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AT&T Still Awaiting Regulatory Approval On Its US$85.4 Billion Merger Deal With Time Warner

Randall Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T, in a statement released this week, said AT&T is still awaiting regulatory approval on its US$85.4 billion merger deal with Time Warner Inc, which he continues to expect to close by the end of the year. This as the number of streaming services is growing rapidly […]

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If The Local Media Goes Out Of Business – If They Cannot Afford To Pay For Real Journalism, If All You Have Is Fake News – O’Brien

Digicel Group Chairman Denis O’Brien has highlighted the impact that the online advertising funded model of internet providers is having on traditional media, as he addressed regulators from more than 60 countries at the recently concluded 17th Global Symposium for Regulators in the Bahamas. Politicians he said should realise that if the local media goes […]

Standard Poor’s Downgrades Barbados For The Second Time In Six Months

Alphabet Exploring More Personalised Search Options

Alphabet the parent company of Google had its worst year-on-year fall in profits since the 2008 financial crisis. The company reported that its income fell more than a quarter after it was hit by the European Commission with a $2.7bn fine for abusing market dominance. Alphabet is also said to be exploring more personalised search […]

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New Developments In Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Algorithms And Robots Are Changing The World In Many Ways – O’Brien

Denis O’Brien Digicel Group Chairman has stressed the need for regulators to create equal opportunities for all participants in digital businesses, including over-the-top operators, governments and telecoms providers. O’Brien also emphasised that new developments in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, algorithms and robots are changing the world in many ways, and that the unregulated nature of […]

Standard Poor’s Downgrades Barbados For The Second Time In Six Months

A Future Where Everyone And Everything Is Connected To The Internet – Son

Masayoshi Son, head of the Japanese holding company SoftBank, says he sees a future where everyone and everything is connected to the internet, traffic accidents don’t happen and robots are smarter than humans — and that this is a good thing. Ahead of a speech in Tokyo, the company announced almost half a billion dollars’ […]

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Flow Trinidad Offers Employees VSEP In Response To Contracting Economy And Ensure Business Viability

Reports out of Trinidad and Tobago are that Flow Trinidad, in a move to find ways to respond to the contracting economy and ensure viability of its business, has offered employees voluntary separation of employment (VSEP) packages. The 700 people employed by the telecommunications company was informed of the initiative earlier this week and were […]

Standard Poor’s Downgrades Barbados For The Second Time In Six Months

US Tech Stocks Surge Past Dotcom Bubble Peak, Buoyed By Better Than Expected Earnings And Corporate Profits.

US tech stocks have broken a record, surging past their dotcom bubble peak, buoyed by better than expected earnings and an ongoing recovery in corporate profits. The S&P 500 Information Technology Index, which measures the largest companies in the industry, rose for the ninth consecutive day on Wednesday, closing up 0.6 per cent at 992.29. […]

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13 % Of All Foreign Exchange Transactions Are Associated With Online Shopping – T&T Government Not Happy.

Trinidad and Tobago as in many countries around the world has seen the popularity of online purchases increase significantly over the past few years. And in the twin island state it is said that between 12 to 13 per cent of all foreign exchange transactions are associated with online shopping. Faced with the urgent need […]

Standard Poor’s Downgrades Barbados For The Second Time In Six Months

Will Caribbean Entrepreneurs Take On Bike-Sharing Service Mobike, the “Uber of bikes”?

Caribbean entrepreneurs take note. China’s latest export to the world is its bike-sharing service called Mobike.  Known as the “Uber of bikes”, Mobike is one of China’s most promising start-ups and are the product of a whole host of new startups, aggressively competing for territory and investment. The way it works is simple enough in […]

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Apple Working On Feature That Will Let You Unlock Your Iphone Using Your Face Instead Of Fingerprint

Apple is said to be working on a new feature that will let you unlock your iPhone using your face instead of a fingerprint. The new iPhone powered by a new 3-D sensor, is set to go on sale later this year with an improved security system that will allow users to log in, authenticate […]

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