Monthly Archives: March 2017

ESPN Has Seen the Future of TV and They’re Not Really Into It

From a report: ESPN has lost more than 12 million subscribers since 2011, according to Nielsen, and the viewership erosion seems to be accelerating. Last fall, ESPN lost 621,000 subscribers in a single month, the most in the company’s history.

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Twitter Is Ditching the Egg

Long time reader and journalist harrymcc writes: In 2010, Twitter started representing new users with an icon of an egg. It was playful at the time, but the image has come to represent the worst of Twitter: trolls and bots.

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US College Grads See Slim-to-Nothing Wage Gains Since Recession

The worth of a college degree is losing its luster in the US job market. From a report on Bloomberg: Wages for college graduates across many majors have fallen since the 2007-09 recession, according to an analysis by the Georgetown

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Millions of Websites Affected By Unpatched Flaw in Microsoft IIS 6 Web Server

A proof-of-concept exploit has been published for an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0, a version of the web server that’s no longer supported but still widely used. From a report on PCWorld: The exploit allows attackers to

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Windows 10 Mobile Needs To Be Put Out of Its Misery

From a column on BetaNews: It’s time for Microsoft to pull the plug. Windows 10 Mobile has been on life support for a long time, and the software giant is only making things worse by not giving it the mercy

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‘Verified’ Is Now a Derogatory Term on Twitter

From an article on The Outline: Since 2009, Twitter has added a blue checkmark symbol to certain accounts that have been deemed “verified,” which means “that an account of public interest is authentic,” according to Twitter. For some, the verified

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Minnesota Senate Votes To Bar Selling ISP Data

Kagato quotes a report from St. Paul Pioneer Press: In a surprise move, the Minnesota Senate on Wednesday voted to bar internet service providers from selling their users’ personal data without express written consent. The move was a reaction to

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AMD Ryzen Game Patch Optimizations Show Significant Gains On Zen Architecture

MojoKid writes: AMD got the attention of PC performance enthusiasts everywhere with the recent launch of its Ryzen 7 series processors. The trio of 8-core chips competitively take on Intel’s Core i7 series at the high-end of its product stack.

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Apple Opens App Accelerator in Bangalore, India To Foster iOS App Development

From a report: Apple is taking further steps to foster the developer ecosystem in the world’s fastest growing smartphone market. The Cupertino-based company said it has opened a new App Accelerator in Bangalore, India. The announcement comes less than a

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Smartphones May Be To Blame For Unprecedented Spike In Pedestrian Deaths, Says Report

According to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, the United States saw its largest annual increase in pedestrian fatalities since such record keeping began 40 years ago. “The [association] estimated there were 6,000 pedestrian deaths in 2016, the

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