock, said in a letter sent to eBay Inc.’s board that enacting the recommendations could lead eBay’s stock to be valued at $55 to more than $63 per share by the end of next year. The stock closed at $31 on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 22, 2019 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An activist shareholder said Tuesday that eBay would be better off without StubHub or its classified ads businesses. Elliott Management, which owns more than 4 percent of its stock, said in a letter to eBay that if it focused on its online marketplace, the company could double its...
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January 22, 2019 - 7:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — American tech giant Google has opened a new office in Berlin that it says will give it the space to expand in the German capital. CEO Sundar Pichai said Tuesday the space means Google could more than double the number of Berlin employees to 300. Google currently has 1,400 employees in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda, left, and Panasonic Corporation President Kazuhiro Tsuga, right, pose for photographers after a joint press conference in Tokyo. Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. said in a joint statement Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, they are setting up a joint venture to research, manufacture and sell batteries for ecological autos, an increasingly lucrative sector amid concerns about global warming. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
January 22, 2019 - 4:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are setting up a joint venture to research, manufacture and sell batteries for ecological autos, an increasingly lucrative sector amid concerns about global warming. The Japanese automaker and the Japanese electronics maker said in a joint...
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January 21, 2019 - 12:00 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ride hailing firm Uber said Monday it is raising the minimum age of its drivers in the Netherlands and taking other measures to increase road safety after a series of fatal accidents involving Uber drivers. The general manager of Uber Nederland, Thijs Emondts, said in...
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. France’s data privacy watchdog has slapped Google with a 50 million euro ($57 million) fine, in the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules that took effect last year. The National Data Protection Commission said Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 it fined the U.S. internet giant for “lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent” regarding ad personalization for users. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 21, 2019 - 11:11 am
PARIS (AP) — France's data privacy watchdog has fined Google 50 million euros ($57 million), the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules that took effect last year. The National Data Protection Commission said Monday it fined the U.S. internet giant for "lack of...
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The European Union’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, poses during an interview Monday Jan. 14, 2019, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Vestager has challenged big Silicon Valley companies such as Google and Apple with high profile cases, and is laying the groundwork for intensified scrutiny of tech firms as she prepares to end her term in office in late 2019. (AP Photo / Kelvin Chan)
January 21, 2019 - 4:46 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Silicon Valley's notorious nemesis, Margrethe Vestager, plans to end her term as the European Union's antitrust enforcer this year with a bang, laying out a long-term plan to intensify scrutiny of the world's big tech companies. As the EU's competition commissioner,...
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FILE - This June 21, 2017, file photo shows the building that houses the headquarters of Uber, in San Francisco. Police in Barcelona have arrested seven people on suspicion of attacking cars that work with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Cabify as part of a protest by taxi drivers. The attacks took place Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 after taxi drivers announced an indefinite strike protesting a regional government plan to regulate the ride-hailing services. One group reportedly smashed a car's windows while the driver was inside. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 19, 2019 - 3:03 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police in Barcelona have arrested seven people on suspicion of attacking cars that work with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Cabify as part of a protest by taxi drivers that turned violent on Friday. The attacks occurred after taxi drivers announced an indefinite strike...
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January 19, 2019 - 6:39 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States ambassador to Congo says 20 days without internet in the country are "20 days too many" and that access cut off just after the disputed presidential election "needs to be restored now." Ambassador Mike Hammer isn't the only diplomat in Congo expressing...
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