Technology

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2016, file photo, a shopper standing on an escalator passes by the company logo of SoftBank at an electronic shop in Tokyo. Japanese internet, robot and solar company SoftBank Group is reporting a 12-fold climb in quarterly profit, boosted by a turnaround at its U.S. mobile unit Sprint, on its way to a record annual profit. Tokyo-based SoftBank reported Wednesday, May 10, 2017, January-March profit of 580.5 billion yen ($5.1 billion), up dramatically from 45.2 billion yen the same period the previous year. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
May 10, 2017 - 5:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese internet, robot and solar company SoftBank Group is reporting a 12-fold climb in quarterly profit, as a turnaround at its U.S. mobile unit Sprint helped it on its way to a record annual profit. Tokyo-based SoftBank reported Wednesday a January-March profit of 580.5 billion yen...
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In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017 photo, Peking Opera star Qiu Jirong, left, stands after being introduced on stage at a press conference for the "2047 Apologue" by movie director Zhang Yimou in Beijing. Zhang's new, much smaller-scale endeavor aims to start a conversation about the relationship between people and technology, and where this relationship is heading. He called "2047 Apologue" a "conceptual performance, because it's not a show or a story." Instead, he has hired Chinese folk art performers and companies from Europe and the U.S. to supply technology such as drones and robotic arms for the hourlong show that is broken into several "fragments." It will be performed at the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing from June 16-18, and then tour several Chinese cities. (AP Photo/Louise Watt)
May 10, 2017 - 4:46 am
BEIJING (AP) — Zhang Yimou says the disappointing U.S. performance of the biggest budget China-U.S. co-production to date, "The Great Wall," may have been down to a weak story, but he hopes other filmmakers won't be put off from attempting such ambitious Hollywood-Chinese collaboration. "The actors...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2017 file photo, Toshiba Corp.'s President Satoshi Tsunakawa bows during a press conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo. Money-losing Japanese electronics company Toshiba is sparring with its U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital over the planned sale of Toshiba's computer-chip business. Toshiba warned Western Digital to stop interfering, according to letters seen Tuesday, May 9, by The Associated Press. The letters from the company's lawyers, dated May 3, accused Western Digital of "improper" interference. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
May 09, 2017 - 11:56 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics maker Toshiba is facing resistance from its U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital over Toshiba's plans to sell its computer-chip business to anyone else, and Toshiba is fighting back. Tokyo-based Toshiba Corp. needs cash from such a sale to shore up its...
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May 09, 2017 - 1:11 pm
MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Credit Suisse is adding 1,200 jobs at its technology hub in North Carolina, which approved more than $40 million in tax breaks on Tuesday to lure the jobs away from the New York City area. The Swiss bank is reorganizing operations and sharply reducing its workforce after...
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United States former President Barack Obama talks during the "Seeds&Chips - Global Food Innovation" summit, in Milan, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Obama is in Milan to deliver a keynote speech on food security and the environment, two issues that he has long worked on. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 09, 2017 - 12:56 pm
MILAN (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama says he's "confident that the United States will continue to move in the right direction" on climate change despite his successor's pledges to undo many of his policies. On his first foreign foray since leaving office, Obama told an audience Tuesday...
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May 09, 2017 - 4:18 am
The cartoonist who created Pepe the Frog has killed off the character in a rebuke to far-right extremists who transformed a benevolent internet meme into a racist, anti-Semitic symbol. A Pepe cartoon released Saturday in comic book stores shows Matt Furie's creation in an open casket. Furie didn't...
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May 08, 2017 - 3:41 pm
The cartoonist who created Pepe the Frog has killed off the character in a rebuke to far-right extremists who transformed a benevolent internet meme into a racist, anti-Semitic symbol. A Pepe cartoon released Saturday in comic book stores shows Matt Furie's creation in an open casket. Furie didn't...
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An official holds a voter registration card as people queue to cast their ballots in the presidential runoff election between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, in Marseille, France, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Voters across France are choosing a new president in an unusually tense and important election that could decide Europe's future, making a stark choice between pro-business progressive candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
May 07, 2017 - 9:48 am
PARIS (AP) — French voters decided Sunday whether to back pro-business independent Emmanuel Macron or far-right populist Marine Le Pen as their next president, casting ballots in an unusually tense and important presidential election that also could decide Europe's future. With Macron the pollsters...
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A man casts his ballot in the presidential runoff election between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, in Marseille, France, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
May 07, 2017 - 2:49 am
PARIS (AP) — Voters across France were choosing a new president Sunday in an unusually tense and important election that could decide Europe's future, making a stark choice between pro-business independent Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen. With Macron the pollsters' favorite,...
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Election campaign posters for French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen are displayed in front of the polling station where Marine Le Pen will vote in Henin Beaumont, northern France, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Voting for France's next president starts in overseas territories and French embassies abroad, as a blackout on campaigning descends so that voters can reflect on whether to entrust their country's future to independent Emmanuel Macron or far-right populist Marine Le Pen. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 06, 2017 - 5:51 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's election campaign commission said Saturday "a significant amount of data" — and some fake information — has been leaked on social networks following a hacking attack on centrist Emmanuel Macron's presidential campaign. It urged citizens not to relay the data on social media to...
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