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  • Retail Websites Are 'Public Accommodations' Subject to ADA, Judge Rules

    09/05/2017 5:58:11 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 57 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | September 5, 2017 | Andrew Denney
    n a recent ruling, U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York found that the website for Blick Art Materials, where customers can purchase products, is a place of public accommodation and thus subject to the ADA.... Of the hundreds of suits filed, so far one has gone to trial, and it didn't bode well for the defense bar. In June, U.S. District Judge Robert Scola of the Southern District of Florida found that supermarket chain Winn-Dixie violated the rights of a blind customer by not making its website usable through screen reader software.
  • Google Detractors Want to Hand Internet Over to European Union Control

    08/31/2017 10:24:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/17 | Judi McLeod
    The entire EU out to get Google battle can be framed in one sentence: Google is private in private industry, the EU bureaucracy is an unelected government There’s a new monster out on the trail patiently waiting for the unsuspecting to wander into its mouth before it snaps shut its vizor-like jaws from which there is no possible escape. The monster, the most monolithic of them all, is set to gobble the Internet while piously claiming to save the masses from Google.
  • Silicon Valley Billionaires Are the New Robber Barons

    08/17/2017 3:02:17 PM PDT · by Mafe · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | August 17, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Progressives used to pressure U.S. corporations to cut back on outsourcing and on the tactic of building their products abroad to take advantage of inexpensive foreign workers. During the 2012 election, President Obama attacked Mitt Romney as a potential illiberal “outsourcer-in-chief” for investing in companies that went overseas in search of cheap labor. Yet most of the computers and smartphones sold by Silicon Valley companies are still being built abroad — to mostly silence from progressive watchdogs.
  • How to Break Silicon Valley’s Anti-Free-Speech Monopoly

    08/15/2017 5:33:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/15/17 | Jeremy Carl
    It’s time to treat Google, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter like public utilities.... Yes, they are private companies, just as many utilities are. And yes, these Internet monopolies do not have the same physical-infrastructure advantages that electric-utility monopolies have. But because of their network effects, their dominance and monopoly power are in many ways even starker. If I don’t like my utility I can put solar panels on my roof and an inverter and battery in my garage, and I can still get power. But if I can’t get access to the 2 billion people on Facebook because Facebook doesn’t like...
  • Movement to Topple CNN’s Airport Monopoly Gains Steam

    07/13/2017 4:38:23 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 54 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | July 12, 2017 | Media
    Americans sick of #FakeNews propaganda in public spaces (Infowars) – The backlash against CNN continues to grow as Americans are force-fed anti-Trump propaganda and #FakeNews at airports across the US, where the network has a veritable monopoly on broadcasting. Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo has started a petition to be sent to the mayor and city council of Denver to “Get CNN Out of Denver International Airport,” which he hopes will fuel a national movement. “CNN has been the leading source for Fake News that radical liberals are using to rally voters against our President, and yet, this ‘news’ station...
  • How American Airports are used to Indoctrinate the Masses

    07/08/2017 6:16:01 AM PDT · by RBW in PA · 40 replies
    Return of Kings ^ | 2016 | Brian Logan
    CNN is currently in 47 airports throughout the United States (in gate and boarding areas). This means that many travelers–from Atlanta to New York—are bombarded with a left-wing narrative. Looking to get away? Too bad. You’ll be forced to watch the media’s propaganda in the boarding area. Thanks to CNN, the US airport is now an indoctrination facility that’s designed to keep travelers in a state of despair. Control Center CNN The CNN Airport Operations Center in Atlanta–the epicenter of airport propaganda. I’ve traveled to over 75 countries. In all those airports, I’ve never seen the news on a television....
  • Arrestee hands deputy 'get out of jail free' card

    06/29/2017 1:55:41 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    KARE11.com ^ | 6/26/17 | Dana Thiede
    Sometimes you just have to give someone an A for effort, no matter how misguided the gesture is. Case in point, is a gentleman who had an encounter with one of Dakota County's finest over the weekend. Deputy Mike Vai pulled over a car registered to someone wanted on a warrant and subsequently saw a passenger was not wearing his seat belt. When the deputy ran the man's ID he learned that he, too, was wanted on a controlled substance warrant out of Ramsey County. When the deputy searched the suspect, he found the man's secret weapon: A 'get out...
  • Google, Facebook Earn Roughly Half Of All Global Ad Dollars

