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Comcast is rolling out data caps because it doesn’t want to compete

Comcast is rolling out data caps because it doesn’t want to compete

Comcast has revealed that it will soon begin implementing data caps in 18 new regions, which means that most Comcast customers will be subject to a 1TB cap by the end of the year. Comcast, of course, has its own shaky reasons for this, claiming that those who use more internet should pay more than those who don't. Just in case there was any confusion, I'd like to remind you that this has nothing to do with fairness, but has everything to do with greed. Comcast's cable arm is currently dying a slow and (warranted) death thanks to companies like Netflix, and instead of actually competing with them, Comcast has just decided to be a baby about the whole thing and charge you more for the internet you currently have.

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Apple should acquire Twitter

Apple should acquire Twitter

With Google and Disney bowing out — and Salesforce throwing cold water on a deal — Twitter’s acquisition hopes seem dead on arrival. Though an internal struggle over any acquisition may be bubbling, there’s one company that remains a dark horse; a company that has every reason to want a news platform that moves at the speed of light, but has a social layer attached along with some streaming media add-ons. Yup, we’re talking about Apple.

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Uber and Lyft face their newest battle in Philadelphia

Uber and Lyft face their newest battle in Philadelphia

Uber and Lyft face their latest legal struggle in Philadelphia, where they were ordered yesterday night to stop operating. Both companies ultimately ignored the order and continued providing rides via their respective platforms; soon after, Uber got a small victory via a preliminary injunction that blocked the cease and desist order. That itself is only a temporary victory, though, and the company -- as well as Lyft -- face an uphill battle to get more friendly legislation established, otherwise they risk a similar order to cease operations in the future.

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Verizon looks to cut Yahoo purchase price by $1 billion

Verizon looks to cut Yahoo purchase price by $1 billion

In case you missed it, Yahoo has found itself in a bit of a tough place recently. First came the announcement of an attack that compromised the credentials of 500 million accounts, followed by the more recent reports that the company spied on its users on behalf of the US government. In the face of this bad news, it would appear that Verizon is reconsidering its $4.8 billion deal to buy out Yahoo.

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BitTorrent tipped in massive upheaval as CEOs fired, BT Now shutdown

BitTorrent tipped in massive upheaval as CEOs fired, BT Now shutdown

Back in April, BitTorrent announced that Jeremy Johnson and Robert Delamar were its new co-CEOs. The company has been making a big and deliberate push into the media industry since, launching BitTorrent Now and its own news station, among other things. That all may have just come to a huge halt, at least if new sources are to be believed. According to those sources, both co-CEOs have been fired and booted from the company’s board of directors, a bunch of employees have been laid off, and BitTorrent Now has been shutdown.

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LinkedIn’s Open Candidates feature helps you find a job in secret

LinkedIn’s Open Candidates feature helps you find a job in secret

Attempting to find a new job can be a touchy process, especially if you don't want your current employer to know that you're on the hunt. Using an online service like LinkedIn can make the process even more risky, considering that recruiters from the company you're leaving are likely using that site as well. LinkedIn wants to make it easier for you to look for a new job in secrecy, rolling out a new feature called Open Candidates today.

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Tesla hit with age discrimination lawsuit from former engineer

Tesla hit with age discrimination lawsuit from former engineer

Tesla Motors is being sued by a former engineer who claims he suffered discrimination — and was ultimately fired — because of his age. Thomas Flessner, age 69, was hired by Tesla in 2012 to work as a materials engineer at a company facility in Fremont, California. While there, Flessner’s lawsuit alleges he was subjected to harsher treatment than his younger peers, and that his supervisor repeatedly singled him out or made it difficult to correct issues, reportedly cancelling scheduled meetings and more. Flessner was fired this past February.

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EyeEm taps Adobe Stock to boost curated premium photo collection

EyeEm taps Adobe Stock to boost curated premium photo collection

EyeEm, a photo-sharing app and image marketplace, has announced a new deal with Adobe that will have it providing some of its community’s best photographs for licensing through Adobe Stock Premium Collection, the latter company’s curated collection of high-quality images. This gives some of EyeEm’s users a new market to tap, and likewise gives Adobe customers an additional source of quality commercial photos.

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Disney may be considering a Netflix acquisition

Disney may be considering a Netflix acquisition

Rumor has it Disney is considering acquiring Netflix, something that itself follows reports that Disney was allegedly looking into buying Twitter. The mere existence of the rumor has been enough to push Netflix’s stock over $100/share; whether any such deal, which could be thorny for Disney, will happen is another matter. This speculation follows several months of light rumors that Apple may one day gobble up Netflix.

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AT&T Gigabit Internet to roll out in eleven new markets

AT&T Gigabit Internet to roll out in eleven new markets

AT&T has announced plans to expand its gigabit Internet service into eleven new markets, making it available to some customers located in parts of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Texas. The high-speed Internet service will be made available to small businesses, as well as private homes and apartment complexes. Thus far, AT&T has launched its gigabit offering in 29 metro regions covering more than 3 million “locations."

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Sources: Yahoo spied on its own users’ emails for U.S. government

Sources: Yahoo spied on its own users’ emails for U.S. government

Yahoo is at the center of a new damning report in which sources claim the company built its own software to spy on all incoming Yahoo Mail emails on behalf of the United States government. According to the sources, the software monitored the incoming emails for certain bits of information as provided by either the NSA or the FBI, resulting in “hundreds of millions” of accounts suffering privacy violations. This spying allegedly resulted in former Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos leaving the company, as sources say he disagreed with CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to comply with government orders.

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EU to Google: stop Android anti-competitive deals, or else

EU to Google: stop Android anti-competitive deals, or else

Google's problems in Europe is about to reach a new level as the European Commission is close to giving the US tech giant an ultimatum over anti-competitive business practices. This time, it is Android that is on the hot seat, with EU’s antitrust regulators telling Google to stop paying or discounting OEMs to pre-install its Google Play Store and services on Android devices. Depending on how the events turn, Google could end up paying a hefty fine based on profits extending as far back as 2011.

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