Category: Technology

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum to leave Facebook amid privacy flap

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum is breaking ties with his company’s parent, Facebook, amid a privacy scandal that has dogged the social network for weeks. Koum confirmed his departure from WhatsApp Monday on his Facebook page . The Washington Post reported that Koum also plans to resign from Facebook’s board of directors. Facebook wouldn’t comment on […]

The Latest: Will Sprint-T-Mobile combo hurt consumers?

The Latest on Sprint-T-Mobile deal (all times local): 11 a.m. Consumer advocacy groups are worried that T-Mobile’s bid for Sprint will likely lead to higher cellphone plans because there’s less competition. The watchdog group Common Cause says low-income consumers seeking more affordable services will be particularly hurt. But Mark Lowenstein, a mobile-industry consultant, says the […]

Climate experts in Bonn seek to make Paris climate deal work

Diplomats and environmentalists are gathering in Bonn, Germany, to keep working on the rules governing the Paris climate accord. The talks starting Monday are part of preparations for December’s global climate summit in Katowice, Poland, when the so-called Paris rulebook must be formally approved. Among the unresolved issues are how to ensure transparent monitoring of […]

Sprint and T-Mobile agree to combine in $26.5 billion deal

T-Mobile and Sprint reached a $26.5 billion agreement Sunday to combine in a deal that would reshape the U.S. wireless landscape by reducing it to three major cellphone providers. The big unknown is whether the deal will win approval from the Trump administration’s antitrust regulators. The two companies have been considering a combination for years, […]