    06/27/2017 11:02:33 AM PDT · by Thalean · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 27, 2017 | Eric Lieberman
    Google and Facebook combined earn roughly 50 percent of all global advertisement revenue, according to Axios. The two tech giants dwarf all other corporations in the industry with Google and Facebook respectively making $80.8 billion and $36.3 billion in 2017. Besides three other tech conglomerates based in China, the next 12 companies — which includes Amazon, Microsoft, Verizon, Pandora, Twitter, Snapchat, and Yelp — bring in roughly half of what Google collects in ad revenue annually, reports Axios. Combined, the two tech companies account for 90 percent of the growth in new ad revenue. Their dominance over others in the...
  • It's time to break up Amazon

    06/20/2017 3:38:34 PM PDT · by MrExplorer70 · 58 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 06/19/2017 | Douglas Rushkoff
    “Amazon just bought Whole Foods,” my friend texted me seconds after the announcement of the proposed acquisition. “It’s over. The world.” This unease is widespread, and has raised new calls for breaking up Jeff Bezos’s impending monopoly by force. Surely the company, which now generates 30% of all online and offline retail sales growth in the United States, and already controls 40% of internet cloud services, has reached too far. The 3% hike in Amazon’s share price since the announcement—which would alone more than pay for the acquisition—may attest less to the deal’s appropriateness than to investors’ growing fear that...
  • Amazon Eats Up Whole Foods as the New Masters of the Universe Plunder America

    06/19/2017 5:50:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 19, 2017 | Joel Kotkin
    With his $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has made clear his determination to dominate every facet of mass retailing, likely at the cost of massive layoffs in the $800 billion supermarket sector. But this, if anything, understates the ambitions of America’s new ruling class, almost entirely based in San Francisco and Seattle, as it moves to take over industries from entertainment and transportation to energy and space exploration that once thrived and competed outside the reach of the oligarchy.
  • Analysts are speculating about Apple buying Disney: 'A tech/media juggernaut like no other'

    04/13/2017 10:45:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 13, 2017 | Rob Price
    Could Apple buy Disney? It would be a huge deal, worth hundreds of billions of dollars — and that's what analysts are speculating about on Thursday. Research from RBC Capital Markets says such a merger would produce a "tech/media juggernaut like no other" — the combination of the biggest tech company in the world and a near-century-old cultural titan. "The resultant company would be massive, with enough cash and balance sheet capacity to change the nature of the hardware, service, and content industries," the analysts wrote in a note to investors....
  • Trump Plans to Sign Repeal of Obama-Era Broadband Rules on Internet Privacy

    04/03/2017 11:51:10 AM PDT · by johnk · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1 Apr 2017 | SEAN MORAN
    Breitbart News spoke with Phil Kerpen, president of American Commitment, about his organization’s opposition to the FCC’s broadband privacy rule. Kerpen told Breitbart News that the criticism against removing this regulation is unwarranted. “This is a deliberate disinformation campaign from the usual suspects from the tech-left and the media, and they’re completely misrepresenting the issue, and the conservatives are falling for the fake news narrative,” he told Breitbart News. “Up until 2015, the FTC protected consumer privacy, and then the FCC Net Neutrality order eviscerated the consumer protections at the FTC by pre-empting FTC’s jurisdiction. The FCC then came around...
  • Boot, wheelbarrow, thimble ousted from Monopoly board game

    03/17/2017 7:52:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 17, 2017 10:01 AM EDT | Wayne Parry
    Monopoly is making changes: The boot has been booted, the wheelbarrow has been wheeled out, and the thimble got the thumbs down in the latest version of the board game. In their place this fall will be a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin and a rubber ducky. …
  • Bernie Sanders: Trump Should Avoid a Bad Zika Deal

