Tim Cook Makes Waves, Creates Ripple Effect

October 30th, 2014


Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday publicly proclaimed he is gay. While his sexual orientation isn’t news, his strong acknowledgment sparked a wave of discussions and drew kudos from his Silicon Valley peers and others. “My first reaction was, ‘It’s 2014, so what? So many other famous people have come out as gay, why does one more matter?” said technology journalist Mitch Wagner. “But I was wrong,” he continued. Cook’s revelation “is important in that it further removes the stigma of homosexuality, particularly for young men and women.”

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Snail Mail Surveillance: Rules Are Weak – and Routinely Broken

October 30th, 2014


The U.S. Postal Service didn’t adequately follow its own rules last year, when it secretly recorded and shared information about some 49,000 pieces of mail to further criminal and national security investigations, according to an audit report from the USPS Office of Inspector General. Information recorded under the service’s longstanding mail cover program is limited to what’s written on the exterior of the packages and letters, such as names, addresses and postmark dates, and it’s collected at the request of law authorities.

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YouTube Warms to Subscription Model

October 30th, 2014


YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki this week told the Code/Mobile audience that her team was in the early stages of exploring a new subscription business model. Wojcicki didn’t offer any specific details, but she did suggest that one option might include an ad-free service. That would be a big change from YouTube’s current advertising-only approach. YouTube accounted for close to 20 percent of peak Internet traffic in North America, Sandvine reported almost a year ago. Overall watch time has been growing at a 50 percent annual rate, Wojcicki noted.

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Give Me That Old-Time Operating System, Apple – It’s Good Enough for Me

October 30th, 2014


OK, I admit it. I both love and hate Apple’s new iOS 8 — and apparently so do many others, based on the online searches for help I’ve done. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with iOS for years. There’s much about the new iOS 8 to love; however, I hate that updating to it screwed up so many features I regularly use. What’s worse is that Apple does not seem to care. If you updated an older iPhone model to the new iOS 8, rather than purchasing the latest iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, I am sure you have your own issues and delights.

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Affiliate Marketing: Offline Entities Can Generate Revenue

October 30th, 2014

Affiliate marketing tracks a consumer from a referring source to a completed sale. When we think of affiliate marketing in this simple manner, it opens …

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