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Haley Britzky 7 hours ago
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Vice sued over response to sexual assault of freelancer

Vice's logo.
Vice's logo.

A freelancer for Vice filed a lawsuit on Friday, claiming that the company "blamed her" for being sexually assaulted while in the field, "and pushed her out of her job," NBC News reports.

Why it matters, per Axios' Sara Fischer: The company was anticipating going public, but had been plagued with issues surrounding sexual harassment. Its founder, Shane Smith, exited the company last month amid sexual harassment allegations. The company has also struggled to hit its revenue numbers amid a volatile media landscape.

Kia Kokalitcheva 22 hours ago
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SmugMug buys Flickr from Yahoo

Flickr's website. Photo: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images

Flickr, the online photo-hosting service Yahoo acquired in 2005, has a new owner: photo-sharing site SmugMug, the company announced on Friday.

Why it matters: Flickr is one of Yahoo's most recognizable assets, but its fate has been uncertain for months since Verizon bought its parent company and then merged with AOL last year. SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill says that his company will give Flickr the resources and attention it lacked under Yahoo's stewardship, he told USA Today.

David McCabe 23 hours ago
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AT&T, Verizon reportedly subject of collusion probe

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AT&T is fighting with the Justice Department over its Time Warner merger. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

The Department of Justice has been probing for months whether AT&T and Verizon colluded with a major industry group to make it harder for customers to switch providers by setting restrictive standards for a key new technology, the New York Times’ Cecilia Kang reports.

Why it matters: The revelation of the concerns come as the Justice Department is also arguing that AT&T could collude with a competitor, Comcast, in the case to block its $85 billion purchase with Time Warner. AT&T says that won’t happen.