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Tesla: Own Streaming Service?

Tesla is talking to the music industry about creating its own streaming music service. Music industry sources say the carmaker has had talks with all of the major labels about licensing a proprietary music service that would come bundled with its cars, which already come equipped with a high-tech dashboard and internet connectivity. So why […]

The Freedom of Cable Replacement Services

Online streaming services now give any cord cutter with an internet connection cool TV-watching freedom. Subscription streaming video services such as Amazon Prime and Netflix have been around for years. What’s new is the growing number of new services, such as DirecTV Now and Sling TV, that are designed to replace a typical cable-TV package. […]

Amazon Buys Whole Foods For $13.7 Billion

Amazon has made a bid to buy Whole Foods in a $13.7 billion deal. The all-cash acquisition (which includes Whole Foods Market’s net debt), will radically shake up any number of businesses and completely changes the online retail and bricks and mortar landscape. “Millions of people love Whole Foods Market because they offer the best […]

Verizon Closes $4.5B Acquisition of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer Resigns

After Yahoo shareholder approval last week, Verizon has finally closed its acquisition of Yahoo, which it plans to combine with its AOL assets into a subsidiary called Oath, covering some 50 media brands (including TechCrunch) and 1 billion people globally. It will be led by Tim Armstrong, who was the CEO of AOL before this. […]

MCGREGOR-MAYWEATHER SUPERFIGHT SET FOR AUG. 26

Worlds will collide in Las Vegas on Aug. 26 when UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor makes his professional boxing debut against future Hall of Famer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a 12-round contest in Las Vegas. The most talked-about fight in years was officially announced on Wednesday, with Mayweather and McGregor taking to social media to […]

Pandora Gets $480 Million From Sirius XM

Pandora is getting a $480 million investment from Sirius XM and selling its Ticketfly business to Eventbrite for $200 million as the internet-radio pioneer tries to revive its business and find a possible buyer. The deals will help Oakland, California-based Pandora grapple with widening losses and a tepid outlook for its online music business. The […]

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