Altice, a French company that became the fourth largest cable provider in the US by acquiring CableVision, is going to be a wireless provider. It's working with Sprint to become a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Altice will have "full" use of Sprint's network.
Facebook and Twitter are trying to distance themselves from Russia, yet they'll have a harder time doing so now that it's been revealed Russia invested in both. Two state-owned companies, Gazprom and VTB Bank, poured millions into the social media platforms through DST Global.
After failing to work out a merger deal with T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom, Softbank is increasing its stake in Sprint. The Japanese company has confirmed it's going to increase its share through stock deals or another method. It hasn't said how much its share will increase.
Broadcom, a wireless chip maker, is officially offering $130 billion for Qualcomm. The deal would be the largest tech acquisition in history, but Broadcom is going to face a difficult negotiation period and likely fights with regulators. Its offer is a 30% premium.
Third-party sellers on Amazon's platform could see their items discounted by a new initiative that involves the ecommerce company reducing list prices at its own expense. A new "Discount provided by Amazon" tag has appeared that'll reduce prices as much as 9%.
Call of Duty: WW2 appears to be off to a good start in the UK, with Chart-Track reporting the game has seen 57% more launch sales than 2016's Infinite Warfare. The space-based Infinite Warfare wasn't received particularly well, even by long-standing fans of the franchise.
Softbank's multi-billion dollar investment in Uber is already being negotiated, but CEO Masayoshi Son is still floating the possibility that his company will invest in Lyft instead. During an earnings briefing on Monday, Son said the company has "not decided yet" on Uber.
In order for Silicon Valley to make up for letting their platforms become home to large amounts of Russian propaganda, Senator Mitch McConnell believes they should help the US government "retaliate." He said companies like Facebook and Twitter could help the US.
After months of talking and trying to make it work, T-Mobile and Sprint have now confirmed that they couldn't reach an agreement and have abandoned merger talks. The companies issued a joint statement Saturday, after a week of speculation, saying they "have ceased talks."
Twitter has updated its guidelines so that it's now easier for users to figure out what actions will lead to them being banned. A new version of the "Twitter Rules" went out on Friday. In it, the company fleshes out its abuse and suspension-related sections.
Facebook's Sponsored Messages advertising option, which leverages Messenger to more directly reach users, is rolling out to all businesses. That rollout will occur over the coming months. Sponsored Messages have been available to a more limited set of businesses.
The latest order from US District Judge William Alsup has somewhat limited Waymo's case against Uber as it approaches trial later in November. In the order, Alsup dismissed Otto Trucking from the case and took away one of Waymo's nine alleged trade secrets.
Kevin Spacey, an actor who's become associated with Netflix perhaps more than any other, will no longer be attached to the streaming service. House of Cards, in which he had the lead role, has been one of the largest original TV series from any streaming service.
Facebook has grown to over 2.1 billion monthly active users, yet that core stat is a bit misleading. The company has revised its fake and clone account estimates, with the company now believing there are around 270 million profiles that shouldn't be counted as unique accounts.
Qualcomm is a well-known company that makes chipsets and modems for mobile devices. It is mostly known for its Snapdragon lineup, but lately the company is dealing with a legal battle against Apple. Regardless of that, the company might be acquired by Broadcom, a wireless
Amazon has unexpectedly announced the closure of its Fresh grocery delivery service in parts of five states: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and California. Certain customers in those regions received an email from the company revealing Fresh would cease operations.
A highlight of Apple's third quarter earnings was that it posted a record amount of revenue from services like Apple Pay and Apple Music. Its relatively large services division contributed $8.5 billion to the company's overall revenue of $52.6 billion.
Silicon valley has been strongly opposed to the Trump administration's move against Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). That program, which protects illegal immigrants who entered the country as children, was effectively halted by President Trump in September.
Celebrities who are paid to endorse cryptocurrencies could be breaking the law, says the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The agency posted a warning about cryptocurrency endorsements that aren't accompanied by a proper disclosure of payment.
iPhone, iPad, and Mac sales were all up during the third quarter, pushing Apple's revenue to $52.6 billion and its quarterly profit to $10.7 billion ($2.07 per diluted share). That's up from the $46.9 billion in revenue and $9 billion in profit reported a year ago.