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Regulator says Australia must address Google ad dominance

Australia’s competition watchdog says a lack of competition for Google and a lack of transparency in the digital advertising supply chain need to be addressed because they are impacting publishers, advertisers and consumers
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In duel with small investors over GameStop, big funds blink

Across most of America, GameStop is just a place to buy a video game
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FILE - In this May 7, 2020 file photo, a GameStop store is seen in St. Louis. Two hedge funds are bowing out of their short positions on the money-losing video game retailer. Citron Research’s Andrew Left said in a video posted on YouTube that his company is going to become more judicious in shorting stocks. Melvin Capital is also exiting GameStop, with manager Gabe Plotkin telling CNBC that the hedge fund was taking a significant loss. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
January 27

Apple posts big quarter on fast sales start for iPhone 12

Apple’s delayed launch of its latest iPhones unleashed a holiday buying frenzy that propelled sales of the trendsetting company’s most popular product to its fastest start in years
January 27
The logo of Apple is illuminated at a store in the city center in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Apple’s delayed launch of its latest iPhones unleashed a holiday buying frenzy that propelled sales of the trendsetting company’s most popular product to its fastest start in years. The apparently pent-up demand for four different iPhone 12 models highlighted Apple’s latest quarterly report Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
January 27

Facebook Q4 results soar; Zuckerberg hits Apple over privacy

Facebook capped a tumultuous 2020 with soaring earnings in the year's final quarter
January 27
FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, the social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple's App Store. Facebook reports earnings on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
January 27

New supercomputer in Wyoming to rank among world's fastest

A new supercomputer in Wyoming will rank among the fastest in the world
January 27
FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, is the current supercomputer named Cheyenne at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center near Cheyenne, Wyo. A new supercomputer in Wyoming will rank among the world's fastest and help study phenomena including climate change, severe weather, wildfires and solar flares. Houston-based Hewlett Packard Enterprise won in bidding to provide the $35-$40 million machine for a supercomputing center in Cheyenne, the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., announced Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, File)
January 27

Spacewalking astronauts venture out to improve European lab

Spacewalking astronauts encountered cable trouble while attempting to make home improvements 260 miles up
January 27
In this image taken from NASA video, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins works outside the International Space Station’s European lab on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Hopkins and Victor Glover went spacewalking Wednesday to install a high-speed data link outside the International Space Station’s European lab and connect cables for an experiment platform awaiting activation for almost a year. (NASA via AP)
January 27

Empty seas: Oceanic shark populations dropped 71% since 1970

A new study in the journal Nature documents a steep decline in global shark and ray numbers in the past half century
January 27
January 27

Apple urges security upgrade to iPhones, iPads

Apple is urging iPhone and iPad users to update their devices to fix security flaws that might have been “actively exploited” by hackers
January 27
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, file photo, people wait in front of an Apple store in Munich, before the worldwide launch of the iPhone 6s. A European Union high court on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 ruled in favor of technology giant Apple and Ireland in its dispute with the EU over 13 billion euros, 15 billion US dollars in back taxes. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
January 27

Walmart to build more robot-filled warehouses at stores

Walmart is enlisting the help of robots to keep up with a surge in online orders
January 27
January 27

Massive internet outage in parts of Northeast may be linked to Verizon network issue

Apple releases emergency operating system to combat phone hacking, Amazon Echo releases new dog bark security feature.
January 27
VIDEO: Massive internet outage in parts of the Northeast blamed on Verizon network issue
January 27

Indonesian volcano unleashes river of lava in new eruption

Indonesia’s most active volcano has erupted with a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing down its slopes
January 27
In this time-lapsed photo, hot lava runs down from Mount Merapi as its activity continues since local geological authority raised the alert level to the second-highest level in November, in Kaliurang, Indonesia, early Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Merapi is one of the most volatile among the country's more than 120 volcanoes. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)
January 27

Google says North Korea-backed hackers sought cyber research

Google believes hackers backed by the North Korean government posed as computer security bloggers on social media while attempting to steal information from researchers in the field
January 27
FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, a North Korean flag flutters in the wind atop a 160-meter tower in North Korea's village Gijungdong as seen from the Taesungdong freedom village inside the demilitarized zone in Paju, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
January 27

Newly found Fukushima plant contamination may delay cleanup

A draft investigation report into the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown says it has detected dangerously high levels of radioactive contamination at two of the three reactors, adding to concerns about decommissioning challenges
January 27
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2019, file photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), shows melted fuel taken by a telescopic robot inside of the primary containment vessel of Unit 2 reactor at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant in Okuma, northeast Japan. Japan’s government and the operator of a wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 a removal of melted fuel will be postponed by about one year until late 2022 due to delayed development of a robotic arm in Britain amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Tokyo Electric Power Co. via AP, File)
January 26

California reveals data used to lift stay-at-home order

California’s top health official has revealed the math behind the state’s calculation that it is safe to lift remaining stay-at-home orders
January 26
A person picks up food to go at "Tacos Tu Madre," restaurant in Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. California has lifted regional stay-at-home orders statewide in response to improving coronavirus conditions. Public health officials said Monday that the state will return to a system of county-by-county restrictions intended to stem the spread of the virus. Local officials could choose to continue stricter rules. The state is also lifting a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 26

Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.

