An introduction to Syfy's best new show: The Expanse

The Expanse was one of my absolute favorite shows from the last year. Based on the series from James S.A. Corey, the show is one of the best to come out of Syfy since Battlestar Galactica. But for whatever reason, The Expanse hasn’t captured the same mainstream attention as Battlestar. …

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Chuck Lorre and Kathy Bates are making a Netflix comedy about weed

Netflix is giving Disjointed, a multi-camera weed comedy from TV powerhouse Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory), a 20-episode series order. The show is going to revolve around Kathy Bates, a longtime legalization advocate who’s living on cloud nine because she’s running a Los Angeles-area …

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EU goes after Google's moneymaking ad business in new antitrust complaints

The European Union has a fresh target in its antitrust battle with Google: the company’s lucrative ad business. This morning, EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager filed a statement of objections accusing the US company of abusing its control of the online advertising business. The objections specifically target AdSense, a service …

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Oil traders may be the last people to realize they don't need Yahoo

Yahoo’s instant messaging service has been used by oil traders to issue orders and chat about commodities for years. While IT departments have often struggled managing access to what is effectively a consumer messaging platform, banks have continued to use the service. That’s about to change in August. The Financial …

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Nest's next move is a step into the outdoor home security market

The recent shake-up in the executive ranks of Nest had a lot of people wondering exactly what the future held for Nest, specifically in regards to its product lineup. Today that question is at least partially answered. Nest just revealed a new home security camera, one targeted at outdoor monitoring, and …

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