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Newspapers face steep uphill climb in effort to negotiate with Google, Facebook

Four years ago, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was asked if his company’s “ruthless” pursuit of market share was driving book stores out of business. “The Internet is disrupting every media industry,” Bezos said. “People can complain about that, but complaining is not a strategy. And Amazon is not happening to book selling, the future is happening to book selling.” The future is also happening to newspaper publishers, and their latest effort to stave off change — a bid for an antitrust exemption — is unlikely to succeed, according to legal ...

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Rural shoppers face slim choices, steep premiums on Obamacare exchanges

Trumpcare: Has misinformation won the day?  People living in sparsely populated areas who shopped for coverage on the Obamacare exchanges in 2017 frequently had just one or two insurers from which to pick and often faced significantly higher premiums than did people in more urban areas, according to a new study. As insurers finalize plans for participating in the 2018 exchanges, policy experts have speculated that the uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act will lead insurers to continue to pull back from some markets or exit them altogether, leaving a ...

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Nintendo Switch Getting Steep and Rayman Legends Definitive Edition

Ubisoft has unveiled its initial lineup for the Nintendo Switch. It includes Rayman Legends Definitive Edition, as well as ports of snowsports game Steep and bodypopping hit Just Dance 2017. Just Dance 2017 will be available at the same time the Switch goes on sale, March 3. Rayman Legends’ and Steep’s release dates have not been announced. In a statement, Ubisoft said Rayman Legends Definitive Edition will include all of the base game’s “traditional features … plus some brand-new surprises.” Just Dance 2017 and Steep, meanwhile, look to be straight ...

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Steep Review

Mountains are far from uncommon in open-world exploration games, but even in the most impressive ones, they’re normally little more than pretty white fences encircling a greener playfield. Steep reverses this concept with some success. Here, it’s the valleys and green spots of the world that trigger the invisible walls and the mighty Alps that fill its rocky, snowy sandbox. Steep’s gameplay unfortunately falls short of matching the grandeur of its open world, but it’s a tough act to follow. Steep lets you seamlessly zip down mountain ranges via snowboards, ...

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The steep cost of underemploying highly skilled immigrants

Samuel Tesfay immigrated to the U.S from Ethiopia with a master’s in analytical chemistry in 2013. His first job was as a dishwasher at a boarding school. Now, he’s a chemistry teacher. An Ethiopian chemist washing dishes in a high school cafeteria. An Egyptian electrical engineer busing tables at a Burger King. A computer scientist from Cameroon packaging food for prisons. Millions of highly educated immigrants come to the U.S. seeking a better life, only to end up either working hourly, low-skilled jobs, underemployed or out of work. Let’s block ...

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Ubisoft's Extreme Sports Game Steep Arrives in December, Gold Edition Announced

Steep, the open-world extreme sports game from Assassin’s Creed publisher Ubisoft, will launch on December 2, 2016, the company announced today at Gamescom. Not only did Ubisoft share the game’s release date, but the company also revealed the Steep Gold Edition. This includes the game and its season pass, which will include “major expansions,” along with a variety of digital content like outfits and equipment. The Gold Edition also comes with an exclusive costume. Ubisoft also announced today that everyone who preorders Steep’s regular or Gold Edition will get the ...

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Razer’s external Core GPU dock works with new Intel quad-core NUC, but carries a steep price tag

Share This article Over the past few weeks we’ve written about AMD’s XConnect technology, and its cooperation with both Intel and Razer to create an external graphics specification that wouldn’t depend on any one vendor, chassis, or technology. The Razer Blade Stealth and Razer Core are the first laptop and external chassis to come to market featuring this capability, and we’re already seeing some promising signs of cross-platform compatibility — but it doesn’t come cheap. First, the good news: At GDC this week, Intel announced a new Skull Canyon NUC ...

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Wall Street falls on China worries, steep drop in oil

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange January 5, 2016. Reuters/Brendan McDermid U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as fresh concerns over the impact of a slowdown in China on the global economy, a sharp fall in oil prices and heightened geopolitical concerns sent investors scurrying to safe havens. The year got off to a shaky start on Monday after weak data from China triggered declines in global markets, with the Dow recording its worst first day of the year in seven years, and oil prices weakened ...

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Focus on drones in Ambarella results after steep stock fall

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Drones and GoPro will be in the spotlight on Thursday when Ambarella posts its latest quarterly results after a recent selloff that has left the video chipmaker’s once-stratospheric stock low enough to catch the eye of potential suitors. Reuters: Technology News

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The steep cost of incarceration on women of color

Race & Reality in America For Debra Henderson, love has come with a hefty price tag. Her ex-husband was incarcerated multiple times, her boyfriend was recently released after serving seven months for a felony and her son has had a few brushes with the law. In all, Henderson, who is 40 and makes $ 60,000 a year working at an insurance company, has spent more than $ 32,000 on everything from bail bonds to lawyers to phone calls trying to maintain relationships with the men in her life. Henderson is ...

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