Telecommunications

March 15, 2019 - 4:32 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A jury has decided Apple should pay $31 million in damages for infringing on patents for technology owned by mobile chip maker Qualcomm that helps iPhones quickly connect to the internet and extend their battery life. The verdict Friday in a San Diego federal court follows a two-...
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FILE- In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo visitors stand near a 5G logo at a display the PT Expo in Beijing. A handful of Verizon customers will soon have faster wireless service, but they’ll have to pay $10 a month more. Verizon says it’ll flip the switch next month on a much-hyped, next-generation “5G” phone network. Service will start in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
March 13, 2019 - 12:35 pm
A handful of Verizon customers will soon have faster wireless service — but they'll have to pay $10 a month more. Verizon says it'll flip the switch next month on a much-hyped, next-generation "5G" phone network . Service will start in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. The offer is available only...
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Motorists stop on the road near a working cell phone tower during rolling blackouts in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 11, 2019. Some say the cell phone tower is one of the few in regular operation, transforming the spot into one of the city’s most popular destinations. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 12, 2019 - 7:18 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A highway shoulder in Venezuela's capital has turned into one of the city's most sought-after destinations. It's one of the few places residents could find the slightest cellphone signal strong enough to reach loved ones around the world during the country's worst blackout...
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Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping, center, speaks during a press conference in Shenzhen city, China's Guangdong province, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Chinese tech giant Huawei is launching a U.S. court challenge to a law that labels the company a security risk and would limit its access to the American market for telecom equipment. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 07, 2019 - 12:49 pm
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is challenging a U.S. law that limits its sales of telecom equipment in the U.S. on security grounds as the company steps up efforts to preserve its access to global markets for next-generation communications. Huawei Technologies Ltd.'s lawsuit,...
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U.S. Deputy Assistant secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy Robert Strayer, right, and Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, centre, attend a press conference at the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) runs from 25-28 February in Barcelona, where companies from all over the world gather to share new products. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
February 28, 2019 - 2:19 pm
Since last year, the U.S. has waged a vigorous diplomatic offensive against the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, claiming that any nation deploying its gear in next-generation wireless networks is giving Beijing a conduit for espionage or worse. But security experts say the U.S. government...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018, file photo, the logos for Time Warner and AT&T appear above alternate trading posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A federal appeals court has blessed AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, defeating the Trump administration by affirming that the $81 billion merger won't harm consumers or competition in the booming pay TV market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 26, 2019 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, rejecting the Trump administration's claims that the $81 billion deal will harm consumers and reduce competition in the TV industry. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington came in the...
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February 24, 2019 - 2:29 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — China's Huawei unveiled a new folding-screen phone on Sunday, joining the latest trend for bendable devices as it challenges the global smartphone market's dominant players, Apple and Samsung. Huawei revealed its Mate X phone on the eve of MWC Barcelona, a four-day showcase...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:53 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers app-based services like free-floating car-sharing in big cities. The two competitors for luxury car customers said Friday...
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DJ Koh, Samsung President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications, talks about the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
February 20, 2019 - 5:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market. But it's far from clear that consumers will embrace a device that retails for almost $2,000, or that it will provide the...
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Justin Denison, SVP of Mobile Product Development, talks about the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
February 20, 2019 - 4:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Samsung's new-phone announcement (all times local): 1 p.m. One analyst says users will welcome the larger display on Samsung's upcoming foldable phone — but it will be more of a "status symbol" while prices are high. The Galaxy Fold, coming out April 26, will...
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