- BusinessDallas Business Journal•14 hours ago
AT&T – which is expected to premier its streaming service DirecTV Now later this year – will work to make streaming its primary TV platform by 2020, according to a report from Bloomberg. Under the timeline, set-top boxes and satellite dishes could be obsolete in three to five years, according to the report, which cites people familiar with the plans. Dallas-based AT&T (NYSE: T) has claimed no allegiance to satellite TV technology from day one of its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, but it hasn’t publicly provided any definitive answers or a timeline on a migration of its 25 million video subscribers toward the software-centric future of TV. The company has, however, said it has much to gain
- BusinessCredit.com•13 hours ago
Just ask intrepid consumer reporter Bob Sullivan, who received his very own debt collection note after simply reaching out to a payday loan company (and alleged phantom debt collector) for a story. For starters, payday lenders don't typically report to major credit bureaus, like Experian, according to the bureau's Director of Public Education, Rod Griffin. "Any debt you enter into contractually you are obligated to repay, even if it doesn't appear in a credit report," Griffin said, and ignoring a legitimate debt could have serious consequences.