• In this Friday, May 13, 2016, file photo, a man uses his mobile phone near an Apple store in Beijing. Apple reports financial results Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

    As iPhone sale sag, Apple touts apps and services instead

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. And for good reason: They’re just about the only part of Apple’s business that’s growing right now.

    Updated: 4:55 pm

  • Logos are seen on a laptop, Monday, July 25, 2016, in North Andover, Mass. Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. It is the second time in as many years that Verizon has snapped up the remnants of a fallen internet star as it broadens its digital reach. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Seeking wider digital audience, Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8B

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Seeking a wider digital audience, Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion in a deal that marks the end of an era for a company that defined much of the early internet but struggled to stay relevant in an online world dominated by Google and Facebook.

  • This July 3, 2014, file photo, shows the Microsoft Corp. logo outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft reports financial results Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo Ted S. Warren, File)

    As PCs decline, Microsoft betting its future on the cloud

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a world where there’s a smartphone app for everything, one company __ Amazon.com Inc. — has long been the host for an outsized share of online software and computing services.

  • Microsoft’s 3Q earnings grow 31 pct; stock falls

    In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer gives his Keynote speech for the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Microsoft reports quarterly earnings Thursday, April 28, 2011, after the market close.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, file)

    Microsoft Corp.’s latest quarterly earnings rose 31 percent even as sales of its Windows operating system sagged.