Floating Antarctic ice goes from record high to record lows

WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists. Floating ice off the southern continent steadily ...

Google shifts hardware manufacturing from China to Taiwan to avoid tariffs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tech giant Google is reportedly moving its hardware production from China to Taiwan amid an escalating trade conflict that will see Chinese exports to the U.S. hit with ta...

Facebook is building a massive solar project in Texas

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investm...

LG celebrates opening of first US washing machine plant

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. has officially unveiled its first washing machine plant in the United States. Company and local officials gathered Wednesday in Clarksvi...

Trump's tariff hike menaces strong economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — What trade war? For months, the U.S. economy has shrugged and chugged along as America and China slapped tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of each other's good...

AP EXCLUSIVE: At Walmart, using AI to watch the store

LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Inside one of Walmart's busiest Neighborhood Market grocery stores, high resolution cameras suspended from the ceiling point to a table of bananas. They can tell how ripe the ba...

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___ IPO mania: Zoom zooms, Pinterest pins down Wall Street SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There's some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pai...

New Mexico panel blindsides Facebook with $39M utility bill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A powerful New Mexico regulatory authority is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction. Th...

Foxconn, Kaohsiung sign technology promotion MOU

Kaohsiung, March 17 (CNA) Terry Gou (郭台銘), chairman of manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group, and Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Sunday to promote t...

Google seeks tax breaks for $600M data center in Minnesota

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — Google's plan to build a $600 million wind-powered data center in central Minnesota may hinge on the tech giant's request for officials to waive 20 years' worth of future taxes. ...

Data center smoke causes outage for Wells Fargo customers

NEW YORK (AP) — Smoke at one of Wells Fargo's data centers left some of the bank's customers without access to online or mobile banking as well as other services Thursday. Wells Farg...

Taiwan's Foxconn confirms Wisconsin factory 'moving forward' after Trump phone call

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Following several concerning reports about the state of Foxconn’s business abroad, and some rumors that the company was considering abandoning their multi-billion dollar ...

Foxconn, Wisconsin governor say project is moving ahead

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' administration and Foxconn Technology Group said Thursday that a massive project planned for the state was moving forward, and disputed Republicans who ...

Economic minister hails new Google investments in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a video posted to the Ministry of Economic Affairs Facebook page on Jan. 27, Taiwan’s economic minister Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) flaunted a series of new investments ...

Google announces first Asia green energy project in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. technology giant Google announced its first green energy project in Asia yesterday, with the company set to partially power its data center in Changhua County with so...