Category: Techie/Media News and Reviews


I support Leslie Miley, and I hope you do to. Diversity in tech is important, and we need to start taking it seriously instead of the usual lipspeak.

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/11/06/454949422/a-q-a-with-lesley-miley-the-black-twitter-engineer-who-left-over-diversity-probl

I’m actually planning to purchase one of these to add to my streaming collection (yes, I also have a Roku and a Chromecast) so I’m glad someone pointed this out ahead of time. Bravo Mashable!

http://mashable.com/2015/11/03/apple-tv-worst-feature/

This can go one of two ways….

 

The school will be free and open to any student living in California. Since starting Oracle Corp. 38 years ago, Ellison has amassed an estimated fortune of $54 billion that has enabled him to buy most of the Hawaiian island of Lanai, own elaborate homes around the world and bankroll two victories in sailing’s premier race, the America’s Cup. Oracle’s commitment to Design Tech comes less than a week after Facebook’s billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced plans to finance a school for pre-school through eighth-grade students in one of Silicon Valley’s few least affluent communities, East Palo Alto.

Source: Oracle to build high school on its Silicon Valley campus

Remember when YouTube was this awesome fancy site where you could look up funny cat videos and old music videos to show your co-workers? Yep well the free ride is over children.

Like they say… business is a business. 

 

YouTube’s taking big steps towards transforming itself into a media service that you pay for like you pay for Netflix. Fancy YouTube! Aren’t you psyched?

Source: YouTube Red: $10 For Video With No Ads, Plus Streaming Music, Plus Original Content

Hmmm… I wonder how many apps on the Android platform have similar issues. Makes one wonder…

 

Source: Apple Removes Over 250 iOS Apps With Ad SDK That Collects Personal User Data

Google likes to keep all of your voice searches on its servers so it can more easily learn to recognize your voice, understand what you might be looking for in the future, and, of course, serve you ads. If you want to review this archive of Google Now searches and clear it out, here’s what to do.

Source: How To Find and Delete Everything You’ve Ever Said to Google Now

I had to share this…  Because it’s funny. And to be honest there is a lot of truth in it as well. Enjoy!

http://www.mattfriz.com/#/outbursts/recruiter-email

Stop me if you’ve heard this before… another site got hacked. Again. AGAIN! When are companies going to take data storage seriously?

 

 

St. Louis-based retail brokerage firm Scottrade has been hacked. The social security numbers, email addresses, street addresses, and other sensitive information of at least 4.6 million customers was accessed.

Source: 4.6 Million People Hacked in Data Theft from Retail Brokerage Firm Scottrade 

 

In today’s “Oh that’s just great”….

 

The stolen information includes names, addresses and birthdays collected over two years.

Source: Experian breach may have exposed 15 million T-Mobile records

When competition heats up, you can expect somebody to get burned. Today, Amazon absolutely scorched Google and Apple by banning the two companies’ streaming TV products from its marketplace. Amazon says it’s “to avoid customer confusion.”

Source: Amazon Just Banned the Sale of Google Chromecast and Apple TV