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In this Feb. 25, 2019 photo, attendees walk to enter at the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain. Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China. The annual Mobile World Congress show will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27, 2020. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Virus worries force cancellation of major tech show in Spain

Feb. 12, 2020 3:56 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China. The annual Mobile World Congress will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27. “Global concern regarding the coronavirus...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo, a cleaner walks through a deserted compound of a commercial office building in Beijing. Chinese authorities are struggling to strike a delicate balance between containing a deadly viral outbreak and restarting the world’s second-biggest economy after weeks of paralysis. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Businesses struggle to fix supply chains disrupted by virus

Feb. 11, 2020 6:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese authorities are struggling to strike a delicate balance between containing a viral outbreak and restarting the world’s second-biggest economy after weeks of paralysis. As the death toll from the newly named COVID-19 illness topped 1,000, global supply chains remain widely...

A Samsung worker gives a demonstration of the Galaxy Z Flip Phone at the Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Samsung's new foldable phone: Cheaper, but still a novelty

Feb. 11, 2020 4:32 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung on Tuesday unveiled a new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, its second attempt to sell consumers on phones with bendable screens and clamshell designs. The new phone can unfold from a small square upward into a traditional smartphone form, and will go on sale Feb. 14 starting...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, people crowd at the LG stand during the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain. Sony and Amazon are the latest companies to pull out of a major European technology show over virus fears.Sony said Monday it’s scrapping its appearance at Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest mobile industry trade fair, in Barcelona, Spain later this month. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)

Sony, Amazon, others drop out of big tech show over virus

Feb. 10, 2020 12:15 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Two big Japanese companies are the latest to pull out of a major European technology show due to fears over the outbreak of the new coronavirus. Electronics manufacturer Sony and mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo said Monday they're scrapping their appearances at Mobile World Congress, the...

FILE - This May 24, 2016, file photo shows Xerox copiers at a store, in North Andover, Mass. Xerox said Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, that it will raise its offer for computer and printer maker HP to nearly $35 billion after a lower bid was rejected. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Xerox says it will offer $35B for HP after rejections

Feb. 10, 2020 12:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Xerox says it will raise its offer for computer and printer maker HP to nearly $35 billion after a lower bid was rejected. Xerox said Monday that it plans to make the offer about March 2. It will consist of $24 per HP share, including $18.40 in cash and 0.149 Xerox shares for each HP share....

Eastern Montanan's roots prepared him for conservation films

Feb. 9, 2020 10:26 AM EST

Billings (AP) — Growing up on a ranch in rural southeastern Montana provided Dawson Dunning with an important key to a career in filming wildlife — a sharp-tailed grouse mating ground near the ranch dump. It was on the ranch in 2011, with the help of his mother operating a camera crane, that he shot...

People wearing face masks walk past a fashion shop in Hong Kong, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Ten more people were sickened with a new virus aboard one of two quarantined cruise ships with some 5,400 passengers and crew aboard, health officials in Japan said Thursday, as China reported 73 more deaths and announced that the first group of patients were expected to start taking a new antiviral drug. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Virus impact: Airlines extend flights suspensions

Feb. 6, 2020 1:04 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Airlines are extending their suspension of flights to mainland China, while more retailers are putting an estimate on the economic damage they expect to incur from the virus outbreak in China. Here is a look at the latest developments on how the virus is affecting global business: AIRLINES:...

In this July 19, 2019, file, photo, people walk out from the headquarters of Sony Corp., in Tokyo. Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony reports October-December profit dipped to about half of what it was the previous year as its video-game, networking and film businesses stumbled. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

Sony warns of China virus impact on raised forecast for year

Feb. 4, 2020 4:52 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. warned Tuesday that forecasts and results were at risk because of the new virus in China, as it reported a drop in fiscal third quarter on stumbling video game, networking and film businesses. Tokyo-based Sony, which makes PlayStation...

FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Chinese security guards march past an Apple store in Beijing, China. Apple is temporarily closing its 42 stores in mainland China, one of its largest markets, as a new virus spreads rapidly and the death toll there rose to 259 on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. The iPhone maker said in a statement it was closing stores, corporate offices and contact centers in China until Feb. 9

Apple temporarily closes stores in China amid virus outbreak

Feb. 1, 2020 4:27 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is temporarily closing its 42 stores in mainland China, one of its largest markets, as a new virus spreads rapidly and the death toll there rose to 259 on Saturday. The iPhone maker said in a statement it was closing stores, corporate offices and contact centers in China until...

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, a woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Chinese tech giant Huawei is racing to develop replacements for Google apps. U.S. sanctions imposed on security grounds block Huawei from using YouTube and other popular Google

Huawei races to replace Google apps for next smartphone

Jan. 30, 2020 3:03 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — If you can make smartphone apps, Chinese tech giant Huawei wants you. The No. 2 global smartphone brand is struggling to hold onto its market after Washington accused Huawei of being a security risk and blocked access to U.S. components and technology. That includes YouTube and other...