Tag: corporate

Apple, Spotify and the New Battle Over Who Wins Podcasting

The battle for podcast dominance is on. A pair of announcements this week— Apple Inc.’s AAPL 0.53% introduction of paid podcast subscriptions and Facebook Inc.’s FB -0.29% new partnership with Spotify Technology SA to spur discovery and listening on the social network’s platforms—are the latest for a rapidly growing medium that is attracting top talent […]

The NFT Origin Story, Starring Digital Cats

When Erick Calderon tried to give a colleague a pixelated image of a man in a purple cap as a Secret Santa present in 2018, the colleague didn’t want it. Mr. Calderon’s father got it instead. This February, his father sold the image for $46,000. Tied to the image was a nonfungible token, or NFT. […]

The Ease of Tracking Mobile Phones of U.S. Soldiers in Hot Spots

WASHINGTON—In 2016, a U.S. defense contractor named PlanetRisk Inc. was working on a software prototype when its employees discovered they could track U.S. military operations through the data generated by the apps on the mobile phones of American soldiers. At the time, the company was using location data drawn from apps such as weather, games […]

Fortnite’s Mastermind Goes to Battle With Apple

The billionaire behind one of the most successful videogames of all time came to view Apple Inc. as an existential threat to his dream of the future. So Tim Sweeney decided to fight. He gave his dispute with the world’s biggest company a code name: Project Liberty. The clash was a bold gambit from a […]

Apple Music Reveals How Much It Pays When You Stream a Song

Apple Music told artists it pays a penny per stream, according to a letter viewed by The Wall Street Journal. The disclosure, made in a letter to artists delivered Friday via the service’s artist dashboard and sent to labels and publishers, reflects music-streaming services’ increasing efforts to show they are artist-friendly. Apple Inc.’s move can […]

T-Mobile US Inc. stock falls Tuesday, underperforms market

Shares of T-Mobile US Inc. TMUS, -2.26% slid 2.26% to $128.48 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.06% rising 0.06% to 34,133.03 and the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.67% falling 0.67% to 4,164.66. This was the stock’s third consecutive […]

Uber, Pfizer, PayPal, T-Mobile, ViacomCBS, General Motors, and Other Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week

Text size It’s another packed week of earnings reports, with 130 S&P 500 companies on deck to release their first-quarter results. Estée Lauder is among Monday’s highlights, before things pick up on Tuesday:  Activision Blizzard, CVS Health, DuPont, Pfizer, and T-Mobile US all report. On Wednesday,  Barrick Gold, Booking Holdings, General Motors, PayPal Holdings, and […]