Google and Barry Diller’s IAC At Odds Over Chrome Extensions

Google and IAC are at odds over what Google calls misleading marketing practices, putting a lucrative deal at stake.

Intuit Close to Buying Credit Karma

Credit Karma, the popular credit and finance service, is on the verge of being bought by Intuit. According to reports by The Wall Street Journal, Intuit is planning to purchase Credit Karma for roughly $7 billion in a cash and…

eBay Pursuing Sale Of Its Classified-Ads Business

eBay has been considering selling its classified-ads business for some time, but it appears the company is finally taking steps in that direction.

Google May Start Paying Publishers For News

Google and news publishers have been at odds for years, with the latter wanting Google to pay for content. While Google’s search sends an untold number of visitors to news websites, Google doesn’t pay for any of the content that shows up in its News service.

T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Expected to Gain Approval

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that people familiar with the matter expect U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero to rule in favor of the planned T-Mobile/Sprint merger. The third and fourth wireless carriers have been fighting to gain approval for…

eBay a Takeover Target For Intercontinental Exchange

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the owner of the New York Stock Exchange “has made a takeover offer for eBay Inc.” ICE has been interested in buying eBay before, and has now approached the e-commerce…

Uber Letting Drivers Change Rates For Some California Fares

In an effort to comply with a new California law that would make “gig-economy” workers employees, Uber is experimenting with letting drivers raise prices, according to The Wall Street Journal. California’s gig-economy law, Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), went into effect…

Facebook Backtracks On Ads In WhatsApp

More than a year after WhatsApp’s founders resigned in protest, Facebook is backtracking on its plans to include ads in the messaging app, according to The Wall Street Journal. WhatsApp’s founders, Jan Koum and Brian Acton, were so strongly opposed…

Fiat Chrysler And Foxconn Partner To Develop Electric Vehicles

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Fiat Chrysler and Foxconn are working together to develop electric vehicles. Fiat Chrysler may be the eighth largest automaker, but it lags significantly behind in the electric vehicle market. This is a long-term…

GM Bringing Back The Hummer—As An Electric Vehicle

Few SUV designs are more recognizable as GM’s Hummer. Following its retirement in 2010, in the midst of GM’s bankruptcy, the company is bringing the iconic SUV back as an electric vehicle. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Hummer…