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Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf
The AT&T/DirecTV Merger Will Likely Be Approved: Report The AT&T/DirecTV Merger Will Likely Be Approved: Report

It doesn’t appear that federal regulators are going to stand in the way of AT&T’s bid to acquire DirecTV. According to sources quoted in the Wall Street Journal both the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission are almost done …

Tom Brady Has the Unwavering Support of the Patriots’ Social Media Team

It’s clear that Tom Brady has the full support of the entire Patriots organization – and that includes whoever runs the franchise’s social media accounts. This afternoon, both the official Facebook page and the official Twitter page for the New …

Verizon, Sprint Pay $158M for ‘Cramming’ Bogus Charges Verizon, Sprint Pay $158M for ‘Cramming’ Bogus Charges

The Federal Communications Commission has announced that Verizon and Sprint will pay a combined $158 million to settle “cramming” investigations, wherein the Commission found that the carriers were cramming unauthorized charges onto customers’ bills. The majority of such charges came …

Comcast’s 2Gbps Fiber Could Cost $300 a Month Comcast’s 2Gbps Fiber Could Cost $300 a Month

Comcast is in the process of rolling out a high-speed fiber network to compete with the likes of Google Fiber (and also municipalities with their own networks) – but the company has yet to reveal how much it’s going to …

Yes, Your Google Hangouts Can Be Wiretapped Yes, Your Google Hangouts Can Be Wiretapped

Google encrypts your Hangouts conversations, but it doesn’t use end-to-end encryption. This means that Google can wiretap your Hangouts at the government’s request. That’s one big revelation from a recent reddit AMA with Richard Salgado, Google’s director for law enforcement …

Netflix Reportedly Wants ‘Black Mirror’ for Itself Netflix Reportedly Wants ‘Black Mirror’ for Itself

Black Mirror has only aired seven episodes – two three-episode series and a Christmas special – but the show has already made a huge splash in both the UK and the States. We’ve known that creator Charlie Brooker is working …

Elon Musk: Story About Scolding Employee for Attending Birth “Total BS” Elon Musk: Story About Scolding Employee for Attending Birth “Total BS”

According to Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, a claim that he once scolded an employee for missing a company event to witness the birth of his child is “total BS.” Musk is the subject of a new book, out …

Hillary Clinton Is Getting Domain Trolled Too Hillary Clinton Is Getting Domain Trolled Too

Head on over to HillaryClinton.net. Oops – that’s not Hillary. The frontrunning Democratic candidate for President is the latest to fall victim to some domain trolling. Hillary Clinton has HillaryClinton.com on lockdown, but her name dot net redirects to GOP …

Leeroy Jenkins Is 10 Years Old Today

Oh my god, he just ran in. One of the most famous videos on the internet turns 10 today. On May 11, 2005, a video was uploaded to a World of Warcraft fansite called Warcraft movies. It showed a guild …

‘Netflix Tax’ Proposed in Australia ‘Netflix Tax’ Proposed in Australia

Netflix is going to cost a little more in Australia. Treasurer Joe Hockey has confirmed reports that the new budget will include a plan to charge a 10 percent Goods and Services Tax on online services based outside of the …

Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda Aren’t Happy About ‘Grace & Frankie’ Pay

In the new Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda star as two women who “form an unlikely bond after their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other.” The show is called Grace …

Man Allegedly Confessed to Murdering Family on Facebook

“Emily had tried everything to get better but nothing seemed to help her. I took a gun and shot her in the head and now she is migraine free and floating in the clouds on a sunny afternoon, her long …

Nintendo Is Finally Going to Make Smartphone Games Nintendo Is Finally Going to Make Smartphone Games

By the end of this year, you’ll be able to play a Nintendo game on your iPhone. Wading into a market its always been wary of, Nintendo is finally going to start producing smartphone games. The first one should be …

This Is What 90% Smartphone Penetration Looks Like This Is What 90% Smartphone Penetration Looks Like

ComScore just released a new report on U.S. smartphone penetration – or, if you don’t like the sound of that, call it the percentage of a certain market using smartphones. Bottom line: everyone has a smartphone. Actually, about 77% – …

Skynet Is Real, and the NSA Uses It To Track Locations with Phone Metadata Skynet Is Real, and the NSA Uses It To Track Locations with Phone Metadata

When a spy agency decides to call one of its various tracking programs Skynet, it’s just screwing with us, right? A troubling report about a journalist misidentified as a terrorist from The Intercept has revealed that the National Security Agency …

Caroll Spinney: Big Bird Shares Heartbreaking Story During Reddit AMA

Caroll Spinney, a man who’s played a big part of many kids’ lives, recently shared one of the most heartbreaking stories you’ll read on the internet. For the last 46 years, Spinney has made Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch …

Showtime’s Streaming Service Launching ‘In the Coming Months’ Showtime’s Streaming Service Launching ‘In the Coming Months’

Still no hard timeline for CBS’s rollout of its HBO Now-like standalone streaming platform for Showtime, but it shouldn’t be too much longer. CBS head Les Moonves had that much to say in a recent earnings call. From CBS Communications’ …

Comcast: We’ll Rectify Our Screwup Only If You Promise Not to Tell Anyone About Our Screwup Comcast: We’ll Rectify Our Screwup Only If You Promise Not to Tell Anyone About Our Screwup

At this point, it’s a little too late for Comcast to keep the public in the dark about its customer service woes. Too many people have experienced the nightmare and too many stories have come out showing, for example, just …

Fitbit Files $100 Million IPO Fitbit Files $100 Million IPO

Fitness tracking wearables company Fitbit has decided to go public According to Fortune, Fitbit will trade on the NYSE under the symbol FIT. The company says it plans to raise $100 million, but that number is likely to change. Fitbit’s …

Facebook Banned in World’s Third-Smallest Country Facebook Banned in World’s Third-Smallest Country

The Republic of Nauru sits in the central Pacific and is home to around 10,000 people. The Micronesian island is 8.1 square miles in total area, which makes it the third-smallest country in the world (behind Vatican City and Monaco). …

There’s a Good Chance Your Tinder Match Isn’t Single There’s a Good Chance Your Tinder Match Isn’t Single

Not that anyone on Tinder would care, but a new report says that there’s a pretty good chance the person you just matched is already accounted for. The study, published by Global Web Index, says the 30% of Tinder users …

Verizon Gave a Grandmother a Heart Attack, Alleges Suit

A 53-year-old grandmother, who says she usually doesn’t believe in suing, is suing Verizon Wireless for allegedly causing her to have a heart attack with bad customer service. Angela Hawkins of Chesapeake is suing the telecom for $2.35 million after …

Sense8, The Wachowskis’ New Netflix Show, Gets an Official Trailer

Sense8, the sci-fi drama from Matrix creators The Wachowskis, has just dropped its official trailer. “One moment links 8 minds in disparate parts of the world, putting 8 strangers in each other’s lives, each other’s secrets, and in terrible danger,” …

NSA’s Bulk Phone Data Collection Illegal, Court Rules NSA’s Bulk Phone Data Collection Illegal, Court Rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that the bulk collections of your phone records is illegal. In a nearly 100-page ruling, the court vacated a lower court’s decision and stated that the bulk collection of metadata is not authorized by …