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Legal challenge likely for San Francisco tax to aid homeless

Nov. 7, 2018 6:21 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco voters approved a tax on the city's wealthiest companies Tuesday in an attempt to alleviate homelessness in a place where residents at risk of being priced out routinely encounter people sleeping on the streets. Despite opposition from the mayor and some business leaders,...

Stocks end a strong week with losses as Apple shares skid

Nov. 2, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped Friday as Apple absorbed its worst loss in more than four years. Thanks to gains over the previous three days, the S&P 500 index finished with its biggest weekly increase since March. Apple, the world's largest technology company, forecast weak revenue in the current...

Apple's 4Q, change in iPhone sales disclosure jar investors

Nov. 1, 2018 7:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's faithful customers aren't snapping up iPhones quite as enthusiastically as anticipated heading into the crucial holiday shopping season. But the latest models costing $1,000 and more are popular enough to keep propelling profits ever higher for the world's most prosperous...

iPads, Macs get new screens as Apple pushes creativity

Oct. 31, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's new iPads will more closely resemble its latest iPhones as they ditch a home button and fingerprint sensor to make more room for the screen. As with the latest iPhone models — the XR and XS —the new iPad Pro will use facial-recognition technology to unlock the device...

The Latest: New iPads embrace facial recognition

Oct. 30, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Apple's product event in New York (all times local): 8 a.m. Apple's new iPads will resemble its latest iPhones as the company ditches a home button and fingerprint sensor to make room for the screen. As with the iPhone XR and XS models, the new iPad Pro will use...

Apple CEO backs privacy laws, warns data being 'weaponized'

Oct. 24, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of Apple on Wednesday endorsed tough privacy laws for both Europe and the U.S. and renewed the technology giant's commitment to protecting personal data, which he warned was being "weaponized" against users. Speaking at an international conference on data privacy, Apple CEO Tim...

Even tech execs fret about their kids' smartphone addictions

Oct. 17, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of parents, Mike Herrick occasionally sees his 13-year-old daughter getting lost in her smartphone and wonders: Is technology messing with children's brains, even as it enlightens and empowers them in ways that weren't possible when his generation grew up? What sets Herrick...

Google to charge for apps on Android phones in Europe

Oct. 16, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Google plans to start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets sold in Europe, a response to a record $5 billion antitrust fine imposed by the European Union. The U.S. tech company's announcement Tuesday is a change from its...

'He changed the world' - Reaction to Paul Allen's death

Oct. 15, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Reaction to the death of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who died Monday: Paul Allen's contributions to our company, our industry and to our community are indispensable. As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and...

Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fight

Oct. 15, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has come to be known around the world as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling tent camps, the dirt and despair all the more remarkable for the city's immense wealth. Some streets are so filthy that officials launched a special "poop patrol."...