Home » Author Archive

Twitter Notifying Users Who Were Exposed to Propaganda from Russians

Twitter Notifying Users Who Were Exposed to Propaganda from Russians

Twitter Inc. is reviewing interference by Russians during the U.S. election in 2016 and said Friday that it would be notifying some users whether they had been exposed to content that a suspected propaganda service from Russia had... 
Apple Planning New Campus in U.S., Repatriating Cash

Apple Planning New Campus in U.S., Repatriating Cash

Apple Inc. will be opening a new campus that is part of its new five-year, U.S. investment plan of $30 billion. The tech giant also announced it would make one-off tax payments of approximately $38 billion on overseas cash, one of... 
SoftBank Might Split to Focus on Tech

SoftBank Might Split to Focus on Tech

Masayoshi Son becomes well known thanks to his big bets on companies such as Uber and Alibaba. However, the big move for the billionaire who founded SoftBank could be right in his own back yard. SoftBank, a telecom company based in... 
Live Nation Buys Assets of Ticketing Start Up After Settling

Live Nation Buys Assets of Ticketing Start Up After Settling

Songkick’s specialty was artist presales – selling large batches of tickets to fans in advance of a concert, often as much as 8% of the entire tickets for a particular show. Two years ago, the ticketing startup that operated from... 
Mexico Could Leave NAFTA Talks If Withdrawal Process Triggered

Mexico Could Leave NAFTA Talks If Withdrawal Process Triggered

On Wednesday, three sources familiar with the ongoing NAFTA talks said that Mexico could leave the negotiating table if United States President Donald Trump makes a decision to trigger a process of six months to withdraw from the free... 
Samsung Comes Up Short on Profit

Samsung Comes Up Short on Profit

Samsung Electronics Co. came up short of expectations on Wall Street for profit as the surging currency in South Korea and bonuses for the year-end outweighed its display orders from Apple Inc. for its new iPhone X. The electronics... 
Sears Holdings to Close Another 103 Stores

Sears Holdings to Close Another 103 Stores

Sears Holdings Corp announced it would be closing 103 more stores including 39 Sears and 64 Kmart stores that will be shuttered between March and April. Sears in its statement posted on its official website said it is continuing to... 
El Al Airlines Will Begin Silicon Valley Flights

El Al Airlines Will Begin Silicon Valley Flights

El Al Airlines said Wednesday it would start nonstop flights from Tel Aviv to San Francisco during the fourth quarter, with its continued expansion into North America. The flag carrier of Israel is facing more competition for discount... 
Taxes Might Help UK Get Big Tech to Fight Extremism More

Taxes Might Help UK Get Big Tech to Fight Extremism More

Britain might impose more new taxes on the giants of the tech industry such as Facebook and Google unless they take additional measures to combat extremism online through taking down material that is aimed at radicalizing readers or... 
With a Widening Lineup, Apple’s Dependence on iPhone X Lessens

With a Widening Lineup, Apple’s Dependence on iPhone X Lessens

In prior years, demand for the latest flagship iPhone handset was critical to the results of the company over the holiday season shopping quarter. However, it appears that dynamic may be changing as Apple’s lineup is widening of... 
Apple Board Tells Tim Cook to Fly Private Jet

Apple Board Tells Tim Cook to Fly Private Jet

The board of directors of Apple Inc. has told their CEO Tim Cook that he must fly a private jet when traveling, whether it is for work or pleasure. The new policy was first implemented recently in the interest of efficiency and security... 
Amazon: Echo Dot Was Best-Selling of All Products

Amazon: Echo Dot Was Best-Selling of All Products

The 2017 holiday shopping season has concluded which means that Amazon has released some of its data related to shopping online since the beginning of November. The Echo Dot, an Amazon branded product, was the top-selling Amazon device... 
China’s Booming Market for Pets Creating Deals

China’s Booming Market for Pets Creating Deals

The pet industry in China is booming. With an increase in the size of the middle class, a big move to urbanization and other changes in demographics such as increasing numbers of elderly, as well as people marrying and raising families... 
Insys Sued by North Carolina Over Opioids

