Behind Comcast’s truthy ad campaign for net neutrality

David Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast, on the left.

It would take a close reader to understand the difference between what Comcast is advocating to the public and what it’s advocating to the FCC.

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Tech companies’ diversity problems are even worse at the leadership level

Tech companies’ diversity problems are even worse at the leadership level

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Here’s what an Apple smartwatch could look like

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ISPs are spending less on their networks as they make more money off them

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StubHub wasn’t hacked. But its users were.

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How to talk about blowing things up in cyberspace, according to the military

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Microsoft’s latest earnings totally explain its mega-layoffs

Microsoft’s latest earnings totally explain its mega-layoffs

The divisions Microsoft acquired from Nokia -- the ones hardest hit by cuts -- dragged the whole company’s profits down.

Five great tech stories from the New Yorker’s recently opened archive

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Come celebrate one year of The Switch!

Come celebrate one year of The Switch!

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Samsung ad makes fun of the iPhone 6 that isn’t released yet

Samsung ad makes fun of the iPhone 6 that isn’t released yet

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Why Malaysia so badly wanted Flight 17’s black boxes back

Why Malaysia so badly wanted Flight 17’s black boxes back

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Apple’s growing faster in China than anywhere else in the world

Apple’s growing faster in China than anywhere else in the world

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Samsung is now selling a $120,000 television

Samsung is now selling a $120,000 television

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Why Apple really has to get the next iPhone right

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Seoul is planning it’s own version of Uber. But wants the original banned.

Seoul is planning it’s own version of Uber. But wants the original banned.

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Net neutrality defenders actually fine if Internet users decide what goes fast

AT&T’s support of “user-directed prioritization” has raised eyebrows, but advocacy groups like the Center for Democracy and Tech and Free Press are perfectly okay with the concept.

Verizon launches rewards program — but there’s a twist

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