Maybe not everyone is convinced they need a smartwatch? According to a new industry report from IDC out this morning, smartwatch shipments experienced “significant” declines in the third quarter, as total shipments were down 51.6 percent from the same time last year. Continue reading “Sales of Smartwatches Are Going Down Fast”
AT&T reached a deal Saturday to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion, an acquisition that reflects the telecom giant’s desire to amass reputable TV and film content to diversify its massive but mature business of providing Internet access.
Microsoft shares surged more than 4% Friday and passed a high set in 1999, helped by enthusiasm for progress in its cloud business.
New York state enacted one of the nation’s toughest restrictions on Airbnb on Friday with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals.
New research warns that at the rate we’re going, the number of women in the computing workforce will decline to 22% from 24% by 2025 if nothing is done to encourage more of them to study computer science.
Some of Donald Trump’s Facebook posts caused such a scandal among the social network’s employees that CEO Mark Zuckerberg had to intervene, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The journal cited several anonymous sources at the company as saying the Republican nominee’s posts about his proposed Muslim ban triggered a debate within the company about whether his posts constituted hate speech. Several Facebook employees reportedly pushed for one post in particular to be removed. But Facebook’s head of global policy management, Monika Bickert, decided to keep the post in order to avoid censoring a presidential candidate, the report said. Zuckerberg, who later reviewed the internal complaint about Trump’s post, sided with Bickert and decided to leave the post up.
SOURCE: The Daily Beast Cheat Sheet
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has one more transportation agency against it. Amtrak announced on Twitter that it is prohibiting passengers from bringing the beleaguered smartphone onto its trains, joining the FAA in banning the device from planes.
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Hackers attacked a major Internet infrastructure company Friday, causing intermittent disruptions to websites and services including Twitter, Amazon, Spotify and Airbnb most of the day. It wasn’t until shortly after 6 p.m. ET, that the company said that the “incident” had been resolved. Continue reading “The Nightmare Scenario that Just Happened: Our Machines Were Turned Against Us and Blocked Our Access to the Internet”