Telecommunications

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and stylus are shown in this photo, in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The stylus, a signature Note feature, will now have Bluetooth capability, allowing people to control phones and apps from up to 30 feet away. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 09, 2018 - 3:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's new smartphone illustrates the limits of innovation at a time when hardware advances have slowed. The new phone, the Galaxy Note 9, will be faster and will last longer without a recharge. But while earth-shattering new features are in short supply, it will carry an earth-...
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August 08, 2018 - 12:08 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Shares in the state-owned monopoly that operates China's vast network of mobile phone towers are flat as the company makes its stock market debut in Hong Kong after raising $6.9 billion from investors. China Tower Corp. was trading at 1.27 Hong Kong dollars (16.2 U.S. cents) per...
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This June 14, 2018, photo, shows the logo of Japanese mobile provider SoftBank at its shop in Tokyo. Japanese technology company SoftBank said Monday, Aug 6, 2018, its profits grew to 313.7 billion yen ($2.8 billion) in the latest quarter as it realized gains from sales by its Softbank Vision investment fund. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
August 06, 2018 - 5:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank says its net profit soared more than 50-fold from a year earlier to 313.7 billion yen ($2.8 billion) in the latest quarter thanks to gains in its main investment fund. Sales in the April-June quarter edged up 4 percent to 2.3 trillion yen. The...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends a swearing in ceremony for Robert Wilkie as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space. But the idea is falling flat at the Pentagon, where Mattis has said it would add burdensome bureaucracy and costs. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 04, 2018 - 6:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space. But the idea is gaining little traction at the Pentagon, where the president's defense chief, Jim Mattis, says it would add burdensome bureaucracy and...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends a swearing in ceremony for Robert Wilkie as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space. But the idea is falling flat at the Pentagon, where Mattis has said it would add burdensome bureaucracy and costs. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 03, 2018 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space. But the idea is gaining little traction at the Pentagon, where the president's defense chief, Jim Mattis, says it would add burdensome bureaucracy and...
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In this May 31, 2018, photo, a customer enters the Apple store in New York. Apple made more money from higher priced iPhones in the latest quarter, even as unit sales were relatively unchanged. Shares of Apple rose nearly 3 percent Tuesday, July 31, after it reported fiscal third-quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
July 31, 2018 - 7:03 pm
Apple made more money from higher priced iPhones in the latest quarter, even as the number of phones it sold did not change much. The sluggish unit growth means Apple is no longer the second-biggest smartphone maker behind Samsung. Huawei took that spot, research firm IDC said Tuesday, with 54.2...
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Employees walk past logos of the Samsung Electronics Co. at its office in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday its second-quarter earnings rose 2 percent over a year earlier, missing expectations due to sales of smartphones and display panels that offset robust memory chip sales. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 30, 2018 - 9:56 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported a lower-than-expected gain in the second-quarter earnings Tuesday, indicating an end to its streak of record-breaking financial results as sales of smartphones and display panels slowed while memory chip profit stabilized. The South Korean...
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July 24, 2018 - 9:37 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The state-owned monopoly that operates China's vast network of mobile phone towers said Tuesday it plans to raise up to $8.7 billion in the biggest global stock offering in four years. China Tower Corp. said 60 percent of the money will be invested in its operations. It gave no...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2009, file photo, Correctional Officer Jose Sandoval inspects one of the more than 2,000 cell phones confiscated from inmates at California State Prison, Solano in Vacaville, Calif. Judges in California and South Carolina have ordered cellphone carriers to shut down nearly 200 contraband phones used by inmates in state prisons to coordinate drug deals, gang operations and even murders. California's corrections chief tells The Associated Press on Monday, July 23, 2018, that it's the first time prison officials obtained warrants requiring a mass shutdown of contraband phones. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
July 23, 2018 - 8:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Judges in California and South Carolina have ordered cellphone carriers to disable nearly 200 contraband cellphones used by inmates to orchestrate crimes behind and outside prison walls, the most sweeping order of its kind ever won by corrections officials. It's an...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, Alphabet stock is shown on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Shares in Google parent Alphabet jumped in after-hours trading Monday, July 23, 2018, as the company's second-quarter results exceeded Wall Street forecasts after taking into account a $5 billion charge levied by European regulators. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 23, 2018 - 7:01 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google parent Alphabet on Monday reported second-quarter earnings that pleased Wall Street, even as it booked a $5.1 billion charge to cover a fine levied by European regulators. The company reported a profit of $3.2 billion for the three months that ended June 30. Google...
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