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Facebook Argues Against Breaking Up Facebook

On Thursday, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes penned an editorial in the New York Times calling for the company to be broken up, its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp spun off, and future acquisitions banned for several years. Hughes argued that Facebook, and by extension its all-powerful CEO Mark Zuckerberg, suppresses competition by “acquiring, blocking or copying” it, has sweeping power over speech, and is so big it can ignore virtually all forms of external accountability. He also called for the formation of an independent government agency to regulate tech companies. Read More >>

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Yelp and TripAdvisor Team Up to Pile On Google Over Search Monopoly

Google found itself in an uncomfortable position Sunday night, as US TV show 60 Minutes placed a magnifying glass on the company that accounts for 90 percent of all search traffic and asked if it is operating as a monopoly. Following the broadcast, Yelp and TripAdvisor announced a new initiative designed to restore more diverse local search results that have been undermined by Google’s own first-party services. Read More >>

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Google’s Big Ad-Blocking Update Comes to Chrome Tomorrow: Here’s What We Know

It’s been in the works for nearly a year and Google’s great ad-pocalypse is now upon us. On Thursday, the Chrome browser will begin to automatically filter out ads that don’t meet certain quality standards. Your browsing experience is about to change a little bit. Here’s what you need to know. Read More >>

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Monopoly Is Being Gentrified, One Game Piece at a Time

On Thursday, Hasbro announced that the humble thimble, Monopoly’s least beloved game piece, would be getting the boot from “an upcoming version of the game.” Cynically, the toy company framed the eviction as a simple reflection of the people’s will, the result of a recent online contest to modernise the board game. Read More >>

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Monopoly Will Let the Internet Vote to Replace All of the Board Game’s Classic Tokens

Since 1933 when the board game first appeared, Monopoly’s tokens have changed and evolved over the years to reflect the times. In 2013 Hasbro even let fans vote to replace the iconic iron token with a cat, and starting today, the internet now has the chance to choose what replaces every last token for an upcoming version of the game. Read More >>

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The Monopoly Christmas Helpline is There For You This Year

Hasbro, owner of the Monopoly brand, has lined up quite the promotional stunt for the festive season -- employing actual people to man a helpline and explain the rules to anyone who's getting a bit stressed about the state of their in-house banking and property market while playing the game over Christmas. Read More >>

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Hasbro is Making Monopoly: The Musical, and God Help Us All

You know, we only have the success of The Lego Movie to blame for this. Now brands the world over are trying to shoehorn themselves into entertainment ventures in a desperate bid to be the next Lego Movie success tale, and we have come to this: A broadway musical about Monopoly. Read More >>

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UK Gang Jailed for Laughably Straightforward Multi-Million Euro Monopoly Money Heists

An outrageously audacious gang that managed to cheat multiple UK jewellers out of millions by re-enacting that scene from Kingpin and sneakily paying them Monopoly money has been sentenced to a little spell behind bars. Gianni Accamo, Dusica Nikolic, Dragoslav Djordjevic, Juliano Nikolic and Bruno Nikolic have been sent down for pulling off the shockingly simple swindle, which could have been cooked up by an infant. Read More >>

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The Most Beautiful Version of Monopoly Yet Celebrates Japanese Arts and Crafts

After licensing the classic board game to a company called USAopoly, there’s now a version of Monopoly for almost every fan base you can imagine. But the latest version of the game, which celebrates Japanese arts and crafts traditions, might be one of the most beautiful yet. Read More >>

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Monopoly Ultimate Banking Eliminates Cash With a Tiny ATM That Scans Property Cards

Is there anything worse in a game of Monopoly than thinking you’ve bankrupted another player only to discover they have a secret stash of cash hidden away? That’s no longer an option with the new Monopoly Ultimate Banking edition that uses a tiny ATM to keep track of every last financial transaction. Read More >>

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Monopoly Board Updated With Modern London Rents

Thinking you might be able to afford a flatshare in Old Kent Road when the boat comes in and you land a plump non-paid internship with a London-based social media company thanks to all those  funny things you've put on Facebook? Think again. Read More >>

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A New Version of Star Wars Monopoly Swaps Top Hat Tokens for Jedi

It certainly isn’t the first Star Wars-themed version of Monopoly, but Hasbro’s latest edition is the first to ditch that classic square board. In its place is a round-shaped board that has players trying to build bases on a variety of different planets instead of buying up fancy properties. Read More >>

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You’ll Fight Over BTTF Monopoly’s Tokens Before the Game Even Starts

No board game is more effective, and more efficient, at tearing apart families and friendships than Monopoly. And with USAopoly’s new Back to the Future edition, you’ll be fighting before you even roll the dice as players attempt to lay claim to the DeLorean, hoverboard, or Nike powerlace pieces. Read More >>

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Monopoly: World Edition Dumps Low-Rent London on Mid-Table Orange Squares

The owner of the Monopoly brand has revealed the cities that are down for inclusion in a new world capitals version of the board game, with London sitting on the orange cards traditionally reserved for Vine Street, Bow Street and Marlborough Street. Read More >>

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‘My Monopoly’ Lets You Name Your Own Properties on a Custom Board

Bond Street, Mayfair, and even Old Kent Road are all iconic properties on the world's most popular board game. But what if you wanted to play a game of Monopoly with locales you were actually familiar with? A simple Sharpie is one solution, but so is Hasbro's My Monopoly game. It lets you create a custom board online—with graphics and properties of your choosing—that's then delivered right to your door. Read More >>