Some of the tactics used by Apple to achieve success have hurt its efforts to revolutionize the TV-watching experience. In search of its new big thing, the company has alienated cable providers and networks with an assertive negotiating style.
Behind a pair of recent multibillion-dollar deals in the mobile videogame industry is an expertly crafted weapon: virtual goods sold inside apps for as little as 99 cents a pop. In-app purchases let players spend real money to bypass ads, acquire skills or grow powerful quickly.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Credit Suisse of running a predatory loan-to-own scheme that plaintiffs claimed loaded four luxury ski and golf resorts with debt so it could foreclose on their assets.