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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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    • Google Really Is Trying to Build a Censored Chinese Search Engine, Its CEO Confirms

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Google on Monday finally confirmed a secretive project that’s been fueling an employee-led backlash for weeks at the company: an effort to build a version of its search engine that complies with China’s online censorship regime.

    "Google Really Is Trying to Build a Censored Chinese Search Engine, Its CEO Confirms" is from the October 16, 2018 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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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
    • Length: 2 mins
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • What an iPhone Could Cost in Trump's America

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Businesses and policymakers are bracing for what could happen under President-elect Donald Trump's trade agenda. Trump has promised to slap a tax on Chinese goods, possibly as high as 45 percent; he also has said that he will reinvigorate U.S. manufacturing by bringing it home.

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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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    • 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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    • Elon Musk's Most Ambitious Idea Is Taking One Step Closer to Reality

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "Elon Musk's Most Ambitious Idea Is Taking One Step Closer to Reality" is from the May 11, 2016 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Facebook Says Millions of Users Had Phone Numbers, Search History and Location Data Stolen in Recent Hack

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    An online attack that forced Facebook to log out 90 million users last month directly affected 29 million people on the social network, the company said Friday as it released new details about the scope of an incident that has regulators and law enforcement on high alert.

    "Facebook Says Millions of Users Had Phone Numbers, Search History and Location Data Stolen in Recent Hack" is from the October 12, 2018 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Sprint Just Bought a Third of Jay Z’s Music Streaming Service, Tidal

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    The $9.99-a-month music service, which was purchased by Jay Z in 2015 for $56 million, seeks to compete with the likes of Spotify and iTunes for dominance over a growing market for streaming media. It offers high-definition music videos and, for an extra fee, high-definition sound quality.

    "Sprint Just Bought a Third of Jay Z’s Music Streaming Service, Tidal" is from the January 23, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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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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    • This Technology May Finally Help Us Figure out What Black Holes Really Look Like

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "This Technology May Finally Help Us Figure out What Black Holes Really Look Like" is from the June 07, 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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    • Inside the Big Meeting of Federal and State Law Enforcement That Signaled a New Willingness to Investigate Tech Giants

    • By: Tony Romm, Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    A meeting of the country’s top federal and state law enforcement officials on Tuesday could presage a series of sweeping, new investigations of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and their tech industry peers, stemming from lingering frustrations that these companies are too big, fail to safeguard users' private data, and don’t cooperate with legal demands.

    "Inside the Big Meeting of Federal and State Law Enforcement That Signaled a New Willingness to Investigate Tech Giants" is from the September 25, 2018 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Tony Romm andBrian Fung and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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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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    • Michael Bloomberg's Plan to Get Cities Ready for Self-Driving Cars

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Self-driving cars are coming. Whether it's Tesla's Model 3 or Uber's automated ride-hailing service, many cities will probably start seeing these vehicles on the road in just a few years.

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    • Most Americans Streamed the Olympics from PCs, Not Mobile Devices. Here's Why

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    "Most Americans Streamed the Olympics from PCs, Not Mobile Devices. Here's Why" is from the August 24, 2016 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Facebook Logs 90 Million People out of Their Accounts After Security Breach

    • By: Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    Facebook said Friday that hackers had stolen information associated with 50 million user accounts that could have allowed them to take over the accounts, in the latest mishap for a company that has spent months struggling to regain the confidence of policymakers and the public.

    "Facebook Logs 90 Million People out of Their Accounts After Security Breach" is from the September 28, 2018 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brian Fung and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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