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    • Facebook Is Talking to the White House about Giving You 'Free' Internet. Here's Why That May Be Controversial

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Facebook has been in talks for months with U.S. government officials and wireless carriers with an eye toward unveiling an American version of an app that has caused controversy abroad, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.

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    • CVS’s $69 Billion Merger with Aetna Approved in Deal That Could Transform the Health-Care Industry

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Antitrust officials gave CVS the green light on Wednesday to purchase Aetna, the nation’s third-largest health insurance company, in a $69 billion deal that could potentially transform the health-care industry and change how millions of Americans receive basic medical services.

    "CVS’s $69 Billion Merger with Aetna Approved in Deal That Could Transform the Health-Care Industry" is from the October 10, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • This Is Why Elon Musk Is Buying SolarCity

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "This Is Why Elon Musk Is Buying SolarCity" is from the August 01, 2016 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Is LinkedIn Trying to Protect Your Data — or Hoard It?

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    When you create a public profile on a social network such as LinkedIn, it isn't just your friends and contacts who can see that data. For better or for worse, other companies can legally download that information and use it for themselves, too.

    "Is LinkedIn Trying to Protect Your Data — or Hoard It?" is from the August 15, 2017 The Switch section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Twitter Just Became Even More Like a Cable Company

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "Twitter Just Became Even More Like a Cable Company" is from the August 30, 2016 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Rogue Twitter Employee Who Deleted Trump’s Account Could Face Hacking Charges

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Despite some onlookers calling him — or her — a hero, the anonymous Twitter employee who pulled the plug on President Trump's Twitter account Thursday night before leaving the company may want to lawyer up, according to experts on computer law.

    "The Rogue Twitter Employee Who Deleted Trump’s Account Could Face Hacking Charges" is from the November 03, 2017 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Facebook Hires Nick Clegg, Britain’s Former Deputy Prime Minister, to Lead Global Affairs

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    It’s often said that if Facebook were a country, it would be the largest on earth, with a current population of 2.2 billion.

    "Facebook Hires Nick Clegg, Britain’s Former Deputy Prime Minister, to Lead Global Affairs" is from the October 19, 2018 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Elon Musk's Strategy for Taking on Uber and Lyft

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Tesla made a splash yesterday when it said that all of its new cars will be equipped with self-driving hardware. Even though drivers won't be able to activate the fully autonomous mode for at least a year, this is another step toward a future where cars can get you from point A to point B without you taking the wheel.

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    • Why Clean-Tech and Driverless Cars Are the Future of 'German Engineering'

    • By: Brian Fung, Steven Overly
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The day when intelligent, automated cars will ferry many of us around is still a long way off. But even partly automated vehicles, such as Tesla’s Model S, have recently raised questions about their safety and reliability. And amid mounting scrutiny over this technology, German officials are proposing that all new vehicles equipped with autopilot features come with a “black box” akin to the flight recorders found on airplanes

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    • Amazon, Facebook and Google Are All Being Looked at for Antitrust Violations, Trump Says

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    The federal government is continuing to study Silicon Valley giants for potential violations of antitrust law, according to President Trump, in his latest criticism of the embattled tech industry.

    "Amazon, Facebook and Google Are All Being Looked at for Antitrust Violations, Trump Says" is from the November 05, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Amazon’s Latest Idea Is a Flying Warehouse That’ll Deliver Your Stuff by Drone

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Amazon is exploring the use of giant airships to serve as mobile, flying warehouses that could help the online retail giant deliver more of its goods by drone.

    "Amazon’s Latest Idea Is a Flying Warehouse That’ll Deliver Your Stuff by Drone" is from the December 29, 2016 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How AT&T Defends Its Free Data Policy to Skeptical Regulators

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Parent company AT&T is defending a feature with DirecTV before regulators who said this month that they harbor “serious concerns” about the practice, in a fight over how consumers get to experience video on their mobile devices.

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    • Auschwitz, Sex Assault and Police Shootings — Where Virtual Reality Is Going Next

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Michael Alison Chandler, Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 12 mins
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    The fundraiser invitation promised a night of “Cocktails and Virtual Reality.” More than 40 people crowded into a Washington rowhouse, sipping mixed drinks in Mason jars before settling into folding chairs and adjusting the focus on their Oculus Rift goggles.

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    • Mark Zuckerberg Will Give Away 99 Percent of His Facebook Stock

    • By: Todd C. Frankel, Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "Mark Zuckerberg Will Give Away 99 Percent of His Facebook Stock" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Todd C. Frankel and Brian Fung and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Pelosi Tamps Down Talk of Impeachment

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sought to quell a rising furor Sunday over whether Democratic lawmakers will seek to impeach President Trump, saying in an interview on CBS News’s “Sunday Morning” that the public has yet to hear the conclusions of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation.

    "Pelosi Tamps Down Talk of Impeachment" is from the January 06, 2019 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Supreme Court's Big Ruling on 'Patent Trolls' Will Rock Businesses Everywhere

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Tech companies and app developers everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief after Monday's major Supreme Court ruling on a topic that's close to their hearts: patents. More specifically, patent lawsuits — a rising number of which analysts say are bogus and threaten to strangle new start-ups and inventions before they have a chance to succeed.

    "The Supreme Court's Big Ruling on 'Patent Trolls' Will Rock Businesses Everywhere" is from the May 24, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Justice Department Approves Bayer-Monsanto Merger in Landmark Settlement

    • By: Brian Fung, Caitlin Dewey
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Federal antitrust regulators have granted agribusiness giants Bayer and Monsanto permission to merge after the two companies agreed to spin off $9 billion worth of assets, the largest such sale of corporate assets required by the Department of Justice.

    "Justice Department Approves Bayer-Monsanto Merger in Landmark Settlement" is from the May 29, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and Caitlin Dewey and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The FCC Just Passed Sweeping New Rules to Protect Your Online Privacy

    • By: Brian Fung
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    Federal regulators have approved unprecedented new rules to ensure broadband providers do not abuse their customers' app usage and browsing history, mobile location data and other sensitive personal information generated while using the Internet.

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    • Two Reasons the Red Solo Cup Is a Marvel of Modern Engineering

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    It's easy to forget when you find them strewn across the room, half-filled with leftover beer or crushed underfoot from parties the night before. But what many take for granted as simply a cheap, disposable beverage holder is the result of careful, beautiful engineering by people such as Robert Hulseman.

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    • This Company Wants to Build a Wireless Network for Drones, Trains and Automobiles

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 10 mins
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    In its bid to blow up the nation’s cellular industry a half-decade ago, a company named LightSquared proposed something no wireless carrier had done before: It vowed to build America’s first retail cellphone network using airwaves traditionally reserved for orbiting satellites.

    "This Company Wants to Build a Wireless Network for Drones, Trains and Automobiles" is from the May 05, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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