Month: May 2018

AT&T paying Trump’s lawyer hundreds of thousands is a PR nightmare that raises big questions about what AT&T expected in return

AT&T paying a “consultant” for insight into President Donald Trump’s administration is standard procedure in Washington, experts say. A giant company facing a mega merger would likely have an army of lobbyists promising some unique level of access: “That’s what Washington is all about.” Still, the fact that Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, isn’t a […]

POINT-OF-SALE TERMINALS: How evolving merchant demands are pushing POS terminal providers to up their game in an increasingly competitive environment

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. The downfall of US brick-and-mortar commerce is overblown — despite sharp gains in e-commerce, which will nearly double between now and 2021, the lion’s share of purchasing continues to take place […]

California approves measure to require solar on new homes after 2020

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) On Wednesday, the California Energy Commission approved a set of standards that will require most new homes built in the state after 2020 to include solar panels on their roofs. The standards (PDF) apply only to single-family homes and certain low-rise condos, townhomes, and apartments. Exceptions are made for homes with roofs […]

Alphabet’s biggest bear on Wall Street breaks down the 2 risks he’s worried about (GOOGL)

Alphabet just had its developer conference, where it explains the new technologies it’s investing in.  One cutting edge technology is artificial intelligence.  Wall Street’s biggest Alphabet bear, Pivotal Research’s Brian Wieser isn’t too hot on Alphabet’s artificial intelligence business.  And he also thinks AI doesn’t help advertising revenue grow, which he says is bound to […]

Here comes Roku earnings… (ROKU)

Roku is scheduled to report first quarter earnings after the closing bell Wednesday. Analysts expect the streaming device maker to post an adjusted loss of $0.15 per share on revenues of $127.43 million. Follow Roku’s stock price in real-time here.  Roku is scheduled to report earnings for the first three months of 2018 after Wednesday’s […]