Jul
2
2014

Aereo TV Streaming and Their Battle With the Supreme Court

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Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a previous ruling between Aereo, the TV streaming service, and major network broadcasters. The Second Circuit Court of the United States ruled that Aereo was within the bounds of the Copyright Act but the reversal by SCOTUS has deemed the service to be illegal. The Court also ruled that […]

Jul
1
2014

Facebook’s Feed Manipulation Study On Emotions Ironically Angers Users

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If you were one of the users Facebook involved in the study you may not have noticed anything different but your feed may have been compromised in the name of science. Facebook manipulated hundreds of thousands News Feeds in a study that would tell them if showing mostly positive or negative posts would affect user’s […]

Jun
25
2014

Google’s I/O Annual Developer’s Conference and Where To Watch

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Wednesday will kickoff Google’s annual developer’s conference, Google I/O. The invite-only event will start at 9am PSD (12 noon EDT) with a keynote in San Fransisco, CA. The New features in the next generation of Android devices are one of things expected to be seen. A live stream of the event can be seen on […]

Jun
12
2014

Startup Develops A Personality Tool That Analyzes Your Facebook Feed

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Ever wondered what your Facebook newsfeed may say about your personality? A Berkley-based startup called Five Labs has developed a tool that was released Tuesday that searches users’ posts to analyze their personality. The tool uses an artificial intelligence method by H. Andrew Schwartz. Schwartz is a lead researcher at the University of Pennsylvania’s Worldwide […]

Jun
9
2014

Possible $32 Billion T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Sits on the Horizon

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As telecommunication companies look to expand their network and broadband capabilities in order to compete, the third- and fourth-largest wireless phone companies have agreed on the terms of a possible merger.  An announcement for the $32 billion deal between Sprint and T-Mobile is expected to happen this summer according to reports from people linked to […]

Jun
2
2014

Apple’s WorldWide Developer Conference 2014 and How To Watch; iOS 8 possibly debuting

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The next-generation of Apple’s operating system is expected to be unveiled Monday during the WorldWide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). The Presentation will be at 10am PST (1pm EST) in San Francisco, CA. CEO Tim Cook will likely be the keynote speaker. Although not confirmed, announcements may include the new OS X 10.10 software for the Mac […]

May
29
2014

Apple Confirms Beats Electronics Deal; Tim Cook Sends Memo To Employees

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The $3 billion deal meant to revive Apple’s music business was confirmed on Wednesday. The deal will include Beats music streaming service and of course their high-end headphones. Beat’s co-founders Andre ‘Dr. Dre’ Young and Jimmy Lovine will join Apple. Following the official announcement, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent out a memo to Apple employees. […]

May
27
2014

Facebook CEO, Zuckerburg Summoned to Iranian Court

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A Southern Iranian Judge has has summoned Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg into court to answer complaints of privacy violation. Facebook-owned apps Instagram and Whatsapp are mentioned in the complaints according to the semiofficial Iranian news outlet Mehr. On December 29 of last year, Iranian government blocked Instagram for 12 hours and Facebook, Twitter […]

May
19
2014

AT&T to Acquire Direct TV for $48.5 Billion

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On Sunday AT&T agreed to a $48.5 billion deal to buy the broadcast satellite service provider, Direct TV. The announcement identifies AT&T’s need to develop a stronger stance in the market with increased competition in the U.S. cellular business. Also with more customers consuming media from their mobile devices, AT&T felt it necessary to have […]

May
15
2014

Mute Feature Comes To Twitter

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Ever had that annoying follower that you just cannot let go of but want to just keep quiet sometimes. Well, Twitter has finally brought the ‘mute” feature to their web and native Android and iPhone mobile apps. Without unfollowing someone, a user can mute or silence their tweets. This means that the user being muted […]