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Sprint Takes Tidal Stake to Ward Off Threats from All Sides

The tech, telecommunications, and media industries are fusing into one. Today’s installment: Sprint announced that it will buy a 33 percent stake in Tidal, the streaming music service owned by rapper and businessman Jay-Z and along with other musicians, in … Continue reading

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Trump’s FCC Pick Doesn’t Bode Well For Net Neutrality

President Donald Trump has tapped Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission’s senior Republican member, to head the regulatory agency. The appointment, announced by the FCC today, does not require congressional approval since Pai is already an FCC commissioner. Pai replaces … Continue reading

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The Women’s March Defines Protest in the Facebook Age

A rushing river of protesters flooded downtown Washington, DC, today, pink hats stretching as far as I could see. But it’s the signs that stayed with me. “I’m With Her” and “Love Trumps Hate” posters from Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Signs mocking … Continue reading

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Twitter Insists It Isn’t Making Everyone Follow @POTUS

Everything seemed to be going so smoothly. No, we’re not talking about the vaunted peaceful transfer of the presidency from one elected leader to the next. We’re talking about the handoff of the @POTUS Twitter account from the Obama administration … Continue reading

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How Silicon Valley Utopianism Brought You the Dystopian Trump Presidency

Two years ago, journalist Anand Giridharadas took the stage at the TED Conference and told the attendant techno-solutionists that they were, in fact, part of the problem. Literally, that’s what he said. Here, I’ll quote him directly: If you live … Continue reading

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Netflix Is Killing It—Big Time—After Pouring Cash Into Original Shows

Original content is paying off for Netflix in a big, big way. The company just recorded the biggest quarter in its 19-year history, handily beating Wall Street’s expectations while adding a record 7.05 million subscribers. That’s almost two million more … Continue reading

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Inauguration Liveblog: Donald Trump Is Sworn In as President

Inauguration Liveblog: Donald Trump Is Sworn In as President | WIRED Here’s The Thing With Ad Blockers We get it: Ads aren’t what you’re here for. But ads help us keep the lights on.So, add us to your ad blocker’s … Continue reading

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That Whole Oculus Lawsuit Hinges on What Makes Code ‘New’

What exactly does it mean to steal code? That’s a question at the heart of video game company ZeniMax’s $2 billion lawsuit against Facebook—a suit serious enough that Mark Zuckerberg himself took the stand this week in his company’s defense. … Continue reading

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At the DeploraBall, Trump’s Online Army Wonders: What Now?

On the eve of president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, an angry mob gathered outside the National Press Club to protest one of the many elite galas taking place around Washington, DC, as is inaugural tradition. Outside, the demonstrators held homemade signs … Continue reading

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Now You Can Save the Democratic Party for the Low, Low Price of $4.68 a Month

On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Democrats are lost. The Democratic National Committee has not elected a new leader. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters are still blaming each other for her loss. The party holds no branch of … Continue reading

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