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FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.  As the Trump administration moves toward antitrust action against search giant Google, it’s campaigning to enlist support from sympathetic state attorneys general across the country. And President Donald Trump is pushing his campaign against Big Tech on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, touting curbs on legal protections for social media platforms he denounces as biased against conservative views.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Justice Dept. expected to file antitrust action vs. Google

Sep. 24, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is expected to bring an antitrust action against Google in coming weeks, focusing on its dominance in online search and whether it was used to stifle competition and hurt consumers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Thursday. The department...

FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, a man uses the dating app Tinder in New Delhi.  Spotify and the makers of Fortnite and Tinder are taking on Apple as part of a newly formed coalition calling for “fair treatment” in the way the tech giant runs its app store. The Coalition for App Fairness, a Washington-based nonprofit, launched Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020,  and will advocate for legal and regulatory changes.  (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

Apple's smaller rivals unite to fight iPhone app store rules

Sep. 24, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spotify and the makers of Fortnite and Tinder are taking on Apple and Google as part of a newly formed coalition calling for “fair treatment” in the way the tech giants run their app stores. The Coalition for App Fairness, a Washington-based nonprofit, launched Thursday and...

FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.  As the Trump administration moves toward antitrust action against search giant Google, it’s campaigning to enlist support from sympathetic state attorneys general across the country. And President Donald Trump is pushing his campaign against Big Tech on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, touting curbs on legal protections for social media platforms he denounces as biased against conservative views.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

DOJ nearing antitrust action on Google; Trump eyes tech curb

Sep. 23, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration moves toward antitrust action against search giant Google, it’s campaigning to enlist support from sympathetic state attorneys general across the country. And President Donald Trump pushed his campaign against Big Tech on Wednesday, touting curbs on...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Sep. 22, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Photo Widget, Francis Bonnin 6. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 7. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. True Skate, True Axis 10....

FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo, the thumbs up Like logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. As President Donald Trump denies that Russia is interfering in the U.S. election and as he tries to block information to Congress, private companies such as Microsoft and Facebook are stepping into the breach. The private sector has become much more forthcoming about election interference since 2016, providing frequent briefings to key members of Congress. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on election security

Sep. 19, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of three politicians up for reelection. It was the first that Schiff, then the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, had ever heard of it. Schiff said he...

FILE - This combination of file photos shows a Google sign and the Facebook app. Global digital platforms The author of proposed Australian laws to make Facebook and Google pay for journalism said Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Australia, his draft legislation will be altered to allay some of the digital giants’ concerns, but remain fundamentally unchanged. (AP Photo/File)

Australia to amend law making Facebook, Google pay for news

Sep. 17, 2020 2:14 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The author of proposed Australian laws to make Facebook and Google pay for journalism said Thursday his draft legislation will be altered to allay some of the digital giants’ concerns, but remain fundamentally unchanged. Australia’s fair trade regulator Rod Sims,...

Donald Harrison, President of Global Partnerships and Corporate Development for Google, testifies via video conference during a Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer rights hearing to examine whether Google harmed competition in online advertising, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Google exec on hot seat in Congress over advertising power

Sep. 15, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel put a top Google executive on the defensive Tuesday over the company’s powerful position in online advertising as some lawmakers look hopefully toward an expected antitrust case against the tech giant by the Trump administration. Donald Harrison, Google’s...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on Apple App Store

Sep. 15, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 5. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 7. True Skate, True Axis 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. TouchRetouch, ADVA Soft GmbH 10....

FILE - This June 25, 2019, file photo shows the entrance to a Walmart in Pittsburgh. Walmart launched a pilot program Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, using drones to deliver groceries and household essentials in a North Carolina city. The retail giant is using drones from Flytrex in Fayetteville, where it says it hopes to gain insight into customers' and its workers' experience with the technology. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Walmart testing drones for deliveries in North Carolina city

Sep. 9, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart launched a pilot program Wednesday using drones to deliver groceries and household essentials in a North Carolina city. The retail giant is using drones from Flytrex in Fayetteville, where it says it hopes to gain insight into customers' and its workers' experience with the...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on Apple App Store

Sep. 8, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. True Skate, True Axis 9. SkyView, Terminal Eleven LLC 10. Grand...