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Court orders Coinbase to give IRS data on 14,000 users

Court orders Coinbase to give IRS data on 14,000 users

Coinbase has been ordered to turn over data on about 14,000 users to the Internal Revenue Service, the latest development in a legal spat that has been ongoing for months. Coinbase is calling this a partial victory, saying that the scope of the summons was reduced by a huge 97%, requiring it to turn over data on only a small fraction of its users. Affected users are people with $20,000 or more in transactions in a single year.

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Alexa for Business brings Amazon AI into the workplace

Alexa for Business brings Amazon AI into the workplace

Between Hulu integrating Alexa with its streaming service and third-party speakers now supporting Alexa out of the box, it sure seems like Amazon's smart assistant is everywhere these days. Despite wide-ranging support, one area that Amazon has yet to tackle is enterprise. That all changes today, as Amazon has introduced Alexa for Business, which will bring the smart assistant to the workplace.

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Microsoft unveils huge new Redmond campus with 18 new buildings

Microsoft unveils huge new Redmond campus with 18 new buildings

Microsoft has unveiled its campus of the future, showing off renders for what will one day be its new location in Redmond, Washington. The company describes this as a multi-year project, explaining that it will renovate 6.7 million square feet of work space at its Redmond campus, as well as adding 18 new buildings, a $150 million transportation infrastructure, and much more.

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Contractor who disabled Trump’s Twitter explains what happened

Contractor who disabled Trump’s Twitter explains what happened

Earlier this month, Trump's Twitter account was briefly deactivated, making it impossible to access it or any of its content. The suspension was a brief one, lasting only 11 minutes, but they were enough to inspire both rants and praise. Some had speculated that the deactivation was the result of a rogue employee, but extensive details on what went down were never given.

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Essential CEO Andy Rubin takes leave of absence

Essential CEO Andy Rubin takes leave of absence

Right now is a pretty important time for Essential, a company headed by Andy Rubin that's trying to break into the crowded smartphone market with its Essential PH-1. With the phone only a few months old, this can be considered a make-or-break time for the startup. It's strange, then, that founder Andy Rubin has announced that he will be taking a leave of absence from his company.

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YouTube loses major advertisers over controversial videos

YouTube loses major advertisers over controversial videos

YouTube has lost major advertisers as the controversy over inappropriate videos targeting and featuring minors on its site grows. At the heart of the matter are a glut of videos hosted on YouTube that feature predatory comments directed at children, as well as inappropriate videos that target and/or feature minors. YouTube has taken steps to address the problems amid the controversy, but it hasn't been enough to stop some brands from pulling their ads.

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Tesla’s Australian Powerpack battery system is already complete

Tesla’s Australian Powerpack battery system is already complete

Tesla has completed its Powerpack backup battery system in Australia ahead of its December 2017 deadline, officials have announced. With its completion comes a milestone designation: it is the largest lithium-ion battery in the world, and it is located in South Australia. South Australia, which is heavily dependent on wind power, approved the construction back in July. Tesla had promised to complete the project in 100 days.

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The FCC Net Neutrality death proposal is here: It’s worse than we thought

The FCC Net Neutrality death proposal is here: It’s worse than we thought

Today Trump-installed FCC chairman Ajit Pai released his plan to destroy Net Neutrality. It's worse than we thought it might be. Yesterday we went over the Trump Administration's 3-point plan to steal internet from poor people and cut all rules from internet provider businesses. Today we're seeing that the plan cuts much more than what we assumed it would.

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Verizon Black Friday 2017 deals revealed: starts Thanksgiving day

Verizon Black Friday 2017 deals revealed: starts Thanksgiving day

Starting on Thanksgiving Day (that's this Thursday), Verizon will unleash its Black Friday deals through its online site. If you're in the market for one of the biggest phones currently available, this Black Friday deal has you covered. The deals go live on the company's website on Thursday, but the stores won't kick off the deals until Friday.

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Dish Network loses CBS channels in latest service blackout

Dish Network loses CBS channels in latest service blackout

Dish Network has lost CBS channels due to an ongoing dispute between the two companies. The service blackout spans 18 cities, some of them major ones, and will result in those customers being unable to watch Thanksgiving's NFL game unless something changes in the very near future. This isn't the first time Dish Network has lost access to CBS channels over a carriage contract battle.

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Hulu sued over claims of discrimination against the blind

Hulu sued over claims of discrimination against the blind

Hulu has been sued over what is being called discrimination against the blind and visually impaired. According to the lawsuit, which was filed in the US District Court of Massachusetts, Hulu is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act; it is accused of "ongoing exclusion of blind and visually impaired Americans."

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AT&T Time Warner merger may be blocked by DOJ lawsuit

AT&T Time Warner merger may be blocked by DOJ lawsuit

The Department of Justice is filing a lawsuit to block the merger between AT&T and Time Warner, sources have said, marking a big turn of events for the planned -- and controversial -- deal. Details are still rolling in, but sources claim the Justice Department will officially announce an antitrust suit today regarding the merger. For its part, the DOJ confirmed that it has a major antitrust matter in the pipeline, but didn't name companies.

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