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Charter CEO “Surprised” by Numbers of Broadband-Only Customers

Charter Communications Chief Executive Tom Rutledge said he has been “surprised” by the number of customers opting to take Internet broadband service only.

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Rumble Entertainment Scores Another $17.5 Million

Free-to-play mobile and online game developer Rumble Entertainment has raised $17.5 million in a Series B round led by Nexon, the company announced today. That brings its total funding to more than $35 million. Tokyo-based Nexon was a previous Rumble investor, and last month kicked in an undisclosed amount toward ex-Zynga COO John Schappert’s Shiver Entertainment. Rumble’s first game, the RPG Kings Road, launched as a browser game earlier this year, and is planned for a worldwide tablet release in early 2014, a company spokesperson said.

A Handy Guide to Deleting Digital Accounts

Feel like you get the runaround when you try to delete a social networking site or other Web services? This might help.
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Anti-NSA Surveillance Protests Gain Traction on Independence Day

The Web doesn’t like PRISM, and thousands let the government know as much at the online “Restore the Fourth” protests on Thursday.
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Social-Shopping Website OpenSky Relaunches as Full-Fledged Online Marketplace

OpenSky, the two-year-old e-commerce site that took a stab at social shopping by allowing members to follow celebrity and expert curators, has relaunched as a full-fledged marketplace for small businesses. Merchants can open up their own “stores” on the site for free, and can sell to OpenSky’s 2.5 million members, with OpenSky taking a commission on items sold — like Etsy, but with a social twist, more established sellers and a much smaller community of shoppers. Items listed range from cosmetics to clothing to kitchen supplies. OpenSky is based in New York and has raised nearly $50 million in venture capital funding to date.

Netflix, Redbox and More: What You Need to Know

I stream, you stream, we all stream online video. If you’re going to commit to a subscription streaming service, here are some things to consider.
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New Crop of Online Food Services Offer Everything but the Chef

What’s in the box?
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The Prime Reason Why Amazon’s Sales May Be Falling Behind This Holiday

Amazon’s peak spending days may occur even closer to Christmas this year, as more customers sign-up for its free two-day shipping program.
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With Track Your Grub, GrubHubbers Can See Exactly Where Their Food Delivery Is

I know, I know: First-world problem solved. Again.
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