Technology

FILE- In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder of Amazon.com, takes a walking tour of the Amazon Spheres in Seattle. Amazon has had a complicated few weeks with its cancellation of a New York headquarters Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, and extortion claims last week related to intimate photos taken by its founder. Experts say the events are unlikely to pose much of a threat to Amazon’s business. But the company will continue to face more challenges as it grows larger. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
February 15, 2019 - 11:13 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's been a complicated few weeks for Amazon, what with its abrupt pullout from a massive New York City development, extortion claims related to intimate photos taken by its founder Jeff Bezos and increasing antitrust scrutiny in Europe . For now, these events seem unlikely to...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 file photo, supporter of the Christian Social Union, CSU, react in the state parliament in Munich, Germany, after the polling stations for the Bavarian state elections have closed. A London-based think tank says last year's election in the German state of Bavaria was the subject of concerted social media campaigns designed to benefit a far-right party. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 15, 2019 - 9:24 am
MUNICH (AP) — Far-right groups engaged in concerted social media campaigns to influence last year's election in the German state of Bavaria by promoting the Alternative for Germany party and smearing its opponents, according to a study published Friday. The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a...
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People stand in the lobby for Amazon offices Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in New York. Amazon will not build a new headquarters in New York City, a stunning reversal to an ambitious plan that would have brought an estimated 25,000 jobs to the city. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 14, 2019 - 8:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised to what is already one of the world's richest,...
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February 14, 2019 - 7:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A report says Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a "multibillion dollar" fine for the social network's privacy lapses. The Washington Post said Thursday that the fine would be the largest ever imposed on a tech company. Citing unnamed sources, it also said the...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom receives applause after delivering his first state of the state address to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom said the state's consumers should get a "data dividend" from technology companies, like Google and Facebook, who are make by capitalizing on the personal data they collect. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 13, 2019 - 8:34 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has set off a flurry of speculation after he said the state's consumers should get a piece of the billions of dollars that technology companies make by capitalizing on personal data they collect. The new governor has asked aides to develop a...
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google said Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, it would invest more than $13 billion in building data centers and offices across the U.S this year. The Mountain View, California-based company emphasized its new locations in the Midwest and South in a blog post announcing the investment. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 13, 2019 - 7:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google plans to invest more than $13 billion this year on new and expanded data centers and offices across the U.S. CEO Sundar Pichai announced the news in a blog post Wednesday , emphasizing the company's growth outside its Mountain View, California, home and across the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 20, 2013 file photo, a journalist makes a video of the Instagram logo using the new video feature at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Instagram has removed an account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world's biggest Muslim nation. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 13, 2019 - 7:35 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared following a frenzy of outrage online in the world's biggest Muslim nation. The Ministry of Communications said the account under the username Alpatuni was...
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Sprint Corporation Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure, left, speaks with T-Mobile US CEO and President John Legere during the House Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 13, 2019 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers challenged top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint on Wednesday over their pledge not to raise prices for wireless services or hurt competition if their $26.5 billion merger goes through. At a hearing by a House committee, the two executives defended the deal,...
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FILE - This April 30, 2018, file photo shows signage a T-Mobile store in New York. The top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint are making the case to Congress that their proposed $26.5 billion merger wouldn't hurt competition and jack up the prices consumers pay for wireless service. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
February 13, 2019 - 11:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on T-Mobile-Sprint merger hearing (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Democratic lawmakers are challenging a pledge by T-Mobile and Sprint not to raise prices or hurt competition if their $26.5 billion merger goes through. The deal would combine the nation's third- and fourth...
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FILE - This June 13, 2013 file photo shows the Activision Blizzard Booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Video game maker Activision Blizzard is laying off nearly 800 workers as the company braces for a steep downturn in revenue following the best year in its history. The cutbacks announced Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, illustrate the boom-and-bust cycles in an industry whose fortunes are tied to video games that can have a relatively short lives before players move on to the next craze. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 12, 2019 - 8:03 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Video game maker Activision Blizzard is laying off nearly 800 workers as the company braces for a steep downturn in revenue following the best year in its history. The cutbacks announced Tuesday illustrate the boom-and-bust cycles in an industry whose fortunes are tied...
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