Two Women Accuse Tom Brokaw of Inappropriate Workplace Advances in 1990s (Report) | Hollywood Reporter

Former NBC correspondent Linda Vester and an anonymous source claim that the NBC News special correspondent made unwanted advances and acted inappropriately to them in the 1990s.
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Tom Brokaw Accused of Sexual Harassment in Video – Variety

Linda Vester alleged that Tom Brokaw physically tried to force her to kiss him on two occasions and groped her in a NBC conference room.
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Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint make progress in talks, aim for deal next week – sources | Reuters

U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) and Sprint Corp (S.N) have made progress in negotiating merger terms and are aiming to successfully complete deal talks as early as next week, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
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Amazon’s Fiscal Discipline Pays Off as It More Than Doubles Profit – WSJ

The online retail firm more than doubled its quarterly profits despite spending heavily on building more warehouses and devices, as well as bulking up on assets for its delivery network and video content.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/amazons-fiscal-discipline-pays-off-as-results-beat-expectations-1524774174

Hey cable companies, maybe this is why cord-cutting is a thing

From the department of obvious conclusions: Research firm Kagan reports that people are cutting the cord because cable TV is far less affordable than it used to be. Since 2000, the average cable, satellite, and telco TV bill is up 74%, from just under $60 per month then to nearly $100 per month now. Meanwhile, …
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EU strikes deal forcing Netflix, Amazon to fund European content | Reuters

EU lawmakers and member states on Thursday struck a preliminary deal that will allow countries to force online streaming services including Netflix (NFLX.O) and Amazon’s (AMZN.O) video service to help fund European films and TV shows.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-media/eu-strikes-deal-forcing-netflix-amazon-to-fund-european-content-idUSKBN1HX2M2

Sprint will announce an Unlimited 55+ plan on May 18 to compete with T-Mobile, offers 2 lines for $70

Sprint will soon unveil a plan targeted at people aged 55 years and up, a source familiar with the matter has revealed to Android Police. The plan wil… by Martim Lobao in News, Sprint
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MoviePass Looks Like It’s Ditching Its Unlimited-Ticket Option for Good

If you’re one of the millions of subscribers who signed up for MoviePass’s virtually unlimited theater subscription service in the last few months, count yourself lucky and use it while you can. As the company’s finances are called into question, MoviePass has switched to a four ticket per month limit, and the company’s CEO has indicated that the old plan may never return for new subscribers.
— Read on gizmodo.com/moviepass-looks-like-its-ditching-its-unlimited-ticket-1825571779

Bill Cosby Guilty Verdict Washes Over TV Landcape | Deadline

ABC, CBS and NBC broke into their programming Thursday afternoon to announce a jury had found America’s TV Dad guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004.
— Read on deadline.com/2018/04/bill-cosby-guilty-verdict-tv-networks-coverage-shep-smith-lester-holt-1202377525/

Celebrities Reacts To Cosby Guilty Verdict: “About Damn Time” | Deadline

Refresh for updates Waiting to Exhale author Terry McMillan was one of the first celebrities to respond to the news that Bill Cosby has been found guilty of sexual assault, and if her tweet is any indication, few will shed tears for the defeated comedian. “Hallelujah,” McMillan tweeted.
— Read on deadline.com/2018/04/bill-cosby-hollywood-reaction-celebrities-tweet-guilty-verdict-1202377529/