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Verizon is shutting down go90 – TechCrunch

Verizon is shutting down go90 – TechCrunch Verizon is pulling the plug on go90, its mobile video service (disclosure: Verizon owns Oath, which owns TechCrunch). It represented a big investment for the telecom company. After a big splashy launch in October 2015, the service never really found its audience. “Following …

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Verizon stealthily launched a startup offering $40-per-month unlimited data, messaging and minutes – TechCrunch

Verizon stealthily launched a startup offering $40-per-month unlimited data, messaging and minutes – TechCrunch Earlier this year, Verizon quietly launched a new startup called Visible, offering unlimited data, minutes, and messaging services for the low, low price of $40. To subscribe for the service, users simply download the Visible app (currently …

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SmugMug acquires Flickr – TechCrunch

SmugMug acquires Flickr – TechCrunch Two photo-sharing services are teaming up, as SmugMug buys Flickr from Verizon’s digital media subsidiary Oath. USA Today broke the news and interviewed SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill, who said he hopes to revitalize Flickr . At the same time, he said he’s still figuring out …

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As the CLOUD Act sneaks into the omnibus, big tech butts heads with privacy advocates – TechCrunch

As the House advances a 2,232 page spending bill meant to avert a government shutdown, privacy advocates and big tech companies aren’t seeing eye to eye about a small piece of legislation tucked away on page 2,212. The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, a.k.a. the CLOUD Act (H.R.4943, S.2383) …

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