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Justice Dept. ratchets up antitrust scrutiny of Big Tech

Jul. 23, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers. It said the probe will take into account "widespread concerns" about social...

The Latest: Agency promises 'fair-minded' probe on Big Tech

Jul. 23, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. regulation of technology companies (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The Justice Department says its new review of Big Tech's market power will delve into competition "in an objective and fair-minded manner." The agency says it wants to ensure that Americans have access to...

Apple, Google continue inclusive push with new emoji

Jul. 17, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emoji that include cute critters, of course, but also expand the number of images of human diversity. Apple Inc. is releasing new variants of its holding hands emoji that allow people to pick any combination of skin tone and gender, 75 possible combinations in all....

MDC, Sangamo Therapeutics rise; Apple, F5 Networks decline

Jul. 8, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday: M.D.C. Holdings Inc., up $3.19 to $36.20. The homebuilder's shares jumped after it reported higher preliminary orders, deliveries and margins in the second quarter. Sangamo Therapeutics Inc., up 12 cents to $11.52. The gene...

Jony Ive, the designer behind the iPhone, is leaving Apple

Jun. 28, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story June 27 about Jony Ive leaving Apple and an Aug. 26, 2011, profile on Ive, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he had founded a design company called Tangerine. Ive was among the first employees at Tangerine, but didn't start the company. A corrected version of...

Report: Apple to shift assembly of Mac Pro from US to China

Jun. 28, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro computer in China, shifting away from a U.S. assembly line it had been using for that product in recent years, according to a report published Friday. The company intends to assemble the new Mac Pro in a factory near Shanghai, according to The...

Foxconn chairman stepping down amid talks of political bid

Jun. 21, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The chairman of Foxconn, the world's largest contract assembler of consumer electronics for companies such as Apple, is stepping down amid speculation he could be planning a presidential run in Taiwan next year. Terry Gou, 68, made the announcement Friday at the company's annual...

Facebook launching app that pays users for data on app usage

Jun. 11, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook on Tuesday launched an app that will pay users to share information with the social media giant about which apps they're using. The company previously rolled out two similar apps that tracked what activities people did on their phones. But both were shut down after drawing...

China mum on Trump-Xi meeting as Huawei says sales slowing

Jun. 11, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Attention is turning to a possible meeting of President Donald Trump with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at a summit in Japan later this month as the next step in the vexing trade standoff between the two biggest economies. The Chinese government would not confirm Tuesday that such a meeting...

Is 'Big Tech' too big? A look at growing antitrust scrutiny

Jun. 4, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup? The U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are moving to investigate Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple over their aggressive business practices, and the House Judiciary Committee has announced an unprecedented antitrust probe ,...