Telecommunications

August 31, 2018 - 8:53 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown will decide whether California should have the nation's strongest protections for net neutrality rules intended to ensure a level playing field on the internet after the measure cleared the final legislative hurdle on Friday. The state Senate approved the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire near Ladoga, Calif. A nationwide telecommunications company that slowed internet service to firefighters as they battled the largest wildfire in California history says it has removed all speed cap restrictions for first responders on the West Coast. Verizon Senior Vice President Mike Maiorana says the service restrictions were removed as of Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, and include Hawaii, where emergency crews have rescued people from areas flooded by Hurricane Lane. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
August 24, 2018 - 2:08 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A nationwide telecommunications company promised changes Friday as state lawmakers said they were shocked to learn that Verizon slowed Northern California firefighters' internet service while they battled what became the state's largest-ever wildfire. Verizon said it...
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CORRECTING DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT TO WEDNESDAY - FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, a Facebook start page is shown on a smartphone in Surfside, Fla. USA. The social media giant Facebook said late Wednesday Aug. 22, 2018, it has banned a quiz app for refusing to be audited and concerns that data on as many as 4 million users was misused, after it found user information was shared with researchers and companies. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, FILE)
August 23, 2018 - 10:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Facebook has banned a third-party quiz app amid concerns over the possible misuse of users' data and pulled its own security software from Apple's app store after the iPhone maker tightened data security rules. The social media company said Wednesday it took action against the...
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China Tower Corp. Ltd. Chairman Tong Jilu holds a drum stick to hit the gong during the listing ceremony at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. China Tower, the state-backed company that operates the world's largest network of telecoms towers, made a debut in Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Wednesday, raising US$6.9 billion. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 08, 2018 - 5:31 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Shares in the state-owned monopoly that operates China's vast network of mobile phone towers ended their first day of trading flat Wednesday in the company's stock market debut in Hong Kong after raising $6.9 billion from investors. China Tower Corp. closed at 1.26 Hong Kong...
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This June 14, 2018, photo, shows the logo of Japanese mobile provider SoftBank at its shop in Tokyo. Japanese technology company SoftBank said Monday, Aug 6, 2018, its profits grew to 313.7 billion yen ($2.8 billion) in the latest quarter as it realized gains from sales by its Softbank Vision investment fund. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
August 06, 2018 - 5:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank says its net profit soared more than 50-fold from a year earlier to 313.7 billion yen ($2.8 billion) in the latest quarter thanks to gains in its main investment fund. Sales in the April-June quarter edged up 4 percent to 2.3 trillion yen. The...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends a swearing in ceremony for Robert Wilkie as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space. But the idea is falling flat at the Pentagon, where Mattis has said it would add burdensome bureaucracy and costs. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 04, 2018 - 6:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space. But the idea is gaining little traction at the Pentagon, where the president's defense chief, Jim Mattis, says it would add burdensome bureaucracy and...
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Employees walk past logos of the Samsung Electronics Co. at its office in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday its second-quarter earnings rose 2 percent over a year earlier, missing expectations due to sales of smartphones and display panels that offset robust memory chip sales. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 30, 2018 - 9:56 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported a lower-than-expected gain in the second-quarter earnings Tuesday, indicating an end to its streak of record-breaking financial results as sales of smartphones and display panels slowed while memory chip profit stabilized. The South Korean...
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Headquarters of Finnish telecommunication network company Nokia pictured in Espoo, Finland, Thursday July 26, 2018. Nokia announced it's second quarter 2018 financial results on Thursday. (Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP)
July 26, 2018 - 6:08 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia says its second-quarter earnings slumped as clients were not willing yet to increase spending on the faster but more expensive new generation of mobile networks and are seeking price cuts. The Finnish maker of telecommunications gear said Thursday that its net profit for the...
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July 24, 2018 - 9:37 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The state-owned monopoly that operates China's vast network of mobile phone towers said Tuesday it plans to raise up to $8.7 billion in the biggest global stock offering in four years. China Tower Corp. said 60 percent of the money will be invested in its operations. It gave no...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, Alphabet stock is shown on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Shares in Google parent Alphabet jumped in after-hours trading Monday, July 23, 2018, as the company's second-quarter results exceeded Wall Street forecasts after taking into account a $5 billion charge levied by European regulators. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 23, 2018 - 7:01 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google parent Alphabet on Monday reported second-quarter earnings that pleased Wall Street, even as it booked a $5.1 billion charge to cover a fine levied by European regulators. The company reported a profit of $3.2 billion for the three months that ended June 30. Google...
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