Best Buy at 50: Future’s Bleak for Brick-and-Mortar Giant – Newsweek

This article was originally published on the Motley Fool. There’s a pretty big sale taking place at Best Buy through Saturday night, with large markdowns to celebrate Best Buy turning 50 years old. A golden anniversary is as good a reason as any to host a massive sale, and some will argue that it’s not the only […]

EFF thinks T-Mobile could be violating net neutrality with new data plan – ZDNet

T-Mobile chief executive John Legere speaks at an Un-carrier event in San Francisco in September, 2014. (Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) Electronic Frontier Foundation believes T-Mobile’s new “T-Mobile One” data plan could violate net neutrality principles because of how it allows customers to use data. ​Net neutrality becomes the law of the land With Congress washing its […]

Asia markets mixed as traders eye Yellen’s speech at Jackson Hole on Friday – CNBC

In the currency market, the dollar traded up against a basket of currencies, with the dollar index at 94.868, compared with levels near 94.100 late last week. The Australian dollar slipped against the greenback, trading at $0.7592 as of 11:14 a.m. HK/SIN, with some commentators suggesting the Aussie took a hit after Moody’s Investor Service […]

AP PHOTOS: Editor Selections From the Past Week in Asia – ABC News

India and Indonesia both held Independence Day celebrations last week. India, which gained independence from British colonial rule on Aug. 15, 1947, marked the day with cultural and military parades, colorful festivals and political speeches. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation, saying that India would not bow to extremism and calling for young people […]

Taking a look at the next three Olympic sites — all in Asia – Chicago Sun-Times

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — For the Olympics, it’s so-long Rio, hello Asia. The next three Olympics are headed for relatively calmer ports of call in South Korea, Japan and China following the organizational drama surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and the just completed Summer Games in Brazil, although challenges […]