LeBron James isn’t talking to the Cavs, and it puts them in a bind as they scramble to find ways to keep him

Kirk Irwin/Getty LeBron James is approaching a deadline to decide whether or not to become a free agent. James has not been in contact with the Cavs, making their efforts to keep him all the more challenging. The Cavs are in the dark about ways to improve the roster without clear […]

The NFL Draft always turns into a scramble for quarterbacks, and this year might be more insane than usual

David Zalubowski/AP The NFL Draft typically turns into a race for the top quarterbacks, as teams look for answers at the game’s most crucial position. ESPN’s Mel Kiper projects teams will draft four QBs with the first five picks and five among the first 15. There could still be some movement, with teams looking for […]

US investors scramble to keep Russians from taking over refineries from Texas to Maine

Group of investors from the US are seeking White House approval to obtain the 49.9 percent collateral in the Venezuela-owned American refiner Citgo currently held by Russia’s oil major Rosneft, Reuters reports. Read more The measure is reportedly aimed at preventing the Russian state-run company from seizing nearly half of the Texas-based refiner in case […]

LIVE: Republicans scramble to put the finishing touches on their tax bill before final vote

Alex Wong/Getty Images The Senate is aiming for a final vote on the gigantic Republican tax bill on Friday. While Republicans are still arguing over details, it appears they have enough votes. The bill would make huge changes to business and individual taxes. The final vote on the massive Senate Republican tax bill is fast […]

PC vendors scramble as Intel announces vulnerability in firmware

Enlarge / All the Cores are affected by a major vulnerability in management firmware—as are Xeon servers and Atom, Celeron and Pentium devices. (credit: Intel) Intel has issued a security alert that management firmware on a number of recent PC, server, and Internet-of-Things processor platforms is vulnerable to remote attack. Using the vulnerabilities, the most […]

Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft: The scramble to beat Apple, dominate hardware, and own your future

ANALYSIS: Google’s $ 1.1 billion acquihire of HTC’s Pixel team is just the latest example of a mega trend that is turning the tech industry upside down and has enormous consequences for the role technology plays in all of our lives. Put simply, the biggest of big tech companies have decided that to win, they must […]

Why one of Facebook’s most successful video publishers had to scramble to re-think its whole strategy to cash in on ads

Tastemade Publishers like Tastemade built big Facebook audiences by churning out lots of short content. But now many need to shift gears. That’s because Facebook has begun inserting ads into video clips, but only if they run 90 seconds or more. For Tastemade, that’s meant shooting videos using more TV-like conventions, like cliffhangers before ad breaks. […]