Google's services have been blocked in China for several years, but the company still has businesses there, as the tech giant seeks to sell products to Chinese firms in...Technologyread more
Netflix can sustain its lofty valuation only if global subscriber growth can support increasing content spending and debt.Technologyread more
The House voted to table a resolution to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump introduced by Rep. Al Green.Politicsread more
Investors will be watching out for the release of Australian jobs data, set to be at 9:30 a.m. HK/SIN.Asia Marketsread more
The company blamed its Q2 content slate and price increases for the subscriber miss.Technologyread more
IBM's year-over-year revenue has now declined for four quarters in a row. Impact from Red Hat is not yet factored into the company's guidance.Technologyread more
See which stocks are posting big moves after the bell on July 17.Market Insiderread more
"It's clearly doing more harm than good," the "Mad Money" host says. Instead Facebook should buy Square for $70 billion and expand the payments network worldwide.Mad Money with Jim Cramerread more
Silicon Valley workers say they gravitate toward Yang, who is running for president as a Democrat, because of his approach to research and understanding of tech's moral...Technologyread more
Prosecutors in Masschusetts have dropped a criminal case against actor Kevin Spacey, who had been accused of groping an 18-year-old man.Entertainmentread more
"The passport contains numerous ingress and egress stamps, including stamps that reflect use of the passport to enter France, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia in...Politicsread more
Walter Isaacson, author of the best-selling "Steve Jobs" biography, told CNBC on Thursday the late Apple co-founder would have wanted to do exactly what it appears the company is doing now to try to get television content providers on board for an Internet-delivered, pay-TV service.
Apple is in talks with TV programmers to allow the tech giant to offer so-called "over-the-top" television service, according to CNBC tech partner Re/code, similar to the new Sling TV product from Dish Network, which offers for $20 a month a select lineup of channels including TBS, TNT, CNN, ESPN and the Disney channel.
In his book, Isaacson wrote about how Jobs "wanted to do for television sets what he had done for computers, music players and phones: make them simple and elegant … [creating] an integrated television set."
The biographer said in a "Squawk Box " interview Thursday that the obsession over whether Apple will ever come out with a physical television is misplaced. (Apple has, of course, been taking baby steps for years into TV with its small Apple TV box, which allows users set-top access to movies and TV shows offered online.) "If you go back to the music thing, the iPod was really, really cool, but what was more amazing was [Jobs'] hammering all seven music companies to say, 'You're going to put the songs in for 99 cents a pop.' "
Isaacson believes Apple will be able to disrupt television like it did with music. "Getting the content, connected to the software, connected to the hardware ... [is] the genius of Apple for the past 20 years," he argued.