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January 7, 2019 5:00 PM Apple branches out with iTunes, AirPlay 2 for third-party TVs

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, the Apple logo is shown at a store in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File) LAS VEGAS—Apple has for years carefully maintained a walled garden for its streaming video features and services. Watching content on iTunes requires some form of Apple device, whether it's an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. And if you want to stream 139

January 4, 2019 4:59 PM Hamburg working with Irish authorities to stop spread of German data

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German city-state of Hamburg on Friday said it was working with Irish data protection authorities to stop the spread of German politicians’ data via the social media platform Twitter (TWTR.N). The city’s data protection agency said the Twitter account used to spread personal data has been deleted, but it has not received an answer 111

December 21, 2018 5:01 PM Exclusive: Mitsui, Saudi Aramco, Russia's RDIF in talks to buy Arctic LNG 2 stakes

MOSCOW/DUBAI (Reuters) - Japan’s Mitsui & Co Ltd (8031.T), Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF and Saudi Aramco are in talks to buy stakes in Novatek’s (NVTK.MM) Arctic LNG 2 project, with the size of the investments still to be decided, sources familiar with the talks told Reuters. Novatek plans to start producing LNG at Arctic LNG 2 in 2022-2023. The plant 102

December 11, 2018 2:36 PM Fintech startup Plaid valued at $2.65 billion in latest funding round: source

(Reuters) - Fintech startup Plaid has raised $250 million in its latest funding round led by one of Silicon Valley’s top investors, Mary Meeker, which according to a source familiar with the matter values the company at $2.65 billion. The company, which counts Goldman Sachs, American Express and Citigroup as its investors, said on Tuesday it expects 119

December 11, 2018 2:07 PM Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before House committee

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday amid allegations of anti-conservative bias and privacy violations on the platform. In his prepared remarks, released Monday, Pichai said the tech giant is not a haven for political bias. "I lead this company without political bias and work to ensure that our products continue 259

December 10, 2018 12:52 AM China says rejecting physical cash is illegal amid e-payments popularity

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s central bank on Monday warned that rejecting cash as a form of payment was illegal, saying that such practices could eventually could cause the loss of confidence in physical money and was unfair to those not accustomed to electronic payments. Its comments, made in a post on its official WeChat account, come as electronic 121

December 6, 2018 2:01 PM Julius Peppers, Von Miller, Vernon Davis among 32 Man of Year finalists

NEW YORK -- Veterans Julius Peppers, Von Miller and Vernon Davis are among the 32 nominees announced Thursday for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Unlike in the past, when three finalists were selected before a recipient was chosen, one player from every NFL team is a finalist. All will be recognized and participate in NFL functions during 68

November 26, 2018 4:20 PM Cyber Monday set to become biggest U.S. online shopping day

(Reuters) - Cyber Monday was on track to bring in a record $7.8 billion in U.S. online sales, but will also test the limits of retailers’ e-commerce operations as millions of shoppers scour for steep discounts on everything from Lego sets to big-screen TVs. Retailers such as Target Corp are offering deliveries with no minimum order limits, pulling out all stops 87

November 13, 2018 3:59 PM Ex-Ohio St. Coach Zach Smith Denies 'Racially Charged' Practice Altercation Report

11:00 AM PT -- Urban Meyer says Ohio State is looking into legal action following McMurphy's story on Trevon Grimes. OSU also released a statement on Tuesday ... saying "The Ohio State University unequivocally and vehemently disputes the unfounded allegations by Brett McMurphy. Any allegations of racism are outrageous and false." "The university told McMurphy 109

October 24, 2018 5:02 PM Pay-TV, Video-on-Demand outgrowing ad-funded TV in Germany

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Pay-TV and Paid Video-on-Demand are expected to rapidly outgrow advertising funded TV in Germany this year, an industry association said, as commercial broadcasters struggle to compete with rivals like Netflix. Revenues from subscription TV and video are seen growing by 10.7 percent to 3.4 billion euros ($3.9 billion), the VAUNET 103