It has been a rough week for Al Jazeera America. The ambitious, Qatar-based news network that essentially grew out of Al Gore’s Current TV pubic affairs channel two years ago now has its own drama. “AJAM” was first slapped with a $15 million wrongful termination lawsuit by a former employee who also claimed the network was discriminating against women - and others.
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The co-founder of Periscope Inc. said the new live videostreaming app is “unequivocally” opposed to pirating after the company faced complaints that users were effectively stealing and instantly re-broadcasting video of the recent Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match on pay-per-view.
The Washington Times on Thursday announced a free online classified product that will allow customers nationwide to place multimedia-rich ads in numerous categories for free.
After urging its reauthorization last year, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry now says he opposes the Export-Import Bank — an issue that has become a key litmus test for conservatives and the 2016 GOP field.
President Obama’s proposed Asian free-trade deal was crumbling on the left and right Tuesday, with progressives denouncing his decision to promote the pact at a firm with a history of exploiting sweatshop labor, and a rift widening with Speaker John A. Boehner over the White House’s inability to muster Democratic votes for the deal.