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Source: Common Domain

Fiber Damage Vexes Verizon After Hurricane Michael

Today 10:51 GMT

Hurricane Michael has caused such extensive damage to the fiber that underpins Verizon Communications Inc.’s VZ 0.75% wireless network that it has stymied the carrier’s efforts to restore service to parts of the hardest-hit areas of the Florida Panhandle.

Verizon’s network suffered “an unprecedented amount of fiber damage” in those areas during Hurricane Michael, said spokeswoman Karen Schulz. Wireless service problems have persisted for the carrier in parts of Panama City, Panama City Beach and Mexico Beach.

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Source: CBS News

First look inside self-driving taxis as Waymo prepares to launch unprecedented service

Saturday 05:10 GMT

For the first time, Google's self-driving car program, Waymo, is allowing cameras inside their autonomous minivans as the company prepares to launch the nation's first self-driving taxi service.

Analysts predict self-driving revenue will hit a staggering $2.3 trillion by 2030 with Waymo capturing 60 percent of that market. For the past year, Barbara Adams has been part of Waymo's secretive early rider program, made up of more than 400 households in Chandler, Arizona.

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Source: Reuters

Empty shelves, poor customer service speed Sears' demise

Saturday 01:31 GMT

The retailer’s problems, according to shoppers, former employees and vendors interviewed by Reuters, range from its limited assortment of merchandise to poor customer service.

“If you can’t go into Sears and buy Levi’s or Dungarees that used to be there, why are mom and dad still going there,” Rose said, highlighting that its store shelves are occasionally empty. Brett Rose, CEO of United National Consumer Suppliers, a wholesale distributor of overstocked goods such as garden tools, beauty products and toys, stopped shipping to Sears and Kmart about three months ago.

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Source: Washington Post

Metro board members back away from recommendations to increase service

Friday 18:13 GMT

Some Metro officials are not convinced that the agency can win back riders fleeing the system because of sparse nonpeak service — or that it should try — in the face of looming financial obligations, budget constraints and the endless backlog of maintenance needs.

The discussion followed a budget preview from General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld that outlined Metro’s intention to keep fares and service at their current levels — though he has not ruled out a service increase.

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Source: Common Domain

Snowflake More Than Doubles Valuation in Nine Months

Friday 18:13 GMT

Snowflake Computing Inc. raised $450 million in a funding round that more than doubles the data-warehousing startup’s value in nine months to $3.5 billion, reflecting companies’ strong appetite for services that tap into the cloud.

Chief Executive Bob Muglia, a former Microsoft Corp. executive, said the funding will help Snowflake, which doubled its head count to 650 this year, reach 1,000 employees by the end of 2018.

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Source: Global News

Zombie accounts: Should you be deleting old logins and forgotten profiles?

Saturday 17:15 GMT

That said, the prospect of the Grim Reaper – and what sorts of information about you may be exposed after you shed this mortal coil – might just be the motivation you need to clean up your online trail.

The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords.

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Source: Common Domain

Can Cable Rescue T-Mobile, Sprint Deal?

Saturday 10:50 GMT

To win approval for their $26-billion deal, T-Mobile and Sprint are trying to convince regulators that plenty of competition would remain even if they merge.

With cable operators entering the cellular business, Sprint and T-Mobile hope to persuade regulators their merger deal won’t curb competition

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Source: Common Domain

Retail’s New E-Commerce Headache: Delivering Workers to Warehouses

Saturday 09:00 GMT

The move by retail business from shopping districts to warehouses, job growth on the outskirts of cities is stretching the ability of transit agencies to get workers to far-flung sites

As e-commerce drives the retail business from shopping districts to warehouses on the outskirts of cities, local governments are finding that their public transit systems need to reach more distant and sparsely populated areas, often outside the typical 9-to-5 workday.

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