NEW YORK (AP) — Seeing an attempt to block its buyout out of Time Warner as a "radical" departure by the U.S. government, AT&T is preparing for a fight to see the $85 billion deal through. One key asset owned by Time Warner, CNN, could create problems for the U.S....
The financial establishment doesn’t know quite what to make of bitcoin, the digital cryptocurrency (pdf) whose value has soared by 600 percent this year alone. Bitcoin is an encrypted global electronics payment system in which prices are stored in an electronic, publicly available ledger called blockchain. Blockchain and associated cryptotechnologies hold out the promise...
Black Friday Any serious shopper will tell you that the trifecta of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a goldmine when it comes to finding deals, and that includes deals on business technology. To maximize your savings this season, it's important to understand that Black Friday isn't a one-day...
The FDA's approval this week of Novartis' novel cancer treatment is making a well-deserved splash as the first ever CAR-T therapy approved for use in the United States. CAR-T is a revolutionary gene therapy that works by harvesting a patient's white blood cells and reprogramming them to target tumors....
After a drop in software deals this year, MoffettNathanson suggests Oracle, Salesforce, Adobe, Microsoft and others should make acquisitions in the coming quarters. Here comes more tech deals.  Software M&A has been tepid in 2017, after a bonanza last year that saw companies such as LinekedIn Corp. and NetSuite Inc. come off...
Google recently unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Android smartphones. The search engine giant is clearly gunning for its competition with this release, making pointed digs at both Apple and Samsung throughout the official announcement and undercutting competitor prices just enough to inspire even the most die-hard...
Apple recently announced three new iPhones: iPhone8, iPhone8 Plus and iPhone X (pronounced ten). The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available for preorder on September 15, and the iPhone X will be available for preorder on October 27. But for those planning to buy an Apple smartphone,...
Video game software will disappear from retail store shelves in about six years, investment bank Piper Jaffray predicts, as 100% of console video games to be purchased as digital downloads around 2023. This year, about 40% of console video games will be purchased as digital downloads, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael...
THE AFFORDABLE CARE Act isn't the only Obama-era regulation Republicans aim to repeal and replace. Net neutrality, which Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) once famously called "Obamacare for the internet," is on the agenda as well. The Federal Communications Commission is well on its waytowards repealing its existing net neutrality rules,...
IF YOU'VE SEARCHED for the name of a movie on Google recently, you may have seen and heard something you didn't expect: a trailer for that film automatically playing on the search result page. Google has begun embedding autoplaying videos in the search results of a small number of its...