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Drew FitzGerald
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After passing on a deal worth half a billion, Yelp is again considering a sale
Yelp is working with investment bankers and has been in touch with potential buyers in recent weeks. The business reviews site has a market capitalization of $2.9 billion.
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How Netflix strikes alliances with cable and phone companies outside the U.S.
Broadband companies around the world, unlike their U.S. counterparts, have rolled out the red carpet for Netflix, weaving its app into their set-top boxes and bundling its subscriptions with their service plans.
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RadioShack's ubiquity is becoming a liability
RadioShack has shut more stores in the past two months than the rest of the year, though it’s hard to tell the difference. The chain still has a heavy surplus of stores in many local markets.
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U.S. officials are battling rising dissent from nations irked by how the Internet is managed.
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Apple's iOS 8 upgrade is another sign of big tech companies' tighter grip on the Web
The roll-out of iOS 8 was the first time Apple used its proprietary CDN for such a large-scale deployment. And it was a massive challenge at that.
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Google, Facebook and others added more telecom bandwidth in 2014 than there was in existence in 2011
New bandwidth is being added at a fast clip, expanding 44% last year from 2013, a new report says, and it is tech giants like Google, Facebook and Microsoft that are doing the heavy lifting.
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This is it: RadioShack is throwing in the towel, closing at least half its stores.
RadioShack’s retailing woes were aggravated by strategic confusion that handed power to bare-knuckled lenders. The struggling electronics chain filed for bankruptcy reorganization on Thursday after on a long spiral that landed it in retail limbo.
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If you can't beat the Web, why not rent to it? Some hard-pressed shopping malls are finding new lives as homes for Internet gear.
As America’s retailers struggle to keep up with online shopping, the Internet is starting to settle into some of the very spaces where brick-and-mortar customers used to shop.
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RadioShack will live to see another holiday
RadioShack has agreed to a financing package arranged by hedge fund Standard General that will help ease the struggling electronics retailer’s cash crunch ahead of the holidays.
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Cable and telephone companies are urging the Federal Communications Commission to ease off its proposal to help municipalities offer Internet service.
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Network engineers are buzzing this week that the Internet is outgrowing some of its gear. The total number of world-wide Internet routes is near the limit and older networks won't hold more routes unless they are tweaked.
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  • Boston University
    journalism, 2006 - 2010
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  • The Wall Street Jourmal
    Reporter, 2013 - present
    Covering gadgets, cloud and the Internet from the mothership in New York
  • Dow Jones & Company
    Reporter, 2011 - 2013
    Covered breaking news and tech trends for Dow Jones Newswires
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