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3 tech giants report combined profits of more than $50B

Jul. 27, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

Three tech companies — Apple, Microsoft and Google owner Alphabet — reported combined profits of more than $50 billion in the April-June quarter, underscoring their unparalleled influence and success at reshaping the way we live. Although these companies make their...

Asian stock markets advance after Wall St rises to record

Jul. 27, 2021 00:43 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a Federal Reserve report for an update on when U.S. stimulus might start winding down. Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul advanced while Hong Kong retreated. On...

Asian markets mixed after modest gains on Wall St

Jul. 23, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Friday after major indexes edged higher on Wall Street, preserving their gains for the week. Hong Kong and Shanghai fell while Sydney and Seoul advanced. Tokyo was closed for a holiday. Surges in...

Biden to meet next month with private sector on cyber issues

Jul. 21, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and members of his national security team plan to meet next month with business executives about cybersecurity, an official said Wednesday. The Aug. 25 meeting comes as the White House is scrambling to help companies protect against...

China fines tech giants for content exploiting children

Jul. 21, 2021 05:45 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s internet watchdog said Wednesday it has fined platforms operated by e-commerce company Alibaba and gaming firm Tencent for spreading sexually suggestive content involving children, as regulators seek to clean up content harmful to minors. ...

Netflix confirms move into video games as its growth slows

Jul. 21, 2021 00:43 AM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Netflix reported its worst slowdown in subscriber growth in eight years as people emerge from their pandemic cocoons. So it’s adding a new attraction to its marquee: Video games. On Tuesday, the video streaming giant announced it will offer...

China rejects hacking charges, accuses US of cyberspying

Jul. 20, 2021 05:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday rejected an accusation by Washington and its Western allies that Beijing is to blame for a hack of the Microsoft Exchange email system and complained Chinese entities are victims of damaging U.S. cyberattacks. A foreign ministry spokesman...

Microsoft says it blocked spying on rights activists, others

Jul. 15, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Microsoft said Thursday it has blocked tools developed by an Israeli hacker-for-hire company that were used to spy on more than 100 people around the world, including politicians, human rights activists, journalists, academics and political dissidents. ...

Gates Foundation sets 2-year, post-divorce power share trial

Jul. 07, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates will continue to work together as co-chairs of their foundation even after their planned divorce. However, if after two years Gates and French Gates decide they cannot continue in their roles, French Gates will resign her positions as...

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower on weak US services data

Jul. 07, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday after U.S. services activity weakened. Market benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul declined. Shanghai swung between gains and losses. Overnight, Wall Street's benchmark...