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9/17/2018

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne Benioff, are purchasing Time Magazine from Meredith Corp. The $190 million deal is expected to close within the next 30 days as a family investment with no ties to Salesforce.

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CNN
9/17/2018

Sarah Huckabee Sanders understands what President Donald Trump wants in a press secretary and has embodied the Trump voter while on the podium, writes Paige Williams. Williams explores the woman who has become the face of the White House, from her beginnings in politics to her "dubious" statements while serving as White House press secretary.

9/17/2018

Instead of not taking accountability for cybersecurity skills shortages and enabling lax security protocols, companies should focus on boosting in-house cybersecurity skills, writes Brian Ahern. A well-designed apprenticeship program can be launched for IT teams and staffers to develop key cybersecurity skills, Ahern writes.

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VentureBeat
9/17/2018

Hulu is airing ads for SunTrust Bank during original series "The First" that fall in with the show's space-adventure theme. The campaign is designed to feel "like part of the overall experience," says Hulu Vice President of Integrated Marketing Nicole Sabatini.

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9/17/2018

Under UK takeover rules, a sealed-bid auction could end the bidding war between 21st Century Fox and Comcast for the takeover of Sky. The secret auction can be avoided if either company submits a "best and final" offer by Saturday.

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Comcast, Sky, Fox
9/17/2018

Streaming TV providers are increasing their prices, with SlingTV, DIRECTV Now and YouTube TV raising the prices of their basic tiers by $5 a month this year. The increases come with the addition of more channels to the services and are closing the value gap for consumers between traditional TV and streaming services.

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DIRECTV, YouTube, SlingTV
9/17/2018

CBS All Access now allows viewers to save content for offline viewing. Subscribers to the streaming service's Commercial Free tier can download CBS original programming, reality shows and other programming for later viewing, but the feature is not available for local content or sports.

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TechCrunch
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9/17/2018

The US is ahead of competing countries when it comes to 5G implementation, thanks to the wide availability of high-band millimeter-wave spectrum, says Ericsson's Thomas Noren. North and South Korea also have mmWave spectrum, but they lack the scaling capabilities US operators have, Noren adds.

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ZDNet
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Ericsson
9/17/2018

USTelecom wants Congress to pass legislation that establishes consistent, technology-neutral privacy protections that apply uniformly to companies across internet that collect, use or share consumers' online personal data. Leading the broadband industry's efforts, USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter said Congress must provide "consistent, uniform privacy protections for all consumers, regardless of where they go on the internet."

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9/17/2018

Juniper has introduced its Contrail Edge Cloud software, aimed at fulfilling the company's pledge to help service providers manage cloud-based services at the network edge. Chief Technology Officer Bikash Koley recently discussed the company's software-centric strategy and how the vendor is trying to set itself apart from its rivals.

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