AT&T has lofty ambitions to change the way TV advertising is sold, but ad buyers worry it will become a walled garden like Facebook and Google

AT&T has lofty ambitions to change the way TV advertising is sold, but ad buyers worry it will become a walled garden like Facebook and Google
This summer, AT&T unveiled an ambitious plan to reinvent TV and digital advertising. The idea: To create a tech platform using the telecom's data and premium content that could be used by the entire TV industry to sell advertising across multiple networks using automated software. "Ultimately, we are stronger if we can create one connected…

As Trump heads to border, federal workers rally against shutdown

As Trump heads to border, federal workers rally against shutdown
Washington, DC - As US President Donald Trump headed to the country's southern border with Mexico on Thursday, federal workers, unions and some Democrats rallied in the nation's capital against the ongoing partial government shutdown. Trump's trip to Texas to make his case for a wall on the US-Mexico border comes on the 20th day of the…

Spanish boy found dead in borehole after dire 13-day search

Spanish boy found dead in borehole after dire 13-day search
In this photo taken on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, Jose Rosello and Victoria Garcia, parents of 2-year-old boy trapped in a deep borehole, take part on a vigil at the town of Totalan near Malaga, Spain. Spanish authorities say that rescue experts are using explosives to make their way through a 4-meter (13-foot) wall of…

Duchess Meghan tells well-wisher royal baby is ‘nearly’ here

Duchess Meghan tells well-wisher royal baby is ‘nearly’ here
CLOSE The British royal family's Christmas cards have two new additions this year. USA TODAYDuches Meghan of Sussex and Prince Harry greet cellphone-wielding fans as they depart after the royal family's annual Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, on Dec. 25, 2018.(Photo: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)Duchess Meghan of Sussex told a…

White House pushes long odds strategy for wall

White House pushes long odds strategy for wall
Vice President Mike Pence and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner met Thursday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss border wall legislation. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Government Shutdown But even Republicans on the Hill recognize the idea is not likely to succeed pending a shift in Democratic thinking. The White House has a new, long-shot…

A decline in Facebook usage might not be the doomsday scenario for the company that many are predicting (FB)

A decline in Facebook usage might not be the doomsday scenario for the company that many are predicting (FB)
A key question confronting Facebook in 2019 is whether Facebook's nightmare year of scandals will have real consequences for its users' behavior. There are already indications that people are using the 2.2 billion-member social network less than they used to — and there are fears among some observers and investors that usage could continue to…

New cars, new cities as Formula E season five starts this weekend

New cars, new cities as Formula E season five starts this weekend
they sound like tie fighters — Formula E begins a new chapter this weekend—here's what to expect. Jonathan M. Gitlin - Dec 14, 2018 7:10 pm UTC This weekend sees the start of the 2018/2019 Formula E championship, which begins with the SAUDIA Ad Diriyah ePrix, the first-ever international motorsports race in Saudi Arabia. Formula…

Head of Rothschild in Russia pens fairy tales between flights

Head of Rothschild in Russia pens fairy tales between flights
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Giovanni Salvetti, the head of Rothschild in Russia and CIS, takes five flights a week in his job managing the bank’s operations from Kazakhstan to Ukraine. Giovanni Salvetti, head of Rothschild in Russia and CIS, poses for a picture during an interview in Moscow, Russia December 18, 2018. Picture taken December 18,…

Can Syria protect the Kurds?

Can Syria protect the Kurds?
The northern city of Manbij is one of the last remaining flashpoints in Syria's war And yet another example of the complicated Syrian jigsaw puzzle. It was under the control of Kurdish forces, but Syria says its army is now in the city for the first time in six years at the invitation of the…

Graham: GOP wants a Democrat ‘that’s not crazy’ for shutdown talks

Graham: GOP wants a Democrat ‘that’s not crazy’ for shutdown talks
“We’ll have offers on the table when we find somebody that’s not crazy to deal with,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday said negotiations to end the partial government shutdown will not begin in earnest until Democrats put someone that Republicans view as more reasonable in…