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    At last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the 200,000 attendees--not to mention everyone else following from afar--were, like most years, promised the future. There were, like most years, plenty of internet-connected devices, virtual reality and augmented reality announcements and demos, half-baked or nearly cooked 5G cars and phones and adorable robots. And yet,...

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    One of the biggest themes at this year's National Retail Federation show (NRF) didn't involve AI or robots. Instead, it was a new acronym buzzword: BOPIS, known as Buy-Online-Pickup-In-Store. And it's a key part of what's driving growth for retailers like Home Depot in the fast-fulfillment Amazon era. According to a new case study from...

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    National Basketball Association referees will take to Twitter to answer fans' questions about calls in real-time as part of an initiative between the league and the National Basketball Referees Association. The NBRA and the NBA did the same thing during game three of the NBA Finals last year, and the NBRA said it received positive...

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    On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced legislation that could give the Federal Trade Commission authority to update the nation's privacy laws for the internet era. The American Data Dissemination Act, as it's called, would task the FTC to update the nation's 1970s privacy laws. However, unlike online privacy bills introduced last year, Rubio's...

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    A group of nuns joining forces to take on an all-powerful tech company sounds like the plot of Sister Act 3, but it actually happened in Brooklyn--sort of. Amazon shareholders representing more than $1.3 billion in assets filed a resolution Thursday asking the company to stop selling its facial-recognition technology, Rekognition, to government agencies until...

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    Hard-bitten detective Vera Stanhope doesn't give a damn if people like her. She's a crusty crime fighter who outsmarts bad guys and suffers no fools. Disheveled and dowdy, she will not be wearing lipstick or stilettos to solve her latest case. How do we know all this? She tells us in a magically meta commercial...

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    It will now be even tougher for the four big streaming services scheduled to debut in the next year--from Disney, AT&T, Apple and NBCUniversal--to catch up with Netflix. The streaming giant now has 139 million subscribers worldwide, 58.5 million of which are U.S. subscribers, it said today in a shareholders letter. That's up from 110...

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    After 20 years at the company, Jesse Angelo is leaving as the publisher and CEO of the New York Post to "let someone else write the next chapter," he said in a statement. Sean Giancola will replace him. "We thank Jesse Angelo for his many and varied contributions to our company as a journalist, editor...

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    Over the past 15 years, Benny Gold became one of the premier streetwear designers in San Francisco by parlaying his fame as a skateboarder into his own eponymous brand of shirts, hats and outerwear. His flagship Valenica Street shop became a tourist destination and mainstay of the city's historic Mission District. But this week, Gold...

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    After sitting out the Super Bowl since 2011, Verizon rejoined the game last year with an emotional campaign thanking first responders. The brand will once again tap that theme, showcasing the stories of NFL players and first responders in its "The Team That Wouldn't be Here" campaign. Verizon worked with agency McCann and director Peter...