    03/10/2017 8:32:26 PM PST · by Theoria · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 March 2017 | Bernie Sanders
    Donald J. Trump told the American people during his presidential campaign, “This country is being drained of its jobs and its money because we have stupid people making bad deals.” He promised to make better deals, ones in which we would win so much we “may even get tired of winning.” Now his administration, through the Army, is on the brink of making a bad deal, giving a French pharmaceutical company, Sanofi, the exclusive license to patents and thus a monopoly to sell a vaccine against the Zika virus. If Mr. Trump allows this deal, Sanofi will be able to...
  • Monopoly is ditching the thimble, a token of the past (Freeper assistance needed)

    02/17/2017 6:13:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    PBS ^ | February 16, 2017 | Michael Rios
    It’s game over for Monopoly’s iconic thimble token. Hasbro, Inc. announced the classic game piece will not be part of an updated version of the board game. In January, the company launched a worldwide vote, asking fans to pick eight tokens to be included in the next generation of the game. Fans were allowed to choose from more than 50 game pieces, including current and new tokens. Some of the new options included a rubber duck, a bunny slipper and an emoji.
  • 'Jerusalem Monopoly' headed to a toy store near you

    12/11/2016 5:55:29 PM PST · by Lera · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/16 | Gary Willig
    Special Jerusalem-based version of popular board game Monopoly arrives as city prepares to celebrate 50 years since reunification. Jerusalem has been fought over for millennia, and continues to be to this day. The struggles have often turned violent, as the city has been battled over by many civilizations, including the Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and Ottomans. Through it all, the Jewish people have never forgotten their connection to Jerusalem. Now families can play for control of the holy city from the comfort of their living rooms. Kodkod, which produces Monopoly games in Israel, has announced that it is creating...
  • Trump's win isn't the end, says Levin. Time to hold this new 'GOP monopoly' accountable

    11/11/2016 1:54:46 PM PST · by 198ml · 107 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/9/16 | Chris Pandolfo
    Wednesday night on the “Mark Levin Show,” Conservative Review’s Editor-in-Chief addressed the historic election that swept Republicans into power and placed Donald Trump in the White House. Levin offered his congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump, but he reminded his audience that it was not Trump who defeated Hillary Clinton. Rather, the constitutional conservatives who went forth and voted for him are the real victors.
  • Syngenta-ChemChina deal faces delay

    11/01/2016 6:59:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Agriculture Wire (origninal article from Black Sea Grain) ^ | 1 November 2016 | UkrAgroConsult (original article)
    Although considerable progress has been made on the regulatory front concerning ChemChina’s $43 billion acquisition of Syngenta, the transaction now is not expected to close by the end of the year, said Erik Fyrwald, chief executive officer of Syngenta. “We achieved national security clearance from CFIUS in the U.S. and anti-trust clearance from a total of 11 regulatory authorities,” Fyrwald said during an Oct. 25 conference call with analysts. “The key outstanding anti-trust approvals are the E.U., for which we filed on Sept. 23, and the U.S., where we are ready to file, subject to updated feedback from the FTC,...
  • ‘I’m Not Ashamed’ producer considering suing Google for anti-Christian bias

    10/29/2016 7:59:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2016 | Tom Quimby
    Politicians in Washington aren’t going to care much right now about a movie depicting the short life of a Christian girl, according to film producer Chuck Howard. But that’s not going to stop the Nashville resident from trying to motivate lawmakers to take on Google and dismantle what he says has become a biased media monopoly. ... faith-based film “I’m Not Ashamed,” .. film’s trailer garnered over 5 million views before YouTube removed the channel nearly a year ago. The channel was recently reinstated after The Hollywood Reporter contacted YouTube about the incident. However, the channel was hit with a...
  • Sanders joins Trump in opposition to AT&T-Time Warner deal

    10/24/2016 5:37:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | October 25, 2016 | Web Team in New Delhi
    Just a day after the Republican Party candidate in the US presidential elections, Donald Trump, opposed the AT&T’s proposed $85 billion deal to buy Time Warner Inc, Vermont Senator and Democratic Party leader, Bernie Sanders joined the similar call. Sanders, on Sunday, joined the political opposition to the mega deal by demanding the Obama administration to kill it. He tweeted that:(TWEET-AT-LINK) The buy out of Time Warner Inc — a media and entertainment conglomerate which also owns media organisations like CNN — by AT&T — a telecommunications behemoth — at $85.4 billion is considered one of the largest in the...