Ticketmaster apologizes to Taylor Swift and her fans for ticketing debacle

new York CNN Business — Ticketmaster apologized to Taylor Swift and her fans late Friday night after a ticketing debacle this week that made it difficult for consumers to buy tickets to the pop star’s new tour. “We want to apologize to Taylor and all of her fans — especially those who had a terrible … Read more

‘It’s like living in an igloo.’ People are turning off their heat as prices surge

As the first frigid weather of autumn chills the Northeast, many people are faced with a tough decision: deal with the surging costs of heating their homes or live without it. Home heating prices are skyrocketing yet again this winter, up 18% nationwide on top of last year’s 17% spike, according to the National Energy … Read more

Taylor Swift: Ticketmaster fiasco ‘excruciating for me’

new York CNN Business — Taylor Swift spoke out Friday about the ticketing debacle that took place this week, as many fans were unable to purchase tickets for her upcoming tour on Ticketmaster. “It goes without saying that I’m extremely protective of my fans,” Swift wrote on Instagram on Friday. “It’s really difficult for me … Read more

We tried Apple’s new SOS tool for when you don’t have cell service

We tried Apple's new SOS tool for when you don't have cell service

CNN Business — When Apple announced at its closely-watched September product launch event that it would soon introduce an Emergency SOS feature powered by a network of satellites orbiting above Earth, Brooklyn probably wasn’t the secluded location most had in mind for using it. But on a rainy afternoon last week, I found myself trying … Read more

Vornado pumps brakes on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Penn Station project

The powerful head of Vornado Realty Trust appeared to knock the wind out of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s plan to erect new office skyscrapers in the Penn Station area on Tuesday, when Chief Executive Steven Roth said the time is not right for major new development. Publicly traded Vornado owns most of the 10 sites in … Read more

Big Tech falters on Q3 2022 results as Meta has worst week ever

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Marlene Awaad | Bloomberg | Getty Images Other than Appleit was a brutal earnings week for Big Tech. alphabet, Amazon, Meta other Microsoft combined lost over $350 billion in market cap after offering concerning commentary for the third quarter and the remainder of the year. Between slowing revenue growth — or … Read more

Apple’s top designer is leaving three years after taking over from Ive

Apple's top designer is leaving three years after taking over from Ive

An aerial view of Apple Park is seen in Cupertino, California, United States on October 28, 2021. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Apple’s vice president of industrial design, Evans Hankey, is leaving the company, Apple confirmed to CNBC on Friday. Hankey took over for former Apple design chief Jony Ive three years … Read more

‘The Crown’: Dame Judi Dench wants ‘cruelly unjust’ Season 5 to come with a disclaimer

CNN — Dame Judi Dench has played a British queen before and now she is sounding off about Netflix’s popular dramatization of the royal family. In a letter to The Times, the revered actress shares her concerns about the forthcoming new season of “The Crown,” writing that “the closer the drama comes to our present … Read more

Silicon Valley’s next trillion-dollar companies?

Silicon Valley's next trillion-dollar companies?

Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Stable Diffusion’s web interface, DreamStudio Screenshot/Stable Diffusion Computer programs can now create never-before-seen images in seconds. Feed one of these programs some words, and it will usually spit out a picture that actually matches the description, no matter how bizarre. The pictures aren’t perfect. They often feature hands with extra … Read more

Deal back on? Elon Musk gets closer to buying Twitter

The tumultuous saga of Elon Musk’s on-again off-again purchase of Twitter took a turn toward a conclusion Tuesday after the mercurial Tesla CEO proposed to buy the company at the originally agreed-on price of $44 billion. Musk made the surprising turnaround not on Twitter, as has been his custom, but in a letter to Twitter … Read more