Plus, Apple sold more Apple Watches than the entire Swiss-watch industry in Q4, and here’s what that opening ceremony drone display was supposed to look like.
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Amazon is launching a delivery service for businesses — getting ready to compete directly with UPS and FedEx. Shipping with Amazon, a.k.a. SWA, is expected to roll out in Los Angeles soon with third-party sellers that sell goods via its web site; Amazon plans to undercut the incumbent delivery services on price. [Laura Stevens / The Wall Street Journal]
Comcast may try to stop the Fox/Disney deal, by reviving its own bid for Fox. Comcast originally floated a price that was 15 percent more than the one Disney ended up paying for Fox. Fox said it took the Disney deal because it was more likely to be approved by regulators. Alternate theory: Comcast doesn’t really want Fox — it wants Disney to give up a piece of Fox, like its stake in Sky, to make it go away.