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Apple only takes 15% cut on HBO Now, Netflix, and Hulu subscriptions

Apple scored a huge win for Apple TV by making it the only platform your can watch HBO Now on for the next three months, and according to a new report, Apple might be rewarding HBO by taking a much lower cut on subscription fees than cable companies.<p>Apple has been taking a 30 percent cut anytime a …

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TWC boosts its internet speeds to counter Google Fiber

It's amazing what the addition of a little competition into a natural monopoly can do. Google announced in January that it would be bringing high-speed Fiber to Charlotte, North Carolina. It didn't take long for Time Warner Cable, the (only) local cable/internet provider in that city, to increase …

Former guards jailed for massacre of unarmed Iraqis

Three former employees of US military contractor sentenced to 30 years imprisonment, fourth gets a life term<p>A former Blackwater guard was sentenced to life in prison and three others received 30-year sentences on Monday for their roles in a <b>2007 mass shooting in Iraq that left at least 14 civilians</b> …

Here's What a Weekend of Drinking Does to Your Body

Consider this during your next drunkathon.<p>Sometimes Friday night's happy hour turns into Saturday morning drunch, and before you know it, culminates in a day-drinking-all-day Sunday barbecue.<p>A 48-hour buzz doesn't do any favors for your health, as you've already figured out come Monday morning. But …