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New Calif. privacy law has companies 'in a state of limbo'
While the New Year has brought new regulations, one sweeping state privacy law has also brought mass confusion around its enforcement and scope. The California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, promises to implement a range of new privacy requirements that will compel companies across industries to give consumers more access and control over their data.
Conference Chatter: CES 2020: From cars to content to phones, annual trade show did not disappoint
The Consumer Technology Association's annual show saw plenty of fireworks for its 2020 event, including Sony Corp.'s first car prototype, foldable phones and a splashy new mobile video platform from one of the biggest names in entertainment.
Analysts skeptical as state challenge to Sprint/T-Mobile nears conclusion
Closing arguments in a multistate lawsuit challenging the T-Mobile US Inc.-Sprint Corp. deal began Jan. 15 in New York. Wall Street analysts and investors remain skeptical of the merger's approval, while policy analysts are divided.
Data Dispatch: Viacom-CBS merger drives US media M&A financial adviser ranking for 2019
The merger of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. drove several financial advisers to the top of media M&A rankings by deal credit for 2019, according to data compiled by S&P Global Market Intelligence. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC ranked first with $42.41 billion in total deal credit from nine transactions involving U.S. and Canadian media companies in 2019.
Data Dispatch: Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan tie as top US telecom M&A advisers in 2019
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities ended 2019 as the top-ranked M&A financial advisers in the U.S. and Canadian telecommunications sector, ending the year with $19.29 billion in aggregate deal credit from three transactions.