SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - South Korea was taken by surprise Friday with the arrest of the scion of the country's richest family and de-facto leader at Samsung over his alleged involvement in a massive corruption scandal that engulfed the president and riveted the nation.

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - Samsung plans to issue a software update for its recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that will prevent them from overheating by limiting battery recharges to under 60 per cent.

TOKYO - Nintendo suffered as a latecomer to smartphone games but is seeing the deep wealth of its franchise characters pay off with the success of "Pokemon Go," even without a launch yet in Japan.

TOKYO - Japanese Internet company Softbank Corp. is selling its stake in Finnish game developer Supercell to Chinese technology firm Tencent in a deal announced Tuesday that values the company at about $10.2 billion.

NEW YORK - Fitness trackers routinely measure physical activity such as running and cycling and encourage people to stand up and walk around throughout the day. But if you're in a wheelchair, you're out of luck.

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal jury has sided with Google in a $9 billion legal battle with tech industry rival Oracle, a complex copyright case that was closely watched in Silicon Valley.

SAN FRANCISCO - Samsung is trying to dazzle consumers by adding more entertainment and educational options to its Gear virtual reality headset as it attempts to turn a technological curiosity into a cultural phenomenon.

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft saw a surprise drop in sales and profit during the first three months of the year, in a sign the tech giant is still trying to find its way in the post-PC era.

STOCKHOLM - Networks maker Ericsson's profits jumped 49 per cent in the first quarter but the results were lower than expected and the company announced a shakeup of its leadership structure to drive growth.

ATLANTA - The Russian creator of a computer program that enabled cybercriminals to infect millions of computers and drain bank accounts in multiple countries was sentenced Wednesday to serve 9 1/2 years in federal prison.

Apple says authorities have "utterly failed" to show they need the company's help to get data from a locked iPhone in a New York federal drug case, where the tech giant is continuing its fight with the government over access to customers' phones.

NEW YORK - HTC is promising a better camera — along with refinements in audio and design — as it unveils its latest flagship phone, the HTC 10.

NEW YORK - The revelation that the FBI was able to break into a secured iPhone without Apple's help won't take a bite out of Apple's brand reputation, but consumers will be looking for security improvements soon.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Andy Grove, the former Intel Corp. chief executive whose youth under Nazi occupation and escape from the Iron Curtain inspired an "only the paranoid survive" management philosophy that saved the chip maker from financial ruin in the 1980s, has died. He was 79.

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple unveiled a small new iPhone, a new iPad tablet for business use and price cuts for its Apple Watch at a product event Monday. The announcements, which were largely expected, aim to keep up the company's commercial momentum in the face of mounting challenges.

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple will hold its spring product launch on March 21, one day before it squares off with federal prosecutors over the government's demand for help unlocking an encrypted iPhone.

NEW YORK - The smell of BBQ is in the air and talk about virtual reality, online privacy and the latest hot apps is on everyone's minds. It's time again for South by Southwest Interactive, an annual tech festival dubbed "Spring Break for nerds."

SAN FRANCISCO — From security experts worried about hacking to independent app-makers who fear more burdens on their business, a slew of tech industry groups and civil liberties advocates are filing court documents backing Apple in its fight with the FBI.

RIO DE JANEIRO — A Facebook executive detained for refusing to give law enforcement information about users of the WhatsApp message service was released from jail on Wednesday, part of a tussle between authorities and technology companies that recalls the U.S. dispute between Apple and the FBI.

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's top law officer called for dialogue with the tech industry, but also turned up the heat on Apple for refusing to help the FBI unlock an encrypted iPhone used by an extremist mass killer in San Bernardino.

WASHINGTON — In its first salvo in a court fight that pits digital privacy rights against national security, Apple Inc. asked a federal magistrate to reverse her order forcing the company to help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone.