Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died today from complications with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65. Allen said earlier this month that he was being treated for the disease. Allen was a childhood friend of Bill Gates, and together, the two started Microsoft in 1975. He left the company in 1983 while being treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma and remained a board member

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The GOP plan to get Americans off food stamps puts 4 million children and seniors at risk

Republican work rules will do more harm than good. Republican efforts to make it harder for low-income Americans to qualify for government social programs could jeopardize the food supply of more than 4 million children and seniors, and potentially leave 22 million people without health insurance, according to a report released Monday by the Brookings Institution. Researchers at the Washington,

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The Proud Boys, the bizarre far-right street fighters behind violence in New York, explained

They hate Muslims and refuse to masturbate: Meet the shock troops of the weirdo right. On Friday night on the streets of Manhattan, members of a far-right organization kicked and punched counterprotesters they believed to be members of Antifa — and weren’t arrested. The brawl between the “Proud Boys” and counterprotesters started outside the Metropolitical Republican Club, where the group’s

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Walmart’s looking to sell third-party streaming platform subscriptions, report suggests

Walmart has big video streaming ambitions. Today, Bloomberg reports that the retailer is in talks with multiple media companies to sell its services through an online store. The publication says Walmart wants to give its Vudu customers the ability to add on premium services, like HBO Now, Showtime, or Starz. Bloomberg attributes the push to declining DVD sales. Amazon offers

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Winamp is coming back as an all-in-one music player

Winamp, the legendarily customizable music player, is being revamped as a mobile app that will give you one place to listen to all your music — including playlists, podcasts, streaming radio stations, and more, as reported by TechCrunch. First released in 1997, Winamp was a popular freeware media player famous for its utilitarian music playback and its wealth of incredible

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