Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Look out, YouTube. Move over, Vimeo. There's a new online home for music videos, a kinder, gentler website and mobile app (partly) grown and launching in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
The Street: It didn't matter that Elon Musk was late. Tesla's hangar at the airport here near Los Angeles was rocking and ready for batteries.
The Street: A flurry of recent activity by Hulu, including a deal for its service to be carried via AT&T's mobile apps and Web sites and the payment of $160 million to exclusively stream Seinfeld reruns, has signaled that the company's owners may be trying to more aggressively grow its business.
The message-in-a-bottle routine is going Wi-Fi. And that means pretty soon you'll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle.
NEW YORK (AP) - Elon Musk, the star CEO of the electric car company Tesla Motors and the rocket company SpaceX, staged an elaborate event last month to unveil a new product. Not a sleek new luxury car. Not a rocket that can ferry people to Mars. A home appliance - a battery - that can be mounted on a garage wall and ignored.
This week's expansion of the Takata air bag recall to cover nearly 34 million vehicles may not make it the largest product recall ever. At least in raw numbers, it was far surpassed a decade ago by the recall of 150 million pieces of lead-tainted costume jewelry imported from India.
Spotify's movable feast of entertainment got bigger today with podcasts, videos and exclusive content.
It took a price cut to generate a run on Chevrolet's 2015 Spark EV, with savvy car buyers realizing the lower price and federal electric vehicle tax credit can make for a super deal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions before the crash.
PARIS (AP) - France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures.
Charter Communications Inc. is said to be nearing a deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for $55 billion. It would be the latest in a series of deals that have reshaped the cable-TV industry.
LONDON (AP) - Apple innovator Jonathan Ive says he's been promoted to the company's chief design officer, making him one of the most powerful people in the world's most valuable company.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Two key Samsung companies are merging in a step toward ensuring the son of the group's ailing chairman inherits control of the theme parks to smartphones conglomerate.
Charter Communications Inc. is said to be nearing a deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for $55 billion. It would be the latest in a series of deals that have reshaped the cable-TV industry.
Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.