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The Number One: The world’s ‘most innovative’ economy

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:28:19 GMT

Its lead may have narrowed over the past year, but South Korea still reigns supreme on Bloomberg’s Innovation Index, which ranks the world’s economies using metrics such as R&D spending and the concentration of high-tech public companies.(image)



Outside the Box: Trump won’t delete his Twitter account — but you should unfollow him now

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:58:18 GMT

Watch what President Trump does, not what he tweets, writes Chris Edelson.(image)



Key Words: Even on Twitter, Obama is POTUS no more

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:55:39 GMT

With the official Executive Branch accounts on Twitter no longer at his disposal, Barack Obama late Friday had a simple question about his personal account on the social-media platform: ‘Is this thing still on?’(image)



Obama’s final act as president promises more tech talent in Washington

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:56:44 GMT

The final bill signed by former President Barack Obama before leaving office Friday will encourage tech entrepreneurs to work with government agencies in support of national priorities.(image)



The Wall Street Journal: AT&T says streaming service DirecTV Now added 200,000 in December

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:44:57 GMT

AT&T Inc. said its new streaming-video service, DirecTV Now, added at least 200,000 paying subscribers in December, its first month of operation, giving investors a first glimpse into the launch of the business.(image)



Earnings Outlook: Verizon earnings: The wireless, cable provider is looking for a deal to help its media business

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:45:41 GMT

Verizon Communications Inc. is set to report fourth-quarter earnings before the market opens on Tuesday, as the wireless phone and cable TV provider seemingly goes back and forth on whether to move forward with its planned $4.83 billion acquisition of Yahoo Inc.(image)



Earnings Outlook: Yahoo earnings preview: Nothing really matters

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:43:14 GMT

Yahoo Inc. is scheduled to release its latest round of quarterly and full-year earnings results on Monday, but nobody really cares.(image)



Why were there no A-list celebrities performing at Donald Trump’s inauguration?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:26:45 GMT

The ‘resistance’ economy came into its own opposing Friday’s festivities.(image)



For traditional retailers, the ‘Amazon effect’ extends to tech talent and not just sales

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:57:21 GMT

Retailers are in need of tech talent, but it’s hard to find interested prospects in a tight market.(image)