Super Bowl ad winners: Bud Light, Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — This year some of the Super Bowl ads that grabbed the greatest buzz were surprises, like Bud Light's "Game of Thrones" teaser. Other crowd-pleasers focused on humor, like Amazon's take...

Super Bowl ads offer simple escapism with star power

NEW YORK (AP) — Star power abounds in this year's Super Bowl ads. Sarah Michelle Gellar, for instance, is making a horror movie parody for Olay, while Jeff Bridges revives his "The D...

Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations

NEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast wants to "Stirr" up streaming. The nation's largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing ...

Razor burn: Gillette ad stirs online uproar

NEW YORK (AP) — A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations that it talks down to men and groups calling for a boycott. But Gillette says i...

Remember virtual reality? Its buzz has faded at CES 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Just a few years ago, virtual reality was poised to take over the world. After decades of near misses, the revolution finally seemed imminent, with slick consumer hea...

What's in a name? 5G wireless claims, but no real network

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T has drawn ridicule by relabeling the network used by some of its phones as "5G E" to signal that the next-generation wireless network is here. Problem is, ph...

Netflix and chill no more - streaming is getting complicated

Streaming TV may never again be as simple, or as affordable, as it is now. Disney and WarnerMedia are each launching their own streaming services in 2019 in a challenge to Netflix's ...

With slump in iPhone sales, are we post Peak Smartphone?

NEW YORK (AP) — Behind Apple's disconcerting news of weak iPhone sales lies a more sobering truth: The tech industry has hit Peak Smartphone, a tipping point when everyone who can afford one already o...

Verizon loses bet on digital ads, takes $4.6B accounting hit

Verizon's big bet on digital advertising isn't panning out. The wireless company spent more than $4 billion to buy AOL and nearly $5 billion to buy Yahoo as part of an effort to comp...

Meng Whanzou's rise through the ranks at Huawei

NEW YORK (AP) — Before her dramatic arrest in Canada, few in the U.S. had heard of Meng Wanzhou. Meng is chief financial officer and deputy chairwoman of the board of Chinese telecom...

Disney results jump on strong movie slate

NEW YORK (AP) — Walt Disney Co.'s earnings for the latest quarter sailed passed expectations, boosted by a strong slate of movies such as "Incredibles 2" as the company moves toward closing its $71.3 ...

How 'net neutrality' became a hot-button issue

NEW YORK (AP) — Net neutrality, a fundamentally nerdy subject, sure is pushing a lot of political buttons. The latest salvo is over a California law that restores a ban on cable, wir...

Why is it so hard to text 911?

NEW YORK (AP) — People can livestream their every move on Facebook and chatter endlessly in group chats. But in most parts of the U.S., they still can't reach 911 by texting — an especially important ...

How to check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account

NEW YORK (AP) — Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or that party photo you were tagged in? According to Facebook, the unfortunate answer is "yes." ...

Risk of streaming fatigue as Walmart, AT&T, Disney join fray

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart, AT&T and Disney are joining stalwarts such as Netflix in streaming video and creating original shows. But a reality is setting in: Not all will survive. ...