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Apple, Google raise new concerns by yanking Russian app

Sep. 22, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Big Tech companies that operate around the globe have long promised to obey local laws and to protect civil rights while doing business. But when Apple and Google capitulated to Russian demands and removed a political-opposition app from their local app stores, it...

GreenSky, Steel Dynamics rise; Yum China, Live Nation fall

Sep. 15, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday: Microsoft Corp., up $5.03 to $304.82. The software maker raised its dividend and announced a $60 billion stock buyback plan. Yum China...

Microsoft return to U.S. offices delayed indefinitely

Sep. 09, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

REDMOND, Washington (AP) — Microsoft told employees Thursday that it has indefinitely delayed their return to U.S. offices until it's safer to do so. “Given the uncertainty of COVID-19, we’ve decided against attempting to forecast a new date for a full reopening 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...

Microsoft fixes cloud platform vulnerability after warning

Aug. 27, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft says it has fixed a flaw in its cloud computing platform that cybersecurity researchers warned could have enabled hackers to take over a cloud-based database product used by many big companies. The company said Friday there's no evidence...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Aug. 19, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

Major indexes closed mixed on Wall Street Thursday after another choppy day of trading. The S&P 500 closed slightly higher after wobbling between gains and losses for much of the day. Even though most stocks in the S&P 500 fell, the benchmark index managed to...

United Airlines will require US employees to be vaccinated

Aug. 06, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

United Airlines will require employees in the U.S. to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by late October, perhaps sooner, joining a rising number of big corporations that are responding to a surge in virus cases. United was the first major U.S. airline to announce such a...

Apple to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse

Aug. 06, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

Apple unveiled plans to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse, drawing applause from child protection groups but raising concern among some security researchers that the system could be misused, including by governments looking to surveil their citizens. The...

The Latest: China pledges 2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses

Aug. 06, 2021 06:20 AM EDT

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged that 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines would be supplied to the world through this year, increasing China’s commitment as the largest exporter of the shots. Xi’s announcement was delivered late Thursday at a...

Amazon pushes back return to office to January due to COVID

Aug. 05, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has pushed back its return-to-office date for tech and corporate workers until January as COVID-19 cases surge nationally due to the more contagious delta variant. Unlike its Seattle-area rival Microsoft and other tech...