DirecTV to Drop OAN Conservative News Channel

DirecTV said Friday it plans to drop conservative news channel One America News Network, a move that could sharply reduce the pro-Trump channel’s audience. “We informed Herring Networks that, following a routine internal review, we do not plan to enter into a new contract when our current agreement expires,” a DirecTV spokesman said in a … Read more

FAA Selects Airports for 5G Buffer Zones

U.S. air-safety regulators have picked dozens of airports that would get buffer zones to help avoid expected flight disruptions once a new 5G wireless service goes live later this month. The 50 airports selected by the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday include hubs for major U.S. passenger airlines such as Chicago’s O’Hare International and Dallas … Read more

Nashville Bombing Exposes Weak Point for Business Communications

The Christmas Day bombing in Nashville hit a weak point in telecommunications infrastructure, disrupting phone and internet service for days and underscoring a key risk for increasingly digitized businesses. A recreational vehicle exploded in front of an AT&T Inc. switching station, knocking out a central node that directs data from users and businesses across telecom … Read more

New 5G iPhones Kick Off Poaching Season for Carriers

Smartphone shoppers might be slow to notice how Apple Inc.’s AAPL -1.40% new 5G-enabled iPhones improve on the internet connections older models use, but cellphone carriers are working overtime to make them see it. The ad campaigns are driven by economics as much as technology. Most Americans already own a smartphone or two, so customer … Read more

How China Is Taking Over International Organizations, One Vote at a Time

When China curtailed political freedoms in Hong Kong this summer, two rival declarations circulated at the United Nations Human Rights Council. One, drafted by Cuba and commending Beijing’s move, won the backing of 53 nations. Another, issued by the U.K. and expressing concern, secured 27 supporters. China’s show of strength was just the latest diplomatic … Read more

WSJ News Exclusive | SoftBank Nears $40 Billion Deal to Sell Arm Holdings to Nvidia

SoftBank Group Corp. is nearing a deal to sell British chip designer Arm Holdings to Nvidia Corp. for more than $40 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest in a series of big asset sales by the Japanese technology conglomerate. The cash-and-stock deal being discussed would value Arm in the low $40 … Read more

‘Tenet’ Posts Modest Opening in Key Test of Covid-19-Era Moviegoing

U.S. movie theaters enjoyed their best few days since the pandemic shut down much of the economy, as the first major film in months opened with modest box-office returns. Sci-fi spy film “Tenet,”—distributed by AT&T Inc.’s T -0.57% Warner Bros. studio—grossed $20.2 million in the U.S. and Canada through the long holiday weekend, according to … Read more