Here are the most readstories of the week.
Bringhubtakes on the e-commerce model with a universal shopping cart designed to appealto consumers' and retailers' interests.
WhenVerizon Communications Inc.closed the door on phone subsidies a few years ago, it was hard to know themove would necessitate opening a window to the asset-backed securities market.Having spent months working with various ratings agencies and talking tobondholders, Verizon is now ready to move forward on the first public debtoffering backed by apool of equipment installmentplans.
studiohead Jeff Shell was reportedly denied entry into Russia. Shell,who had flown to Russia on business, was reportedly pulled out of theimmigration line at the airport and detained for several hours. He was then puton a flight to Amsterdam. The cause of the action against the executive was notclear.
Theweek in over-the-top provides a recap of recent news related to OTT initiativesfrom various networks and platforms. AT&TInc. launched a programming slot on AUDIENCE Network for itsDIRECTV and U-verse TV subscribers, while Netflix Inc. is working on new drama series, called "Ozark."
's unexpectedpartnership with Netflix and business strategies at some other companiesengaged in M&A drew investors' attention during the week ended July 8.