AT&T Partners With Rival Verizon On Web Portal Business

Telecom and media giant AT&T will partner with rival telecom and media giant Verizon to run parts of its consumer-facing web portal att.net after ending its contract with the small Buffalo tech firm Synacor, BuzzFeed News has learned. This means Verizon, which already provides AT&T’s email service (@att.net) through Yahoo, will now also run att.net. The portal — which features …

Biden Escalates Attack on Facebook Over False Political Ads

WASHINGTON — A 30-second video ad that ran on Facebook this week falsely accused former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. of blackmailing Ukrainian officials to stop an investigation of his son. “Send Quid Pro Joe Biden into retirement,” a narrator in the ad intoned. The video wasn’t released by the Trump campaign, which has produced ads on Facebook with …

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Asbestos-Tainted Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson is recalling a shipment of baby powder after the Food and Drug Administration discovered evidence of asbestos, the company said on Friday, after months spent denying the presence of the carcinogen in its talc-based products. In a test, the regulator found trace levels of chrysotile asbestos in samples from a bottle of baby powder purchased from an …

Zillow Makes Nearly Half Its Money Now From Flipping Homes

Zillow, the real estate search and advertising platform, has gotten into the house-flipping business in a big way. That means the company earned about 41.5% of its revenue from selling homes in the three months ending June 30, according to its most recent earnings report. Zillow made $599.6 million in revenue last quarter, $248.9 million of which came from its …

Netflix’s Top 10 Original Movies and TV Shows, According to Netflix

But the decision to go public with even some of its data was something of an about-face for Netflix, which once claimed it never wanted to get involved in the weekly Hollywood competition based on ratings or box office receipts. For a movie, according to the statistics that have appeared in the earnings reports, a view denotes that 70 percent …

Health Care and Billionaires Took Center Stage at Last Night’s Democratic Debate

Good Wednesday. This year’s DealBook Summit will feature speakers like Bill Gates, Hillary Clinton, Ginni Rometty of IBM and Makan Delrahim, the head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division. Apply to attend here. (Sign up here to get this in your inbox each morning.) The big talking points from last night Candidates were pressed on a number of issues at …

Amazon Sellers Are Using Facebook Chatbots To Cheat Their Way To Good Reviews

Jaap Arriens / NurPhoto / Getty Images The fake Amazon review economy that once prospered in private groups on Facebook, Reddit, and Discord now has a new home in the open: Facebook ads. Amazon sellers looking to boost sales have turned to buying advertisements on Facebook, touting “FREE!” samples of different products — keto snacks, phone chargers, Halloween toys — …

DreamWorks Film ‘Abominable’ Is Pulled by Vietnam Over Chinese Map Scene

HONG KONG — No movie, apparently, is cute enough to be immune from thorny international politics. The news media in Vietnam reported on Monday that the authorities had pulled “Abominable,” a DreamWorks animated film about a Chinese girl who befriends a yeti, from theaters over a scene that shows a map of China. The map includes China’s so-called nine-dash line, …