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Will Hobson / Washington Post:
DraftKings and FanDuel agree to merge; DraftKings CEO Jason Robins to run the new company, and FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles to become chairman of the board   —  DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest companies in the daily fantasy sports market that exploded into national consciousness last fall …
Nov 18, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context
Jeff Guo / Washington Post:
Study: Wikipedia has moderating influence on its contributors; articles have become increasingly politically neutral in recent years   —  The Internet is dotted with cesspools, also known as comments sections.  Consider, for instance, the Facebook chatter surrounding a recent New York Times article about Donald Trump:
Oct 30, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
T-Mobile fined $48M by FCC for mischaracterizing its “unlimited” plan and throttling users' data when they reached the limit   —  Federal regulators are slapping T-Mobile with millions of dollars in fines and other requirements after consumers complained that the wireless carrier misled …
Oct 19, 2016, 11:25 AMIn context
Washington Post:
Verizon general counsel says there's a “reasonable basis” to believe Yahoo hack will have a “material” impact on deal   —  Verizon on Thursday said that it was leaning toward declaring as a “material” event the massive data breach disclosed three weeks ago by Yahoo …
Oct 13, 2016, 2:54 PMIn context
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
The Washington Post tracked Facebook's Trending Topics section over three weeks, uncovering five fake stories and three profoundly inaccurate ones   —  The Intersect ran a little experiment a few weeks ago: During the work day, we'd check in with Facebook each hour, on the hour …
Oct 12, 2016, 1:10 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Dozens of suspicious court cases, with missing defendants, aim at getting web pages deindexed or taken down outright by abusing firms' policies on defamation   —  There are about 25 court cases throughout the country that have a suspicious profile:  — All involve allegedly self-represented plaintiffs …
Oct 10, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Sources: Facebook in talks with US government and wireless carriers to launch Free Basics-like service in the US, for low-income and rural Americans   —  Facebook has been in talks for months with U.S. government officials and wireless carriers with an eye toward unveiling an American version …
Oct 6, 2016, 1:05 PMIn context
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
US Justice Department confirms arrest of NSA contractor accused of stealing classified information   —  A government contractor has been arrested and charged with stealing highly classified information from the U.S. government, authorities announced Wednesday.
Oct 5, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Todd C. Frankel / Washington Post:
How cobalt sourced from dangerous mines in DR Congo ends up inside Lithium-ion batteries powering devices made by Apple, Samsung, Tesla, and other tech firms   —  Photos by Michael Robinson Chavez … The sun was rising over one of the richest mineral deposits on Earth, in one of the poorest countries …
Oct 1, 2016, 5:35 PMIn context
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
How a startup called Augmedix, which has raised over $36M, is enabling hundreds of doctors in the US to use Google Glass for remote medical scribing   —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — Jim Andrews is in a medical office wearing just a hospital gown, staring at his doctor of 11 years …
Oct 1, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context

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