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Philly city-wide innovation festival to be held in October

B.PHL Innovation promises to highlight the city's innovators.

Elon Musk claims he’s deleting his Twitter account

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he's deleting his Twitter account.

Elon Musk claims he’s deleting his Twitter account

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he's deleting his Twitter account.

U.S. weighs limits, break-ups for Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

A Wharton professor sees a “very strong” antitrust case against Google, because it can charge retailers up to half the price of online-sale item for linking search keywords to their products. Also, Amazon’s Alexa digital home assistant can easily default to order from Amazon’s favored vendors.

U.S. weighs limits, break-ups for Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

A Wharton professor sees a “very strong” antitrust case against Google, because it can charge retailers up to half the price of online-sale item for linking search keywords to their products. Also, Amazon’s Alexa digital home assistant can easily default to order from Amazon’s favored vendors.

What this Philly-area start-up won on Richard Branson’s private island

The Fort Washington developer of an inflatable belt to prevent hip fractures among the elderly took top honors in the Extreme Tech Challenge, a worldwide competition for start-ups, the same week its product went on the market.

What this Philly-area start-up won on Richard Branson’s private island

The Fort Washington developer of an inflatable belt to prevent hip fractures among the elderly took top honors in the Extreme Tech Challenge, a worldwide competition for start-ups, the same week its product went on the market.
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Chinese cyberattack hits messaging app Telegram used by activists during Hong Kong protest

The attack came as thousands surrounded Hong Kong government headquarters on Wednesday to protest legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China.

Pennsylvania 5G bill that failed twice springs back to life in Harrisburg

Legislation that could make it easier and cheaper for wireless carriers to put tens of thousands of small cell antennas on utility poles throughout Pennsylvania seems to be moving swiftly.

Uber tests drone food delivery, launches new autonomous SUV

Uber tests drone food delivery in San Diego, launches next-generation autonomous SUV made by Volvo

Philly's murals are so good, they're causing problems for Google

Google’s blurring algorithm is turning some portraits into abstract art.

White House helicopters not enough to save Sikorsky plant in Coatesville and its 465 jobs

Sikorsky had hoped that the oil and gas market would have rebounded by now, but it has not, causing the company to close the plant.

Facebook launching app that pays users for data on app usage

Facebook is launching an app that will pay users to share information about which apps they're using with the social media giant

10 states sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal

A group of 10 state attorneys general led by New York and California are filing a lawsuit to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm.

Trump tweets Comcast vitriol at MSNBC and NBC. And then calls Comcast-owned CNBC to push agenda.

During his presidency, Trump has criticized Comcast for its economic power and its news operations as fake news.

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Hollywood mogul’s racial discrimination case against Comcast

Allen, a former comedian who runs a Hollywood empire, has claimed in suits that Comcast and Charter Communications Inc. have discriminated against him by refusing to distribute his cable-TV channels to tens of millions of American cable homes.

Is Wilmington losing its luster as a banking center?

Company officials have said in the past they had a hard time recruiting managers to Wilmington, where JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the dominant financial employer.

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In Congress, strong backing for Boeing’s Chinook, but Army prefers newer tools for war

Military leaders want the Army to move away from older technologies like the Chinook.

Congressman vows to pursue regulation of big tech with open mind

Legislation and more regulation of technology companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. is possible, but lawmakers are approaching scrutiny with an open mind, the federal lawmaker leading an antitrust investigation of the industry said.

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JPMorgan’s Dimon on Comcast, Wall Street, and wooing Philly customers

Dimon says it’s mind-numbing” what small business owners have to go through for basic permitting. “Corruption” and inefficiencies cut the U.S. growth rate in half, he says.

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