Internet users across the northeast U.S. reported widespread outages Tuesday.
January 26
January 26

EU urges US to draft joint rule book to rein in tech giants

The European Union is urging U.S. President Joe Biden to help draw up a common rule book to rein in the power of big tech companies like Facebook and Twitter and combat the spread of fake news
January 26
German Klaus Schwab, left, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, WEF, listens to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, displayed on a video screen, during a conference at the Davos Agenda in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The Davos Agenda from Jan. 25 to Jan. 29, 2021 is an online edition due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
January 26

Biden picks geneticist as science adviser, puts in Cabinet

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen a pioneering geneticist to be his science adviser and is elevating the job to a Cabinet position
January 26
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2010, file photo, Eric Steven Lander, head of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, gestures as he delivers a speech during the forum Mexico XXI Century, organized by the Telmex Foundation, in Mexico City. President-elect Joe Biden picked a pioneering geneticist to be his science advisor and elevated the job to his Cabinet. Friday's announcement of Lander won wide praise (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz, File)
January 26

Norway fines Grindr dating app $11.7M over privacy breach

Gay dating app Grindr faces a fine of more than $10 million from Norwegian regulators for failing to get consent from users before sharing their personal information with advertising companies, in breach of stringent European Union privacy rules
January 26
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 file photo, a woman checks the Grindr app on her mobile phone in Beirut, Lebanon. Norway is fining gay dating app Grindr $11.7 million under for failing to get consent from users before sharing their personal information with advertising companies, in breach of stringent European Union privacy rules. Norwegian's data privacy watchdog said Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 that it notified the company of its draft decision to issue a fine for 100 million Norwegian krone, equal to 10% of its annual global revenue. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, file)
January 26

1st private space crew paying $55M each to fly to station

The first private space station crew has been introduced a year ahead of the planned launch
January 26
This combination of photos provided by Axiom Space in January 2021 shows, from left, Larry Connor, Michael Lopez-Alegria, Mark Pathy and Eytan Stibbe. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, Axiom announced they will be the first private space station crew, a year ahead of the planned launch. (Courtesy Axiom Space via AP)
January 26

Major internet outage affecting users from Washington, D.C., to Boston; Verizon fiber cut reported

Major internet outage affecting users from Washington, D.C., to Boston; Verizon fiber cut reported
January 26
January 26

Biden says he will replace the entire federal fleet with electric vehicles

Electric vehicle stocks spiked Tuesday on the news.
January 26
President Joe Biden speaks about administration plans to strengthen American manufacturing as Vice President Kamala Harris listens in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, D.C., Jan. 25, 2021.
January 26

Different types of gambling, media converging for growth

The many different types of gambling are quickly coming together with each other and with media outlets — and Wall Street is taking notice
January 26
This Oct. 25, 2018 photo, employees at the sports book at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. count money moments before it opened. Gambling companies in the U.S. are increasingly bringing different forms of gambling together, including sports betting, casino gambling, internet gambling and daily fantasy sports, and partnering with media companies as they seek to increase revenue. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
January 26

German science center fires director, citing trust concerns

The head of Germany’s national earth sciences research center has been dismissed from his post amid allegations of corruption
January 26
January 26

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

he top iPhone and iPad apps on Apple App Store for week ending 1/24/21
January 26
January 26

Twitter plans to stop spread of tweets containing false, misleading information

Instagram adds professional dashboard for business accounts, "Harry Potter" live action series reportedly in the works.
January 26
VIDEO: Twitter plans to stop the spread of tweets containing false, misleading information
January 26

California reveals data used to lift stay-at-home order

California’s health department released to the public previously secret projections for future hospital intensive care unit capacity throughout the state, the key metric for lifting the coronavirus stay-at-home order
January 26
Eric and Tess from Pasadena, Calif., enter the Skylight Book store, decorated with a poster of American poet Amanda Gorman, in Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. California has lifted regional stay-at-home orders statewide in response to improving coronavirus conditions. Public health officials said Monday that the state will return to a system of county-by-county restrictions intended to stem the spread of the virus. Local officials could choose to continue stricter rules. The state is also lifting a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 25

