Mobile phone manufacturing

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 04, 2017 - 1:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Google's new-product showcase (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Google is borrowing from Apple's playbook as it takes on its rival in high end of the smartphone market. The second generation of Google's Pixel phones unveiled Wednesday feature larger, brighter screens...
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Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman holds an HMD Odyssey virtual reality headset, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in San Francisco. Microsoft is touting virtual reality headsets made by other companies in hopes of establishing personal computers running on its Windows 10 operating system as the best way for people to experience artificial worlds. The devices unveiled on Tuesday include a Samsung headset called the HMD Odyssey. The $500 headset requires a connection to a PC running on a Windows 10 update being released Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 03, 2017 - 5:24 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is counting on virtual reality headsets made by other companies to help establish personal computers running on its Windows 10 operating system as the best way to explore artificial worlds. The devices unveiled Tuesday include a Samsung headset called the HMD Odyssey...
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David Limp, senior vice president of Devices and Services at Amazon, smiles as he displays a new Amazon Echo during an event announcing several new Amazon products by the company, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Seattle. Amazon says it is cutting the price of its Echo smart speaker, improving the sound quality and upgrading its appearance with six new "shells." The next generation speaker, which is powered by Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, will have a dedicated woofer and a tweeter for the first time, as well as Dolby sound. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 27, 2017 - 7:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon will head into the holiday shopping season with a simple wish list: It wants voice-controlled devices featuring its digital assistant Alexa to become as ubiquitous in people's homes as televisions. The online retailer is slashing prices to undercut Google, introducing better...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 5, 2017, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Cook has collected $89.6 million from a lucrative 10-year deal that he signed as an incentive to keep the iPhone maker at the forefront of the technology industry after he took over the reins in 2011 from company co-founder Steve Jobs. The windfall detailed in a Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, regulatory flowed from 560,000 Apple shares sold during the past week. Apple set aside $46.4 million to cover Cook's taxes. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 29, 2017 - 6:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook has collected $89.6 million as part of a 10-year deal that he signed as an incentive to keep the iPhone maker at the forefront of the technology industry after he took over the reins in 2011 from company co-founder Steve Jobs. The windfall detailed in a...
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August 29, 2017 - 5:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook has collected $89.6 million as part of a lucrative 10-year deal that he signed as an incentive to keep the iPhone maker at the forefront of the technology industry after he took over the reins in 2011 from company co-founder Steve Jobs. The windfall detailed...
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August 24, 2017 - 6:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Shares in Dixons Carphone PLC, Britain's biggest electricals retailer, slumped Thursday after the company warned that its profits this year would be lower than expected, partly because consumers are not upgrading their mobile devices as frequently as before in the wake of the pound's...
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August 24, 2017 - 4:14 am
LONDON (AP) — Shares in Dixons Carphone PLC, one of Britain's most visible high street brands, have slumped by nearly a third after the company warned that its profits this year would be lower than expected, largely because the fall in the pound since last year's vote to leave the European Union...
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FILE- In this Oct. 27, 2016, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino, Calif. Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of Cook’s pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Charlottesville, Va., during a white-nationalist rally. Cook made the commitment late Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 18, 2017 - 12:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tech companies' efforts to banish extremist groups and individuals are continuing as a social network popular with extremists disappeared from Google's Android app store. Gab had already been unavailable in Apple's store, though it remains accessible on the web. The banishments come...
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Trader Peter Tuchman wears a "Dow 22,000" hat as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 22,000 points for the first time, driven by a big gain in Apple on an otherwise mixed day for the market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 02, 2017 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Being the world's most valuable public company has its privileges, like getting almost all the credit for the latest stock market milestone. Apple made its biggest jump in six months Wednesday, helping send the Dow Jones industrial average above 22,000 points for the first time...
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A pedestrian glances at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Asian stock markets were higher on Wednesday following Dow industrial’s record-high finish as upbeat corporate earnings reports and China factory data boosted investor confidence. (AP Photo/Sherry Zheng)
August 02, 2017 - 1:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were higher on Wednesday following the Dow industrial's record-high finish as upbeat corporate earnings reports and China factory data boosted investor confidence. Apple's surprise earnings report pushed up share prices of its Asian suppliers. KEEPING...
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