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Trump administration moves past TikTok to take action on more Chinese tech companies

The rationale is that the U.S. needs "clean networks" to guard Americans’ data and the secrets of U.S. companies.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has laid out an expansive plan to keep out entire categories of Chinese tech: apps, data storage, internet and phone services. Pictured: Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department on Aug. 5, 2020.
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Why the race to 5G is a bet on a multitrillion dollar economic impact

Oct 10, 2018
The U.S. won the race to 4G. Can it do the same with 5G?
Apple's Oct. 13 event demoed a new iPhone 12

Even TV networks agree there are too many commercials

Apr 30, 2018
As services like Netflix rise in popularity, our tolerance for ads is going down.
More than 80 percent of millennials binge-watch TV.
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What it means to be a diplomat in a digital age

Mar 20, 2017
Anne-Marie Slaughter says that diplomacy isn't just taking place in oak-paneled rooms anymore.
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This fall, TV networks go back in time

Aug 26, 2016
To stand out in a sea of content, TV networks are relying on recognizable brands.
Actors Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, Lucas Till, Geroge Eads and Sandrine Holt will star in CBS' revival of "MacGyver" this fall.
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Why everyone knows Darth Vader

Feb 17, 2016
A Swiss data scientist maps the "Star Wars" universe.
The relationships in the Star Wars universe, as mapped by Kirell Benzi. 
Kirell Benzi

Why struggling shows are still on the air

Nov 6, 2015
Cancellations are coming at a slower pace.

For public good, not for profit.

'The X-Files': Then and now

Oct 13, 2015
The iconic series is returning to TV, and the competition is out there.

As upfronts begin, advertisers hedge bets on TV ads

May 11, 2015
Most TV ads used to be sold before the season began. Advertisers are starting to hold back and make decisions later.

Favorite show cancelled before it got a chance to breathe? Wasn't always that way.

Sep 13, 2013
Today, networks can spend millions on a series and still cancel it after two or three episodes. But that wasn't always the case.