‘Somebody does need to challenge the president’: Republican Jeff Flake calls for civility, says Trump ‘owns’ the government shutdown

Evan Vucci/AP The retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona urged members of his political party to challenge the president, days before he is scheduled to retire from Capitol Hill. “Somebody does need to challenge the president,” Flake said in a CNN interview on Friday. “I think that the country needs to be reminded what […]

You might see lots of digital mashups of your favorite TV shows now that AT&T owns Time Warner

AT&T won approval to merge with Time Warner last week.  America’s largest telecom will now own premium Time Warner content like HBO and TNT. Now that the $ 85 billion megamerger has officially come to a close, consumers may soon see changes to content offerings, Jason Leigh, a research analyst at IDC, told Business Insider. AT&T and Time Warner […]

BlackBerry sues Facebook, arguing it owns basic messaging concepts

Enlarge / The BlackBerry KeyOne, a 2017 phone that was manufactured under license by a Chinese company, TCL. (credit: Ron Amadeo) BlackBerry, the once-great smartphone maker that exited the hardware business in 2016, is suing Facebook for patent infringement. BlackBerry owns a portfolio of broad software patents that cover some of the most basic features […]

One in six Americans owns a smart speaker, according to study

There’s no doubt that smart speakers are selling like hotcakes, but how many people own them, exactly? Quite a few, according to NPR and Edison Research. They’ve published findings of a study which estimates that one in six Americans (16 percent) owns a smart speaker of some kind — a huge amount if the study […]

It’s a Black-Widow Thing: Why Does Every Company that Owns Jeep Die?

– Remember the facehugger from the movie Alien? That was awesome, right? Well, we in the auto biz have our own facehugger. Its name is Jeep. Now, Jeep isn’t gross and doesn’t have a proboscis or acidic blood. But Jeep does have the tendency to send the company that owns it—let’s call it a host […]

Who owns Snopes? Fracas over fact-checking site now front and center

Enlarge / David Mikkelson, the founder of Snopes, seen here at the US Embassy in Vienna, in June 2017. (credit: US Embassy Vienna) As of Tuesday evening, Snopes.com, one of the Internet’s most longstanding fact-checking websites, successfully raised over $ 600,000 in less than 48 hours—an effort to stay afloat while an ugly legal battle […]

The President of the United States Owns 3,643 Websites Including IHateTrumpVodka.com

Photo: Getty/Gizmodo Over the years, the Trump Organization has invested in thousands of domain names for potential business ventures, political campaigns, and often, simply in an attempt to be a step ahead of the haters or cover his tracks if things went awry. DonaldTrumpSucks.com, IHateTrumpVodka.com, TrumpRussia.com, and TrumpFraud.org are part of the president’s vast portfolio. […]