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Comcast gigabit cable ($105 with 1TB data cap) now available in 39 states

Enlarge / A Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 modem. (credit: Comcast) Comcast's gigabit cable service is now available to nearly all of the 58 million homes and businesses in the company's US territory, Comcast announced yesterday . Comcast, the nation's largest ISP with more than 26 million subscribers, began rolling out gigabit cable in early 2016 . It's now available almost universally through Comcast's territory that includes 39 states and the District of Columbia. Comcast's gigabit cable relies on DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver download speeds of up to 1,000Mbps, though Comcast notes that speeds will vary based on network traffic and "actual download speeds might be limited to 940Mbps due to Ethernet technical limitations." Upload speeds are still limited to a comparatively paltry 35Mbps. Read 6 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Comcast gigabit cable ($105 with 1TB data cap) now available in 39 states

Enlarge / A Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 modem. (credit: Comcast) Comcast's gigabit cable service is now available to nearly all of the 58 million homes and businesses in the company's US territory, Comcast announced yesterday . Comcast, the nation's largest ISP with more than 26 million subscribers, began rolling out gigabit cable in early 2016 . It's now available almost universally through Comcast's territory that includes 39 states and the District of Columbia. Comcast's gigabit cable relies on DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver download speeds of up to 1,000Mbps, though Comcast notes that speeds will vary based on network traffic and "actual download speeds might be limited to 940Mbps due to Ethernet technical limitations." Upload speeds are still limited to a comparatively paltry 35Mbps. Read 6 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Comcast gigabit cable ($105 with 1TB data cap) now available in 39 states

Enlarge / A Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 modem. (credit: Comcast) Comcast's gigabit cable service is now available to nearly all of the 58 million homes and businesses in the company's US territory, Comcast announced yesterday . Comcast, the nation's largest ISP with more than 26 million subscribers, began rolling out gigabit cable in early 2016 . It's now available almost universally through Comcast's territory that includes 39 states and the District of Columbia. Comcast's gigabit cable relies on DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver download speeds of up to 1,000Mbps, though Comcast notes that speeds will vary based on network traffic and "actual download speeds might be limited to 940Mbps due to Ethernet technical limitations." Upload speeds are still limited to a comparatively paltry 35Mbps. Read 6 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Comcast gigabit cable ($105 with 1TB data cap) now available in 39 states

Enlarge / A Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 modem. (credit: Comcast) Comcast's gigabit cable service is now available to nearly all of the 58 million homes and businesses in the company's US territory, Comcast announced yesterday . Comcast, the nation's largest ISP with more than 26 million subscribers, began rolling out gigabit cable in early 2016 . It's now available almost universally through Comcast's territory that includes 39 states and the District of Columbia. Comcast's gigabit cable relies on DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver download speeds of up to 1,000Mbps, though Comcast notes that speeds will vary based on network traffic and "actual download speeds might be limited to 940Mbps due to Ethernet technical limitations." Upload speeds are still limited to a comparatively paltry 35Mbps. Read 6 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Hate your Comcast broadband? Verizon might sell you 5G home Internet

Enlarge (credit: Verizon ) Verizon's launch of 5G home Internet targeted four cities dominated by either Comcast or Charter, and Verizon says it will continue to bring the service to densely populated areas dominated by cable companies. The launch cities that got Verizon 5G home Internet this week were Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Comcast is the main cable provider in Houston, Indianapolis, and Sacramento, while Charter leads the way in Los Angeles and covers part of Indianapolis, according to ISP tracker BroadbandNow . That's no coincidence. Verizon Chief Technology Architect Ed Chan told Ars that Verizon is focusing on using the $70-per-month wireless home Internet service to compete against dominant cable companies. Read 31 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Titan launches its mobile ‘not a hedge fund’

What Robinhood did to democratize buying individual stocks, Titan wants to do for investing in a managed portfolio. Instead of being restricted to rich accredited investors willing to pour $5,000 or even $500,000 into a traditional hedge fund that charges 2 percent fees and 20 percent of profits, Titan lets anyone invest as little as $1,000 for just a 1 percent fee on assets while keeping all the profits. Titan picks the top 20 stocks based on data mined from the most prestigious hedge funds, then invests your money directly in those with personalized shorts based on your risk profile. Titan has more $10 million under management after quietly spinning up five months ago, and this week the startup graduates from Y Combinator. Now Titan is ready to give upscale millennials a more sophisticated way to play the markets. This startup is hot. It refused to disclose its funding, likely in hopes of not tipping off competitors and incumbents to the opportunity it’s chasing. But it’s the buzz of YC, with several partners already investing their own money through Titan. When you consider Stanford-educated free stock-trading app Robinhood’s stunning $5.6 billion valuation thanks to its disruption of E*Trade, it’s easy to imagine why investors are eager to back Titan’s attack on other financial vehicles. “We’re all 28 to 30 years old,” says co-founder Clayton Gardner about his team. “We want to actively invest and participate in the market but most of us who don’t have experience have no idea what we’re doing.” Most younger investors end up turning to family, friends or Reddit for unreliable advice. But Titan lets them instantly buy the most reputable stocks without having to stay glued to market tickers, while using an app to cut out the costs of pricey brokers and Wall Street offices. Titan co-founders (from left): Max Bernardy, Joe Percoco, Clayton Gardner “We all came from the world of having worked at hedge funds and private equity firms like Goldman Sachs

