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New Google and Facebook Inquiries Show Big Tech Scrutiny Is Rare Bipartisan Act

There is a force uniting the nation’s fiercely partisan politicians: big technology companies. Democrats and Republicans at the federal and state levels are uniting to scrutinize the power of the tech giants, and potentially to rein them in. Letitia James, New York’s attorney general, announced on Friday that the attorneys general in eight states — […]

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Liveblog: Apple unveils its TV service and more at the March 25 “It’s show time” event

Enlarge / The event invite strongly hints at the upcoming video service. Apple CUPERTINO, Calif.—At 10am Pacific on Monday, March 25, Apple and its partners will take the stage at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif., to talk about a new TV-streaming platform, a new magazine-subscription service, and possibly much more. We’ll be liveblogging […]

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Oprah says there's a very simple secret to success that helped take her own TV show to the next level

Oprah Winfrey.Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images In 1989, Oprah Winfrey’s breakout talk show had only been on the air for a few years, and it was following what was then the daytime TV trend towards shocking content. One particular episode gave Winfrey qualms: She had interviewed a group of skinheads rooting for the Klu Klux […]


Always the underdog, Olympus engineers show they can play with the alphas

Hillary Grigonis/Digital Trends Olympus launched just a single camera last year, the consumer-focused E-PL9, as three other brands stole the show by venturing into full-frame mirrorless. Olympus now needs to prove that the Micro Four Thirds system, a relatively small-sensor format that often falls short of the resolution and image quality of larger APS-C and […]