Kerry Washington, Time’s Up Leaders Among Investors in The Wing, a Women’s Workspace Startup

Actress-producer Kerry Washington and leaders behind Time’s Up joined a $75 million funding round in The Wing, a startup that runs a network of work and community spaces designed for women. The Series C round was led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from new investors Upfront Ventures, Airbnb and existing investors NEA and WeWork, a major player in the shared-workspace […]

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Epic Games Celebrates The Holidays With ’14 Days of Fortnite’

Epic Games is bringing more holiday cheer to its popular battle royale game with “14 Days of Fortnite,” a limited-time event featuring new modes, challenges, and more, according to the developer’s website. The event kicks off on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Starting at 9 a.m. ET each day afterwards, players can log into the game to find out which modes are available. […]

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How to Rescue, Repair and Revive Old Family Photos

If you see your family pictures starting to fade away in their shoe boxes, crumbling photo albums or moldering slide carousels, fear not. There are easy ways to save your valuable images — and maybe even make them better. Shipping them off to a professional scanning company for digital conversion and retouching is one easy approach. Services like Memories Renewed, […]

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Charter Reaches $174 Million Settlement on Internet-Throttling Fraud Suit

Charter Communications agreed to a settlement valued at $174.2 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging the U.S.’s second-biggest cable operator defrauded broadband customers by failing to deliver promised internet speeds. According to the terms of the settlement with the New York Attorney General’s Office, Charter will pay $62.5 million in direct refunds to 700,000 active broadband subscribers in New York, who will […]

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Facebook Sued by District of Columbia Over Cambridge Analytica

SAN FRANCISCO — The attorney general of the District of Columbia, Karl Racine, sued Facebook on Wednesday for allowing the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica to harvest the private data of tens of millions of the social network’s users. It was a first step by a state attorney general to punish Facebook for privacy violations. “Facebook failed to protect the […]

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Walt Mossberg, Veteran Technology Journalist, Quits Facebook

Walt Mossberg is far from alone in giving up on Facebook. But as a leading technology journalist who has spent decades chronicling the impact of Silicon Valley’s policies, his exit from the social network speaks louder than most. Mr. Mossberg, a veteran of The Wall Street Journal, The Verge and Recode, said on Monday he would be deactivating his Facebook […]

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China's Huawei announces small increase in new 5G customer base

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] on Tuesday said it has secured more than 25 commercial contracts for 5G, slightly above the 22 the Chinese technology giant had announced here in November. Huawei has shipped more than 10,000 base stations for the fifth generation of mobile communications, its rotating chairman Ken Hu told reporters at the company’s campus in […]

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Mid-price phone is a serviceable shooter

Vivo seems intent on putting the in-display fingerprint sensor in all its smartphones, even its mainstream models. The reason is simple: An in-display fingerprint sensor lets manufacturers make a smartphone with a near-bezel-less screen, while still having the fingerprint sensor at the front, which some users prefer over a rear sensor. Besides, the glowing imprint that indicates where to place […]

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Uber and other taxi firms to pay London congestion charge

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber, Addison Lee and other private hire taxi operators in London will no longer be exempt from paying a weekday charge for entering the city center, as Mayor Sadiq Khan continues his bid to improve air quality. Most drivers entering London’s central zone, spanning King’s Cross in the north, the City in the east, the Imperial War […]

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