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The everything town in the middle of nowhere

On any given day, thousands of packages from Walmarts, Targets, and stores around the country travel north along a two-lane road out of Billings, Montana — past the Tumbleweed Saloon, past cows grazing on empty rangeland, past the Busy Bee Cafe and stands of short pines — to the town …

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Why tech companies owe us more than a quarterly transparency report

Facebook has more than 2 billion users, and at that scale comes lots of wrongdoing. The company’s latest quarterly transparency report, which quantifies violations of the company’s community standards, conveys just how much wrongdoing. Here’s Tony Romm with a summary at the Washington Post: In the second and third quarter …

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Disney+ to launch in India, Southeast Asian markets next year

Disney plans to bring its on-demand video streaming service to India and some Southeast Asian markets as soon as the second half of next year, two sources familiar with the company’s plan told TechCrunch. In India, the company plans to bring Disney+’s catalog to Hotstar, a popular video streaming service …

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WordPress introduces a new way for bloggers to get paid

WordPress, one of the internet’s leading purveyors of blog infrastructure and hosting, has taken a step toward making blogging more sustainable by allowing sites to easily accept recurring payments. Think: subscriptions. The tool will be available to anyone with a paid WordPress site and to sites that use the company’s …

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