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How Net neutrality helped kill the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

Comcast's $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable is officially dead, and the companies may have the fiery Net neutrality debate that raged this past year to blame.

By April 26, 2015

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Amazon Fire tablet owners get a deal on Bezos' Washington Post

The Amazon CEO, who acquired the Post in a $250 million deal, is offering the paper's new tablet app exclusively to Fire tablet owners for free for the next six months.

By November 20, 2014

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Yahoo hires new ad sales head from Washington Post

After ousting COO Henrique de Castro in January, the Internet giant is bringing on the venerable newspaper's former chief revenue officer.

By October 14, 2014

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Google Express targets shoppers in Chicago, Boston, Washington

Google's shopping service is going beyond the confines of California and New York, bringing with it a new name and $95/year membership pricing.

By October 14, 2014

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Comcast calls off Time Warner Cable merger

Scrutiny from regulators proves too much for a proposed $45 billion deal to combine the two biggest US cable operators. However, the merger frenzy may start back up, thanks to Charter Communications.

By April 24, 2015

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Homeland Security Department to open Silicon Valley office

The government is increasingly turning its attention to hacking and cybersecurity issues. Now it's opening a new office in hopes of working with the talent that powers Silicon Valley's biggest tech firms.

By April 21, 2015

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Six delivery sites that will change the way you shop

Groceries, wine, handpicked clothes and dinner -- all delivered to your doorstep. Here are the top services making life more convenient than we probably deserve.

By April 20, 2015

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Twitter expands threats ban, may lock accounts in aim to limit abuse

Social network says previous policy on violent threats was "unduly narrow." Also, it will suspend accounts or force users to delete tweets if they engage in abusive behavior.

By April 21, 2015

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To tip or not to tip drivers, that is Uber's question

People do it with taxis, people do it with Lyft. Now, drivers for the ride-hailing service are petitioning Uber to allow for cashless tipping by including an in-app gratuity feature.

By February 16, 2015

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Are crowdfunding sites becoming too political?

Experts believe controversial, political crowdfunding campaigns show no signs of slowing down.

By April 19, 2015