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Staff Writer — Adweek
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Geeky trade deal could boost global tech

politico.com — It could be the best thing to happen to tech geeks around the world in years. Video game consoles, GPS devices, loudspeakers, medical devices and even printer ink cartridges look likely to gain more access to international markets as a result of breakthrough between the U.S.

Political prediction market puts money in play

politico.com — There’s nothing a politician loves more than a poll. Now throw in some political wagering with cold, hard cash. That is the concept behind PredictIt, an online political stock market that the operators say will go live Friday after clearing regulatory hurdles and receiving a no-action letter from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which...

Mark Zuckerberg donates $25M to CDC for Ebola

politico.com — Mark Zuckerberg is getting into the fight against Ebola. The Facebook CEO and his wife, Priscilla, are donating $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight the outbreak, he said Tuesday. In a post on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg noted that Ebola has infected 8,400 people so far, with projections that it could infect one...

Getting There: A&E CEO Nancy Dubuc

politico.com — Few have ascended to the top of their profession as fast as Nancy Dubuc. In the space of one year, she was promoted twice at A&E Networks, the second time to head up the entire company. Under Dubuc’s leadership, A&E has transformed a sleepy collection of niche cable channels like History, A&E and Lifetime into a home for reality shows...

Privacy in spotlight as Apple unveils new products

politico.com — Apple hopes that customers are clamoring to buy iPhones with bigger screens and a new product called the iWatch, which works like a health monitor , after its splashy new launch on Tuesday. But buyers beware: there are real questions about how valuable streams of information about your personal health are stored, say privacy experts.

Apple in crossfire of celebrity nude photo hack

politico.com — Non-stop buzz behind Apple’s new, larger iPhone to be introduced next week may have just hit a dark cloud of sorts with a high-profile celebrity photo breach over the weekend that has thrust iCloud into the news. A scandal is the last thing any company needs before a major product announcement.

White House launches Fed website fixer

politico.com — Hoping to prevent another HealthCare.gov disaster, the White House today launched the U.S. Digital Service, a small team of digital experts that will work with other government agencies to “make websites more consumer friendly, to identify and fix problems, and to help upgrade the government’s technology infrastructure.” Mikey Dickerson,...

Another Nixon reminder: Media ownership rules

politico.com — Journalists have been writing nonstop this week about how the resignation of President Richard Nixon - 40 years ago Friday - changed Washington and the American landscape. Add the media landscape to his legacy list. The Federal Communications Commission’s media ownership rules, which were shaped during the Watergate scandal, are currently...

FCC web woes extend net neutrality deadline

politico.com — The FCC could have used an Internet “fast lane” on Tuesday as a flood of net neutrality comments caused its website to sputter and forced the agency to extend its deadline for accepting public input. The comment deadline had been set for midnight Tuesday, and FCC officials hope the additional time - until midnight Friday - will...

CNN to study drone use for media coverage

politico.com — Broadcast TV stations have traffic helicopters, so why not drones? To uncover the potential of unmanned aerial vehicles in news reporting, CNN and the Georgia Institute of Technology have teamed together for a research project to explore access and safety issues around the technology. The findings will be shared with the Federal Aviation Administration,...
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Dec 22, 2014

.@MorningTech makes the cut RT Why newsletters are the future of online media shar.es/13MGkk via @sharethis

Dec 21, 2014

F.T.C. Raises Its Voice Under Its Soft-Spoken Chairwoman nyti.ms/13Sk8L6

Dec 19, 2014

RT @SAI: How is it possible that "The Interview" hasn't leaked yet? — by @Vocativ read.bi/1zG79qp

Dec 19, 2014

RT @BKingDC: Hey, he endorsed Belgian Politico MT @TVietor08: Takeaways from the Obama: No men, no phonetic spelling, no Keystone, no Belgian Politico.

Dec 19, 2014

.@SenRockefeller isn't done yet: He issues draft legislation addressing drone #privacy

Dec 19, 2014

T-Mobile has a change of heart and settles with #FTC cramming charges for $90 million politicopro.com/tech/whiteboar… @TMobile

Dec 18, 2014

RT @BrendanSasso: I feel like Google is channeling Omar here. "You come at the king, you best not miss." googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-mp…

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