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911 fees paid by phone customers “stolen” by states to fill budget gaps
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Jan Stromme) Two members of the Federal Communications Commission want to stop states from using 911 funds to pay for other government services or equipment. “On our individual phone bills, a line item is typically included for 911 service,” FCC Commissioners Michael O’Rielly and Jessica Rosenworcel wrote in an op-ed […]

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“Check your Comcast bill for unwanted fees,” new consumer alert says
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(credit: Mike Mozart) Comcast customers in Washington state should check their bills for unwanted charges, State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a consumer alert issued this week. Ferguson filed a $100 million lawsuit against Comcast in August 2016, accusing the nation’s largest ISP of misleading customers in order to tack $5 onto their monthly […]

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Varo Money raises $45 million for mobile banking without fees
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 There are a number of startups looking to disrupt traditional banking. We’ve covered Chime, Zero and Jiko, just to name a few. Another one of those is Varo Money and they’ve raised $45 million led by private equity giant, Warburg Pincus and The Rise Fund, a global impact fund that’s part of another private equity […]

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Steam ends support for Bitcoin due to high fees, volatility     – CNET
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Valve’s decision comes as the cryptocurrency notches more milestone values, passing $13,000 and then $14,000 for the first time.

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Newegg fought its way through two appeals to win fees from this patent-holder
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Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng. (credit: Newegg) In 2010, AdjustaCam LLC filed suit (PDF) in Eastern Texas against dozens of companies, saying that they infringed US Patent No. 5,855,343, which describes a type of movable camera clip. AdjustaCam is a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation, the biggest public patent-holding company. The AdjustaCam lawsuit included camera makers like Gear Head […]

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FCC’s “nutrition labels” for broadband show speed, caps, and hidden fees
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The Federal Communications Commission today unveiled new broadband labels modeled after the nutrition labels commonly seen on food products. Home Internet service providers and mobile carriers are being urged to use the labels to give consumers details such as prices (including hidden fees tacked onto the base price), data caps, overage charges, speed, latency, packet […]

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Comcast Failed To Install Internet, Then Demanded $60,000 In Fees
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Earthquake Retrofit writes: A Silicon Valley startup called SmartCar in Mountain View, California signed up for Comcast Internet service. After hearing Comcast excuses for months, company owner Katta finally got fed up and decided that he would find a new office building once his 12-month lease expires on April 20 of this year. Katta told […]

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USA doubles visa fees for migrant IT workers
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Indian PM Modi expresses industry ire in chat with president Obama The United States is set to pass a bill named the “9/11 Health and Compensation Act” and Indian IT companies are mad as hell about it.…

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Done Deal: Ellen Pao doesn't have to pay Kleiner Perkins' legal fees
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Pao won’t have to pay nearly $276,000 in legal fees as the venture capital firm holds firm on not seeking repayment if she opted not to appeal.

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