Telecommunications

David Limp, senior vice president of Devices and Services at Amazon, smiles as he displays a new Amazon Echo during an event announcing several new Amazon products by the company, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Seattle. Amazon says it is cutting the price of its Echo smart speaker, improving the sound quality and upgrading its appearance with six new "shells." The next generation speaker, which is powered by Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, will have a dedicated woofer and a tweeter for the first time, as well as Dolby sound. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 27, 2017 - 7:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon will head into the holiday shopping season with a simple wish list: It wants voice-controlled devices featuring its digital assistant Alexa to become as ubiquitous in people's homes as televisions. The online retailer is slashing prices to undercut Google, introducing better...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, file photo, a week after Hurricane Irma hit central Florida, a cable belonging to Spectrum/Charter Communications remains just a few inches off the ground in a Maitland, Fla. neighborhood. The power’s back on in Florida, but the internet is lagging. Many homes get internet service back once power is restored, but that’s not true for everyone. (Joe Burbank /Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)
September 27, 2017 - 4:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The power's back on in Florida. So why is the internet still out for some people, more than two weeks after Hurricane Irma struck? When power fails, so do home and business internet connections. When Hurricane Irma hit Florida on Sept. 10, 6.7 million customers lost electricity, or...
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September 25, 2017 - 1:05 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks are opening modestly lower NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are down today after losses for technology companies overshadowed gains for energy producers and elsewhere. At 12:54 p.m. Eastern time, the Standard & Poor's 500 fell 8 points, to 2,494. The Dow Jones...
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People use their devices to communicate as they congregate on the street at a wifi hotspot in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Federal aid is racing to stem a growing humanitarian crisis in towns left without fresh water, fuel, electricity or phone service by the hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 25, 2017 - 12:01 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Margarita Aponte and her relatives cleared the road in front of her house with two oxen, then drove an hour from her devastated hometown in central Puerto Rico to the old telegraph building in the capital of San Juan. There, thousands of Puerto Ricans gathered for a...
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People congregate at a wifi hotspot in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria with many cellphone towers down in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
September 24, 2017 - 7:57 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Margarita Aponte and her relatives cleared the road in front of her house with two oxen Sunday, then drove an hour from her devastated hometown in central Puerto Rico to the old telegraph building in the capital of San Juan. There, thousands of Puerto Ricans gathered...
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September 22, 2017 - 5:08 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three former executives with Swedish telecoms company Telia were charged on Friday with corruption involving contracts in Uzbekistan, Sweden's prosecution authority said. The defendants include Lars Nyberg, who was CEO of the company then known as TeliaSonera for six...
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Rick Osterloh, senior vice president of hardware for Google, second from left, and Cher Wang, chairperson of HTC, shake hands during a press conference in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. At left is Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management at Google, and at right is Chia-Lin Chang, president of smartphones and connected devices for HTC. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
September 21, 2017 - 4:00 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. It's buying the HTC engineering team that built the Pixel smartphone for Google in a...
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September 14, 2017 - 6:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple fans who froze their credit after the Equifax data breach may end up with another hassle on their hands if they try to get one of the new iPhones that can cost more than $1,000. People who rushed to lock down their credit and want to make any other big purchases may find the...
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September 13, 2017 - 1:06 pm
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple has made a luxury iPhone that punctuates its technological swagger with a high-priced exclamation point. And that exclamation point appears to be a sign of things to come. The long-anticipated iPhone X unveiled Tuesday will sell for $999, double what the original...
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September 13, 2017 - 1:20 am
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple has made a luxury iPhone that punctuates its technological swagger with a high-priced exclamation point. And that exclamation point appears to be a sign of things to come. The long-anticipated iPhone X unveiled Tuesday will sell for $999, double what the original...
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