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Comcast Founder Ralph J. Roberts Dies at 95

Comcast Founder Ralph J. Roberts Dies at 95

On Friday morning, Comcast Corporation announced that its co-founder and current Chairman Emeritus, Ralph J. Roberts, has died. According to a release, Roberts died of natural causes. He was 95. “Ralph was a born entrepreneur, a visionary businessman, a philanthropist and a wonderful human being. Ralph built Comcast into one of America’s greatest companies and his vision and spirit have …

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Lyft Pays $300K to Settle New York Lawsuit

Lyft Pays $300K to Settle New York Lawsuit

Lyft and the New York Attorney General’s office have settled a year-long beef, and Lyft has agreed to pay $300,000 in penalties. The settlement resolves a dispute born in July, 2014, when New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and the New York State Department of Financial Services filed a lawsuit against Lyft claiming the on-demand ride company let its …

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Facebook’s New App Isn’t Available in Europe Thanks to Facial Recognition Fears

Facebook’s New App Isn’t Available in Europe Thanks to Facial Recognition Fears

Earlier this week, Facebook launched yet another standalone app. It’s called Moments, and it lets friends easily sync photos with each other. Here’s how product manager Will Ruben describes the app: “Syncing photos with the Moments app is a private way to give photos to friends and get the photos you didn’t take. Moments groups the photos on your phone …

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Boulevard: Robin Williams’ Last Movie Gets an Official Trailer

Boulevard: Robin Williams’ Last Movie Gets an Official Trailer

Robin Williams provided a voice for the comedy Absolutely Anything, which is yet to be released. But in terms of on-screen roles, the late actor’s last movie is Boulevard, in which he plays a man coming the terms with his homosexuality. Today, the film’s official trailer hit the web. Here’s the film’s official synopsis: Nolan Mack (Robin Williams) has worked …

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Facebook Is Requiring Minorities Be Considered for All Open Positions

Facebook Is Requiring Minorities Be Considered for All Open Positions

Facebook has a diversity problem. Facebook is far from the only company in the Valley with a diversity problem, but it exists nonetheless. When it comes to the company’s over 10,000 employees, the landscape is very white and very male. So, what’s Facebook doing about this? It’s in the process of instituting its own “Rooney Rule”. Established in 2003, the …

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Apple Watch 2 Rumors Point to FaceTime Camera

Apple Watch 2 Rumors Point to FaceTime Camera

After enjoying online ordering-only status since its launch, the Apple Watch finally arrived in stores this week. Apple just released its first wearable device a couple of months ago, but the rumors are already flying about the next version of the device. 9to5Mac quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar with the matter, who claim that Apple is already spinning up ideas …

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Facebook Might Give Users More Control over News Feed

Facebook Might Give Users More Control over News Feed

Facebook is still testing ways to let users prioritize particular friends and pages in their news feed – something that could be good news for all the pages out there that continue to suffer from reach issues. TechCrunch spotted a new test feature called ‘See First’ which allows users to designate certain people and pages to “see first” on top …

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Uber Sued for $2M over Teen’s Sexual Assault

Uber Sued for $2M over Teen’s Sexual Assault

Uber is facing yet another lawsuit after one of its drivers assaulted a passenger. The mother of a 13-year-old Virginia girl is suing the ridesharing company for $2 million, claiming that Uber and its lax screening processes are responsible for her daughter’s sexual assault. The assault itself is not in dispute. In April, 39-year-old former Uber driver Isagani Morin was …

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YouTube Launches Newswire to Offer Verified Eyewitness Videos

YouTube Launches Newswire to Offer Verified Eyewitness Videos

We’ve seen the era of the “citizen journalist” expand as the tools at their disposal grow. If you have a camera and you’re in the right place at the right time, you can make history on YouTube. Now, YouTube is looking to bolster its position with “new initiatives to support the discovery and verification of eyewitness news video.” YouTube is …

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Which Companies Best Protect Your Data from the Government’s Prying Eyes?

Which Companies Best Protect Your Data from the Government’s Prying Eyes?

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual report on companies’ commitment to protecting user data, Adobe, Apple, Wikimedia, WordPress, and Yahoo have your back more than everyone else. The EFF’s Who Has Your Back? report looks at 24 major tech companies and awards stars based on five criteria – whether or not they 1) follow industry-accepted best practices (requiring warrants, …

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Mark Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Immigrant Scholarship Fund

Mark Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Immigrant Scholarship Fund

Continuing his push to bring the plight on immigrants to the forefront of public discussion, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made another investment in a pro-immigrant cause. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have donated $5 million to TheDream.us, a scholarship fund that helps undocumented immigrants go to college. “Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants are part of our communities …

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Aaron Paul’s Next TV Gig Is a New Hulu Drama

Aaron Paul’s Next TV Gig Is a New Hulu Drama

No, despite what you may have heard, Aaron Paul is not reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman in a Breaking Bad spinoff. That was just a joke. But the actor is returning to the small screen – on Hulu. Paul will star opposite Michelle Monaghan in the new Hulu drama The Way, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show, from …

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