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Efforts to dismantle net neutrality will likely effect enterprises and the way they do business, from how mobile apps are designed to where companies choose to store data commonly accessed on mobile devices. The Federal Communications Commission intends to vote this Thursday to repeal net neutrality rules the Obama administration implemented to ensure internet service providers treat all data the same.

 

Usually when you see a crowd outside the Verizon retail store on Boylston Street, it means Apple's rolling out a new smartphone. But the group that gathered outside the Boston store last Thursday was much bigger than the one iPhones usually attract, and made up of people who were anything but happy.

 

One woman recalls how a general manager at a Chicago-area restaurant where she worked told her that if security cameras recorded him reaching between her legs and grabbing her genitals he could simply "edit that out." Another woman worked at an Atlanta restaurant and says her boss did nothing when two dishwashers kept making vulgar comments, so she quit wearing makeup to look less attractive and hopefully end the verbal abuse.

 

President Donald Trump singled out a Washington Post reporter for repeated criticism Saturday evening, suggesting he be fired even after the reporter apologized for tweeting a misleading photo he had already deleted. The reporter, Dave Weigel, had posted a photo of a near-empty stadium with the caption "Packed to the rafters," inaccurately suggesting it was taken during Trump's Florida rally on Friday.

 

Dozens of dead bodies have mysteriously washed up on Japan's shores over the past few weeks - and all the evidence points to North Korea. At least 40 corpses from around 15 boats have washed up along Japan's west coast since November, according to figures from Japanese authorities and calculated by Business Insider.

 

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission , speaks during an open meeting in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The FCC plans to vote in December to kill the net neutrality rules passed during the Obama era.

 

Qualcomm, of course, rejected the bid, claiming that Broadcom's offer - which came at a solid premium to where Qualcomm's shares were trading before Broadcom's offer came along - "undervalues Qualcomm and comes with significant regulatory uncertainty." Time will tell if Broadcom is successful in its quest to add Qualcomm to its portfolio, but I'd like to explore a different angle to the story: Which Qualcomm businesses Broadcom will likely kill if it succeeds in buying Qualcomm.

 

President Donald Trump lashed out at CNN for its botched report over the Trump campaign's involvement with Wikileaks in the run-up to last year's election.

 

After spending several days with some of the brightest in micro cap at the LD Micro conference, it's clear tiny companies are aiming high, but obstacles remain. As TheStreet reporter on the ground at the LD Micro conference in Los Angeles earlier this week, I was privy to the triumphs, trials and tribulations of operating as a small cap company in this age.

 

Nearly half the residents of Louisiana have debt that has gone into collections, making that state America's capital of past-due debt, according to a new national map of indebtedness released by the Urban Institute this week. The debt numbers are derived from anonymized consumer-level records shared with Urban's researchers by a major credit bureau.

 

'We're not out of the woods yet': Some Skirball fire evacuation orders lifted after fire destroys 6 Bel-Air homes, burns 475 acres California Highway Patrol investigates a morning commute fatal accident that involved seven cars on Highway 4 west of Railroad Avenue in Pittsburg, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The 22-year-old woman driving the grey Nissan sedan died at the scene and the driver and passenger of the Chevy Tahoe were transported to the hospital with major injuries.

 

After the reported incident, Singer, who the plaintiff claims he did not know at the time, allegedly threatened he would ruin the plaintiff's reputation if he came forward.

 

Targeted ads on television are likely in the future after the Federal Communications Commission gave the thumbs up to Next Generation TV technology in a recent vote. Approval of the IP-based platform squeaked by in a 3-2 vote along party lines.

 

Demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in New York. The FCC is set to vote Dec. 14 whether to scrap Obama-era rules around open internet access that prevent phone and cable companies from favoring certain websites and apps.

 

Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years in tech and telecom circles. Now everyday folks are talking about it.

 

Net neutrality means, by law, your website and Amazon load at the same speed. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai calls that "heavy handed regulation.'

 

British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, is greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday. They met Friday after overnight talks resolved details on the Irish border issue.

 


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