News and Trends

The FCC Is Going to War Over Set-Top Boxes
Television

The FCC Is Going to War Over Set-Top Boxes

As well as opening up the set-top box market up to third parties, the proposals are expected to make the cost of renting a box a whole lot cheaper.
Google Files Patent for Drone 'Delivery Receptacle'
Drones

Google Files Patent for Drone 'Delivery Receptacle'

The receptacle would use infrared beacons to connect with drones in the air and then guide them for delivery.
Why the American Wine Industry Needs a Shakeup
Wines

Why the American Wine Industry Needs a Shakeup

The U.S. is the world's dominant wine producer and consumer. But times are changing.
Tracy Byrnes
Are You Famous Enough to Not See Twitter Ads?
Data-Driven Marketing

Are You Famous Enough to Not See Twitter Ads?

If you have to ask, you probably aren't.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Looking to Cut Costs, Sprint Slashes 2,500 Jobs
Sprint

Looking to Cut Costs, Sprint Slashes 2,500 Jobs

The wireless carrier has shuttered call centers in Texas, New Mexico, Virginia, and Tennessee.
Hundreds of Employees Laid Off at Staples HQ
Layoffs

Hundreds of Employees Laid Off at Staples HQ

The 'bloodbath' affected both senior and junior employees.
Marvin Minsky, AI Pioneer, Dies at 88
Obituaries

Marvin Minsky, AI Pioneer, Dies at 88

The MIT professor invented vital research equipment and consulted on Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey.'
The Top Financial Issues for Millennials
Millennials

The Top Financial Issues for Millennials

Facebook analyzed audience insights, conversation analysis and survey data, and discovered the millennial mindset toward money isn't quite as impulsive as you might think.
A Cure for Type 1 Diabetes Is a Step Closer
Health

A Cure for Type 1 Diabetes Is a Step Closer

Scientists and researchers at MIT and Harvard, in collaboration with other university experts, have developed an implantable device that could prevent implanted insulin-producing cells from being attacked.
Uber Has a Creative New Way to Distract Drunk Passengers
Uber

Uber Has a Creative New Way to Distract Drunk Passengers

As concerns over driver safety have increased over the past few months, the ride service is reportedly piloting one solution in the backseats of cars in Charlotte, N.C.
Report: Federal Regulators Find 'Serious Deficiencies' at Theranos' California Lab Facility
Theranos

Report: Federal Regulators Find 'Serious Deficiencies' at Theranos' California Lab Facility

The findings could lead to Theranos' suspension from the Medicare program.
Geoff Weiss
Spotify Is Launching Its Video Service This Week
Spotify

Spotify Is Launching Its Video Service This Week

Users of Apple's iOS will have to wait.
Johnson Controls and Tyco Are Merging
Mergers and Acquisitions

Johnson Controls and Tyco Are Merging

The new company will have revenue of about $32 billion.