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AT&T to Acquire Time Warner for $85 Billion
Time Warner

AT&T to Acquire Time Warner for $85 Billion

The boards of directors of both companies have approved the deal, but it must still pass muster with regulators.
Companies Urged to Use Multiple Vendors in Wake of Cyber Attack
Internet

Companies Urged to Use Multiple Vendors in Wake of Cyber Attack

Friday's cyber attack alarmed security experts because it represented a new type of threat rooted in the proliferation of simple digital devices such as webcams.
Airbnb Sues New York Over Restrictive New Law
Airbnb

Airbnb Sues New York Over Restrictive New Law

The bill bans New York homeowners from advertising rentals of 30 days or less on Airbnb's website.
Facebook to Loosen Restrictions on Controversial Posts
Facebook

Facebook to Loosen Restrictions on Controversial Posts

Future posts might not be removed even if they violate Facebook's guidelines, as long as they are considered newsworthy.
Rumor: New MacBook Pro to Ditch Regular USB Ports
Apple

Rumor: New MacBook Pro to Ditch Regular USB Ports

USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 would be the sole connecters on the Pro refresh, according to a Japanese blog.
Airbnb Faces Tough New Regulations Thanks to Law Passed by New York Governor
Airbnb

Airbnb Faces Tough New Regulations Thanks to Law Passed by New York Governor

The new law goes further than before to prevent certain home rentals.
With No Partner in Sight, Twitter Faces Tough Choices
Twitter

With No Partner in Sight, Twitter Faces Tough Choices

Technology and media companies including Salesforce, Disney and Google looked at the company but ultimately passed on buying it.
San Francisco Lawsuit and New York Law Highlight Global Risks for Airbnb
Airbnb

San Francisco Lawsuit and New York Law Highlight Global Risks for Airbnb

In eight years of torrid growth, the company has often clashed with local public officials seeking to minimize the impact of short-term rentals on neighborhoods.
Tesla and Its Rivals Joust Over How to Put Self-Driving Cars on the Road
Tesla

Tesla and Its Rivals Joust Over How to Put Self-Driving Cars on the Road

No automaker, including Tesla, currently offers a fully self-driving car, although most major manufacturers and suppliers are working furiously on different technology suites to enable vehicles to drive themselves.
U.S. Mall Investors Set to Lose Billions as Retail Gloom Deepens
Shopping

U.S. Mall Investors Set to Lose Billions as Retail Gloom Deepens

Weak September core retail sales, which strip out auto and gasoline sales, provide a window into the pain the holders of mall debt face in coming months as retailers with a physical presence keep discounting to stave off lagging sales.
This Tennis Pro Gives Quitting a Really Bad Name
Managing Change

This Tennis Pro Gives Quitting a Really Bad Name

Quitting so you come out ahead is good business. Throwing your career away because you're in a bad mood is something different.
Gene Marks
7 Ways Entrepreneurs Drive Economic Development
Make More Happen

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Drive Economic Development

Entrepreneurs create businesses, businesses create jobs and people with jobs make good customers.
Ed Sappin
Samsung v. Apple Holds Major Consequences for Design Patent Owners
Patents

Samsung v. Apple Holds Major Consequences for Design Patent Owners

The $399 million judgment Samsung owes Apple is the least consequential matter the Supreme Court will decide when it rules on the case.
Eric Amundsen
4 Role Models Who Inspire Girls to Pursue Tech Careers
Girls in Tech

4 Role Models Who Inspire Girls to Pursue Tech Careers

Remember being asked, 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' Now think about why you gave the answer you did.
Todd Thibodeaux