Washington State is suing Comcast for $100 million


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Washington State is suing Comcast for $100 million
Washington State’s attorney general is suing Comcast for $100 million for what it claims are “deceptive practices.”

NY governor wants sex offenders off Pokemon Go
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo solicits the help of Pokemon Go creator John Hanke in restricting dangerous sex offenders from playing the wildly popular mobile app.

Google wants to cure you with electrical signals
Forget pills. Alphabet wants to cure what ails you by focusing on your electrical signals.

Apple now owns a piece of Uber?
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Verizon wants to run every part of your life
Verizon just bought the core assets of Yahoo — and now it’s buying Fleetmatics, a company that develops tracking technology for cars and trucks. It’s another sign of how Verizon aims to get a cut from tech tied to all mobile devices.

Tesla offers to buy SolarCity for $2.6 billion
With Tesla offering to buy SolarCity, Elon Musk is trying to solidify his claim to the clean energy throne.

Uber sells its China business to big local rival
Uber is selling its China operations to local rival Didi Chuxing, a landmark deal that ends the ride-hailing company’s quest to dominate one of the world’s largest markets.

Kanye West rants about Tidal-Apple ‘beef’
Kanye West apparently really, really wants Apple to buy Tidal. On Saturday, the prodigious rapper took to Twitter to urge the tech giant with its couple hundred billion in cash to “give Jay his check for Tidal now.”

Finally, an app that empowers parents
Sara Mauskopf started Winnie to help parents find everything from parks to family-friendly restaurants.

Why free Wi-Fi kiosks in NYC can’t stop people from watching porn in public
New York City’s free Wi-Fi kiosk service has a porn problem — and content filtering systems are struggling to fix it.

#BlackWomenDidThat trending after Clinton’s nomination
Activist Anthony J. Williams helped create the hashtag #BlackWomenDidThat to celebrate black women’s contributions to cracking the glass ceiling.

Uber doesn’t decrease drunk driving, study says
Ride-hailing companies have claimed they reduce drunk driving, but a new study found no impact in fatalities in the United States.

Sheryl Sandberg is writing a new book about grief
The book will focus on “finding meaning in the face of adversity,” drawing on her own experience losing her husband.

Facebook could owe $5 billion in taxes
You know what’s not cool? That.

Microsoft to cut about 2,850 more jobs
Microsoft’s costly bet on Nokia will mean about 2,850 more job losses than previously expected.

Sandberg hopes a woman will be president
Sheryl Sandberg says she supports Hillary Clinton for president, because she would help close the gender gap, and because she’s ‘the most qualified candidate.’

VC pleas to tech CEOs: Give employees time off to vote
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Google’s moonshot projects lost $859M last quarter
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Amazon posts its fifth straight quarter of profits
Apparently Jeff Bezos is learning to love profits.

Solving the weakness of noise-canceling devices
A new Amazon patent sets the stage for headphones that give us the best of both worlds.

This startup wants to prevent another Flint water crisis
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Musk’s push for autopilot unnerves Tesla employees
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Qualcomm to pay $19.5M to settle gender suit
The chip maker agreed to the pay the settlement to female employees and make internal changes to its culture and promotion system.

How Uber punishes drivers who refuse to use UberPool
Drivers can’t stand UberPool. But Uber cleverly nudges them to use the service.

News anchor quits to become a Lyft driver
Reporter Anthony Ponce moonlighted as a Lyft driver for months to get strangers to open up in the backseat of his car. Now he’s going to do it full time and produce a podcast: Backseat Driver.

Apple sells its billionth iPhone
But iPhone sales are slowing.

That time a Russian billionaire paid Trump $95M
Yes, Donald Trump got $95 million from a Russian who bought his Palm Beach mansion.

Facebook is unstoppable
Read full story for latest details.

Owner of ClintonKaine.com wants $90,000
A lawyer and artist in Washington D.C. bought the ClintonKaine.com domain for $8 in 2011. That prescient decision could yield him tens of thousands now.

Beaten-down Apple has best day in 2 years
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Nintendo delays release of Pokemon Go Plus
Nintendo said it’s pushing back the release of the Pokemon Go Plus, an accessory for the wildly popular smartphone game, to September. It also posted a loss.

‘Notebook Air’ looks an awful lot like a MacBook
Xiaomi’s new laptop looks an awful lot like Apple’s MacBook Air. It’s even called the “Mi Notebook Air.”

Startup proves how good smartwatches can be
Mobvoi is a Google-backed AI startup from China with (finally) an affordable and powerful smartwatch, the Ticwatch 2.

This ambitious Chinese tech firm just snapped up Vizio for $2 billion
A cutting-edge Chinese tech firm that you’ve probably never heard of just snapped up top U.S. electronics maker Vizio for $2 billion.

Signs point to Russia in DNC hack, but FBI isn’t ready to blame Russia yet
The Democratic National Committee hack has ties to Russia, but the FBI won’t blame the Russian government — yet.

Inside Tesla’s ginormous Gigafactory
This is where Tesla plans to build enough lithium ion batteries to catapult Tesla’s electric vehicles into the mainstream.

Tesla’s autopilot remains in the spotlight
Read full story for latest details.

Twitter stock falls 10% on weak sales
Twitter reported only 3 million more monthly active users and weak sales projections. So much for the turnaround.

Apple sales fall for second straight quarter
Apple’s sales slump continues, but not as bad as Wall Street expected.

eHarmony’s co-founder is stepping down
Dr. Warren, a former marriage counselor who dispenses advice in eHarmony commercials, is being replaced as CEO.

Inside BlackBerry’s new Android device
BlackBerry’s mission to stay competitive is riding on the release of its new Android handset, the DTEK 50.

Israel vs. USA: Google’s competition to the moon
The Google Lunar XPRIZE is a competition to reignite space exploration. Two teams have emerged as the frontrunners: Moon Express, from the U.S., and SpaceIL, from Israel.

Hackers preying on US companies

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