We’ve been hearing about “convergence" since the earliest days of the Internet. A computer in your living room! Movies streaming in your home!
So it’s with a certain degree of inevitability that the latest mega-merger lumbers onto the scene. AT&T has offered $85.4 billion for Time Warner, which would give it control of, among other media goodies, HBO, CNN, the Warner Bros. studio and DC Comics.Read more
Sometimes a scam seems so obvious it’s almost not worth looking into.
Pasadena resident Eileen Ritchie contacted me the other day to ask about a letter received by her 92-year-old mother. The letter, purportedly from the U.S. Census Bureau, was an invitation to take a survey about the recipient’s spending habits.
Included in the envelope were a $5 bill and what was claimed to be a $40 gift card.Read more
Being dead hasn’t stopped Martin Siegel from being a solid insurance prospect.
Siegel, who died in 2002, would have turned 65 this year. As such, he’s received solicitations from UnitedHealthcare, Kaiser Permanente and other insurers trying to sign him up for Medicare Advantage plans.
“It’s just about every insurance company you can think of,” said Geri Siegel, his widow.Read more
Relatively little attention was paid last year when President Obama called for creation of a database containing the DNA of a million volunteers as part of moves toward “precision medicine,” or tailoring healthcare to people’s individual needs.Read more