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Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:11:09 GMT2017-10-19T04:11:09Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday....

Wooing Amazon with sun, fun ... and giant buttons

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:18:59 GMT2017-10-18T18:18:59Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters that they're brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and even pushing its buttons....

Big question for US cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 worth the price?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:26:14 GMT2017-10-18T11:26:14Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer:...

Site of Amazon's HQ2 has much to learn from Seattle

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:36:46 GMT2017-10-18T18:36:46Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas....

House, Senate intel committees receive briefing from Google

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:20:00 GMT2017-10-19T00:20:00Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media....

Nielsen says it will report on who's watching streamed shows

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:45:21 GMT2017-10-18T13:45:21Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming produced by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon....

Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:21:39 GMT2017-10-18T18:21:39Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter is vowing to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm that the company is not doing enough to protect its users....

Correction: Self-Driving Cars Report story

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:43:06 GMT2017-10-18T18:43:06Z

BOSTON (AP) -- In a story Oct. 17 about a Boston self-driving car study, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a computer simulation showed that the advent of self-driving cars would likely add vehicles to the roads. The analysis showed that while vehicles would travel longer distances, there would be fewer of them on roads....

Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisis

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:11:30 GMT2017-10-18T20:11:30Z

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of families, including that of Columbus mother Jacqueline Lewis, who said solutions can't come too soon....

LG, Qualcomm join hands for autonomous driving

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:39:15 GMT2017-10-19T05:39:15Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- LG Electronics says it will work with Qualcomm to jointly research and develop autonomous driving technologies....