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9/18/2018

ZenFi Networks enhanced its enterprise and carrier fiber business with the closing of its purchase of Cross River Fiber. The company intends to expand beyond building infrastructure to back mobile wireless and cloud radio access networks in New York City.

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9/18/2018

Cloudflare looks to improve industry adoption of Domain Name System Security Extensions, providing a one-click method of setting up DNSSEC protections. The security standard is said to make it harder to spoof websites.

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9/18/2018

When WWAY in Wilmington, N.C., went off the air after losing its signal in the wake of Hurricane Florence, the station switched to a livestream online to continue broadcasting. WWAY has been working with local and federal officials to get back on the air.

9/18/2018

The Music Modernization Act will soon begin its 24-hour countdown for fast-track approval in the Senate, sources say. The hotline process was delayed due to an email error, but the delay has since been corrected, and the 24-hour countdown is set to begin for Republican senators, sources say.

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9/18/2018

"Sunday Night Football" on NBC brought in the day's highest ratings, which were up 10% compared with the same period last year. Also, CBS' "60 Minutes" saw a boost in viewership thanks to a late-afternoon NFL game lead-in, bringing in 11.91 million viewers.

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9/17/2018

Three-quarters of consumers have preferred brands, but 76% of those are willing to change brands when they're shopping, according to Adtaxi. Eighty-three percent of participants reported price as being the top influencing factor when making a purchasing decision and 79% discover products through online browsing, while 56% find them via word-of-mouth and 56% said they'd made a purchase based on the content from a social influencer.

9/17/2018

Floyd Mayweather has announced on Instagram that he and Manny Pacquiao will have a boxing rematch this year. Their previous match, in 2015, brought in a record-breaking 4.6 million pay-per-view buys.

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Deadline Hollywood
9/17/2018

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai criticized California's net neutrality bill, which recently passed the state legislature but still needs Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, calling it "illegal" and "anti-consumer." "California's micromanagement poses a risk to the rest of the country," Pai said.

9/17/2018

The Federal Communications Commission reports that the majority of cell towers stayed up and running during Hurricane Florence, which has since been downgraded to a tropical depression; some cites were adversely affected, with 13.6% of cell sites in North Carolina and 1.7% of sites in South Carolina down as of Sunday. The storm silenced only 20 FM stations across the Carolinas and also knocked out four NOAA Weather Radio transmitters.

9/17/2018

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne Benioff, are purchasing Time Magazine from Meredith Corp. The $190 million deal is expected to close within the next 30 days as a family investment with no ties to Salesforce.

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CNN