Google says Chrome cookie replacement plan making progress

Google says it’s making progress on its plan to revamp Chrome user tracking technology aimed at improving privacy even as it faces challenges from regulators and officials
January 25
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, a woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Google says it's making progress on plans to revamp Chrome user tracking technology aimed at improving privacy even as it faces challenges from regulators and officials. The company gave an update Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 on its work to remove from its Chrome browser so-called third-party cookies, which are used by a website's advertisers or partners and can be used to track user browsing habits across the internet. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
January 25

UN chief: World faces 'existential threats,' fragilities

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning global leaders that the world not only faces a COVID-19 emergency and the worst economic crisis in nearly a century
January 25
Norwegian Borge Brende, left, President and Member of the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum (WEF) speaks U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres via videolink during the Davos Forum, in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning global leaders that the world not only faces a COVID-19 emergency and the worst economic crisis in nearly a century but “existential threats” to the climate and biodiversity. He said it also faces the possibility of the largest economies, the United States and China, splitting the world in two.  (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
January 25

Mass logout reported for Facebook users

The social media platform is blaming a "configuration change" for the problem.
January 25
VIDEO: Mass logout reported for Facebook users
January 24

Scientists learn more about thundersnow from satellite imagery

New research links cloud top appearance to lightning during a snowstorm.
January 24
In this undated file photo, a snow storm is shown in Brooklyn, N.Y.
January 23

U of Louisiana-Lafayette mini-satellite zipping around Earth

A cubical satellite small enough to sit on the palm of your hand is zipping around the world and sending data about radiation to the Louisiana students who designed and built it
January 23
January 22

Chipmaker Intel Corp. blames internal error on data leak

The computer chipmaker Intel Corp. is blaming an internal error on a data leak that prompted it to release a quarterly earnings report early
January 22
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo the symbol for Intel appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. Intel is replacing its CEO after two years. The computer company said Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, that Pat Gelsinger will become its new CEO, effective Feb. 15. He takes over for Bob Swan, who became CEO in January 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 22

Feds: Man in Capitol attack tried to flee to Switzerland

A judge has ordered a Colorado geophysicist accused of dragging a police officer down steps to be beaten outside the Capitol building detained after a prosecutor says he tried to flee the country and commit suicide
January 22
January 22

It's a secret: California keeps key virus data from public

California's public health agency recently surprised local officials by lifting a stay-at-home order in the 13-county Greater Sacramento region
January 22
FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of the California Health and Human Services, discusses the coronavirus as Gov. Gavin Newsom, center, listens at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento area officials were caught off guard when the state public health agency lifted the regional stay-at-home order, allowing businesses like barber and beauty shops and nail salons, to reopen, restaurants to offer outdoor dining, and houses of worship to offer outdoor services. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
January 22

Google's parent deflates internet-beaming balloon company

Google’s parent company is letting the air out of an internet-beaming balloon company that was providing online access from the stratosphere
January 22
FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo the logo for Alphabet appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., is letting the air out of an internet-beaming balloon company that was providing online access from the stratosphere. The plan to shut down Loon was announced late Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, ending what started out as one of Google’s secret projects in its so-called “moonshot factory.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 22

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia

Google is threatening to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government proceeds with plans to make tech giants pay for news content
January 22
Mel Silva, right, the managing director of Google Australia and New Zealand, appears via a video link during a Senate inquiry into a mandatory code of conduct proposed by the government at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Google on Friday threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government went ahead with plans to make tech giants pay for news content. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
January 22

Judge rules Amazon does not have to reinstate Parler

Plus, new shuffle option for Netflix users, and the hidden message on the White House website.
January 22
VIDEO: Judge rules Amazon does not have to reinstate Parlor
January 21

Facebook passes final decision to ban Trump to oversight board

The company suspended the former president's account after the Capitol riot.
January 21
President Donald Trump looks at his phone during a roundtable with governors on the reopening of America's small businesses, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.
January 21

US government approves routes for Wyoming CO2 pipelines

The U.S. government has approved routes for a potential system of pipelines that would move carbon dioxide across Wyoming
January 21
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, pipes and tanks snake around the inside of a carbon capture and storage facility during the official opening of the facility at the Boundary Dam Power Station in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Boundary Dam has the only currently operational power plant-to-oilfield pipeline for carbon capture in North America. The U.S. government under Donald Trump's administration has approved routes for a system of pipelines that would move carbon dioxide across Wyoming in what could be by far the largest such network in North America, if developed. (Michael Bell/The Canadian Press, via AP, File)
January 21

