Facebook Finalizes Acquisition Of WhatsApp

Posted On October 06, 2014

(Menlo Park, CA) -- Facebook's acquisition of the messaging service WhatsApp is finally in the books. The company finalized the roughly 22-billion-dollar deal today. Facebook announced plans to buy WhatsApp back in February, but in the last eight months the value of the deal has increased by about three-billion dollars. That's because part of the…

NBA Announces $24-Billion TV Deal

Posted On October 06, 2014

(New York, NY) -- The NBA has a new TV deal worth 24-billion dollars. Commissioner Adam SIlver announced a new nine-year contract -- worth triple the league's current deal -- with ESPN and Turner. There had been rumors for months that Fox Sports One was in line to grab at least some games next year,…

Hewlett Packard May Split Today

Posted On October 06, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Hewlett Packard may split into two companies today. The "Wall Street Journal" reports one company will sell computers and printers, the other will sell technology services. Tens of thousands of employees have been laid off in recent years as a result of lagging sales.

iPhone 6 Users Say Phone Pulls Out Hair

Posted On October 06, 2014

(Undated) -- Some Apple iPhone 6 users say the new smartphone has them pulling their hair out. Actually, they say it's the new phone that does the hair-pulling. iPhone 6 users are complaining on Twitter and at a website that tracks Apple and its products. They say the seam where the aluminum and glass meet…

FBI: Chinese Have Hacked Every Big U.S. Company

Posted On October 06, 2014

(Undated) -- FBI Director James Comey says every major company in the U.S. has been hacked by the Chinese.   He spoke with CBS' "60 Minutes" about the threat posed by international hackers. Comey says China-based hackers aren't interested in stealing credit card numbers or personal information. They're on the hunt for trade secrets that…