Telecommunications

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, residents pass by an advertisement for the iPhone X in Beijing, China. Apple shares have been falling in early 2018 on fears that the iPhone X has not been a hit with customers. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
January 29, 2018 - 5:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's stock is backtracking from its recent highs amid mounting concerns that iPhone X sales will fall short of the high hopes for a device that brought facial recognition technology and a $1,000 price tag to the company's flagship product line. Speculation about...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai answers a question from a reporter after a meeting where commissioners voted to end net neutrality, in Washington. Telecom regulators and industry groups voiced opposition Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, to a government-built wireless network that the Trump administration is reportedly considering. Pai said that the federal government should not build and operate a nationwide 5G network. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 29, 2018 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Telecommunications regulators and industry groups voiced opposition Monday to a government-built wireless network that the Trump administration is reportedly considering . The news website Axios reported Sunday that national security officials may want a government-built next-...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept, 17, 2013 file photo, Iranians surf the Internet at a cafe in Tehran, Iran. In Iran, a government push for a 'halal' internet means more control after protests. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
January 29, 2018 - 10:58 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Guns drawn, Iranian intelligence agents rushed into the apartment of a Washington Post reporter and his journalist wife in Tehran. Threatening to kill Jason Rezaian in front of his wife, Yeganeh, the 20 agents in the July 2014 raid tore through their belongings...
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In this Dec. 18, 2017, photo, Chinese labor activist Hua Haifeng, adjusts the backpack of his son Bo Bo, 4, as he takes him to school on the outskirts of Xiangyang in central China's Hubei Province. Apple Inc. and Ivanka Trump's brand both rely on Chinese suppliers that have been criticized for workplace abuses. But they've taken contrasting approaches to dealing with supply chain problems. When Apple learned thousands of student workers at an iPhone supplier had been underpaid, it helped them get their money back. After three men investigating labor abuses at factories that made Ivanka Trump shoes were arrested last year, neither Ivanka Trump nor her brand spoke out. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 25, 2018 - 10:53 pm
XIANGYANG, China (AP) — The young woman, new to the grind of Chinese factory life, knew the man who called himself Kalen only by the photo on his chat profile. It showed him with a pressed smile holding a paper cup in a swank skyscraper somewhere late at night. Yu Chunyan and her friends didn't...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai takes a drink from a mug during an FCC meeting where the FCC voted on net neutrality, in Washington. Burger King has a new ad that takes a jab at net neutrality, showing customers being told they will be charged different prices for a Whopper, depending on how fast they want it. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 25, 2018 - 9:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is delivering its own hot take on a regulatory showdown that has enflamed the U.S., using a flame-grilled Whopper. Burger King's new ad has become a sensation, with more than a million views on YouTube and it's lighting up Twitter . In the ad customers, whom the...
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January 24, 2018 - 5:13 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will require internet providers to observe net neutrality or risk losing eligibility for state contracts under an executive order issued Wednesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The new policy aims to protect consumers by using the state's lucrative information...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2017 file photo, visitors look at a display booth for Qualcomm at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. The European Union is slapping a $1.23 billion fine on U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm for abusing its market dominance in the lucrative sector of vital components in smartphones and tablets. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
January 24, 2018 - 4:53 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators have fined Qualcomm $1.23 billion after concluding the U.S. mobile chipmaker bribed Apple to stifle competition by using its products exclusively in iPhones and iPads. The penalty announced Wednesday marks the latest blemish on Qualcomm, whose business tactics...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, a person displays Netflix on a tablet in North Andover, Mass. With millions of subscribers still flocking to its services, Netflix no longer worries about being protected by net neutrality. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 22, 2018 - 6:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix once fought fiercely for net neutrality, fearing that its online video service would suffer if internet providers were free to discriminate against it. But now that it boasts one of television's largest audiences, Netflix isn't spending much time worrying about the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017 file photo, Montana Governor Steve Bullock speaks before a U.S. Senate committee Capitol Hill in Washington. The Democrat signed an executive order Monday prohibiting telecommunications companies from receiving state contracts if they interfere with internet traffic or favor higher-paying sites or apps. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File )
January 22, 2018 - 6:10 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana on Monday became the first state to bar telecommunications companies from receiving state contracts if they interfere with internet traffic or favor higher-paying sites or apps, under an order from Gov. Steve Bullock intended to protect so-called net neutrality. The...
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Hawaii Gov. David Ige answers questions during a hearing in Honolulu, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Lawmakers want to learn the circumstances of an emergency alert mistakenly sent over the weekend that warned island residents and visitors of a ballistic missile attack.(AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher).
January 19, 2018 - 9:01 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard's top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn't tell the public until 15 minutes later. Maj. Gen. Arthur "Joe" Logan told state lawmakers at a hearing...
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