Wall Street Journal

NFL to Coldplay: Pay to Play the Super Bowl

The National Football League doesn't usually pay the act that performs at halftime during the Super Bowl.

Media Industry Still Ripe for M&A, JPM’s DiCenso Thinks

Even after 21st Century Fox abandoned its big bid for Time Warner, the media sector is likely to see more merger and acquisition activity, said Monica DiCenso, the US head of equity strategy at JP Morgan Private Bank.

When Their Internet Went Down, These Brothers Stood Up

Brothers Eric and Rob Veksler, frustrated with New York City’s notoriously slow Internet service, launched a local Internet provider, Brooklyn Fiber.

SoftBank's US Cellphone Strategy Takes Shape

SoftBank gave a glimpse of its plans to tackle the US cellphone market, unveiling a deal to develop low-cost smartphones for its Sprint unit and a new service that would allow unlimited downloads from select applications.

Why the Public Library Beats Amazon -- for Now

A growing stack of companies would like you to pay a monthly fee to read e-books, just like you subscribe to Netflix to binge on movies and TV shows. Don't bother. Go sign up for a public library card instead.

Lenovo Takes On Apple, Samsung in Smartphones

Lenovo Group is on a fast track to become a significant competitor in smartphones -- not just in China but also overseas, taking on Samsung Electronics and Apple.

Echoes of Y2K: Engineers Buzz That Internet Is Outgrowing Its Gear

Network engineers are buzzing as the Internet outgrows some of its gear.

T-Mobile CFO Calls Iliad Offer 'Inadequate'

T-Mobile US' Chief Financial Officer Braxton Carter called a $15 billion takeover proposal from French wireless company Iliad "inadequate," but hinted that his company may be open to a higher offer.

No Satellite of Love for T-Mobile

For T-Mobile US, it may still take two to tango. After Sprint's decision to shelve a plan to bid for its rival, T-Mobile shareholders who had counted on an offer are scanning for other potential suitors.

Surveillance Court Judge Criticized NSA 'Overcollection' of Data

Newly declassified court documents show one of the National Security Agency's key surveillance programs was plagued by years of "systemic overcollection'' of private Internet communications.