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House Republicans question telecoms on location tracking

Jan. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Several House Republicans asked T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint how they share their users' cellphone location data, citing a recent report that telecoms are selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge. The lawmakers said Wednesday that they are troubled...

Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

Jan. 15, 2019 10:44 PM EST

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of China's Huawei, the world's biggest supplier of network gear to phone and internet companies, says his company would not share secrets about its customers and their communication networks. Ren Zhengfei spoke in a rare meeting with foreign reporters as Huawei...

Snap to lose chief financial officer, its 2nd in a year

Jan. 16, 2019 1:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The company behind Snapchat is losing its second financial chief in less than a year as the social media service confronts a declining user base and stiff competition from bigger rivals. Snap Inc. said Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone is leaving to pursue unspecified opportunities. He had...

Netflix raising prices for 58M US subscribers as costs rise

Jan. 15, 2019 5:04 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its video streaming service 12 years ago. Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option offers high-definition streaming on up to two...

Grocery robots detect spills - with some far-off human help

Jan. 15, 2019 6:01 PM EST

SEEKONK, Mass. (AP) — A wheeled robot named Marty is rolling into nearly 500 grocery stores to alert employees if it encounters spilled granola, squashed tomatoes or a broken jar of mayonnaise. But there could be a human watching from behind its cartoonish googly eyes. Badger Technologies CEO Tim Rowland...

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Snap to lose chief financial officer, its 2nd in a year

Jan. 16, 2019 1:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The company behind Snapchat is losing its second financial chief in less than a year as the social media service confronts a declining user base and stiff competition from bigger rivals. Snap Inc. said Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone is leaving to pursue unspecified opportunities. He had...

Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations

Jan. 16, 2019 1:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast wants to "Stirr" up streaming. The nation's largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in 89 U.S. markets. Sinclair said the motivation...

House Republicans question telecoms on location tracking

Jan. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Several House Republicans asked T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint how they share their users' cellphone location data, citing a recent report that telecoms are selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge. The lawmakers said Wednesday that they are troubled...

Fiserv buys First Data for $22B, creating fintech giant

Jan. 16, 2019 8:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiserv is buying First Data in a $22 billion all-stock deal, creating a giant player in the payments and financial technology sector. First Data shareholders will receive about .30 shares of Fiserv for every share of First Data they own, according to the deal announced Wednesday, a premium...

US assessment raises concerns over China attacking Taiwan

Jan. 16, 2019 6:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid increasing tensions with Beijing, the Pentagon has released a new report that lays out U.S. concerns about China's growing military might, underscoring worries about a possible attack against Taiwan. Speaking to reporters, a senior defense intelligence official said Tuesday that the...

Edmunds: Top picks for fuel-efficient all-wheel drives

Jan. 16, 2019 6:16 AM EST

As ice and snow envelop many of America's roads this winter, all-wheel-drive vehicles become more desirable than their two-wheel-drive counterparts. And all-wheel drive's extra traction makes it easier to accelerate, especially on icy hills. However, traditional downsides to all-wheel drive include added cost and...

Asian stocks mixed on poor Japanese data, growth fears

Jan. 15, 2019 11:20 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday as poor Japanese data and worries about global growth put a damper on trading. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.6 percent to 20,430.73 while South Korea's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 2,102.45. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.3 percent to...

Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

Jan. 15, 2019 10:44 PM EST

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of China's Huawei, the world's biggest supplier of network gear to phone and internet companies, says his company would not share secrets about its customers and their communication networks. Ren Zhengfei spoke in a rare meeting with foreign reporters as Huawei...

Iran satellite fails to reach orbit in US-criticized launch

Jan. 15, 2019 9:54 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian satellite-carrying rocket blasted off into space Tuesday, but scientists failed to put the device into orbit in a launch criticized by the United States as helping the Islamic Republic further develop its ballistic missile program. After the launch, Secretary of State Mike...

No-shows for auto shows? Detroit and others aim to retool

Jan. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — At first glance, this year's edition of the North American International Auto Show might look like any other from the past: gleaming vehicles, bright lights and flashy displays trying to lure spectators to their offerings. But after traversing Cobo Center's massive exhibition space and...