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FILE - In this April 28, 2020, file photo, employees walk past a logo of the Samsung Electronics Co. at its office in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday, July 7, its operating profit for the last quarter likely rose 23% from the same period last year. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Samsung projects 23% jump in 2Q profit on strong chip sales

Jul. 6, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday its operating profit for the last quarter likely rose 23% from the same period last year, helped by robust demand for memory chips used in personal computers and servers as the coronavirus pandemic has more people working from home. The South...

Lawsuit accuses property managers of ageist Facebook ads

Jul. 1, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Some of the nation’s leading property management companies deliberately excluded older people from seeing Facebook advertisements for dozens of apartment complexes in the Washington, D.C., area, a housing watchdog alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The Housing Rights...

FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives the keynote address during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco.  Britain's competition watchdog The Competition and Markets Authority took aim at the U.S. tech giants in a report Wednesday July 1, 2020, wanting new rules to foster competition in digital advertising markets and rein in the industry's dominant players, Google and Facebook. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, FILE)

UK regulator urges reforms to curb Google, Facebook ad power

Jul. 1, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British regulators want new rules to foster competition in digital advertising markets and rein in the industry's dominant players, Google and Facebook. The Competition and Markets Authority took aim at the U.S. tech giants in a report Wednesday that recommends the British government adopt...

FILE - This April 18, 2019, file photo shows a sign for Zoom Video Communications ahead of the company's Nasdaq IPO in New York.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Zoom got big fast. Then videobombers made it rework security

Jul. 1, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Back in March as the coronavirus pandemic gathered steam in the U.S., a largely unheralded video-conferencing service suddenly found itself in the spotlight. And just as quickly as Zoom became a household name for connecting work colleagues, church and school groups, friends,...

FILE - This combination of photos shows logos for social media platforms, from left, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  The company behind Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Dove soap and a host of other consumer products says it will stop advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in the U.S. through at least the end of 2020 because of the amount of hate speech online.   (AP Photo)

Facebook to label all rule-breaking posts - even Trump's

Jun. 26, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook said Friday that it will flag all "newsworthy" posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from President Donald Trump. Separately, Facebook's stock dropped more than 8%, erasing roughly $50 billion from its market valuation, after the European company...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo a Microsoft computer is among items displayed at a Microsoft store in suburban Boston.  Microsoft said Friday, June 26,  it is permanently closing nearly all of its physical stores around the world. Like other retailers, the software and computing giant had to temporarily close all of its stores in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Microsoft to permanently close all physical stores

Jun. 26, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft said Friday it is permanently closing nearly all of its physical stores around the world. Like other retailers, the software and computing giant had to temporarily close all of its stores in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to its website, Microsoft has 83 stores...

Mercedes, NVIDIA to develop new automated driving system

Jun. 23, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Four days after shelving an autonomous vehicle agreement with BMW, Mercedes has announced a deal to work with chip and software maker NVIDIA. The companies said Tuesday that the two will create a computing and artificial intelligence system for automated driving. It will be rolled out...

In this photo provided by Apple Inc., CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during the 2020 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, June 22, 2020, in Cupertino, Calif. At its postponed and now-virtual developers conference, Apple is expected to unveil some modest changes to iPhone operating software and possibly to drop some hints about its efforts in augmented and virtual reality, although any new gadgets are still probably a few years away. (Brooks Kraft/Apple Inc. via AP)

Apple previews new iPhone software, changes to Mac chips

Jun. 22, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

Apple on Monday provided a glimpse at upcoming software changes designed to make the iPhone even easier to use and also announced a long-anticipated shift to a new type of chip to power its line of Mac computers. The preview of the next version of the iPhone's operating system, known as iOS 14, highlighted...

A child wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus looks at soap bubbles at a park in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asia Today: South Korea sees most new cases in 3 weeks

Jun. 20, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported 67 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, the largest daily jump in about three weeks amid an upward trend in new infections. Health authorities said 31 of the new cases came from overseas while the rest were locally infected. It was the largest daily...

A sign of temporarily closure is displayed in front of Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, and one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: South Korea has biggest daily rise in 3 weeks

Jun. 19, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported its largest 24-hour increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in about three weeks amid an upward trend in new infections. Officials said Saturday that the 67 additional cases raise the country’s total to 12,373, with 280 deaths. The 67 cases is the...