Facebook could face a state antitrust lawsuit as soon as next week

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019.

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State attorneys general are preparing to file an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook as soon as next week, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC’s Ylan Mui. At least 20 to 30 states could join in, the sources said.

The news comes as multiple outlets have reported the Federal Trade Commission is likely to file its own antitrust lawsuit against the social media giant. It’s still unclear where the FTC may choose to bring a case — either in federal court or before its administrative law judge. If it chooses to bring the case in-house, it cannot combine its lawsuit with the states. Reuters previously reported the states were planning an antitrust case against Facebook.

Both the FTC and the state AGs, led by New York’s Letitia James,

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Best Cyber Week Wireless Keyboard Deals 2020: Apple, Logitech, Razer

Black Friday weekend ended a couple days ago, and with the biggest retail weekend of the year finished, now is the time for shoppers still hungry for bargains to sink their jaws into some ongoing Cyber Week sales. The vast majority of holiday shoppers are hopping online in 2020 to do their gift buying (for very good reasons), so retailers are increasingly stretching their Cyber Monday sales into a week-long event. That means that now is still the best time before the end of the year to find great discounts on brand-name gadgets and gear — including some hot Cyber Week wireless keyboard deals.

To help you find the perfect one for your needs and budget, we’ve put together a handy roundup of the best continuing Cyber Week wireless keyboard deals still up for grabs, along with a quick guide on how to choose the right model for your work

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Best Cyber Week Gaming Deals 2020: Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox

Cyber Monday is over, but gamers are still getting spoiled with last-minute Cyber Week deals. Retailers are offering discounts on everything from consoles to accessories, subscriptions, and games — so whether you’re sticking with the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or PC, or upgrading to the latest PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, you’re sure to find a deal that’s right for you.

No matter what platform for choose, we’ve got your back with our roundups of the best Cyber Week PlayStation deals, Cyber Week Xbox deals, Cyber Week Nintendo Switch deals, and Cyber Week gaming laptop deals that are still available. If you see an offer that you like, don’t hesitate on sealing the deal because there’s no telling how long the discounts will last and when stocks will run out, especially since gaming deals are always among the most popular listings in the runup to the holidays.

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Watch our talk with Thukral and Tagra for Rado Design Week

Dezeen speaks to artists Thukral and Tagra about their upcoming design for Swiss watch brand Rado in the final live panel discussion as part of Rado Design Week. Tune in from 1:00pm London time.



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Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs will be joined by the founders behind the art and design practice, Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra, to talk about a special edition of the Rado True Square watch that was teased earlier today in a video filmed by Dezeen at the duo’s studio in New Delhi.

For their design, Thukral and Tagra are creating a watch face that includes two colourful, intersecting dials that will aim to give a new perspective on telling time.



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Thukral and Tagra’s watch is in development

“Our inspiration was to feel connected with a lot more time zones and we wanted to bring something unique to the experience

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New York, other states, to sue Facebook next week

By Diane Bartz and Karen Freifeld | Reuters

WASHINGTON – A group of U.S. states led by New York is investigating Facebook Inc for possible antitrust violations and plans to file a lawsuit against the social media giant next week, four sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

The complaint would be the second major lawsuit filed against a Big Tech company this year. The Justice Department sued Alphabet Inc’s Google in October.

More than 40 states plan to sign on to the lawsuit, one source said, without naming them.

Facebook declined to comment. A spokesman for the New York attorney general’s office declined to comment.

The Federal Trade Commission, whose commissioners met on Wednesday, could file a related complaint with an administrative law judge or in district court.

It is not known what the states plan to include in their complaint. One allegation often made against Facebook is

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Discovery, home of Shark Week, enters the streaming wars with Discovery Plus

Discovery, home to HGTV, Food Network, and Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, is entering the streaming space with Discovery Plus.

Discovery Plus will start at $4.99 with an ad-supported tier, along with a $6.99 ad-free option. CNBC first reported the news. The streaming service will launch on January 4th, 2021. The company aims to bring the service to more than 25 countries around the world over the next year. Each subscriber’s account will allow up to five different profiles, and four concurrent streams. The company’s press release does not note if Discovery Plus will offer content in 4K, but notes it will be available on “major platforms, including connected TVs, web, mobile, and tablets” at launch.

As part of the roll out, Discovery is partnering with Verizon to give a number of the telecom company’s 55 million customers a free year of ad-free Discovery Plus. New and existing customers on

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U.S. Navy Grounds Drone Helicopters After Two Accidents In A Week

The U.S. Navy has grounded its fleet of MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters after two serious accidents within one week.

In one incident, a Fire Scout cashed during its final approach to landing at Naval Air Station Point Mugu in California. In the other, the Fire Scout was tied down — “chocked and chained” in Navy parlance – during a test, but the rotor blades still managed to strike the ground.

“Rotor blades ultimately came in contact with the ground causing blade separation and aircraft damage,” according to the official accident report.

Both accidents were listed as Class A, indicating damage in excess of $2.5 million in each case. However, no injuries were reported.

The Navy has declined to discuss the possible cause of the accidents

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Huntsville students out all week after computer system attack

Huntsville school students will not return to campuses for the rest of this week as the school system responds to a computer ransomware attack, the system said today.

Principals, assistant principals, and some operations staff will return Wednesday, and teachers and other employees will return Thursday “to prepare materials for students,” the system said on its website. Curbside meals will be available at some locations Wednesday.

The school system said it is working with local and federal authorities on what is “an active investigation.” An FBI spokesman confirmed Tuesday that the bureau is “involved and working on the case.” No further details were released.

The system said it is working to “determine if any or what information may have been compromised” by the computer system break-in. It said “some families at several campuses may have received phone calls regarding internet access for students. This does not appear to be connected

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Dubai Design Week As A Sign Of The Recovery Of The UAE’s Creative Industries

Dubai Design Week continues inspiring people to create opportunities for innovation, sustainability, and human development.

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Recently-held Dubai Design Week may have taken place in exceptional circumstances, but the city’s readiness and resilience –coupled with the safety measures put in place by the relevant authorities– has showcased that physical events can get moving again.

Within the safe open-air setting of Dubai Design District (d3), thousands of people attended the region’s largest creative festival. It was a return to life, and a major milestone in the recovery of the creative industries.

The health and safety of visitors was paramount. Attendees were requested to download the Dubai Design Week app and register their preferred

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Highlights of Apple’s Black Friday Week

During Black Friday week, Apple stock moved 1% lower. Here are some highlights of the Apple Maven’s coverage over the past four trading days.

What moved Apple’s stock 3% lower on Monday

On Monday, November 23, Apple shares had their worst day of the past three weeks. A shift away from large-cap growth stocks and some tough love from Wall Street may help to explain the decline in share price. 

  • Commission waiver: Apple extended its App Store commission discount to providers of digital classes and events from December 2020 to June 2021.
  • A bad apple: Apple chief security officer was accused of offering to donate 200 iPads to the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office in exchange for four concealed carry permits.
  • A bit of tough love from one Wall Street expert. Credit Suisse’s Matthew Cabral, who has a “hold” rating on the stock, released a research note on Monday.
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