• AT&T, Time Warner Brace for Regulatory Firestorm

    AT&T, Time Warner Brace for Regulatory Firestorm

    AT&T and Time Warner on Saturday announced they had reached a merger deal, setting off alarm bells across the industry.AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for US$85.
  • Batterygate Will Kill Samsung's Holiday Shopping Season

    Batterygate Will Kill Samsung's Holiday Shopping Season

    When news of Samsung's Batterygate first surfaced, I think that mine may have been the only voice saying the Samsung brand would suffer significant damage, but the company didn't realize it yet.That it has damaged the Samsung brand is not a strong-enough statement either.
  • Angry Customers Likely to Ditch Wells Fargo's Wagon

    Angry Customers Likely to Ditch Wells Fargo's Wagon

    retail banks, including 1,000 Wells Fargo customers -- were aware of the scandal.Only 3 percent of Wells Fargo's customers reported being affected by the scandal, but 30 percent were exploring banking alternatives, and 14 percent already had decided to switch banks because of it, the survey found.
  • Tech Industry Lambasts New FCC Privacy Rules

    Tech Industry Lambasts New FCC Privacy Rules

    The new rules are consistent with the Federal Trade Commission's privacy framework and the administration's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, the FCC said.The rules establish three approaches to information use and sharing: The FCC "did the right thing in distinguishing between sensitive and non-sensitive information," said John Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's privacy project director.
  • Facebook Share Price Falls Despite Blowout Quarter

    Facebook Share Price Falls Despite Blowout Quarter

    09 per share on revenue of more than $7 billion for the quarter, compared with 57 cents per share and $4.Mobile ad revenue amounted to $57 billion -- about 84 percent of the firm's ad revenue in Q3 2016, compared with 78 percent in Q3 2015.
  • Twitter Shuffles Deck as COO Bain Steps Down

    Twitter Shuffles Deck as COO Bain Steps Down

    The news comes just weeks after Twitter's attempt to find a buyer failed.Noto will continue to lead Twitter's live content business, according to the SEC filing.
  • Demandbase's CEO Chris Golec: Finding the Companies That Should Be Buying From You

    Demandbase's CEO Chris Golec: Finding the Companies That Should Be Buying From You

    Chris Golec is the CEO of Demandbase.In this exclusive interview, CRM Buyer discusses with Golec the challenges and rewards of intelligent targeting.
  • Microsoft Trumpets Stellar Surface Sales

    Microsoft Trumpets Stellar Surface Sales

    November was the best month ever for consumer Surface sales, according to Brian Hall, CVP of Microsoft devices marketing, who noted that Best Buy's exclusive bundle offering sold out on its first day.The Surface recently became available in a number of new markets, including Australia and New Zealand.
  • 2017: AI's Coming Out Party

    2017: AI's Coming Out Party

    Artificial intelligence will be having a big coming out party in 2017.A growing number of companies are using AI in their advertising and marketing in a bid to attract early investors and media attention.
  • Which Wireless Carrier Is Best for You?

    Which Wireless Carrier Is Best for You?

    Which wireless carrier is best?Many studies are undertaken every year, and while they are interesting and accurate, they often are not that useful in selecting the best carrier for you.
  • Apple's Great App Store Sales May Not Signify Much

    Apple's Great App Store Sales May Not Signify Much

    Games -- including such titles as Monster Strike, Fantasy Westward, Cash Royale and Pokemon Go were among the top-grossing apps, Apple said.The Apple App Store now lists 2.
  • Google Gets Rid of 1.7 Billion Bad Ads

    Google Gets Rid of 1.7 Billion Bad Ads

    7 billion bad advertisements from its various sites in 2016, more than double the prior year's totals.The company detected and disabled more than 112 million of those ads -- six times more than the year before.
  • Wireless, Telecom and Pay TV: The Future Is Coming Into Focus

    Wireless, Telecom and Pay TV: The Future Is Coming Into Focus

    AT&T has introduced mobile TV, tying its wireless TV with DirecTV, letting viewers watch programming on their smartphones or tablets anywhere in the United States, over the AT&T Mobility wireless network.Sprint, a wireless-only player, is turning into a growth company once again.
  • Verizon Cuts Better Deal for Breach-Battered Yahoo

    Verizon Cuts Better Deal for Breach-Battered Yahoo

    In spite of the massive scale of the breaches, which came to light after the deal was struck, the acquisition "makes strategic sense," said Verizon EVP Marni Waldon.The company is still hungry for Yahoo's assets and talent, she added.
  • Social Marketing Grows Up

    Social Marketing Grows Up

    "Social media doesn't work the way many marketers think it does.If that's all you read, you might believe that everything we've thought and acted upon involving social media marketing was wrong.
  • Advertisers Flee YouTube Over Offensive Ad Placements

    Advertisers Flee YouTube Over Offensive Ad Placements

    advertisers -- including AT&T, Verizon and Johnson & Johnson -- this week pulled out of their agreements with YouTube due to their ads appearing with videos advocating extremism, or with other offensive content.For this, we deeply apologize," said Google Chief Business Officer Philipp Schindler said in a Tuesday post.
  • House Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Binding ISPs

    House Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Binding ISPs

    The United States House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the Congressional Review Act, undoing privacy restrictions imposed on Internet service providers during the Obama administration.They now can "steal your data, sell it, and never explain what they're doing with it or who buys it.
  • Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads

    Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads

    That effort presumably would aim at enhancing the consumer experience in a way that would not jeopardize ads from legitimate firms.Facing several major suits and investigations related to abusive advertising, Google launched a crackdown on advertising from payday loan operators' trick-to-click ads, ads that injected malware, ads that peddled illegal pharmaceuticals, and other types of fraudulent or abusive advertisements.
  • Federal First Responder Project Presents Juicy Telecom Opportunity

    Federal First Responder Project Presents Juicy Telecom Opportunity

    government in developing a national emergency responder network is a case in point.AT&T moved quickly to take the first steps toward launching the network since late March, when the U.