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Chipotle Livestreamed Its Critical Food Safety Meeting for a Whole 94 Seconds

This is a company with a remarkably dedicated and engaged customer base. And now, in its greatest moment of crisis, when it’s making people dangerously sick with its food (and lest we forget, the company is still under criminal investigation for a separate norovirus outbreak), Chipotle couldn’t afford its customers more than 94 seconds of a livestream. 14 more words

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The NFL wants you to think these things are illegal

“This telecast is copyrighted by the NFL for the private use of our audience. Any other use of this telecast or any pictures, descriptions, or accounts of the game without the NFL’s consent is prohibited.” That second sentence is bunk from a legal standpoint. 110 more words

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Why Verizon's Free Go90 Net Neutrality Argument Is Weak

Verizon was exempting its own go90 video service from data caps for Verizon users understandably raised immediate red flags among net neutrality advocates. […] “Go90 has decided to take advantage of Verizon’s FreeBee Data 360 service, which allows them to pay for customer’s data usage associated with watching videos on the Go90 app,” a Verizon representative told Re/code. 68 more words

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Netflix Faces Challenges as It Plans a Global Launch, Particularly in Asia

Netflix will either have to dedicate a great deal of management time to Asia or accept that progress will be modest. Leaving out China, where Netflix is not yet launching, analysis firm Media Partners Asia estimates the company will have 9 million subscribers by 2020 in a region that stretches from Japan to Australia and India. 12 more words

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Error 53: Apple remotely bricks phones to punish customers for getting independent repairs

After much stonewalling silence, Apple has confirmed that Error 53 is invoked when the phone determines that it has been serviced by non-Apple personnel, and there is apparently no way to reverse the process. 31 more words

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4 Reasons Tribal Lands Lack Better Access To The Internet

Money: Because most major broadband providers don’t need to take the risk of building out a network in remote communities where a large portion of the population might only be able to afford the least-expensive service tier, tribes say they are left dealing with smaller providers that they believe are charging them more than if there were more available options. 58 more words

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Google unleashes free speedy Internet service on low-income homes

Google charges $70 for the 1Gbps service, which is 100 times faster than the typical home broadband connection. The offer of free high-speed Internet takes one burden off the shoulders of the poor. 58 more words

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