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DirecTV Now Supports Single Sign-on for Upcoming 'TV' App on iOS and Apple TV

Apple's upcoming iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1 updates will bring a new "TV" app where users will be able to view much of their TV and movie content from across various apps, all centrally located to make it easy to pick up where you left off and receive recommendations on additional content.<p>The new TV …

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Could Apple Buy Time Warner? Would It? Should It?

By<p>Oct. 31, 2016 2:02 p.m. ET<p>AT&T has already offered $85 billion for Time Warner, but that deal is far from final, and some folks think Apple should …

Netflix CEO calls Snapchat, YouTube and Facebook new competitors

Says television will become niche entertainment<p>Netflix has become a dominant force in the home entertainment market, but in a new interview, CEO Reed Hastings says he’s more concerned about competition from Snapchat, YouTube and Facebook than Hulu or Amazon Prime.<p>Talking to the Wall Street Journal, …

Here's How to Turn Any Old Garage Into the Car Space of Your Dreams

Expert detailer Larry Kosilla takes us through the two-month long process of turning his two-car garage into a haven for his obsession.<p>All of us hope to create our own dream garage. Such a place is a sanctuary for gearheads to store and work on their cars, and make memories with friends and family. …

Rising star: YouTube playing key role in Google's success

Why did AT&T and Time Warner unveil merger mid-election? Panic, perhaps

Denunciations of the deal by politicians may have weighed less than fear that rivals might pre-empt them with synergy of content production and distribution<p>The dealmakers behind the proposed mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner have accomplished the impossible: uniting Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump …

AT&T and Time Warner hope to break the cycle of failed mergers

AT&T's blockbuster bid for Time Warner Inc. might be a boon for investment bankers, lawyers and lobbyists, but it is anyone's guess whether investors, employees and consumers ultimately would benefit from the combination.<p>Since the $85.4-billion deal was unveiled last weekend, AT&T Chief Executive …

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Media companies want U.S. to force AT&T-Time Warner to share customer data

(The October 26, 2016 story was refiled to correct the spelling to Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP from Cahill, Gordon & Reindell LLP in paragraph 19)<p>An AT&T logo is seen at a AT&T building in New York City, October 23, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith<p>By Jessica Toonkel and David Shepardson<p>NEW …

Disney may try to get even bigger to compete with merged AT&T-Time Warner

With a market capitalization of $150 billion, the<p>Walt Disney Co.is an entertainment behemoth.<p>But the Burbank-based company could soon find itself in an unfamiliar position: dwarfed.<p>If regulators approve AT&T’s $85.4-billion acquisition of<p>Time Warner Inc., the combined company would be far bigger …

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Media titans weigh in on AT&T-Time Warner merger

It's the elephant in the room that Wall Street Journal reporters couldn't help but ask about: The AT&T and Time Warner deal.<p>The deal, which would be one of the biggest media mergers ever, is subject to a review by government regulators. And it was the most frequently asked question of media and …

The golden age of movies could spell doom for AT&T’s bid on Time Warner

Making entertainment and transmitting it to people electronically are quite different businesses. So why are people worried that a combination of AT&T and Time Warner could be anti-competitive? The answer lies in the golden age of Hollywood.<p>The early days of the film industry were like the early …

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Disney makes facial capture tech more practical for movies

If you don't see facial motion capture everywhere in movies and video games, there's probably a good reason for it. In order to train a capture system to match expressions, you frequently have to record the actor making all kinds of faces in different conditions... that's a lot of effort, …

What the AT&T-Time Warner merger means for HBO

You’ve heard the news by now: Over the weekend, AT&T agreed to buy Time Warner for $85 billion, marrying one of America’s largest mobile and broadband providers with the content factory responsible for Warner Bros., CNN, TBS, and TNT.<p>Oh, and a little TV channel called HBO.<p>HBO is the crown jewel of …

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Here's A Robot That Will Mow Your Lawn, Rake Your Leaves, And Shovel Your Snow

Do you enjoy doing yard work? If so, this article is not for you. However, if mowing the grass, raking the leaves and especially shoveling snow aren’t leisure-time activities you look forward to, relief is on the horizon. A robot named Kobi will do all of these things for you because yard work is …

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The Poisonous Reach of the College-Admissions Process

The superintendent of schools for West Windsor and Plainsboro*, New Jersey, was doing something laughable. That I knew from Twitter. He wanted to dumb down the high-school curriculum, turn it all touchy-feely. He was devaluing effort and achievement. He was proposing no-homework days, limits on …

Telecoms Look Past Cisco and HP to Open Source Hardware

Google runs one of the largest computer networks on Earth, a web of machines that extends from Oregon to Finland to Taiwan. This is how it delivers …

Optimizing Each Part of a Firm Doesn’t Optimize the Whole Firm

Most people found the General Motors ignition switch scandal appalling. Not only did the defect result in over 100 deaths, but it turned out that fixing the problem would have cost less than $1 per car. For many, it was a horrible indictment of corporate greed. Profits, it seems, were valued more …

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Behavioral research illuminates the very human heart of when, why, and how we fail

As a species, we are not very good at coping with failure. Most of us hate the very idea of it—even if the failing-fast mantras of startup culture, which have now spread well beyond Silicon Valley, pressure us to profess otherwise. We tell ourselves all the time that we have to try, and try, and …

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Design for Action

Throughout most of history, design was a process applied to physical objects. Raymond Loewy designed trains. Frank Lloyd Wright designed houses. Charles Eames designed furniture. Coco Chanel designed haute couture. Paul Rand designed logos. David Kelley designed products, including (most famously) …

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Big data projects go beyond IT infrastructure

News writer<p>Follow:<p>In enterprises, it is a widely accepted notion that big data has huge potential to deliver business value. But...<p>how do you derive …

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The Secret To Walt Disney’s Corporate Strategy

A 1957 infographic of Walt Disney’s corporate theory reveals a complex web of strategic channels. The illustration might be nearly 60 years old, but it’s still the basis of the brand’s success.<p>When Disney makes a movie today, the company thinks beyond the motion picture to how the story can be …

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Dark Web scanning software could detect the next 'Sony hack'

The first Sony executives knew about the calamitous data breach, which would send their emails spilling across the Web, was an image of a skeleton flashing up on their computers screens with the warning: “…this is just a beginning.”<p>If the hackers hadn’t decided to publicly embarrass the company, …

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Explain Your New Strategy By Emphasizing What It Isn’t

It is nearly impossible to translate — let alone <i>execute —</i> a strategy that you don’t understand. Yet, according to Donald Sull’s research in the March issue of HBR, almost half of top executives cannot connect the dots between their company’s strategic priorities; and two out of three middle …

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We're All Video Companies Now

On April 23, 2005, a small tech company posted its first video online. Like many web videos, it was kind of weird. It featured one goofy guy, a few …