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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo a sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif.  The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google has been abusing its online dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers. The litigation marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. The suit could be an opening salvo ahead of other major government antitrust actions, given ongoing investigations of major tech companies including Apple, Amazon and Facebook at both the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

Oct. 20, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising — the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. And it could just be an opening...

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during a press briefing Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

DC debuts smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure alert system

Oct. 20, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s capital has become one of the first jurisdictions in the country to employ a new COVID-19 notification system, a joint Google-Apple venture that delivers alerts to people’s phones, notifying them that they may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Mayor Muriel...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks, during a coronavirus media briefing in Downing Street, London, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is imposing the highest level of coronavirus restrictions on the Greater Manchester region, after days-long negotiations between his government and local leaders who reject the measures broke down with no deal reached. (Leon Neal/Pool Photo via AP)

European nations mixed in their response to virus spikes

Oct. 20, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

Countries across Europe are battling coronavirus infection spikes with new lockdowns, curfews, face mask orders and virus tracking smart phone apps. In a small indication of success, Spain's government said it won't extend a state of emergency in the Madrid region when it expires Saturday, but will look to more...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 20, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

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

The top iPhone and iPad apps on Apple App Store

Oct. 20, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

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

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 24, 2020 file photo, a woman wears a mask as she walks through a quieter than usual Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, in London. Air traffic is down 92% this year as travelers worry about catching COVID-19 and government travel bans and quarantine rules make planning difficult. One thing airlines believe could help is to have rapid virus tests of all passengers before departure. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Hard hit by virus, airlines push for tests over quarantines

Oct. 18, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — What will it take to get people flying again? International air traffic is down 92% this year as travelers worry about catching COVID-19 and government travel bans and quarantine rules make planning difficult. One thing airlines believe could help is to have rapid virus tests of...

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong Province, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. President Xi Jinping promised Wednesday new steps to back development of China's biggest tech center, Shenzhen, amid a feud with Washington that has disrupted access to U.S. technology and is fueling ambitions to create Chinese providers. (Zhang Ling/Xinhua via AP)

China's Xi promises changes to promote tech center Shenzhen

Oct. 14, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping on Wednesday promised new steps to promote development of China's biggest tech center, Shenzhen, amid a feud with Washington that has disrupted access to U.S. technology and is fueling ambitions to create Chinese suppliers. In a speech marking the 40th anniversary of the...

This image provided by Apple shows a display of the new iPhones equipped with technology for use with faster new 5G wireless networks that Apple unveiled Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Apple via AP)

Apple unveils new iPhones for faster 5G wireless networks

Oct. 13, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

Apple unveiled four new iPhones equipped with technology for use with faster new 5G wireless networks, hoping that demand for higher data speeds will spark demand for new phones. That might not happen as quickly as Apple would like. In a virtual presentation Tuesday, the company announced four 5G-enabled versions...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on Apple App Store

Oct. 13, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

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

In this Oct. 5, 2020, photo the Supreme Court in Washington. Tech giants Google and Oracle are clashing at the Supreme Court in a copyright dispute worth billions and important to the future of software development. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Low tech talk in Google, Oracle high tech copyright clash

Oct. 7, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic was high tech: the code behind smartphones. But on Wednesday the Supreme Court looked to more low tech examples, from the typewriter keyboard to restaurant menus, try to resolve an $8 billion-plus copyright dispute between tech giants Google and Oracle. The case, which the...