Now in Tech: 1/23/2018
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Now you can buy house from Letgo
Letgo, as an app more known from its cute commercials to sell used items, now adds housing sales to its secondhand marketplace. The Craigslist look-alike gives users the option to buy or rent houses and apartments in the app and it will be fully available by the end of the month to all users.
Rupert Murdoch request Facebook and Google to pay for news
Rupert Murdoch, the executive chainman of News Corporation, proposed in his statement today that big tech platform should pay publishers in exchange for the value those publishers add to the platforms. He stated, "If Facebook wants to recognize ‘trusted’ publishers then it should pay those publishers a carriage fee similar to the model adopted by cable companies" and "The publishers are obviously enhancing the value and integrity of Facebook through their news and content, but are not being adequately rewarded for those services. Carriage payments would have a minor impact on Facebook’s profits but a major impact on the prospects for publishers and journalists". Thoughts?
Montana to keep net neutrality
Steve Bullock, the Governor of Montana signed an executive order to force ISPs with state contracts to continue abiding by net neutrality rules that have been repealed by FCC on national level. Yet the future of this order will likely face a legal battle, as in FCC's repeal specifically blocks state from having its own rules.
jumps over $100 billion in worth
After having an outstanding fourth quarter by adding a total of 8.3 million subscribers, Netflix's stock price rose to $227.58 at market close, pushing up the market cap to over $100 billion. The strong performance is largely driven by Netflix's growing overseas presence, with 75% new subscribers collected from international market.