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FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'
The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds....

AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on a proposal that would not only undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015, but will forbid states to put anything similar in place....

The Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the FCC's vote on eliminating net-neutrality protections for the internet (all times local):...

The Latest: Trump supports Disney's 21st Century Fox deal
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on Disney's deal for large part of Fox (all times local)...

Disney buying much of Fox, will help it compete with Netflix
NEW YORK (AP) -- Disney is buying a large part of Fox, including its movie and television studios, for about $52.4 billion, as the home of Mickey Mouse tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business....

US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoin
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- U.S. attorneys in Utah prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to about $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest a year ago....

Fox looks to wrap up Sky takeover in UK, hand over to Disney
LONDON (AP) -- 21st Century Fox said Thursday it will still try to complete its 11.7 billion pound ($15.4 billion) takeover offer for Sky, a move that would hand the major European broadcaster over to Disney as it in turn buys most of Fox....

Amazon will stream AVP beach volleyball tour next 3 summers
Amazon is going shopping for TV content, and it's putting some beach volleyball in its cart....

Ng aims to bring AI 'electricity' to manufacturing
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The artificial intelligence researcher who called AI the new electricity is now trying to make sure every company is plugged in....

Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight reputable results
BOSTON (AP) -- Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out new features on its Bing search engine powered by artificial intelligence, including one that summarizes the two opposing sides of contentious questions, and another that measures how many reputable sources are behind a given answer....

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