Zoom got big fast. Then videobombers made it rework security

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Back in March as the coronavirus pandemic gathered steam in the U.S., a largely unheralded video-conferencing service suddenly found itself in the spotlight. ...

Apple previews new iPhone software, changes to Mac chips

Apple on Monday provided a glimpse at upcoming software changes designed to make the iPhone even easier to use and announced underlying hardware changes to its line of Mac computers. ...

Zoom booms as pandemic drives millions to its video service

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Zoom Video Communications is rapidly emerging as the latest internet gold mine as millions of people flock to its conferencing service to see colleagues, friends and family wh...

Apple pinched by pandemic; profit, iPhone sales decline

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Apple's profit dipped slightly while revenues rose in the January-March quarter, reflecting early fallout from the coronavirus pandemic that shut down its factories and then fo...

Google's growth slows as pandemic infests advertising market

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Google reported its weakest revenue growth in nearly five years in the first quarter as the pandemic-driven recession began to shrivel its advertising sales. ...

Pandemic and chill: Netflix adds a cool 16M subscribers

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Netflix picked up nearly 16 million global subscribers during the first three months of the year, helping cement its status as one of the world's most essential services in tim...

Apple's banner holiday-season quarter tops projections

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is still reaping huge profits from the iPhone while mining more moneymaking opportunities from the growing popularity of its smartwatch, digital services and wireless earbud...

Tesla's stock soars after company posts surprising 3Q profit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla posted a surprising profit of $143 million in its latest quarter, raising hopes the electric car pioneer may finally be turning the corner after posting mostly losses during...

Apple takes on Netflix with a $5-a-month streaming service

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning o...

Apple expected to unveil iPhones echoing last year's models

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to unveil three new iPhone models that are so similar to last year's lineup, they may be upstaged by details about the company's upcoming video service. ...

Antitrust regulators pounce on Big Tech as probes widen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The crackdown on Big Tech is intensifying as flanks of the government across the U.S. try to rein in the industry's immense power. Nearly every state — Californi...

Waymo teams up with Renault, Nissan on robotaxis outside US

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Self-driving car pioneer Waymo is teaming up with automakers Renault and Nissan to make its first journey outside the U.S. with a ride-hailing service that will dispatch a fleet o...

Is Elon Musk closing troublesome Twitter account or teasing?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk abruptly revealed that he is closing the popular Twitter account that has repeatedly landed him in legal trouble, but then proceeded to keep it open long after...

Insider Q&A: Data management CEO mulls state of data laws

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — So many people routinely give away sensitive information about themselves to use free digital services on their phones and computers that it even worries the leader of a major dat...

Apple to preview new software as it makes a big transition

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple will preview upcoming changes to its phone and computer software Monday as it undergoes a major transition intended to offset eroding sales of its bedrock iPhone. ...