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Facebook says Apple is restoring a key developer tool

Jan. 31, 2019 9:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says Apple is restoring its access to a key development tool that the iPhone maker disabled Wednesday. Late Tuesday, TechCrunch reported that Facebook paid teens and other users who agreed to download an app called Facebook Research. That app could extensively track their phone and...

Samsung quarterly operating profit fell on slower demand

Jan. 30, 2019 9:52 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. has posted a near-30 percent drop in operating profit for the last quarter after seeing slowing global demand for its memory chips and smartphones. It still finished the year with record highs, but expects a decline in earnings this year. The South Korean...

Apple opens new chapter amid weakening iPhone demand

Jan. 29, 2019 10:26 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple hoped to offset slowing demand for iPhones by raising the prices of its most important product, but that strategy seems to have backfired after sales sagged during the holiday shopping season. Results released Tuesday revealed the magnitude of the iPhone slump — a 15...

China-US row over tech giant Huawei overshadows trade talks

Jan. 29, 2019 5:19 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. criminal charges against Chinese electronics giant Huawei have sparked a fresh round of trans-Pacific recriminations, with Beijing demanding Tuesday that Washington back off what it called an "unreasonable crackdown" on the maker of smartphones and telecom gear. China's foreign ministry...

Q&A: What is Huawei and why does Washington worry about it?

Jan. 29, 2019 3:03 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Huawei is China's first global tech brand and a growing source of tension between Washington and Beijing. Huawei Technologies Ltd. is the biggest supplier of network switching gear used by phone and internet companies. It has spent a decade battling U.S. accusations it is a front for Chinese...

Huawei announces 5G smartphone based on own technology

Jan. 24, 2019 6:06 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei announced plans Wednesday for a next-generation smartphone that will use its own technology instead of U.S. components, maneuvering to gain a competitive edge and sidestep complaints it is a security risk. The leading supplier of network switching gear for phone...

Samsung, like Apple, feels sting of slowing global growth

Jan. 8, 2019 11:28 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung expects its quarterly operating profit to fall 29 percent compared with last year, adding to the tech sector's unease about the effect of slowing global economic growth on the industry. The announcement from the South Korean computer chip and smartphone giant comes less than a week...

Japanese shares skid, Shanghai surges after Wall St sell-off

Jan. 3, 2019 11:36 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Japanese shares tumbled and Shanghai's benchmark surged Friday as Asian markets steadied following a technology-led sell-off on Wall Street. The Nikkei 225 index started its first trading day of 2019 by falling more than 3 percent. By midday, it was trading 2.8 percent lower at 19,465.36...

With slump in iPhone sales, are we post Peak Smartphone?

Jan. 3, 2019 5:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Behind Apple's disconcerting news of weak iPhone sales lies a more sobering truth: The tech industry has hit Peak Smartphone, a tipping point when everyone who can afford one already owns one and no breakthroughs are compelling them to upgrade as frequently as they once did. Some...

Waning iPhone demand highlights Chinese consumer anxiety

Jan. 3, 2019 4:16 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Apple's $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to consumers in China unnerved by an economic slump and the trade war with the U.S. CEO Tim Cook said in a letter to shareholders Wednesday that demand for iPhones is waning and revenue for the last quarter of 2018 will fall well below projections, a...