art is looking to add a large video streaming service to its Walmart+ membership program. The retailer is in talks with executives at Walt Disney, Comcast, and Paramount Global. The move comes as the retailer ramps up its competition with Amazon.com and other streaming video providers.
Global tech investor SoftBank reported a record quarterly loss of more than $23 billion Monday after an investment spree that Chief Executive Masayoshi Son described as delirious turned sour. The results for the three months through June brought a mea culpa from Mr. Son, who sprayed unprecedented levels of funding on startups across the world over the past half-decade, particularly just as prices crested last year.
WhatsApp has added a new "online presence control" feature. It lets you send messages while appearing to be offline. The feature will roll out to all users across desktop and mobile later this month. The aim is to eventually make WhatsApp "as private and secure as face-to-face conversations"
South Korea's communication watchdog will investigate Apple and Google over potential violations of the country's in-app payment rule. The agency is also investigating SK Group's homegrown app store called ONE Store. The watchdog said it had looked into the practices of all three app stores since May 17 and determined that they might have breached the country’s telecommunication act.