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Friday June 1st, 2018 day edition

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Samuel F. Dabney, an electrical engineer who laid the groundwork for the modern video game industry as a co-founder of Atari and helped create the hit console game Pong, died on May 26 at his home in Clearlake, Calif.

The cause was esophageal cancer, his wife, Carolyn Dabney, said.

Mr. Dabney, known as Ted, brought arcade video games to the world with Atari, a start-up that he and a partner, Nolan Bushnell, founded in Sunnyvale, Calif., in the early 1970s.

At a time when computers — the main arena then for programmers working to build games — could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece, Mr. Dabney spurned them altogether.

Instead he tinkered in a workshop he had set up in his daughter’s bedroom and used plywood and fake mahogany paneling to build Atari’s first consoles.

Mr. Dabney used cheap television components to create an interactive motion system and, in 1971, the world’s first commercial video game, Computer Space. »

Amazon needs to get a handle on its counterfeit problem

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The problem with that, Crosby said, is that it's reactive, not proactive, and requires brands to be constantly monitoring the sites.

Meanwhile, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba last year created the Big Data Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance with 20 international brands, including Samsung and Louis Vuitton.

Schonfeld said that while this hasn't caught up with Amazon yet, it's only a matter of time. »

Better Call Saul Season 4 Gets August Premiere Date at AMC

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The case docket is officially set: Better Call Saul will return for Season 4 on Monday, Aug. 6 at 9/8c, AMC announced on Thursday.

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“In Better Call Saul‘s fourth season,” the official release teases, “Chuck’s death catalyzes Jimmy McGill’s transformation into Saul Goodman. »

For 19-year-old campaign manager, it's not just politics, it's personal

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There's Logan the campaign manager, who talks about the value of door-to-door canvassing and the challenges of fundraising.

And all of that is before we get to what brought her back to the northwest Alabama, where she was born.

Pushing Logan in a stroller around the Alabama State House, he successfully lobbied lawmakers to support what became known as "Rose's Law," which passed unanimously. »