AT&T is reportedly thinking of pricing its upcoming streaming service in the $16 or $17 range, just above HBO's monthly fee, sources told the Wall Street Journal. The platform, due to debut in beta this year, will house programming from Cinemax and HBO as well as other WarnerMedia content.
Microsoft will enable mobile device users to stream Xbox games when it begins testing a new service in October, the company announced, although it declined to name any specific phones or tablets. The gaming service will compete with Google's Stadia, planned for November.
EU regulators have received reports of 59,000 cybersecurity incidents since the General Data Protection Regulation took effect in May 2018, according to a report from DLA Piper. Violations have resulted in 91 reported fines, including a £44 million penalty against Google.
Patching systems in the wake of a data breach can be complicated, if not impossible, because in some cases, systems can't safely be shut down for the process, writes Duane Dunston. "What organizations can do is implement compensating controls for systems that can't be upgraded or upgraded within a reasonable amount of time," he argues.
A data breach at the American Medical Collection Agency, a billing collection provider for LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics, prompted Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., to begin an investigation, while Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Senate Intelligence Committee vice chairman, also asked Quest about the incident. Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer at cyber group Carbon Black, said the health care sector's lack of security "will inevitably impact the security of all Americans" and added that Congress should intervene "immediately."
Two draft advisory opinions by the Federal Election Commission state that cybersecurity providers wanting to provide free or reduced cost services to political campaigns might be in violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act. The opinions were in response to cybersecurity company Area 1 Security offering free or reduced-cost solutions to federal candidates and political committees.
Medtronic and nonprofit organization Tidepool have formed a partnership under which Medtronic will create a Bluetooth-enabled MiniMed interoperable automated insulin pump system for use with Tidepool Loop, an open-source insulin delivery app. Medtronic said it will maintain its financial support of the nonprofit to enable work on iPhone-to-pump communications.
Global mergers-and-acquisitions activity reached $3.35 trillion in 2018, its highest level since 2015's record-setting levels. And 2019's first-quarter numbers indicate that this pace will continue. It's little surprise that fintech, digital health (mHealth), e-commerce, robotics and software are among the key areas expected to experience considerable M&A activity in the year ahead. The challenges to M&A success are numerous -- as the landscape evolves, successful deals will rely on greater diligence around intellectual property and cyberrisk. How is technology redefining M&A? Learn more.
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