Telecommunications

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, file photo shows a T-Mobile store in New York. Cellphone company T-Mobile says it is launching a TV service in 2018, the latest company to marry wireless and video. The company said Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that it bought cable-TV startup Layer3 TV to help it roll out its upcoming service. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 13, 2017 - 1:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile is launching a TV service next year, becoming the latest company to marry wireless and video. The service will target people who aren't interested in traditional cable and satellite TV packages. T-Mobile promises to address consumer complaints such as "sky-high bills" and "...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo shows an Amazon Fire TV streaming device with its remote control. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, Google announced plans to pull its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 05, 2017 - 6:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. The decision to block YouTube is retaliation for Amazon's refusal to sell some Google products that compete with...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 20, 2010, file photo, Dish Network CEO Charles Ergen speaks at the Google conference in San Francisco. Ergen, the founder of satellite TV company Dish, is stepping aside as CEO to focus on the company's wireless business, but he will remain chairman. The new CEO, Dish Network Corp. president Erik Carlson, will report to Ergen. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
December 05, 2017 - 1:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Ergen, the founder of satellite TV company Dish, is stepping aside as CEO to focus on the company's wireless business. He will remain chairman. The new CEO, Dish Network Corp. president Erik Carlson, will report to him. Dish has substantial rights to spectrum, or airwaves...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange on an evening in New York. World stock markets mostly fell Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, as investors digested the possible impact of the U.S. tax legislation and the stalled Brexit negotiations. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
December 05, 2017 - 12:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were mixed on Tuesday as some of the year's biggest winners picked themselves back up following recent stumbles. Technology stocks recovered some of their sharp losses from Monday and the prior week, which helped offset drops for telecom stocks and other areas of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and vote on "Net Neutrality" in Washington. In its push to undo Obama-era “net neutrality” rules, the country’s Republican-led telecom regulator has defended its proposal with some statements that are incomplete or misleading. But a Democratic official in favor of net neutrality also criticized FCC Chairman Pai in a way that left out crucial context. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
December 04, 2017 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Seeking to dispel "myths" about net neutrality, the Trump administration's telecom chief instead put out his own incomplete and misleading talking points when he suggested that internet providers had never influenced content available to their customers before neutrality rules took...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo shows an Amazon Fire TV streaming device displayed with its remote. The device plugs into the back or side of a television set to stream Netflix and other video. Although Amazon has gotten better about promoting rival services, Fire TV is best seen as a companion to Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime loyalty program. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 01, 2017 - 1:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Why watch video on a phone or a tablet when you can get a device for as little as $30 to stream shows on a big-screen TV? Apple, Google, Amazon and Roku are all competing to be your gateway to online video. Which device you need will largely depend on what services you watch and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, a woman holds up the Google Pixel 2 phone, left, next to the Pixel 2 XL phone at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. Google prides itself on the intelligence of its search engine and other services, but it’s discovering that even companies brimming with brainpower face a tough learning curve when venturing into new markets. The hard lessons are coming in hardware as Google rolls out a new wave of Pixel smartphones and speakers that have suffered some early problems. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
November 30, 2017 - 3:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, which prides itself on developing simple, intuitive software that seems to know what you want almost before you do, is finding itself in a very different world when it comes to its own phones and other gadgets. Its new Pixel 2 phones, released in October, got high marks...
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General view of Slush 2017 event in Helsinki, Finland, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Al Gore has kicked off the two-day Slush conference, one of Europe's largest startup events in Finland, where 2,600 companies and some 1,500 investors are gathering to network and negotiate funding. (Vesa Moilanen/ Lehtikuva via AP)
November 30, 2017 - 12:11 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — One of Europe's largest startup events opened Thursday in Finland, with 2,600 companies and 1,500 investors networking and negotiating funding, as the region looks to ramp up an industry that has long struggled to compete with the tech giants of the U.S. The two-day Slush conference...
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November 28, 2017 - 9:25 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) H.V. Jagadish, University of Michigan (THE CONVERSATION) A man named Timothy Carpenter planned and participated in several armed robberies at Radio Shack and T-Mobile stores in Michigan...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and vote on "Net Neutrality" in Washington. In its push to undo Obama-era “net neutrality” rules, the country’s Republican-led telecom regulator has defended its proposal with some statements that are incomplete or misleading. But a Democratic official in favor of net neutrality also criticized FCC Chairman Pai in a way that left out crucial context. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 28, 2017 - 6:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission defended his plan to undo the country's net-neutrality rules by bringing the culture wars to telecommunications policy. There has been constant media coverage since Chairman Ajit Pai last week unveiled his plan to gut the Obama-era...
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