Activision Stock Falls on Report FTC Might Block Microsoft Deal

Activision Stock Falls on Report FTC Might Block Microsoft Deal

Text size Activision is best known for games including Call of Duty and Candy Crush. Dreamstime Activision Blizzard stock dropped Friday after a Politico report suggested that the Federal Trade Commission will file an antitrust lawsuit to prevent Microsoft ‘s takeover of the videogame maker. An article by Politico, citing three unnamed sources, said the … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway discloses stakes in TSMC, Jefferies, Louisiana-Pacific, sending those stocks higher

Berkshire Hathaway discloses stakes in TSMC, Jefferies, Louisiana-Pacific, sending those stocks higher

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. added positions in materials manufacturer Louisiana-Pacific Corp., investment bank Jefferies Financial Group and chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. during the third quarter, according to a filing released after Monday’s closing bell. The company’s latest 13-F filing revealed a new position in Louisiana-Pacific LPX, -1.80% amounting to nearly 5.8 million shares, … Read more

Here’s how much China stocks still could rally from zero-COVID depths, according to Goldman strategists

Here’s how much China stocks still could rally from zero-COVID depths, according to Goldman strategists

Wall Street stocks are poised for a bounce to start a new week, with politics one spotlight as US midterm elections are set to get under way. Many expect a split Congress and political deadlock for two years, which isn’t necessarily bad for markets, which tends to prefer a divided government. Neil Wilson, chief strategist … Read more

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Your First Gaming PC

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Your First Gaming PC

Photo: Gorodenkoff (Shutterstock) PC gaming has a reputation for being expensive and complicated. And sure, playing games on PC is arguably the “deep end” of the video game hobby compared to playing on consoles, but it’s much easier to wade into those waters than you might think. If you’re interested in PC gaming but aren’t … Read more

Contrary to reports, Apple may not launch new MacBook Pros till next March

Contrary to reports, Apple may not launch new MacBook Pros till next March

Apple’s upcoming M2-powered 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros might not launch till next march. In contrast to earlier reports that claimed Apple might deliver the new devices before the end of the year, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman now predicts a March launch, reports The Verge. The release of the new MacBooks is expected to coincide with … Read more

Intel 13th Generation “Raptor Lake” Core i9-13900K CPU

Intel 13th Generation “Raptor Lake” Core i9-13900K CPU

Intel has released its new flagship desktop CPU, the Core i9-13900K. Boosting 24 cores and 32 threads with a maximum boost clock of 5.80 GHz, does this new processor have the chops across productivity, creative, and gaming applications? We take a look. Unlike last year’s Alder Lake CPUs, it’s not all change this year. Intel’s … Read more

Apple introduces new iPad and iPad Pro with speed enhancements

Apple introduces new iPad and iPad Pro with speed enhancements

Apple Inc. quietly announced upgrades to two of its iPad models Tuesday, through announcements lacking the fanfare of the company’s recent iPhone 14 debut. Instead of hosting an event to reveal the iPad updates as it did for the iPhone, Apple AAPL, +0.94% simply announced the refreshed devices in a series of press releases. The … Read more

Refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 available for sale in US, Canada

Refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 available for sale in US, Canada

Tech giant Apple is now making available the 13-inch MacBook Pro powered with the M2 Apple silicon chip in its refurbished store for the first time in the US and Canada. In the US, Apple offers the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 with 256GB and 512GB of storage for $1,169 and $1,349, respectively. The 13-inch … Read more

Meet the 30-year-old on the verge of selling his company to Adobe for $20B

Meet the 30-year-old on the verge of selling his company to Adobe for B

Almost overnight, this 30-year-old has become the tech world’s newest titan — and is poised to become one of the world’s youngest billionaires. Dylan Field, the co-founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Figma, is on the cusp of an epic windfall after Adobe ADBE, -3.12% announced plans to acquire his company for $20 billion this … Read more

Apple iPhone 14 event: A price hike is expected, but will there be ‘one more thing’?

Apple iPhone 14 event: A price hike is expected, but will there be ‘one more thing’?

Apple Inc.’s coming iPhone 14 lineup might not bring too many new features, but there could be one big change in store. After holding steady on iPhone prices a year ago, some analysts expect that Apple AAPL, -1.36% will increase the price of its iPhone 14 Pro models this year amid camera, chip, and design … Read more