• NBC NEWS Nov 24, 2019

    As Venezuela's Economy Struggles, Some of Its Citizens Turn to a Lucrative Gig: Cybercrime

    Cybercrime is flourishing in Venezuela as the country’s deepening economic and political crisis drives thousands into the underground criminal world, according to a report released Thursday by IntSights, a global threat intelligence company. IntSights analysts discovered large-scale and sophisticated efforts to steal personal information from people in Latin America who work for a variety of companies, such as banks and...

  • Netflix Nov 19, 2019

    Muted Launch for Google's Game-Streaming Service Stadia

    Google’s new game-streaming service Stadia demonstrates the possibilities of gaming from the cloud, but experts say it’s hindered by a lack of compelling games and a somewhat convoluted pricing scheme.

  • Asher Klein Nov 19, 2019

    A Timeline of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange's Time in Self-Exile

    WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange had spent up to six years in self-imposed exile at the Ecuadorean embassy in London until he was forcibly carried out and arrested by British police. These were the events that led up to it.

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2019

    Tense TV: CNN's Blitzer Asks Kellyanne Conway About Husband

    Kellyanne Conway told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he embarrassed himself following a tense exchange Thursday where he asked the White House counselor to respond to her husband’s criticism of President Donald Trump on television. Lawyer George Conway has frequently attacked his wife’s boss on social media. MSNBC brought him into the studio Wednesday to serve as an analyst during its...

  • CEO Oct 31, 2019

    Apple Is Laying the Groundwork for an iPhone Subscription

    Apple investors have speculated for years about the possibility that Apple could sell hardware, like the iPhone, on a subscription basis. It’s been a hot topic of conversation among analysts because investors tend to value the predictability of recurring revenue.

  • CEO Oct 31, 2019

    Apple Is Laying the Groundwork for an iPhone Subscription

    Apple investors have speculated for years about the possibility that Apple could sell hardware, like the iPhone, on a subscription basis. It’s been a hot topic of conversation among analysts because investors tend to value the predictability of recurring revenue.

  • Elon Musk Oct 24, 2019

    Tesla's Stock Soars After Company Posts Surprising 3Q Profit

    Tesla posted a surprising profit of $143 million in its latest quarter, raising hopes the electric car pioneer may finally be turning the corner after posting mostly losses during its first decade as a publicly held company.

  • Danielle Abreu Oct 3, 2019

    Bed Bath & Beyond Boosts Store Closure Estimates, Says 60 Stores May Close by End of 2019

    Bed Bath & Beyond will close 60 stores by the end of fiscal 2019, the company announced in an earnings call Wednesday. It previously estimated it would shutter 40 stores. Interim CEO Mary Winston said the decision is a result of its work to optimize its fleet. “With this action we are increasing the profitability of our remaining portfolio, and...

  • WASHINGTON Sep 22, 2019

    DC Political Analyst, Champion for Statehood Mark Plotkin Dies at 72

    Mark Plotkin, a fixture in Washington, D.C., politics for decades, has died. He was 72.

  • Netflix Sep 11, 2019

    Apple Unveils a Cheaper iPhone and Pricing for Streaming TV

    Apple unveiled new iPhones that are largely unchanged from previous models and accompanied by an unexpected price cut for the cheapest model, underscoring the company’s efforts to counteract a sales slump of its flagship product. The company’s new models are so similar to last year’s lineup they may be upstaged by Apple TV Plus, the company’s upcoming video service, which...

  • Tennessee Aug 30, 2019

    Grateful Earnhardt Jr. Ready for Normalcy at Darlington After Plane Crash

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. is grateful to be back at Darlington Raceway preparing to drive two weeks after he and his family escaped a plane in flames following a crash in Tennessee. Earnhardt, set to drive the Xfinity Series event here Saturday, said he and his wife Amy are still processing the frightening events Aug. 15 at the airstrip in Elizabethton,...

  • United States Aug 29, 2019

    Freeform Finds Audience With Its Millennial-First Approach

    Yara Shahidi had a question: Why did it seem like men were disproportionately labeled geniuses compared to women in the same professions? As it turns out, the writers on Shahidi’s Freeform series “grown-ish” were wondering the same thing, and the actress’ mention of the topic made the writers want to explore it in the show. The idea would soon come...

  • CONGRESS Aug 27, 2019

    A Decade After a Split, the Marlboro Men Seek a Reunion

    Altria confirmed Tuesday that it is in talks to merge with Philip Morris International more than a decade after splitting itself into two companies. Altria has exclusively sold Marlboro and other cigarette brands in the U.S., while Philip Morris has handled international sales. Both companies have been investing in alternatives to traditional cigarettes amid declining smoking rates around the world....

  • social media Aug 22, 2019

    How to Opt Out of Arbitration for the New Apple Card (and Why You'd Want to)

    Buried in the fine print for the new Apple credit card is what’s called an “arbitration provision.” What that means is that in the event of a dispute with Apple or Goldman Sachs, the bank that actually manages the card and handles the financing, you might have forfeited your right to sue either company. Instead, Goldman Sachs or Apple can...

  • NBC Aug 13, 2019

    Alex Rodriguez Has About $500K in Possessions Stolen From Rental Vehicle in SF: Source

    Baseball analyst Alex Rodriguez had about half a million dollars worth of possessions stolen from a rental vehicle in San Francisco, according to sources. The former MLB All-Star shortstop and third baseman who now works as a studio analyst for ESPN was in San Francisco for Sunday night’s game between the Giants and Philadelphia Phillies at Oracle Park. No details...

  • CEO Aug 8, 2019

    After Mocking Apple, Samsung Removes Headphone Jack From New Phones

    Samsung used to use headphone jacks on its smartphones as a marketing tool against Apple. But Wednesday, Samsung reversed course. Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ Wednesday. Neither phone has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, a first for the Galaxy Note family which has traditionally tried to distinguish itself from Apple’s iPhones with features Apple doesn’t...

  • Donald Trump Jun 30, 2019

    Kim-Trump Border Meeting: History or Just a Photo-Op?

    It sure looked historic: President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un strode toward each other Sunday from opposite sides of a strip of land that marks one of the world’s most dangerous places. They shook hands and then Trump stepped over the concrete slab that marks the borderline between the Koreas, becoming the first U.S. president to...

  • United States May 31, 2019

    Elon Musk's SpaceX Is Now Worth More Than Tesla

    Elon Musk’s space company, SpaceX, is now worth more than his electric car company, Tesla — at least on paper. SpaceX is valued at $33.3 billion, investors familiar with the company’s latest round told CNBC on Friday. Tesla’s market cap was $32.8 billion at the end of trading Friday. Musk is the largest shareholder and CEO of both companies, with...

  • Department of Justice May 23, 2019

    US Charges WikiLeaks Founder With Publishing Classified Info

    The U.S. filed new charges Thursday against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of placing the United States at risk of “serious harm” by publishing thousands of secret and classified documents, including the names of confidential sources for American armed forces. In an 18-count, superseding indictment, Justice Department prosecutors allege that Assange directed former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in...

  • California May 21, 2019

    Tesla Reduces Prices on Models S and X Amid Stock Slump

    Tesla has reduced the prices of its two most expensive models, raising concerns about fading interest in its cars and whether the company can generate enough cash to pay all the bills.

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