Sony is trying to avoid paying $10,000 to buy Crackle Plus domain name

Sony is trying to avoid paying $10,000 to buy Crackle Plus domain name

Part of launching a streaming video service is owning the domain name with which most viewers can reliably expect to find the service via the web. For instance, it could be considered a smart move for Netflix to own, say, Netflix.com, or for HBO to own HBOGo.com. For Sony-owned Crackle, however, it appears getting ownership of the domain name behind its upcoming Crackle Plus premium offering is proving a bit difficult, if only because the…

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Google will require temp workers receive $15 minimum wage and parental leave

Google will require temp workers receive $15 minimum wage and parental leave

Google said today that it would require its extended, non-employee workforce in the United States receive comprehensive health care coverage, a $15 minimum wage, and 12 weeks of parental leave. The move follows protests from employees and other workers at Google who have pushed the company to offer more benefits. $15 minimum and 12 weeks of parental leave Google relies on a massive staff of temporary, vendor, and contract workers, many of whom are supplied…

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Estate planning: Death certificate needed for transfer of shares

If for any reason the death has not been registered and if a period of one year has elapsed since the death has occurred, then the death will be registered only on the order of any executive magistrate and on payment of a late fee Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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Chicago just elected a black, openly LGBT woman as mayor

Chicago just elected a black, openly LGBT woman as mayor

It became the largest US city ever to do so. Chicago just became the largest United States city to elect a black woman and openly gay person as mayor in a history-making vote. Lori Lightfoot, a lawyer and the former president of the Chicago police board, defeated Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday to become the next mayor of the Windy City. She will succeed Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s two-term mayor and former chief…

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Vox Sentences: Who will make history in Chicago?

Vox Sentences: Who will make history in Chicago?

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Chicago holds a history-making election; tensions escalate between China and Taiwan. Making history in the mayoral race The Washington Post/Getty ImagesLori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, candidates for Chicago mayor. Polls just closed in Chicago’s mayoral election, and no matter…

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