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Epic Games Sued A 14-Year-Old Over 'Fortnite' Cheating: Teen's Mom Strikes Back

Epic Games sued a 14-year-old minor for cheating in video game 'Fortnite,' but the teen's mother is fighting back. She said her son is being used as a 'scapegoat,' and highlights that the game developer violated state laws.

Business Tech November 28, 2017

Online Shoppers Spent $5.03 Billion On Black Friday 2017, But Cyber Monday Will Be Crazier

Online sales reached $5.03 billion for Black Friday 2017, according to a report published by Adobe Digital Insights. The number is a record figure, but things are expected to become even crazier for Cyber Monday 2017.

Business Tech November 26, 2017

Amazon Cyber Monday 2017 Deals Unveiled: Enjoy Discounts On Echo Speakers, Fire Tablets, Kindle E-Readers, And More

The Amazon Cyber Monday 2017 deals have been announced, including discounts for the Amazon Echo smart speakers, Amazon Fire tablets, and Amazon Kindle e-readers. Customers can enjoy the offers as soon as Nov. 26, Sunday.

Business Tech November 26, 2017

Uber Revealed Massive Hack To SoftBank First Before Going Public, Because $10 Billion

SoftBank conducted a due diligence investigation before pouring billions of dollars in Uber, and secrets came out. Uber told SoftBank about its 2016 data breach before disclosing it to consumers and regulators.

Business Tech November 25, 2017

FTC Now ‘Closely Evaluating’ Massive Uber Data Breach, European Regulators Are On It, Too

It appears investigations are now being prompted after Uber’s shocking data breach revelation. In 2016, 57 million Uber accounts were put at risk, and the company paid hackers ransom money to keep quiet about the incident.

Business Tech November 24, 2017

Best Buy Best Black Friday Deals 2017: Big Discounts On Apple MacBook Air, iMacs

Best Buy is offering a MacBook Air and a couple of iMacs at discounted prices in celebration of Black Friday. For just $1,099, get yourself the 21-inch 4K Retina Display iMac with 1 TB of storage.

Business Tech November 23, 2017

Tesla Beats 100-Day Deadline To Make World's Largest Lithium Ion Battery (And Elon Musk Wins $50M Bet)

Tesla's Elon Musk has won the bet to create world's largest lithium-ion battery power project in South Australia. With this Elon Musk has kept his promise and will take home $50 million for the completed project.

Business Tech November 24, 2017

FTC Puts TripAdvisor Under The Microscope Following Reports It Removed Rape Warnings

TripAdvisor is under the scanner of Federal Trade Commission for misconduct. Users have claimed that TripAdvisor deleted their comments on businesses that caused harm to the travelers.

Business Tech November 24, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman To Step Down In 2018

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will have a new CEO early next year. Meg Whitman, who was responsible for splitting HP into two, has announced that she’s going to exit the company to take some time off.

Business Tech November 23, 2017

Amazon Black Friday 2017 Kindle Deals Now Online, Plus Fire Tablets And Dash Buttons

Amazon started its Black Friday 2017 deals early with discounts for Kindle e-readers, Fire Tablets, and Dash Buttons. The offers will last through Black Friday and end on Nov. 28, at 2:59 a.m. ET.

Business Tech November 19, 2017

Law Enforcers Serve Apple Search Warrant For Texas Gunman’s iPhone: It’s Apple vs FBI All Over Again

Apple has been served a warrant to unlock the phone that belonged to a shooter responsible for killing 26 people in Texas. But like its tussle with the FBI over the San Bernardino case, Apple may not relent.

Business Tech November 20, 2017

Xiaomi Expands To US Market With New Products On Amazon: Still No Phones, Though

Xiaomi has begun selling a variety of products via Amazon including headphones, a 360-degree camera, and power bank, and a robot kit, further expanding its U.S. presence. But where are the new Xiaomi smartphones?

Business Tech November 20, 2017

Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom Takeover: Apparently, $105 Billion For The Largest Tech Acquisition In History Is Not Enough

Qualcomm rejected the $105 billion takeover of Broadcom. The deal would have been the biggest tech acquisition ever, but Broadcom is not backing down from its plan to buy the chipmaker.

Business Tech November 14, 2017

SoftBank To Make Massive Uber Investment: Will This Solve The Ride-Hailing Company's Problems?

SoftBank, the Japanese multinational corporation that purchased Sprint in 2013, will make an up to $10 billion investment into Uber. How will its new investor help solve Uber's long list of problems?

Business Tech November 13, 2017

Apple Faces Patent Infringement Suit Over iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus Dual-Lens Cameras From Israel Start-up Corephotonics

Apple is being hit with a patent infringement suit by Israeli start-up Corephotonics. According to the lawsuit, the cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus infringe on four patents.

