NEW YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable?
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to permit betting on sports in the state and a racetrack said it will start taking bets next weekend, but legal challenges could stall the rollout.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have added seven business leaders to its ownership group as it works to rebuild the team and makes plans for a new arena.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely to spark the next iRevolution. The tech giant’s bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay, debuting Monday, will be the next thing you didn’t know you needed — but now can’t live without.