• In this Sept. 17, 2015, file photo, Comcast trucks are parked in a lot in the company's Westford, Mass. operations center. Cable companies have poured millions into new tools and hires to try to de-agonize the process of getting cable TV, internet or phone service. It’s part of a years-long effort to try to assuage customers as the specter of “cord-cutting” _ dumping cable for Netflix and the like _ haunts the industry. (AP Photo/Tali Arbel, File)

    And now it’s Comcast vs. the wait for the cable guy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Did you hear the one about the cable company that’s actually improving customer service? The punchline: Comcast and its rivals say it’s no joke.

  • 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.

  • 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.