Insys Sued by North Carolina Over Opioids

North Carolina sued Insys Therapeutics a pharmaceutical company accusing it of carrying out an illegal opioid scheme. The state says Insys bribed doctors to make prescriptions for Subsys its cancer medicine and tricked insurers into... 
Companies Using Facebook to Keep Older Workers from Seeing Job Ads

Companies Using Facebook to Keep Older Workers from Seeing Job Ads

Verizon placed a Facebook ad a few weeks ago to recruit applicants for its unit that focuses on financial analysis and planning. The ad included a millennial-aged, smiling woman who was seated at her computer and promised new hires... 
Catt Sadler Leaving E! Because of Pay Dispute

Catt Sadler Leaving E! Because of Pay Dispute

Catt Sadler the longtime host on the E! channel said she will leave the company because of a huge pay disparity. In a blog post Tuesday night, Sadler wrote that she wanted to remain at E! but the channel would not pay. She added that... 
Spat Between Boeing and Bombardier Could Affect Trade Deals

Spat Between Boeing and Bombardier Could Affect Trade Deals

On Monday, Boeing and Bombardier traded barbs over the U.S. plane maker’s claim that its rival in Canada benefited from illegal government subsidies in the billions of dollars and sold its most recent airliner in the U.S. at less... 
Police in Canada Call Billionaire Couple’s Deaths Suspicious

Police in Canada Call Billionaire Couple’s Deaths Suspicious

Canadian police have said they are investigating the deaths of Barry Sherman the founder of Apotex Inc. a Canadian pharmaceutical company, and Honey his wife. The couple is one of Canada’s wealthiest and their bodies were located... 
Japan’s Amazon Planning Cell Phone Network of its Own

Japan’s Amazon Planning Cell Phone Network of its Own

Rakuten said on Thursday in a prepared statement it is planning to build a mobile network and hopes to launch services during 2010 and eventually have a minimum of 15 million subscribers. It is a big bold move by a company that began... 
Leadership at Airbus Under Heavy Criticism

Leadership at Airbus Under Heavy Criticism

Much speculation swirls around Airbus and the future of its senior management as probes over corruption have shaken the aerospace company and added fuel to the clash of egos between those at that top, said those familiar with this... 
HSBC No Longer Under Threat of U.S. Prosecution

HSBC No Longer Under Threat of U.S. Prosecution

HSBC has had its prosecution threat lifted in the United States over the allegation of money laundering across Mexico. The bank signed a document known as the deferred prosecution agreement or DPA that is considered a type of probation.... 
Researchers Find Link Between Canola Oil and Dementia

Researchers Find Link Between Canola Oil and Dementia

Confusion and memory loss are common dementia symptoms. Now scientists have linked canola oil to dementia in a just published report. Temple University researchers recently carried out an experiment to determine how the popular cooking... 
Study: Even Newer Birth Control Forms Could Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Study: Even Newer Birth Control Forms Could Increase Breast Cancer Risk

A major study just released found that even today’s birth control pills and other types of contraceptives that release small doses of hormones increase breast cancer risk in women. While links between breast cancer and hormonal birth... 
Lego Wins Copyright Case in China Against Imitators

Lego Wins Copyright Case in China Against Imitators

Lego won a landmark case against a pair of companies in China that made and sold toys nearly identical to the LEGO Friends range but using the brand Bela, said the Danish toymaker. This is the first time Lego succeeded in a copyright... 
Discovery Buys Majority Stake of OWN

Discovery Buys Majority Stake of OWN

Discovery Communications will pay $70 million to take the majority stake in OWN the Oprah Winfrey Network. Up to now, OWN was a 50/50 joint venture between Winfrey, the television star, and the giant in cable programming. This deal,... 
Australia Investigating Influence of Google and Facebook

