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Keith Noonan

Keith Noonan


Keith Noonan covers technology, entertainment, and other fields.

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Netflix and YouTube Cut Image Quality in Europe in Response to Bandwidth Strain

U.S. streams could soon see quality reductions as more people stay home and stream.

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Coronavirus Concerns Are Driving Video Game Engagement to Record Levels

Some gaming platforms and titles are seeing tailwinds as more people opt to stay home, but risk factors for the industry remain.


Apple Shuts Down Retail Stores Indefinitely in Response to Coronavirus

It's not clear when the company's stores will reopen, but there are signs that new products are on the way.


Coronavirus Causes AMC, Regal, and Alamo Drafthouse to Close All U.S. Theaters

The theatrical market is getting crushed this year, and recovery isn't a sure thing.

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Disney Shuts Down Hotels and Shops Following Parks Closures

The entertainment leader made a smart decision, but 2020 is going to be very tough for the company.


Coronavirus Could Delay the Launch of Microsoft's Powerful New Xbox

If Microsoft's Xbox Series X does miss the holiday launch window, it might not be alone in being delayed.


How the Coronavirus Is Ruining the Movie Theater Industry

Things are going to get worse for the film industry before they get better.


The Video Game Industry's Biggest Trade Show Has Been Canceled Over Coronavirus Concerns

With the novel coronavirus spreading and people being told to avoid large crowds, the decision makes a lot of sense.


Verizon Taps Its Yahoo! Brand to Launch New Mobile Service

The telecom company is making a surprising move with its new 4G LTE service.

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PepsiCo Moves to Acquire Rockstar Energy in $3.85 Billion Deal

The beverage giant is making a big play in the fast-growing energy drink market.


Stocking Up for Coronavirus? Target Is Putting Purchase Limits on Some Items

The retailer is implementing new policies and increasing staff hours to better meet challenges from the coronavirus.


Activision Blizzard Launches New Free-to-Play "Call of Duty"

The company unveiled the game with a trailer posted on March 9 and announced the title would be available the next day.


Why Sprint Stock Soared 110.3% in February

The telecom company's share price more than doubled thanks to a favorable court ruling.

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Why Etsy Stock Climbed 18.4% in February

Strong sales momentum and user growth have helped the e-commerce company buck the market's sell-off.


Why Square Stock Climbed 11.6% in February

Growth for the Cash app boosted the payment-processing stock last month, but March's trading has tested investors' conviction.


Why GSX Techedu Stock Climbed 24% in February

The online education stock is up roughly 86% in 2020 even as global markets have come under pressure.


Why Glu Mobile Stock Climbed 20.7% in February

Strong performance for the video-game company's key franchises propelled gains last month, but shares are sliding in March.


Why Qutoutiao Stock Climbed 26.5% in February

Stimulus boosted the Chinese company's share price last month, but coronavirus concerns remain.


Why TripAdvisor Stock Fell 14.2% in February

The coronavirus is casting a cloud of uncertainty over the travel industry.


Why Eventbrite Stock Slumped 30.9% in February

Health officials are advising people to avoid large crowds, and events are being canceled because of the coronavirus.