Amazon’s rumored hand recognition payment tech might be useful beyond paying for produce at Whole Foods. Wall Street Journal sources say the company is developing hand-based checkout terminals that it would sell to “coffee shops, fast-food restaurants” and other stores that tend to have repeat customers, not just Whole Foods.
JAY-Z has amassed a fortune that amounts to $1 billion, but how did he get there? Continue reading JAY-Z Becomes First Billionaire Rapper
Nearly a month after the National Enquirer published a story about Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos’ relationship with TV host Lauren Sanchez, Bezos has accused the outlet, its owner AMI and leader David Pecker of blackmail. Continue reading Jeff Bezos accuses the National Enquirer of ‘extortion and blackmail’
Nasty Nas‘ pockets just got filthier. On Tuesday (Jan. 22), Businesswire announced that media tyrant Viacom has agreed to a definitive deal with Nas’ Queensbridge Venture Partners to acquire their Pluto TV streaming service for $340 million. Continue reading Nas’ Queensbridge Venture Partners Sells Pluto TV to Viacom for $340 Million
As part of his settlement with the SEC over tweets about taking Tesla private, Elon Musk agreed to step down from his post as chairman of the board of directors. Now, while he’s still CEO and retains his seat on the board, Tesla has announced his replacement: Robyn Denholm. Already a Tesla board member, she is currently CFO and head of strategy for the Australian telecom Telstra, but will leave that post once her six-month notice period is up to serve as board chair of Tesla full-time. Continue reading Tesla replaces Elon Musk as board chair with Telstra CFO Robyn Denholm
Apple’s status as the only public trillion-dollar company didn’t last long. Amazon has been flirting with a $1 trillion market cap throughout trading on September 4th, passing the symbolic milestone in the morning. It reached the figure through a relatively recent surge, CNBC pointed out. While Apple reached $900 billion eight months earlier, Amazon’s stock price has been climbing steadily throughout most of 2018 and has thrived since a record-setting Prime Day in July.
Now that Comcast has withdrawn from the bidding war, Disney is free to proceed with acquiring most of 21st Century Fox’s assets. Shareholders for both companies just approved a $71.3 billion buyout, a larger figure than either of the suitor companies’ earlier offers. They must still divest 22 regional sports networks per the Justice Department’s demands, but should everything go smoothly, the merger is expected to be completed in the first half of 2019.