Australia Investigating Influence of Google and Facebook

The impact of Google and Facebook across the media industry is being scrutinized in Australia. The competition regulator in Australia said on Monday that it was directed by the country’s federal government to investigate if internet... 
Swift Action by Robert S. Mueller III Signals Peril for Trump’s White House

Swift Action by Robert S. Mueller III Signals Peril for Trump’s White House

Following six long months of work, Robert S. Mueller the special counsel has indicted two of President Donald Trump’s advisers and accepted a pair of guilty pleas from another two in exchange for the cooperation of both in his probe... 
Randi Zuckerberg Allegedly Harassed on Flight by Fellow Passenger

Randi Zuckerberg Allegedly Harassed on Flight by Fellow Passenger

Randi Zuckerberg said she was the subject of lewd sexual remarks by a man who was seated beside her during an Alaska Airlines flight. She said the flight attendants had been aware of the pattern of inappropriate conduct the man was... 
BMW Wants Partners to Help Develop Mini Electric Version

BMW Wants Partners to Help Develop Mini Electric Version

Germany’s BMW is talking with other carmakers across the globe in an attempt to find partners as a way of lowering costs of developing small electric cars, said Peter Schwarzenbauer one of the company’s management board members. He... 
OPEC Backing Extension of Nine Months, Russia Not On Board Yet

OPEC Backing Extension of Nine Months, Russia Not On Board Yet

All members of OPEC support the extension of their production cuts in oil through the end of 2018. However, Russia has not yet made that commitment leading up to Thursday’s meeting that will be held in Vienna, said people who are... 
Black Friday Strong Online, While Cyber Monday May Set Record

Black Friday Strong Online, While Cyber Monday May Set Record

Black Friday turned out to be hugely successful for online shopping, but experts predict Cyber Monday may be bigger. Adobe Digital Insights is projecting Cyber Monday to take in up to $6.6 billion in online sales, an increase of 16.5%... 
Saudi Arabia to Issue Tourist Visas for First Time in 2018

Saudi Arabia to Issue Tourist Visas for First Time in 2018

It is likely that Saudi Arabia does not appear on the vacation list of most travelers, but its government is attempting to change that. The Gulf Coast kingdom already welcomes Muslim pilgrims in the millions who visit Mecca annually,... 
Sales at Lowe’s Top Wall Street, Helped by Purchases Related to Hurricanes

Sales at Lowe’s Top Wall Street, Helped by Purchases Related to Hurricanes

Lowe’s posted sales and earnings for the third quarter that beat the Street, as more consumers arrived at stores for emergency supplies prior to and repairs following the devastating wildfires and hurricanes. Shares of the home improvement... 
Americans Eat More Fruit Than Vegetables, But Too Little of Both

Americans Eat More Fruit Than Vegetables, But Too Little of Both

Advice from doctors, nutritionists and parents to eat fruits and vegetables remains with all of us, but that has not influenced the majority of people in the U.S. to eat that much of either. A new report released by the Center for... 
Lack of Comfort Hurting Victoria’s Secret Sales

Lack of Comfort Hurting Victoria’s Secret Sales

When one thinks about Victoria’s Secret what comes to mind is sexy lingerie, Miracle Bras and push-ups. However, the problem that Victoria’s Secret is facing today is women do not want all those things any longer. Early last year,... 
Far-Right Twitter Accounts Lose Verified Tick

Far-Right Twitter Accounts Lose Verified Tick

The microblogging social media platform Twitter has stripped many far-right accounts of the “verified badge” following a change to its policy. Amongst the accounts stripped of their tick is Jason Kessler, who took part in the organization... 
Reports: Amazon Ending Planned Bundled Video Service

Reports: Amazon Ending Planned Bundled Video Service

Amazon.com has ended its plans of launching a streaming service online that would bundle popular broadcast and cable networks in the U.S. because of its belief that it cannot earn sufficient money on that type of service, said those... 
Celebrity Claims He Almost Died from Eating Chipotle’s Food

