Telecommunications

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, a customer compares a jet black iPhone 7, right, with her iPhone 6 at the Apple Store in Chicago. Apple Inc.’s iPhones are assembled in China and count as a Chinese export to the United States. But China’s contribution to the iPhone’s value is as little as $5 for labor and $10 for basic components. Most of the iPhone’s retail price of up to $870 flows to Apple or to Asian or U.S. technology suppliers. Those figures don’t show up in the U.S.-Chinese trade balance. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
July 20, 2017 - 9:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Is the outsize role played by China's government in its economy to blame for its multibillion-dollar trade surpluses with the United States? Yes, says U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. But economists say while Beijing hampers access to its markets, the bulk of China's trade...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 24, 2017, file photo, the Bixby function of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 is demonstrated in New York. Samsung Electronics says its Bixby voice assistant will start speaking English but only in two countries: South Korea and the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 19, 2017 - 2:39 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said its Bixby voice assistant for smartphones will start speaking English but only in two countries: South Korea and the U.S. The South Korean tech giant said starting Wednesday, users of the Galaxy S8 smartphones can speak in American English to their...
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A man passes by advertisements of Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note Fan Edition at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Samsung Electronics said in a statement Tuesday, July 18, 2017, it will recover gold and other metals in the recalled Galaxy Note 7 and retrieve components from the fire-prone phones to reduce wastes. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 18, 2017 - 2:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics plans to recover gold and other metals and components from recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to reduce waste. The South Korean company said Tuesday that it expects to retrieve 157 tons of gold, silver, cobalt, copper and other metals from millions of...
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July 17, 2017 - 12:10 pm
HARGEISA, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million a day, authorities said Monday. Hormuud Telecom, the country's largest telecom company, announced the restoration of service in a message to subscribers...
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July 17, 2017 - 11:45 am
HARGEISA, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million a day, authorities said Monday. Hormuud Telecom, the country's largest telecom company, announced the restoration of service in a message to subscribers...
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July 17, 2017 - 9:51 am
HARGEISA, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million a day, authorities said Monday. Hormuud Telecom, the country's largest telecom company, announced the restoration of service in a message to subscribers...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2016, file photo, the corporate logo of Samsung Electronics Co. is seen at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics said Friday, July 7, 2017, its second-quarter operating profit soared 72 percent over a year earlier to the highest in its history as its semiconductor sales helped defy sluggish growth in the smartphone market and a slow recovery in the global economy. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
July 06, 2017 - 10:00 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday its second-quarter operating profit soared to the highest in its history as massive data growth fueled a boom in the semiconductor sales and helped defy sluggish growth in the smartphone market and a slow recovery in the global economy...
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July 03, 2017 - 3:58 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Illinois-based Consolidated Communications and North Carolina-based FairPoint have closed on a deal that created a telecommunications company operating in 24 states, including Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Shareholders approved the merger on March 28 and financing has...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, a woman walks by an advertisement of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 smartphone at the company's showroom in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics said Sunday, July 2, 2017, its recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones will be recycled and sold starting this week in South Korea. The Galaxy Note FE phone, using unused parts in the recalled Note 7 smartphones, will go on sale in South Korea on Friday at 700,000 won ($611), about three quarters of its original price. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
July 03, 2017 - 12:39 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics plans to recycle and sell its recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones starting week in South Korea, salvaging their unused parts. The Galaxy Note FE phone will go on sale in South Korea on Friday at 700,000 won ($611), about three quarters of its original price,...
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July 02, 2017 - 7:22 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Sunday its recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones will be recycled and sold starting this week in South Korea. The Galaxy Note FE phone, using unused parts in the recalled Note 7 smartphones, will go on sale in South Korea on Friday at 700,000 won ($611),...
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