Business Tech November 8, 2017

Broadcom Offers $130 Billion To Buy Qualcomm In Biggest Tech Acquisition Ever

Broadcom has offered to buy Qualcomm in a deal worth $130 billion. If it pushes through, this will be the largest tech acquisition in history, eclipsing Dell's $67 billion purchase of EMC in 2015.

Business Tech November 6, 2017

Broadcom May Offer $100 Billion To Acquire Qualcomm As Its Battle With Apple Intensifies

As Apple’s potential pullout of Qualcomm components become increasingly possible, the chipmaker needs to see what the future holds. Does that future include a $100 billion acquisition offer by Broadcom?

Business Tech November 4, 2017

Qualcomm Sues Apple For Allegedly Giving Intel ‘Unprecedented Access’ To Proprietary Chip Tech

Apple and Qualcomm are fighting again, but their war never really stopped in the first place. Qualcomm is now accusing Apple of breaching its contract and allowing an Intel engineer to see the chipmaker’s proprietary technology.

Business Tech November 4, 2017

Dell Kicks Off Early Black Friday Sale: Get Laptops For As Low As $130, And More

Dell has opened its Black Friday sale early, offering a smattering of laptops and gear from other brands for very low prices. Early access ends at Nov. 3, so make sure to buy one now if you find anything interesting.

Business Tech November 2, 2017

Black Friday 2017 Ads From JCPenney, Costco Leaked: Here Are The Best Deals

The Black Friday 2017 advertisements of JCPenney and Costco have been leaked. Taking a look at the offers, it appears that the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One will be trending in the upcoming shopping holiday.

Business Tech November 2, 2017

New York City Subways To Soon Accept Apple Pay And Android Pay, But Don't Throw Away Your MetroCards Yet

New York City subway riders will soon be able to use Apple Pay and Android Pay while traveling. Commuters eager to throw away their MetroCards should hold back, though, as the rollout of the technology will not start immediately.

Business Tech October 24, 2017

Tesla Inks Deal To Build EV Factory In Shanghai, China: Report

Wall Street Journal sources say that Tesla has struck a deal with China to build a factory in Shanghai's free trade zone, which will increase the electric car maker's declining sales in the country.

Business Tech October 23, 2017

Facebook Building 8 Head Regina Dugan Is Leaving The Company: Future Of Proposed Mind Reading Device Uncertain

The head of Facebook’s experimental lab, Regina Dugan, is leaving the company, offering little explanation as to why. So, what happens to projects being developed inside Building 8, especially the proposed mind-reading device?

Business Tech October 18, 2017

Netflix Might Spend $8 Billion Next Year Just For Programming And Original Content

Netflix is going to spend somewhere between $7 billion and $8 billion on programming next year, quite a step up from its previous budget. Netflix announced such plans during its recent Q3 earnings call.

Business Tech October 17, 2017

Essential Sued Over Allegedly Stealing Another Company’s Wireless Connector Tech

Keyssa is suing Android cofounder Andy Rubin’s company Essential for allegedly stealing trade secrets. The Essential Phone, the lawsuit claims, uses a wireless chip based on Keyssa’s original design.

Business Tech October 17, 2017

T-Mobile Unlimited Plan Dialed Down: 4G LTE Data While In Canada Or Mexico To Be Limited To 5 GB

The T-Mobile unlimited plan is changing for customers who regularly travel to Canada or Mexico. Instead of having access to unlimited 4G LTE data, subscribers will now have a data cap of 5 GB.

Business Tech October 13, 2017

Target Teams Up With Google’s Voice Shopping Service To Take On Amazon

Thanks to a partnership between Target and Google, customers may now order items from the retail store using their Google Home smart speaker. Voice shopping on Target will also expand to smartphones going forward, as Google confirmed.

Business Tech October 13, 2017

Elon Musk Offers To Rebuild Puerto Rico Power Grid With Solar: Will This Really Happen?

Elon Musk has offered to rebuild the Puerto Rico power grid using solar panels. There are many challenges to such an ambitious project, but it will be a massive triumph for alternative energy if it pushes through.

Business Tech October 7, 2017

Change Is Coming To Uber: Travis Kalanick Gets Reduced Power, SoftBank Deal Moves Forward

Uber is about to get a significant investment from SoftBank, but it had to approve drastic changes to make that happen. For starters, one share now only equals one vote, meaning Travis Kalanick will have less power over the board.

Business Tech October 4, 2017

Travis Kalanick Surprises Uber Board Members By Appointing Two New Directors: A Calculated Power Move?