Celebrity Claims He Almost Died from Eating Chipotle’s Food

Chipotle, the embattled restaurant chain has been hit again with another claim of foodborne illness. This time the claim is by an actor in Hollywood. Jeremy Jordan of Supergirl fame posted a story on Instagram alleging the food from... 
Mercedes Becomes Biggest Rival for Tesla

Mercedes Becomes Biggest Rival for Tesla

Tesla has seen itself have a meteoric rise to the top of the electric vehicle field, but the upcoming five years could be the biggest challenge it has faced to date. The small, underdog electric vehicle maker will soon face major automakers... 
Uber Ordered by Court to Give Drivers in UK More Rights

Uber Ordered by Court to Give Drivers in UK More Rights

Uber was dealt another setback in Britain when an employment court affirmed on Friday that Uber drivers should be considered workers and not treated as contractors. The ride-hailing company was seeking to overturn a 2016 court decision... 
Marissa Mayer: Yahoo Does Not Know How It was Hacked

Marissa Mayer: Yahoo Does Not Know How It was Hacked

Former CEO at Yahoo Marissa Mayer admitted to a congressional committee on Wednesday that Yahoo still does not know how computer hackers were able to compromise information of billions of users on the Internet pioneer’s site. In... 
EPA Approves Release of Bacteria-Infested Mosquitoes

EPA Approves Release of Bacteria-Infested Mosquitoes

The United States Environmental Protection Agency gave its approval for Kentucky-based MosquitoMate, a biotechnical company, to released male mosquitoes that are bacteria-infected in several states in the U.S. The approval by the EPA... 
Notes Sewn Inside Clothing Being Found by Zara Customers

Notes Sewn Inside Clothing Being Found by Zara Customers

Popular fashion retailer Zara has found controversy again. However, this time it does not involve alt-right skirts, anti-Semitic shirts or the use of thin models in one of its campaigns. Instead, the retailer, based in Spain, is accused... 
Twitter: Employee Leaving Company Deactivated President Trump’s Account

Twitter: Employee Leaving Company Deactivated President Trump’s Account

The official Twitter account of President Donald Trump or @realdonaldtrump was deactivated by an employee at Twitter who was leaving the company Thursday and was off line for 11 minutes prior to being restored, said the social media... 
Blue Apron Beats the Street on Revenue, Shares Move Higher

Blue Apron Beats the Street on Revenue, Shares Move Higher

Blue Apron Holdings beat estimates by analysts on Wall Street for revenue during its third quarter, which reflects on its effort to get customers to buy more money and sent shares higher during early Thursday trading. However, the... 
Uber: Suspect in Truck Attack Passed Background Check

Uber: Suspect in Truck Attack Passed Background Check

Ride hailing service Uber said it was in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after it came to light that the suspect in Tuesday’s deadly attack who used a rented truck to kill and injury people in New York City... 
Shares of MasterCard Jump As Results Top Expectations

Shares of MasterCard Jump As Results Top Expectations

On Tuesday, MasterCard posted revenue and earnings for the quarter that beat Wall Street expectations. The payments processing company posted earnings per share of $1.34 compared to expectations of $1.23. Revenue at the company reached... 
Consumer Spending in U.S. Posts Biggest Gain in Eight Years

Consumer Spending in U.S. Posts Biggest Gain in Eight Years

Consumer spending in the United States recorded its largest increase in over eight years during September, likely as Florida and Texas household began replacing motor vehicles damaged from hurricane flooding, but an underlying inflation... 
Federal Lawsuit Accuses LuLaRoe of Being Pyramid Scheme

Federal Lawsuit Accuses LuLaRoe of Being Pyramid Scheme

Multilevel marketer LuLaRoe has come under much fire for the business practices it uses and the quality of its women’s leggings. It is now facing a California federal lawsuit. The company has been accused of being nothing more than... 
New Security Screenings Begin for All Airline Passengers Bound for U.S.

New Security Screenings Begin for All Airline Passengers Bound for U.S.

New security screenings began on Thursday for all passengers on flights bound for the U.S., with airlines across the globe questioning flyers about the trip they are taking and their luggage in the latest decision by the Trump administration...