New Yorkers, you can finally watch the U.S. Open. CBS and Time Warner Cable ended their public feud Monday evening, effective immediately. Lloyd Grove on who caved—and who’s crowing.
Our short regional nightmare is over. Shortly after 5 p.m. Eastern Time, minutes after the rain delay ended at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens, CBS announced an agreement that restored the Tiffany Network and related channels to about 3 million Time Warner Cable customers in media markets from New York to Los Angeles, where tennis fans can now watch the Open without resorting to noisy sports bars or dicey live streaming. “I am pleased to inform you that this evening we concluded our content carriage agreement with Time Warner,” CBS chief executive Leslie Moonves announced in an email—the first pleasant one in his 32-day public-relations bickerfest with TWC chief executive Glenn Britt.
The terms of the deal won't be disclosed.
CBS and Time Warner have reached an agreement that will allow the cable company to broadcast CBS and its affiliate networks. The companies, which announced the deal in a joint press release on Monday, said that programming would resume by 6 p.m. The terms of the new contract aren't being disclosed. Millions of viewers went without CBS for a month as the two massive companies squabbled over how much to charge for retransmission fees, which providers pay to TV station owners.
Many younger professionals aren’t just looking for jobs. They’re looking for a better quality of life—and are tailoring their careers accordingly.
“My family comes before my job.”“ I’d rather have an interesting life than make a lot of money.”“I owe it all to yoga.”We’re used to hearing these kinds of declarations from women, who often resolve work/life dilemmas by “opting out” to rear kids or taking a career break to eat, pray and love their way around the world. But increasingly such comments are coming from men—specifically young men, the Gen Y guys, the millennial males.“I’ve been seeing this in the classroom at Harvard Business School,” says Bill George, a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and the author of four best-selling books on leadership.
Prime Minister vows quick action.
The slow-motion disaster of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, crippled in the tsunami two and half years ago, saw another setback today, with storage tanks once again leaking radioactive water. Japan's nuclear watchdog said tanks and pipes that were hastily constructed to store radioactive water that had been used to cool reactors at the plant are the ones leaking, though not as rapidly as the tank that leaked 300 million tons of radioactive water last month. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed quick action, including the use of public funds, but it's unclear what the best course would be. The nuclear watchdog is considering dumping low-level waste into the Pacific Ocean.
Are you that person at the dinner table who can’t stop checking your iPhone? The makers of the new app BRB have a solution for your fear of missing out—a timer with a customizable away message to send to all your friends.
It’s a familiar scenario. You’re out to dinner and all your friends’ faces are illuminated by the iPhone they’re half-trying to hide under the table. Maybe they’re scrolling through Instagram, learning what other, lesser, friends are eating, or they’re sending a maddening “I’ll call you after dinner!!” text.But choose to leave your phone at home or ignore your texts, and by the time you check it your mom has already filed a missing person report or you’ve found yourself in a surprise fight with your slighted significant other.
From the post-Google Glass world to the crazy-making of Vladimir Putin, the best in business journalism from the past week.
How a ‘Deviant’ Philosopher Built Palantir, CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut Andy Greenburg – ForbesOver the past five years, one company, Palantir, has come to dominate the data-mining market for intelligence, law-enforcement agencies, and major financial institutions. Now, after the Edward Snowden saga, the company and its founder are looking at how to continue being the best amidst new privacy concerns.Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Explore the Funny Side of Financial Depravity in The Wolf of Wall Street Mary Kaye Schilling – New York MagazineDegeneracy in the world of financial markets isn’t exclusive to those responsible for the 2008 financial crisis.
Can a consumer electronics technology help solve the environmental problems by the rampant obsolescence of consumer electronics?
The half-life of a piece of technology these days is very short. Every year, upgrades to computers, televisions, and mobile phones render last year’s version technologically obsolete. To a large degree, electronics are disposable.And yet, according to the Environmental Protection Administration, only 11 percent of the estimated 152 million discarded mobile devices are properly recycled. Bamboo Mobile estimates that 30 percent of people are unaware of the fact that their old cell phones can be recycled.
The IRS says it will recognize all same-sex marriages—regardless of where the couples live. Daniel Gross on why tax law is often the true heart of civil rights.
Benefits. Vision care. Discount cards. Joint tax returns. This is hardly the stirring language of great leaps forward in civil rights and human dignity. And a day after the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, such talk seems especially mundane. Form 1040-ES is not exactly the stuff of soaring rhetoric.And yet it is incredibly important. We’ve noted that the case that led to the Supreme Court overturning the Defense of Marriage Act was, at root, a tax case.
Better late than never. With a new phone rumored to be coming out this fall, Apple is getting ready to unveil a new trade-in program.
By Kelli B. GrantApple is poised to start offering an in-store trade-in program, but consumers already have plenty of options to turn their old iPhone into cash—enough, in some cases, to get their next one for free.Apple is reportedly already testing the program in some stores, and could officially launch it as early as Friday, That's just in time for Apple's Sept. 10 event where analysts expect the company to announce a new iPhone.
The stocks of Raytheon and Lockheed-Martin have been crushing the broader market in recent months.
There are certain reactions in the financial market that we’ve come to expect whenever new hostilities break out and ramp up in the Middle East. With the situation in Syria escalating, some of these effects have already been seen. The price of oil rises.Yields on treasury bonds fall as investors move towards safer assets. Riskier assets, like stocks, tend to value in value. People take on a sort of “prevent defense” mindset, not wanting to get beaten.
With an Ohio Walmart hosting a holiday food drive for its own workers, The Daily Beast's Michael Tomasky criticizes the notoriously stingy company for not paying them more.
He was arrested for graffiti, but Clayton Pettet won't rest until the world sees his art. And by art, we mean he's going to lose his virginity in front of a live audience.