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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...

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...

Apple loosens app store payment rules in lawsuit settlement

Aug. 26, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Apple has agreed to let developers of iPhone apps email their users about cheaper ways to pay for digital subscriptions and media by circumventing a commission system that generates billions of dollars annually for the iPhone maker. The...

Without 'right to repair,' businesses lose time and money

Aug. 10, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

As software and other technologies get infused in more and more products, manufacturers are increasingly making those products difficult to repair, potentially costing business owners time and money. Makers of products ranging from smartphones to farm equipment can...

Bridgestone to buy fleet management software firm for $391M

Aug. 03, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bridgestone Americas has announced plans to buy a company that provides fleet management software for $391 million. On Monday, Bridgestone announced the agreement to buy Azuga Holdings Inc. and the company’s fleet management platform, which...