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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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Uber’s massive Volvo order is a big self-driving step

Uber’s massive Volvo order is a big self-driving step

Uber's aspirations for a self-driving fleet of cars are no secret, and today the company took a big step toward realizing that dream. Uber has struck a new deal with Volvo that will see the latter produce tens of thousands of SUVs that Uber will then outfit with its autonomous driving systems. We'll see all of this happen within the new few years, too.

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American Eagle puts iPads in every Manhattan store dressing room

American Eagle puts iPads in every Manhattan store dressing room

American Eagle Outfitters has opened up a new store in Manhattan that includes a strong tech focus, namely the inclusion of an iPad in every dressing room. This is a first for American Eagle, but not for long: the company expects to expand the new design into some of its other stores. The iPads are just one part of an overall larger design that targets younger shoppers.

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Free Amazon Prime Video tier tipped: you’ll watch ads to earn it

Free Amazon Prime Video tier tipped: you’ll watch ads to earn it

Amazon may be preparing a free version of its Prime Video service that is supported by advertisements. This isn't the first time we've heard this rumor, though the last report was a few years ago. This time around, sources say Amazon has been engaging in talks with both movie studios and TV production companies over getting content for the service.

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Qualcomm smacks down Broadcom takeover bid

Qualcomm smacks down Broadcom takeover bid

Last week, Broadcom announced its intent to purchase massive mobile chip maker Qualcomm. At the time, Broadcom said that it was prepared to offer as much as $130 billion dollars to take control of Qualcomm. That's no small amount of money, and it would have ranked as the tech industry's largest acquisition ever.

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Amazon Black Friday deals will arrive in Whole Foods stores

Amazon Black Friday deals will arrive in Whole Foods stores

Thanksgiving is almost upon us and that means Black Friday deals will start popping up any day now. The retail holiday has largely become an online thing as many people choose to skip the cold weather and long lines altogether, but that doesn't mean there won't be deals in physical stores. Some of those in-store deals will be happening courtesy of Amazon, which plans to offer some discounted items in Whole Foods stores.

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EA buys Titanfall dev Respawn, surprising absolutely no one

EA buys Titanfall dev Respawn, surprising absolutely no one

It probably won't come as much of a shock to hear that Electronic Arts plans to buy Respawn Entertainment. Respawn, after all, is the developer behind one of EA's more popular franchises, Titanfall, and it's currently working on a new Star Wars game, making it a prime target for acquisition. At the same time, it probably isn't surprising to hear that some Respawn fans are a little bit uneasy about this new merger.

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You should absolutely be worried about the AT&T Time Warner deal

You should absolutely be worried about the AT&T Time Warner deal

It's been quite some time since we heard about AT&T's planned acquisition of Time Warner, but today the deal is forcing its way back into the spotlight. As it turns out, there might be some strife between AT&T and US regulators when it comes to the merger. That much should hardly be surprisingly, as Time Warner and AT&T are two already monolithic companies, so having the two in talks to become one would definitely get regulators' attention.

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Domino’s Pizza Checker finally finds a good use for AI

Domino’s Pizza Checker finally finds a good use for AI

Domino's plans to use artificial intelligence to check the quality of the pizzas cooked by its stores, it has revealed. This system is called, appropriately enough, the Pizza Checker, and it involves a physical device that will be rolled out in some of its stores around the world. The customer can receive a photo of their pizza from the quality checker.

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