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  • Get set: Your internet bill is about to soar, thanks to Trump's FCC

    Get set: Your internet bill is about to soar, thanks to Trump's FCC

    Thursday’s the day that the Trump administration will overturn former President Obama’s rules protecting consumers from greedy telecom companies manipulating internet access and pricing. I got a preview of what’s to come over the weekend as my Spectrum internet bill soared by 20% — and as I encountered...

  • Disney-Fox deal might cause high-level Fox execs to jump ship

    Disney-Fox deal might cause high-level Fox execs to jump ship

    Walt Disney Co.’s planned acquisition of much of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox media company — a deal that is expected to be completed as early as this week — could prompt a brain drain of high-level Fox executives in the coming months. Among the prominent executives who eventually could exit...

  • LuLaRoe has turned your Facebook friends into a leggings sales force

    LuLaRoe has turned your Facebook friends into a leggings sales force

    Betsy Stover was 17 when her mother asked her to help fax strangers, hawking a service that had the markings of a pyramid scheme. “I always felt like a creep sending unsolicited faxes,” said Stover, who hated the chore, but knew the work required cold calls to succeed. Stover, now a 38-year-old...

  • Mario Batali apologizes for sexual misconduct, steps away from his restaurant empire

    Mario Batali apologizes for sexual misconduct, steps away from his restaurant empire

    Celebrity chef Mario Batali stepped away from the day-to-day operations of his culinary empire and from the ABC show “The Chew” on Monday, as allegations emerged that he committed sexual misconduct spanning at least two decades. In the investigation by food website Eater, four women — three of...

  • Apple buys music-recognition app Shazam

    Apple buys music-recognition app Shazam

    For nearly 10 years, Shazam has been something of a one-trick pony. Its app has a single purpose: identify a song that’s playing and connect users to a service to download or stream it. But behind the nifty song-detecting technology lies something that could explain why Apple is buying Shazam for...

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