Amazon offers help with vaccine rollout

Plus, Touch ID may return to the iPhone, and Katy Perry's "Firework" races up the charts.
January 21
VIDEO: Amazon offers to help with the vaccine rollout
January 21

Google, French publishers sign copyright news payment deal

Google has signed a deal with a group of French publishers paving the way for the internet giant to make digital copyright payments for online news content
January 21
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 file photo, the logo of Google is displayed on a carpet at the entrance hall of Google France in Paris. After months of talks, Google France and the Alliance de la Presse d'Information Generale said Thursday Jan. 21, 2021, paving the way for the internet giant to make digital copyright payments for online news content. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
January 20

POTUS, VP Twitter accounts change from Trump to Biden administration

The digital transfer of power is complete.
January 20
Kamala Harris bumps fists with Joe Biden after being sworn in as Vice President of the United States during the inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2021.
January 20

EU fines video game firms for blocking cross-border sales

The European Union has issued fines to a U.S. video game platform and five game makers after they blocked players from buying cheaper copies of the games in other countries
January 20
January 20

Jack's back: Chinese e-tycoon ends silence with online video

China’s highest-profile entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, has appeared in a video posted online, ending a 2 1/2-month disappearance from public view that prompted speculation about his status and his business empire’s future
January 20
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2018, file photo, Chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma speaks during a seminar in Bali, Indonesia. China’s highest-profile entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, appeared Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in a video posted online, ending a 2 1/2-month disappearance from public view that prompted speculation about his status and his business empire’s future. In the 50-second video, Ma congratulated teachers supported by his charitable foundation and made no mention of his absence from public view and scrutiny of his Alibaba Group and Ant Group by regulators.(AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati, File)
January 19

Alabama museum to restore full-sized mockup of space shuttle

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama says it will restore the world's only full-sized mockup of the space shuttle along with its external fuel tank and twin rocket boosters
January 19
FILE - In this Saturday Feb. 27, 2016, file photo, then-presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio holds rally in front of the Space Shuttle Pathfinder exhibit at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. In an announcement Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center said it will restore the world's only full-sized mockup of the space shuttle along with its external fuel tank and twin rocket boosters. (Bob Gathany/The Huntsville Times via AP, File)
January 19

Extremists exploit a loophole in social moderation: Podcasts

Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol
January 19
This combination of photos shows various podcasts, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole: Podcasts. (AP Photo/David Hamilton)
January 19

Halted rocket test could stall NASA moon shot, redo possible

NASA is considering a second firing of its moon rocket engines after a critical test came up short over the weekend
January 19
In this Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 photo made available by NASA, the core stage for the first flight of NASA's Space Launch System rocket undergoes a hot fire test at NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. All four core-stage engines fired for barely a minute, rather than the intended eight minutes. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, NASA blamed the automatic shutdown on the strict test limits. (Robert Markowitz/NASA via AP)
January 19

Monarch butterfly population moves closer to extinction

Researchers say the number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted to a record low, putting the orange-and-black insects closer to extinction
January 19
FILE - This Aug. 19, 2015, file photo, shows a monarch butterfly in Vista, Calif. The number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted to a new record low, putting the orange-and-black insects closer to extinction, researchers announced Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. A recent count by the Xerces Society recorded fewer than 2,000 butterflies, a massive decline from the millions of monarchs that in 1980s clustered in trees from Marin County to San Diego County. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
January 19

Cybersecurity firm: Booting hackers a complex chore

The cybersecurity firm that discovered a cyberespionage campaign that has badly shaken U.S. government agencies and the private sector says efforts to assess the impact and boot the intruders remain in their early stages
January 19
FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 file photo shows FireEye offices in Milpitas, Calif. Experts say it’s going to take months to kick elite hackers widely believed to be Russian out of U.S. government networks. The hackers have been quietly rifling through those networks for months in Washington’s worst cyberespionage failure on record. FireEye is the cybersecurity company that discovered the worst-ever intrusion into U.S. agencies and was among the victims. It has already tallied dozens of casualties. It’s racing to identify more. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 19

GM teams up with Microsoft on driverless cars

General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to accelerate its rollout of electric, self-driving cars
January 19
This image provided by General Motors shows the new company logo. General Motors is changing its corporate logo and starting an electric vehicle marketing campaign as it tries to refurbish its image from a maker of gas-powered pickups and SUVs to a clean vehicle company. The 112-year-old Detroit automaker says, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, the campaign will show GM’s progressive company vision as it promises to roll out 30 new battery-powered vehicles globally by the end of 2025. (General Motors via AP)