Month: July 2018

Jul 31 2018

Apple's iPhones Power Revenue, Earnings

Apple’s third-quarter revenue from iPhone sales increased 20% from a year earlier to $29.91 billion. Photo: R4924_italyphotopress/Zuma Press 26 COMMENTS By Tripp Mickle Tripp Mickle The Wall Street Journal Biography @trippmickle tripp.mickle@wsj.com Updated July 31, 2018 7:40 p.m. ET Apple Inc. AAPL 0.20% delivered its best-ever revenue for what is typically its weakest quarter, as […]

Jul 31 2018

Evaluating the prospects the Orioles acquired from the Braves in trade for Gausman, O'Day

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Jul 31 2018

Facebook finds 'sophisticated' efforts to disrupt elections, possibly linked to Russia

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said it has uncovered “sophisticated” efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence U.S. politics on its platforms. The company said it removed 32 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in “coordinated” political behavior and appeared to be fake. Facebook stopped short of saying the effort was aimed […]

Jul 31 2018

Pirates bolster rotation, add Tampa Bay's Archer at deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington remained bullish on his team even after parting with stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen in the offseason. Even after a swoon through June wiped out a hot start. Even after his club found itself floundering in early July. And when the Pirates responded with a 15-4 […]

Jul 31 2018

Kim Kardashian Snaps Back at Tyson Beckford After He Calls Her Body 'Not Real'

Model Tyson Beckford’s comments about Kim Kardashian West’s body clearly struck a nerve with the reality superstar. Beckford recently remarked on a picture of Kardashian West wearing tight black pants and a black cut-out top that showed off her abs while arriving for her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, and accused Kanye West’s wife of getting […]

Jul 31 2018

Apple Pay comes to 7-Eleven and CVS later in 2018

Scott Olson via Getty Images Apple Pay is making its way to two of its fiercest opponents. As part of Apple’s financial results call, Tim Cook revealed that both 7-Eleven and CVS would introduce support for the tap-to-pay service (and, by extension, equivalents like Google Pay) later in 2018. He also confirmed that Germany would […]

Jul 31 2018

14 winners and losers from the 2018 MLB trade deadline

It’s that time of year, where we all ignore the fact that the Major League Baseball postseason is nonsense. Baseball starts drinking on Oct. 1, and when it wakes up in the first week of November, the smoke alarm is going off and there’s a horse in the bathtub. There’s no rhyme or reason to […]

Jul 31 2018

As Alan Alda shows, the key to Parkinson's is to keep moving

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE When Alan Alda revealed on Tuesday that he has Parkinson’s, he had some advice for others with the disease. “If you get a diagnosis, keep moving!” he said on Twitter. He said he keeps physically active by taking […]

Jul 31 2018

Facebook removes fake accounts that were trying to interfere in the midterm elections

Facebook confirmed it has identified a coordinated political influence campaign believed to be working ahead of November’s midterm elections. The social media company announced Tuesday it had detected and removed 32 fake accounts and pages from both Facebook and Instagram after identifying “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Of the 32 accounts identified, seven were Instagram accounts, 17 […]

Jul 31 2018

Apple's Tim Cook hints at TV ambitions

Apple has big ambitions in TV. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple’s definitely working on something when it come to TV — but it’s still not ready to tell us about it. CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday hinted at Apple’s ambitions, but, in typical Cook fashion, didn’t reveal any specifics.  “We hired two highly respected television executives last […]