High-Tech

NEW YORK (AP) — Cable and telecom industry groups want a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling on "net neutrality" that preserved regulations forcing internet providers to treat all online traffic equally. The Wireless Association, an industry trade group also known as...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer science and electrical engineering professor who helped usher in the personal computing age has died. Robert Fano was 98. The university says Fano died July 13 in Florida. Fano's work in the 1960s on...
PARIS (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and transparency website WikiLeaks are clashing over how best to handle the publication of sensitive data, a spat played out over Twitter. WikiLeaks has come under increasing criticism over what it publishes,...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft says it is cutting 2,850 jobs, about 2.5 percent of its workforce, as it further scales back its troubled smartphone business. A spokeswoman says the layoffs will mostly affect workers in the company's smartphone hardware operation and related...
NEW YORK (AP) — Online shoppers want their packages — now. And Amazon is spending heavily to make sure that happens. Amazon's Prime service has, at heart, always been about free two-day shipping. The $99 annual subscription includes a variety of other goodies, but the near-...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Business is booming at Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses billions of dollars on kooky-sounding projects that may never produce any revenue. Most of the losses are concentrated in Alphabet's "X'' lab, a wellspring of far-out ideas that...
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $4.88 billion. The Mountain View, California-based company said it had profit of $7 per share. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense, came to $8.42 per share. The results...
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $857 million. The Seattle-based company said it had profit of $1.78 per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Court documents show Facebook has agreed to allow users to request refunds of in-app purchases made by minors as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit was brought in 2012 by two children and their parents. It claimed the children...