Information technology

May 17, 2018 - 8:38 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp. says the sale of its computer memory chip business to a consortium led by Bain Capital Private Equity has cleared all anti-trust regulatory approval, including a final one it was awaiting from China. Toshiba said Thursday that means the deal,...
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May 16, 2018 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories cranked out more appliances, computers and aircraft last month, lifting manufacturing production for only the second time in five months. The Federal Reserve says that factory output rose 0.5 percent in April after a flat reading in March. In the past year,...
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 09, 2018 - 1:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Google is suspending all advertising connected to Ireland's abortion referendum as part of moves to protect "election integrity," the company announced Wednesday. The move came a day after Facebook banned foreign-backed ads in the Irish campaign, amid global concerns about online...
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May 08, 2018 - 8:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 7 about a court ruling that will require cancer warnings on coffee sold in California, The Associated Press erroneously reported some details about the chemical acrylamide. As part of a court settlement, potato chip makers agreed to reduce the chemical from their...
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May 07, 2018 - 1:16 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian federal court has ordered Microsoft to make it easier for users of its Windows 10 operating system to opt out of providing personal data to the software giant. Prosecutors in Sao Paulo filed a civil action last month that accused the Redmond, Washington-based company of...
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File-This Nov. 29, 2017, file photo shows Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaking at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting in Bellevue, Wash. Microsoft’s annual Build conference for software development kicks off on Monday, May 7, 2018, giving the company an opportunity to make announcements about its computing platforms or services. The three-day event features sessions on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, internet-connected devices and virtual reality. Nadella will speak to more than 6,000 people who’ve registered to attend. Most are developers who build apps for Microsoft’s products.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
May 07, 2018 - 11:48 am
Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities. CEO Satya Nadella announced the new "AI for Accessibility" effort as he kicked off Microsoft's annual conference for software developers. The Build conference in...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2014, file photo, Paul Singer, founder and CEO of hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation, speaks at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner in New York. Prominent athenahealth investor Elliott Management Corp. is offering about $6.5 billion to take the medical billing software maker private after saying it has grown frustrated with the company's performance. Shares of athenahealth soared early Monday, May 7, 2018, after the shareholder outlined its proposal. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 07, 2018 - 10:58 am
Prominent athenahealth investor Elliott Management Corp. is offering about $6.5 billion to take the medical billing software maker private after saying it has grown frustrated with the company's performance. Shares of athenahealth soared Monday after the shareholder outlined its unsolicited bid...
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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, waves to reporters as he arrives to a hotel after meeting with Chinese officials in Beijing, Thursday, May 3, 2018. U.S. delegation led by Mnuchin arrived in Beijing on Thursday for talks with Chinese officials on defusing tensions that are propelling the world's two largest economies toward a trade war. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
May 03, 2018 - 11:40 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and U.S. officials met face-to-face Thursday to try and resolve a dispute over technology that has taken the world's two largest economies the closest they've ever come to a trade war. A high-powered U.S. delegation arrived in Beijing for talks with Chinese officials aimed at...
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FILE- In this May 9, 2017, file photo, a package from Amazon Prime moves on a conveyor belt at a UPS facility in New York. Amazon.com Inc. reports earns on Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 26, 2018 - 7:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's first-quarter profit more than doubled from a year ago, fueled by the growth of online shopping and the cloud-computing service it provides to businesses and government agencies. Its results blew past Wall Street expectations, and the online retailer's shares soared 7...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, the Yahoo logo appears on a smartphone in Frankfurt, Germany. The company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges that the online pioneer deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the action Tuesday, April 24, 2018, against the company, which is now called Altaba after its most valuable parts were sold to Verizon Communications for $4.48 billion last year.. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
April 24, 2018 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges that the online pioneer deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the...
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