Aaron Paul, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Bryan Cranston, winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, pose with their awards for Breaking Bad during the  66th Primetime Emmy Awards in California yesterday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 2:04

For all the talk about newcomers raising the game of television, the industry yesterday chose to bestow its top Emmys on the long-running shows Bre(...)

Amazon wasn’t the only bidder for the video game service. It’s understood that Google and Twitch were in talks earlier this year on a transaction that valued Twitch at about $1 billion. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Jeff Bezos is ramping up Amazon. com ’s entertainment ambitions, buying video-game service Twitch Interactive in one of its biggest-ever acquisitions(...)

Medtronic, the Minneapolis-based device maker, said in June it will pay about $42.9 billion for Dublin-based Covidien in a tactic partly aimed at freeing $14 billion of overseas cash.

Speculation Medtronic will modify its offer for Covidien as sentiment worsens toward tax inversions is fueling demand for bearish options. Covidien co(...)

Unavailable: Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in Marvel’s ‘Captain America: the Winter Soldier’. Photograph: Zade Rosenthal

Shoppers on Amazon are unable to pre-order physical copies of some upcoming Disney films, as the entertainment company appears to have joined the g(...)

Aer Lingus closed down 1.6 per cent at €1.314 after it emerged that Denis O’Brien had sold 4.1 million shares in the airline, to reduce his stake to 2.4 per cent. Photograph: Peter Muhly/Getty

European stocks dropped to their lowest level in more than three months as concern mounted about a build-up of Russian troops along the border with(...)

A T-Mobile logo being positioned on a shop front. Shares in Deutsche Telekom fell as much as 5 per cent to a 16-week low on Wednesday. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 is likely to go down as one of the darker days in the history of Wall Street’s mergers and acquisitions market.In the space (...)

 Britain’s BSkyB has agreed to pay £4.9 billion (€6.18 billion) in cash to buy Rupert Murdoch’s pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy. Photo: PA Wire

Britain’s BSkyB has agreed to pay £4.9 billion (€6.18 billion) in cash to buy Rupert Murdoch’s pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy, responding to slowi(...)

A ‘Scotsie 100’ index would have underperformed the FTSE 100 over the last 59 years, a new London Business School report shows, with investors making (...)

Hasbro lost 3.3 per cent to $51.46. The toys and game maker reported second-quarter revenue that fell short of estimates. Photograph: Reuters

Shares fell across the globe as fighting erupted in eastern Ukraine, the first major eruption of violence there since a Malaysian airliner was shot do(...)

BSkyB’s plan to buy Rupert Murdoch’s pay-TV assets in Italy and Germany for perhaps as much as €10 billion is a bold bet on long-term growth at the e(...)