In what’s seen as a move to reassert his control of the company, Travis Kalanick has appointed two new Uber board directors. This has caused further rift among Uber’s already-rocky board.

Business Tech September 30, 2017

It's Over For Uber In London: City Declares Ride-Hailing Service Not Fit And Proper

Uber can add London to the cities it’s no longer welcome in. Transport for London has declined to renew Uber’s license to operate in the city, leaving the ride-hailing company with 21 days to appeal.

Business Tech September 22, 2017

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise To Cut 5,000 Jobs, Or 10 Percent Of Its Global Workforce: Report

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is preparing for a massive round of layoffs. Sources say the company is going to cut as much as 5,000 jobs worldwide, reportedly as a cost-cutting measure.

Business Tech September 22, 2017

It’s Official: Google Is Buying Part Of HTC’s Smartphone Team For $1.1 Billion, But HTC Will Remain

After rumors of Google’s alleged plan to acquire HTC, the company has now officially announced that it’s buying off a part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion. The deal should help Google make better Pixel phones.

Business Tech September 21, 2017

Waymo Wants Uber To Pay $2.6 Billion For Allegedly Stealing One Trade Secret

Alphabet’s Waymo is asking Uber to pay $2.6 billion in damages for a trade secret it claims one former Uber executive stole. The trial date for the high-stakes legal battle is set on Oct. 10.

Business Tech September 21, 2017

Waymo vs Uber: Alphabet Pushes To Postpone Legal Battle Over Self-Driving Car Secrets

After acquiring the 'due diligence' report from Uber, Alphabet is now asking to postpone the trial scheduled in October, saying it needs 'additional time to pursue this mountain of new evidence.'

Business Tech September 18, 2017

Google Parent Alphabet Adds To Uber's Problems With Rumored $1 Billion Investment In Lyft

Google parent Alphabet is reportedly considering to make a $1 billion investment into ride-hailing startup Lyft. This would make it an even bigger thorn on the side of Uber, which is in a legal battle with Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo.

Business Tech September 15, 2017

Uber In Trouble Again: FBI Investigating 'Hell' Software That Was Used To Spy On Lyft Drivers

The FBI has launched an investigation into whether the Hell program of Uber, which it used to spy on Lyft drivers, illegally interfered with its rival's business. New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has rough times ahead.

Business Tech September 9, 2017

Google Might Acquire HTC To Make More Pixel Phones In The Future: Report

Google might be in the final stages of acquiring smartphone maker HTC, reports said. The move allegedly aims to unify and integrate many aspects involved in developing future Pixel phones.

Business Tech September 8, 2017

Amazon HQ2 Will Be As Big As The One In Seattle: Here’s Why US Cities Will Fight For It

Amazon has announced that it’s on the prowl for a city to build a second headquarters in. Amazon HQ2 has quite the list of requirements, though the potential economic benefits make up for it.

Business Tech September 8, 2017

The $400 Juicero Machine Tried Hard To Be Keurig And It Failed

Juicero, the company behind the $400 juicer, is no more. The venture-backed startup, which has faced immense mockery for its product, announced that it's shutting down after 16 months.

Business Tech September 2, 2017

Roku Files For IPO, But The Streaming Device Company Isn’t Profitable Yet

Roku has decided to go public. Despite not being profitable yet, it is the most successful streaming hardware company in the market - rivaling Google, Amazon, and Apple.

Business Tech September 2, 2017

Dara Khosrowshahi To Take Uber Public In 18 To 36 Months, But It Must ‘Pay The Bills’ Before Taking ‘Big Shots’

Dara Khosrowshahi held an all-hands meeting at Uber where he discussed his plans for Uber’s future. The ride-hailing company’s business and culture are his top two priorities.

Business Tech August 31, 2017

Uber Picks Up Its New CEO, But Also A New Scandal: US Department Of Justice Now Investigating Alleged Bribery Practices

Uber has finally decided on Dara Khosrowshahi as its new leader. Should he accept the job, his first new scandal is the company’s alleged bribery practices in other countries.

Business Tech August 30, 2017

On Its First Day Owning Whole Foods, Amazon Slashes Prices Dramatically, Sells Discounted Amazon Echo Devices In-Store

Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition has taken effect. Not only has Whole Foods slashed down prices of some products, but it has also begun selling Amazon Echo devices inside physical store locations.

Business Tech August 29, 2017

The New CEO Of Uber Is Expedia Chief Dara Khosrowshahi, And He Has A Tough Job Ahead Amid Company Scandals

Uber’s two-month search for a new CEO has come to an end. The company has picked Expedia Chief Dara Khosrowshahi to replace Travis Kalanick, but actually, it’s not a fabulous job.

Business Tech August 28, 2017

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