Telecommunications

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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In this Oct. 12, 2012, photo, provided by Mike Scanlin, small business owner Scanlin poses for a photo on the trail to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Changes in technology have made it possible for vacationing small business owners to never be out of touch, unless they decide to go to a part of the world without enough cellphone towers, bandwidth or electricity. (Courtesy of Mike Scanlin via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 11:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — While hiking in the Himalayas for three weeks, Mike Scanlin had no cellphone service much of the time and no way to charge his phone. Running his business — a one-man operation — became a very sporadic proposition. It was a calculated risk. "I felt I was going to lose customers,...
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June 21, 2017 - 6:59 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A telecom company in the Netherlands has teamed up with the country's traffic safety authority to develop a bicycle lock that also blocks its mobile network, in a move aimed at protecting young riders who regularly pedal through busy streets while looking at their...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, file photo, a customer sets up his new iPhone 7 Plus, right, as he switches from the iPhone 6 at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue during the release of the Apple iPhone 7 and the latest Apple Watches, in Chicago. Apple is intensifying its legal battle with Qualcomm over the technology in iPhones and iPads as Apple seeks to void some of the chip maker’s patent claims and licensing agreements. Qualcomm has disputed Apple’s claims that Qualcomm is overcharging for patent-related license fees on iPhone and iPad sales. Apple says that a recent Supreme Court ruling strengthens its argument that Qualcomm cannot continue to demand royalties for patents after selling its cellular chips. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
June 20, 2017 - 9:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is seeking to void some of Qualcomm's patent claims and licensing agreements, intensifying its legal battle with the chip maker over the technology in iPhones and iPads. In a federal court filing Tuesday, Apple cited a Supreme Court ruling last month that a printer-cartridge...
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June 05, 2017 - 3:05 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple appears poised to unveil a voice-activated, internet-connected speaker that would create a new digital pipeline into people's homes. Tapping Apple's Siri digital assistant, such a speaker is expected to serve as a butler as well as an outlet for listening to music. If the...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with President Donald Trump during a family photo with G7 leaders at the Ancient Greek Theater of Taormina, during the G7 Summit, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Taormina, Italy. From left, European Council President Donald Tusk, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Merkel, and Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 26, 2017 - 1:13 pm
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Group of Seven leaders are appealing to internet providers and social media companies to join the fight against terrorism. The leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily signed a declaration pledging to...
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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. The FCC has voted to kick off the repeal of “net neutrality” rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 18, 2017 - 2:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal agency voted to kick off the repeal of "net neutrality" rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet. It's the latest change that the Federal Communications Commission has made to ease regulation of the...
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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. The FCC has voted to kick off the repeal of “net neutrality” rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 18, 2017 - 2:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal agency voted to kick off the repeal of "net neutrality" rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet. It's the latest change that the Federal Communications Commission has made to ease regulation of the...
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May 11, 2017 - 9:45 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two United Nations special rapporteurs urged the Indian government Thursday to lift a ban on social media sites and mobile internet service in the Indian-controlled portion of disputed Kashmir. The U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2016, file photo, a shopper standing on an escalator passes by the company logo of SoftBank at an electronic shop in Tokyo. Japanese internet, robot and solar company SoftBank Group is reporting a 12-fold climb in quarterly profit, boosted by a turnaround at its U.S. mobile unit Sprint, on its way to a record annual profit. Tokyo-based SoftBank reported Wednesday, May 10, 2017, January-March profit of 580.5 billion yen ($5.1 billion), up dramatically from 45.2 billion yen the same period the previous year. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
May 10, 2017 - 5:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese internet, robot and solar company SoftBank Group is reporting a 12-fold climb in quarterly profit, as a turnaround at its U.S. mobile unit Sprint helped it on its way to a record annual profit. Tokyo-based SoftBank reported Wednesday a January-March profit of 580.5 billion yen...
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