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Facebook’s Kodi box ban is nothing new

According to recent  reports , Facebook has updated its Commerce Policy to specifically ban the sale of Kodi boxes on its site – that is, devices that come with pre-installed Kodi software, which are often used for illegally streaming digital content. However, the ban is not a new one – Facebook confirms its policy on Kodi box sales hasn’t changed since last summer, and its external Policy Page – the one being cited as evidence of the new ban – was updated in December. It’s true that the changes have flown under the radar until now, though. The policy change was first reported by Cord Cutters News , and later linked to by TorrentFreak and Techdirt . The original report claims that Facebook added a new rule on its list of “Digital Media and Electronic Devices” under “Prohibited Content,” which specifically calls out Kodi boxes. It says that Facebook posts “may not promote the sale of devices that facilitate or encourage streaming digital content in an authorized manner or interfering with the functionality of electronic devices.” The Policy page lists a few examples of what this means, including wiretapping devices, jamming or descrambling devices, jailbroken or loaded devices, and, then  “promoting the sale or use of streaming devices with Kodi installed.”  (The only permitted items are “add-on equipment for Kodi devices, such as keyboards and remotes.”) But this ban on Kodi boxes, Facebook says, is not a recently implemented policy. According to a Facebook spokesperson, it launched a new policy last summer that prohibited the sale of electronic devices that facilitate or are intended for unauthorized streaming or access to digital content – including Kodi boxes. This policy has not changed since last summer, but its external Policy Page – this one being cited by the various reported – was updated in December 2017 to offer additional illustrative examples and more detailed information on all its policies, including the one related to unauthorized streaming devices. In other words, Facebook has been banning Kodi boxes since it decided to crackdown on unauthorized streaming devices last year. It’s just now being noticed. The ban affects all posts on Marketplace, Buy and Sell Groups, and Shop Sections on Pages. Facebook explains it takes a very strong enforcement approach when “Kodi” is mentioned with a product for sale. As Techdirt pointed out , that’s problematic because the Kodi software itself is actually legal. However, device makers like Dragon Box or SetTV have been using the open-source Kodi platform and other add-ons to make copyright infringement easier for consumers

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Samsung turns to Plume for new mesh Wi-Fi product line

Samsung today is announcing an updated version of its Wifi product line. The company partnered with Palo Alto-based Plume Design to provide software that powers the devices. According to Samsung, Plume’s platform uses artificial intelligence to allocate bandwidth across connected devices while delivering the best possible wi-fi coverage throughout a home. Plus, by using Plume, Samsung gets to say its wi-fi system uses AI, which is a big marketing win. The system also includes a SmartThings Hub like the previous generation allowing owners to build a connected IoT home without having to buy another box. “Integrating our adaptive home Wi-Fi technology and a rich set of consumer features into SmartThings’ large, open ecosystem truly elevates the smart home experience,” said Fahri Diner, co-founder and CEO, Plume, said in a released statement. “Samsung gives you myriad devices to consume content and connect, and Plume ensures that your Wi-Fi network delivers a superior user experience to all of those devices.” Plume Design was founded in 2014 and was one of the first to offer a consumer-facing mesh network product line. Since then, though, nearly every home networking company has followed suit and Plume has been forced to find new ways to make use of its technology. In June 2017, Comcast invested in Plume and later launched xFi using Plume technology to power the mesh networking product. According to Comcast at the time of xFi’s nationwide launch, Comcast licensed the Plume technology, then reconfigured some aspects of it to integrate xFi. It also designed its own pods in-house — which sounds similar to what Samsung is doing here too. Plume Design has to date raised $42.2M over three rounds of funding. Samsung’s new SmartThings WiFi Mesh Router is priced competitively with comparable products. A three pack of the units cost $279 while a single unit is $119

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L’Oreal’s ModiFace partners with Facebook to test AR experiences for shoppers, such as trying on virtual foundation shades or eyebrow shapes and hues…

Reuters : L'Oreal's ModiFace partners with Facebook to test AR experiences for shoppers, such as trying on virtual foundation shades or eyebrow shapes and hues   —  PARIS (Reuters) - Maybelline parent L'Oreal (OREP.PA) is pairing up with Facebook to roll out virtual tests for shoppers to see how they might look …

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Microsoft Azure threatened to block microblogging site Gab.ai if two posts from a neo-Nazi were not removed within 48 hours; the author then removed…

Ali Breland / The Hill : Microsoft Azure threatened to block microblogging site Gab.ai if two posts from a neo-Nazi were not removed within 48 hours; the author then removed the posts   —  A neo-Nazi deleted two posts on Gab, a social media company popular with the alt-right and white supremacists …

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Yelp’s stock rose 26%+ after the company reported Q2 revenue of $226M, up 21% YoY, and record growth in paying advertising accounts (Aisha…

Aisha Al-Muslim / Wall Street Journal : Yelp's stock rose 26%+ after the company reported Q2 revenue of $226M, up 21% YoY, and record growth in paying advertising accounts   —  The online review company said its second-quarter advertising revenue grew 21% from the prior-year period to $226 million

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