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Cord-cutting is steadily destroying the pay TV bundle
Over the past year, total U.S. pay TV subscriptions dropped by 2.7 million, even factoring in growth from live TV channel bundles such as Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV. From 2018 to 2019, pay TV subscriptions were roughly flat.
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42 minutes ago by leolaporte
Intuit Near Deal to Buy Credit Karma for $7 Billion - WSJ
The maker of TurboTax could announce a deal to buy privately held Credit Karma by Monday, assuming talks don’t fall apart, the people said. Credit Karma was valued at roughly $4 billion in a private share sale about two years ago.
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yesterday by leolaporte
Smart Speakers Study – Mon(IoT)r Research Group
Are these devices constantly recording our conversations? In short, we found no evidence to support this. The devices do wake up frequently, but often for short intervals (with some exceptions).
How frequently do devices activate? The average rate of activations per device is between 1.5 and 19 times per day (24 hours) during our experiments. HomePod and Cortana devices activate the most, followed by Echo Dot series 2, Google Home Mini, and Echo Dot series 3.
How consistently do they activate during a conversation? The majority of activations do not occur consistently. We repeated our experiments 12 times (4 times for Cortana), and only 8.44% of activations occurred consistently (at least 75% of tests). This could be due to some randomness in the way smart speakers detect wake words, or the smart speakers may learn from previous mistakes and change the way they detect wake words.
Are there specific TV shows that cause more overall activations than others? If so, why? Gilmore Girls and The Office were responsible for the majority of activations. These two shows have more dialogue with respect to the others, meaning that the number of activations is at least in part related to the amount of dialogue.
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yesterday by leolaporte
Twitter is suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts, citing 'platform manipulation' - Los Angeles Times
But one of the strategies — deploying a large number of Twitter accounts to push out identical messages — has backfired. On Friday, Twitter began suspending 70 accounts posting pro-Bloomberg content in a pattern that violates company rules.

“We have taken enforcement action on a group of accounts for violating our rules against platform manipulation and spam,” a Twitter spokesman said. Some of the suspensions will be permanent, while in other cases account owners will have to verify they have control of their accounts.
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2 days ago by leolaporte
PlayStation and Facebook cancel GDC appearances citing coronavirus concerns | GamesIndustry.biz
PlayStation and Facebook Gaming/Oculus will not be attending this year's Game Developers Conference due to concerns around the novel coronavirus COVID19.
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3 days ago by leolaporte
Trump Backs Supporter Larry Ellison in Court Fight With Google - Bloomberg
The administration weighed in on the high-stakes case on the same day that President Donald Trump attended a re-election campaign fundraiser in California hosted by Oracle’s co-founder, billionaire Larry Ellison.
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3 days ago by leolaporte
Twitter rolling out new 'Continue thread' option for connecting multiple tweets together - 9to5Mac
Twitter is rolling out a new feature that makes it easier to thread multiple tweets together. With this change, you can now link tweets together while you compose them.

The company announced the new feature this afternoon. When you’re composing a new tweet, you can now slide up to view your previous tweets, including your most recent post as well as older ones. Once you pick an older tweet, you’ll see a “Continue thread” button.
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4 days ago by leolaporte
IRS sues Facebook for $9B, says company offshored profits to Ireland | Fox Business
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc is slated to begin a tax trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, as the Internal Revenue Service tries to convince a judge the world’s largest social media company owes more than $9 billion linked to its decision to shift profits to Ireland.
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5 days ago by leolaporte
Samsung poised to benefit from China virus woes afflicting Apple, other rivals - Reuters
Half of Samsung’s smartphones are now made in Vietnam, where the coronavirus that has crippled the China operations of Apple and many other firms has so far had only a limited impact on its production.
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5 days ago by leolaporte
Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change - The Verge
Bezos said that the money will be used to help scientists, activists, NGOs, and “any effort that offers a real possibility” to help preserve the earth from the impact of climate change. A person close to the fund told The Verge that it would not engage in private sector investment, but focus entirely on charitable giving.
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6 days ago by leolaporte
Pay Up, Or We’ll Make Google Ban Your Ads — Krebs on Security
A new email-based extortion scheme apparently is making the rounds, targeting Web site owners serving banner ads through Google’s AdSense program. In this scam, the fraudsters demand bitcoin in exchange for a promise not to flood the publisher’s ads with so much bot and junk traffic that Google’s automated anti-fraud systems suspend the user’s AdSense account for suspicious traffic.
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6 days ago by leolaporte
HQ Trivia shuts down after acquisition falls through | TechCrunch
HQ Trivia is dead. Today the company laid off its full staff of 25 and will cease operation of its trivia, sports, and word guessing games, a source close to the company confirmed.
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9 days ago by leolaporte
Google brings emoji mashup stickers to Gboard on Android - The Verge
There are already hundreds of emoji available to cover every emotion from yawning to being a straight-up drunk weirdo. Now, Google is offering a few more options, with a selection of stickers that combine two existing emoji to create one with a much more specific vibe. Google is calling the feature its “Emoji Kitchen.” You know those times when you want to convey that you’re feeling like both a cowboy and a ghost? Yeah, it’s for that sort of thing.
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11 days ago by leolaporte
11 Million Americans Used Streaming Services Illicitly Last Year – Variety
Over the past year, 95 million people in the U.S. used a major streaming service, 68 million were self-paying, 25 million had access through a family plan, 13 million were on a free trial, and nearly 11 million were “mooching,” or sharing a log-in that was not from an authorized family plan.
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11 days ago by leolaporte
Facebook Dating launch blocked in Europe after it fails to show privacy workings | TechCrunch
Under GDPR, there’s a requirement for data controllers to bake privacy by design and default into products which are handling people’s information. (And a dating product clearly would be.)

DPIA — which is a process whereby planned processing of personal data is assessed to consider the impact on the rights and freedoms of individuals — is a requirement under the GDPR when, for example, individual profiling is taking place or there’s processing of sensitive data on a large scale.
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11 days ago by leolaporte

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