Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos is stepping up efforts to win over customers in their living rooms with a $99 TV box for watching digitally delivered shows and movies, challenging Apple Inc.’s TV device.
Microsoft Corp. renewed its push to catch up with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. in mobile devices, unveiling updated Windows Phone software with voice-search features and offering it for free for small phones and tablets.
Google Inc. won a major victory in its fight against claims it illegally scanned private e-mail messages to and from Gmail accounts, defeating a bid to unify lawsuits in a single group case on behalf of hundreds of millions of Internet users.
Hulu LLC’s owners are in talks to sell a stake in the streaming service to Time Warner Cable Inc. as they seek to create a stronger competitor to Netflix Inc., according to people with knowledge of the situation.
At least seven bidders are said to be interested in acquiring Hulu LLC, and their divergent motivations in pursuing the deal could end up radically altering the strategy of the online-television service.
Hulu LLC owners Walt Disney Co., Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal and Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. called off their sale of the video-streaming service and will instead invest $750 million in the company.