Category: Business

In the age of Twitter and group chats, seconds-long streaming delays can make or break live entertainment

In the age of Twitter and group chats, seconds-long streaming delays can make or break live entertainment

Jacob Feldman and his girlfriend awaited midnight this New Year’s Eve, 30 seconds from the ball drop. Or so they thought.  Suddenly, voices erupted down the hall in their Manhattan apartment building. Fireworks launched from nearby Central Park. But on Feldman’s television stream playing CNN’s broadcast of the festivities, the countdown hadn’t even reached its […]

Europe is mulling tough new limits on the use of facial recognition and A.I.

Europe is mulling tough new limits on the use of facial recognition and A.I.

The European Union is considering new legally binding requirements for developers of artificial intelligence in an effort to ensure modern technology is developed and used in an ethical way. The EU’s executive arm is set to propose the new rules apply to “high-risk sectors,” such as healthcare and transport, and suggest the bloc updates safety and liability […]

Apple’s Presence at CES Is Mostly Overblown

Apple’s Presence at CES Is Mostly Overblown

This is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Good morning and Happy New Year. I hope your holidays were restful and as free of technology as possible. I’ve been culling the ‘what to expect’ lists in preparation […]

Small Business & Entrepreneur Tips From “Shark Tank”

1. Ideas Are Not Businesses Just because you have a great idea or product, it doesn’t mean you have a viable business. A thriving company has plans, goals, marketing techniques, an online presence, and, above all, a leader who is dedicated to success. While a number of good products have been showcased on “Shark Tank,” the sharks […]

Newest Star Wars Film Produces Another Box Office Hit for Disney

Newest Star Wars Film Produces Another Box Office Hit for Disney

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker took in $175.5 million in its opening weekend in the U.S. and Canada, delivering yet another hit in what has been a record year for Walt Disney Co. While still ranking as the third-biggest December opening of all-time, the results trailed what some forecasters were estimating. Ticket sales came […]

Business ideas to start at university

How to come up with a business idea Do some research: what do people need or want? Think of an everyday obstacle – how can it be overcome? If you could provide or invent something that would make life easier, better, safer, fairer or cheaper – what would it be? What are you really good at or love doing? Perhaps […]

Apple Buys Startup That Puts A.I. to Work for Better  Smartphone Photos

Apple Buys Startup That Puts A.I. to Work for Better Smartphone Photos

Apple acquired a U.K.-based startup with technology that improves photos taken on smartphones. According to filings made public in the U.K. on Thursday, Apple corporate lawyer Peter Denwood was recently named a director of Cambridge, U.K.-based Spectral Edge, while the startup’s other advisers and board members were terminated. The documents show that Apple now controls Spectral. Similar filings in […]

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Take Flight After All

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Take Flight After All

The beloved balloons were flying, if lower than usual, as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade began after an anxious weather watch Thursday morning. Astronaut Snoopy, a new version of a longtime parade favorite, was among the giant inflated characters leading the lineup. Parade officials and the New York Police Department had been keeping an eye on wind […]

Why Acting Renault CEO Isn’t Worried About Autonomous Cars Killing Sales

Why Acting Renault CEO Isn’t Worried About Autonomous Cars Killing Sales

The future shift to autonomous vehicles will reduce the number of cars that people need, Groupe Renault’s acting CEO Clotilde Delbos concedes—but she’s not worried that this will hurt sales too much. That’s because Delbos reckons such cars will not last as long as today’s autos, thanks to increased utilization rates that result from autonomous […]

T-Mobile To Offer Free and Low-Cost Services If Sprint Merger Is Approved

T-Mobile To Offer Free and Low-Cost Services If Sprint Merger Is Approved

T-Mobile announced a series of new low-cost and free mobile services it would offer if regulators allow it to merge with Sprint. The plans include free 5G service for all first responders in the country and a $15 per month wireless plan for any customer. T-Mobile also committed to offer free home Internet service to […]