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Snap's stock drops as iPhone privacy controls pinch ad sales

Oct. 21, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Snapchat's corporate parent disclosed Thursday that its ad sales are being hurt by a privacy crackdown that rolled out on Apple's iPhones earlier this year, raising investor fears that the app's financial growth is going into a tailspin. The...

Cyberattacks concerning to most in US: Pearson/AP-NORC poll

Oct. 11, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Most Americans across party lines have serious concerns about cyberattacks on U.S. computer systems and view China and Russia as major threats, according to a new poll. The poll by The Pearson Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for...

Lawsuit: Software company refused to hire man who is deaf

Sep. 29, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal watchdogs are suing Portland-based Viewpoint Construction Software and its recruiting firm CampusPoint Corp., alleging they refused to hire a job applicant who is deaf. Viewpoint makes software that construction firms use to plan and manage...

Vail Resorts, Progress Software rise; Nike, Nvidia fall

Sep. 24, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Nike Inc., down $9.99 to $149.59. The athletic apparel maker warned investors that supply chain problems will hurt revenue. Meredith Corp., up $11.41 to $56.30. ...

Kansas passed on earlier plan to upgrade unemployment system

Sep. 20, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A software company urged Kansas to uprade its computer system for handling claims for unemployment benefits but the state didn't heed that advice five years before a flood of fraudulent claims across the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

SKorea to fine Google $177M for forcing software on devices

Sep. 14, 2021 04:34 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s competition watchdog plans to fine Google at least 207.4 billion won ($177 million) for allegedly blocking smartphone makers like Samsung from using other operating systems, in what would be one of the country's biggest antitrust penalties ever. ...

Apple fixes security hole reportedly used to hack an iPhone

Sep. 13, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Apple released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any user action. Researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab said the...

Salesforce to help workers leave states over abortion laws

Sep. 11, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The CEO of Salesforce said the company will help employees leave Texas, and he did so while retweeting a story linking the offer to concern about Texas’ new anti-abortion law. Salesforce, which sells customer-management software, joins a small number of...

Silicon Valley finds remote work is easier to begin than end

Sep. 08, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technology companies that led the charge into remote work as the pandemic unfurled are confronting a new challenge: how, when and even whether they should bring long-isolated employees back to offices that have been designed for teamwork. “I...

Connecticut among states to launch digital driver's licenses

Sep. 01, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is teaming up with Apple to create a digital version of the state's driver's license that can be stored on a user's phone or watch, the company and Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday. Connecticut is among eight states that will be...