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FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son, left, speaks during a SoftBank World presentation at a hotel in Tokyo. Japanese internet and solar company SoftBank Group Corp. is raising its stake in Sprint Corp. after merger talks with T-Mobile collapsed, signaling its commitment to a turnaround at the U.S. wireless carrier. SoftBank reported Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, that July-September net profit tumbled to 113 billion yen ($991 million) from 528 billion yen a year ago. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
November 06, 2017 - 4:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese internet and solar company SoftBank Group Corp. is raising its stake in Sprint Corp. after merger talks with T-Mobile collapsed, signaling its commitment to a turnaround at the U.S. wireless carrier. Tokyo-based SoftBank reported Monday that July-September net profit tumbled...
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November 04, 2017 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile called off a potential merger, saying the companies couldn't come to an agreement that would benefit customers and shareholders. The two companies have been dancing around a possible merger for years, and were again in the news in recent weeks...
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The new Apple iPhone X sits on display as consumers line up to buy the phone at the new Apple Michigan Avenue store along the Chicago River Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
November 03, 2017 - 12:49 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's iPhone X went on sale Friday, as the company scrambles to meet demand for a marquee device that sports a lush screen, facial-recognition skills and a $1,000 price tag . Most analysts have predicted Apple won't be able to catch up with demand until early next year. But...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, file photo, the new iPhone X is displayed in the showroom after the new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif. Apple is offering a nifty way to unlock its new iPhone X...just stare at it. Face ID, Apple’s name for its facial-recognition technology, replaces the fingerprint sensor found on other models. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 02, 2017 - 6:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The iPhone X's lush screen, facial-recognition skills and $1,000 price tag are breaking new ground in Apple's marquee product line. Now, the much-anticipated device is testing the patience of consumers and investors as demand outstrips suppliers' capacity. Apple said Thursday...
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October 31, 2017 - 6:12 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Ten commercial Earth-imaging satellites have been launched into space from California. An Orbital ATK Minotaur C rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday. Deployment was to occur about 12 minutes later during a communications...
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October 30, 2017 - 4:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Sprint and T-Mobile have tumbled as several news reports cast doubt on a long-expected deal between the two wireless carriers. The Nikkei Asian Review kicked off by reporting from Japan that Sprint's owner, Japan's SoftBank, plans to break off deal negotiations with T-...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2017, file photo, a Chinese family walks out of an Apple store in Beijing. Hundreds of workers protested Wednesday night, Oct. 18, 2017, over bonuses promised through labor brokers who recruited them to work at Jabil Inc.'s Green Point factory, an Apple supplier, in Wuxi city in southern China, according to witnesses. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
October 19, 2017 - 8:46 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier's factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and a U.S. nonprofit group said Thursday. Jabil Inc., which runs the Green Point factory...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, power lines are down after the impact of Hurricane Maria, which hit the eastern region of the island in Humacao, Puerto Rico. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook pledged to send a "connectivity team" to help restore communications in ravaged Puerto Rico. It's just one of several tech companies - among them Tesla, Google, Cisco, Microsoft and a range of startups - with their own disaster response proposals, most aimed at getting phone and internet service up and running. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
October 07, 2017 - 11:05 pm
Facebook and Google once aimed to connect the world. Now they would be happy just to reconnect part of it. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to send a "connectivity team" to help restore communications in ravaged Puerto Rico. Google parent company Alphabet offered...
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Google's Sabrina Ellis speaks about the Google Pixel 2 phones at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 04, 2017 - 2:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Google's new-product showcase (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Google is introducing a hands-free camera that will automatically take photos and video for people looking to catch candid moments of their family, friends and pet. The small, square device, called Google...
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Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman holds an HMD Odyssey virtual reality headset, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in San Francisco. Microsoft is touting virtual reality headsets made by other companies in hopes of establishing personal computers running on its Windows 10 operating system as the best way for people to experience artificial worlds. The devices unveiled on Tuesday include a Samsung headset called the HMD Odyssey. The $500 headset requires a connection to a PC running on a Windows 10 update being released Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 03, 2017 - 5:24 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is counting on virtual reality headsets made by other companies to help establish personal computers running on its Windows 10 operating system as the best way to explore artificial worlds. The devices unveiled Tuesday include a Samsung headset called the HMD Odyssey...
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