IN THE NEWS: NCAA’S MARCH MADNESS LAUNCHES TODAY
NEW YORK (AP) — The games are being played on the nation’s hardwood floors. But the real game during for workers during March Madness is keep-away — keeping your boss from finding out you’re dialed into a game or two, instead of being dialed into your tasks. There will be no lack of distractions; all 67 games in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament will be available online. And there are ways for hoops fans to check out highlights — especially in the early part of the tournament when there are so many games going on at the same time. No matter who’s in your bracket, the NCAA March Madness site and app will probably be a good first step toward seeing as much of the action that you can.
NCAA March Madness site: <a target=”—blank” href=”http://www.ncaa.com/marchmadness”>http://www.ncaa.com/marchmadness</a>
IN THE NEWS: BROADCOM AND QUALCOMM DEAL BLOCKED
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spiked the effort by the Singapore-based company Broadcom to buy its U.S.-based rival Qualcomm. The president says the hostile buyout would put national security in peril. The decision, announced late yesterday, abruptly ends Broadcom’s four-month effort to absorb Qualcomm. The $117 billion bid for Qualcomm would have been the largest ever completed in the technology industry.
ON THE WEB: BALTIMORE ORIOLES AND KIDS TICKETS
CYBERSPACE (AP) — Baseball can be a fun family outing — but once you factor in the prices of tickets, food and souvenirs, it can be an expensive one. One major league baseball team is trying to do something about it — by allowing kids to attend games for free. The Baltimore Orioles will let young kids attend games for free. The deal lets each adult who buys a regularly-priced upper deck ticket bring up two children, age 9 or under. It is believed to be the first such initiative offered by a MLB team.
Baltimore Orioles site: <a target=”—blank” href=”http://www.mlb.com/orioles”>http://www.mlb.com/orioles</a>
IN STORES: APPLE AND MAGAZINES
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is looking to become your digital newsstand. The high-tech company has purchased the digital magazine distributor Texture. The deal puts Apple in control of a service that is often described as a Netflix of magazines. Texture allows subscribers to check out articles in more than 200 magazines for $10 a month — the same way Netflix provides its subscribers unlimited access to its video programming. Apple isn’t saying how much it paid for Texture. Unlike most Apple products, Texture will be available on devices powered by Google’s Android software in addition to the iPhone and iPad.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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