HBO Max announces more launch partners; no deals yet with Amazon, Comcast, Roku

(Reuters) – HBO Max, the forthcoming streaming service from AT&T Inc-owned WarnerMedia, announced on Wednesday several new partners will carry its content, but it has not yet announced deals with Comcast Corp, Amazon.com Inc or Roku Inc. HBO Max will be available on Altice USA Inc, Cox Communications, Microsoft Corp, National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), Samsung, Sony Interactive Entertainment and […]

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EU looks for evidence to rein in U.S. tech giants

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. tech giants such as Facebook and Amazon could face tougher rules as European Union regulators seek evidence to curb their role as gatekeepers to the internet and access to people, information and services, according to an EU tender seen by Reuters. The outcome could force Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple to separate their competing businesses, provide […]

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Super Tuesday voting so far free of cyber meddling, U.S. officials say

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Super Tuesday primary elections were so far free of any signs of interference, said national security professionals who gathered in Northern Virginia in an unprecedented monitoring effort to counter cyberattacks and foreign disinformation. “On the specifics of today, we have not seen any acute increase in any misinformation,” said Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and […]

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Apple unlikely to meet revenue guidance due to coronavirus impact

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Monday it would not meet its revenue guidance for the March quarter because of the coronavirus outbreak slowing iPhone production and weakening demand in China. Apple’s manufacturing facilities in China have begun to reopen, but they are ramping up more slowly than expected, the technology company said in a statement to its investors. […]

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Apple unlikely to meet revenue guidance due to coronavirus impact

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Monday it would not meet its revenue guidance for the March quarter because of the coronavirus outbreak slowing iPhone production and weakening demand in China. Apple’s manufacturing facilities in China have begun to reopen, but they are ramping up more slowly than expected, the technology company said in a statement to its investors. […]

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Apple to reopen some stores in Beijing on February 14: website

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Apple will reopen some stores in Beijing from Feb. 14 with reduced opening hours, it said on its website, while many of its other stores in mainland China will remain shut as the country continues to battle a coronavirus outbreak. The iPhone manufacturer said on Feb. 8 it was extending its retail store closures in China, even […]

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FCC plans to take action over wireless real-time location data disclosures

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai said Friday the telecommunications regulator plans to take action against at least one unnamed wireless carrier over the apparent unauthorized sale of real-time location data from users. The FCC said in May 2018 it was referring reports that a website flaw could have allowed the location of mobile phone […]

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Comcast's Peacock streaming service to offer free and $5- or $10-a-month options

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Comcast Corp-owned NBCUniversal’s new Peacock service, its belated entry into the streaming video wars, will offer free and $5-per-month options with advertising, the company announced on Thursday. Customers who want to avoid all advertising can pay $10 per month, NBCUniversal said in a statement released as it opened a presentation to investors at its 30 Rockefeller […]

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Fake ‘Likes’ Remain Just a Few Dollars Away, Researchers Say

“A very #MerryChristmas⁠ ⁠to all,” Margrethe Vestager, Europe’s top antitrust enforcer, wrote on Facebook last December. Her post attracted 144 “likes.” A few months later, as an experiment, researchers paid a company a few dollars to attract attention to her well wishes. In 30 minutes, the post had 100 more likes. The researchers had similar results on a holiday post […]

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