Patreon scraps new service fee and apologizes to users
Patreon has called off plans to add a service fee to patrons' pledges, a proposed update that angered many users. “We're going to press pause,” CEO Jack Conte tells The Verge. “Folks have been adamant about the problems with the new system, and so ...
Patreon might destroy itself while trying to figure out how to pay artists onlineMashable
Patreon to World: 'We Messed Up'Gizmodo
Patreon has changed its mind about a new payments plan that everyone hatedRecode
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House and Senate Republicans on Wednesday reached an agreement on the final version of a tax bill that would lower the top individual rate to 37% and set a corporate rate of 21%, while eliminating the corporate alternative minimum tax.
The White House said Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of the president’s most prominent African-American supporters, will leave next month.
Rod Rosenstein defended the integrity of the agency’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, telling Congress he was working with Robert Mueller to ensure the investigation wouldn’t be affected by the political affiliations of any of its prosecutors.
Former Rutgers student pleads guilty to worldwide 2016 internet crash and multiple Rutgers hacks - NJ.com
Former Rutgers student pleads guilty to worldwide 2016 internet crash and multiple Rutgers hacks
A former Rutgers University student pleaded guilty in federal court to being one of the architects of a computer virus that crashed websites worldwide in October 2016 in one of the worst outages in the history of the internet, according to court papers ...
NJ Man Admits Running Mirai Botnet Responsible for 2016 Web CrashWall Street Journal
Mirai botnet hackers plead guilty for 2016 web outageCNET
Two plead guilty in development of Mirai cyberweaponThe Hill
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Tuesday’s Alabama Senate win by Democrat Doug Jones is a huge personal blow to President Trump and could further drive a wedge between the president and Republican leaders, Gerald F. Seib writes.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced Wednesday he would appoint Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to succeed Democratic Sen. Al Franken, who is resigning over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Five years after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, how the community marks the grim occasion hasn’t changed: privately, quietly and with a request for the media to stay away.
On the Lower East Side, a 14-story condo with massive apartments will rise
A 14-story condo building is set to rise on Chrystie Street, just behind the New Museum, on the Lower East Side. The Real Deal first reported on the project, which will bring 14 new apartments to the neighborhood. Two low-rise buildings at 199 and 201 ...
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Target To Acquire Shipt for $550 Million to Speed Up Same-Day Delivery
Target (tgt, +1.13%) is buying tech start-up Shipt in a bid to become a much more serious contender in the same-day delivery wars. The discount retailer, looking to better compete with Walmart (wmt, +0.99%) and Amazon.com (amzn, +0.15%), said on ...
Target to Buy Shipt for $550 Million in Bet on Same-Day DeliveryBloomberg
Target is buying Alabama-based, same-day delivery service Shipt for $550 millionTechCrunch
Delivery wars ramp up as Target buys online delivery service ShiptUSA TODAY
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T-Mobile Agrees to Buy Layer3 in Preparation for TV Service
T-Mobile US Inc. agreed to acquire closely held Layer3 TV Inc. as the wireless carrier prepares to enter the crowded field of online television service next year. With the purchase, T-Mobile joins its larger peers AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications ...
T-Mobile Jumps Into Internet TV Arena With Layer3 TV AcquisitionVariety
T-Mobile is becoming a cable TV providerBusiness Insider
T-Mobile will launch a TV service in 2018Engadget
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Robot 'police' are being used to shoo away homeless people outside smart office buildings in San Francisco - Daily Mail
Robot 'police' are being used to shoo away homeless people outside smart office buildings in San Francisco
A security robot is shooing away homeless people from outside smart office buildings as it patrols the streets of San Francisco. The non-profit organisation that occupies the office block has been warned by officials they will be fined $1,000 (£750) a ...
Robots being used to shoo away homeless people in San Franciscodomain-B
Robot security guard freaks out homeless people ... and neighborsFox News
CA SPCA Ordered To Stop Using Security Robot To Deter HomelessPatch.com
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In the 2017 Manhattan condo market, new dev is the weak link
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New development condos were the weakest player in this year's condo market, showing a 13 percent drop in sales volume relative to 2016 while the rest of the market remained mostly flat, according to a new report. The average price for a Manhattan condo ...
On the Lower East Side, a 14-story condo with massive apartments will riseCurbed NY
Report Shows Condo Prices Rose on the Lower East Side More Than in Any Other Neighborhood This YearThe Lo-Down
Trump Properties Fare Worse in New York's Luxury-Condo SlowdownBloomberg
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Massachusetts authorities want to allow hospital staff to send overdose patients to mandatory treatment for up to three days. The goal? Buy more time for addicts to accept longer-term treatment.
US core CPI slows in November, apparel prices tumble
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer inflation slowed in November amid weak healthcare costs and the biggest drop in apparel prices since 1998. FILE PHOTO: A shopper walks in the Old Town shopping area of Pasadena, California, U.S. June 27 ...
Gasoline Prices Lift US Consumer Inflation 0.4 PercentU.S. News & World Report
US Consumer Prices Rise 0.4% In November, In Line With EstimatesNasdaq
Janet Yellen's Coup de GraceZacks.com
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The GOP Congress’s looming changes to the tax code for so-called pass-through businesses could lead to a new era of business reorganization and tax-code gamesmanship.
The blaze that ripped through sprawling estates in the hillsides of Bel Air was sparked by an illegal cooking fire at a nearby homeless encampment nestled in scrubland, fire officials said, a finding that spotlights LA’s growing—and shifting—homeless population.
A top FBI agent and an FBI lawyer exchanged texts disparaging then-candidate Donald Trump, including calling him an “idiot” and a “menace,” according to copies of the messages the Justice Department provided Congress.
Zero hour nears for net neutrality rules
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving forward with a plan to scrap net neutrality rules, defying a massive outcry from activists, Democrats and consumers. On Thursday, the FCC is expected to approve Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal to ...
Net neutrality's repeal means fast lanes could be coming to the internet. Is that a good thing?Los Angeles Times
As US Unwinds Web Rules, Industry's Voice Echoes the LoudestBloomberg
FCC will work with FTC to protect consumers in post-net neutrality landscapeFederalNewsRadio.com
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UK wage growth continues to lag inflation
Wage growth fell behind inflation for a seventh month in a row, according to new employment figures. The Office for National Statistics said average weekly wages rose by 2.3% in the three months to October, below inflation at 3%. Real earnings, which ...
UK employment total drops, but pay growth picks up - business liveThe Guardian
'Weak report': Economists weigh in on UK jobs figuresFinancial Times
UK average wage growth undershoots inflation again squeezing real incomesThe Independent
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