Shadowrun: Dirty Laundry
ABS is a subsidiary of Transnational Communications, which also owns assorted faxnews services, databases, and recording companies. Transnational was recently the target of a successful takeover by Morgen-Tek GmbH, a Cologne-based operation that produces all manner of technical goodies, and which is a leader in nanotech research. Morgen-Tek is itself a major subsidiary of Saeder-Krupp. Rumors that ABS will be changing its logo to a dragon with a credstick are doubtless exaggerated.