Cable Has Lost 3.4 Million Subscribers in the Last 6 Years

Cable companies have lost about 3.4 million subscribers in the last six years according to the latest numbers from Leichtman Research Group, a firm that specializes in the analysis of the U.S. broadband, media and entertainment industries. “The number of pay-TV subscribers for the top providers peaked six years ago. Since 1Q 2012, top providers […]

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Smartphone App Calls for Help When Illegal Immigrants Are Detained

An immigration advocacy organization has developed an app designed to notify a list of family members if an individual is at risk for deportation. The app, Notifica, sends out pre-composed notices to designated lists of family members, legal advocates or other contacts, informing them that the sender may have been detained by police or Immigration […]

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Apple Losing Customers by Discouraging Cheap Battery Replacement

Apple made headlines earlier this year when it admitted to intentionally slowing down the speed of older-model phones in order to prevent unexpected shutdowns. The company issued an apology for not informing customers about the slow down and offered them a discount on a replacement battery, but switching those batteries is proving to be harder […]

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New Health Care Cos Cater to Poor, Elderly

Venture capitalists have begun seeking opportunities in an unlikely place: health care companies that focus on low-income and senior populations through government insurance programs like Medicare and Medicaid. The trend is highlighting a change in business investment from health products that serve urban, professional populations to those that serve segments of the population that have […]

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Popular Fitness Tracker Gives Away Broad Outlines of Military Bases and Outposts All Over the World

Users of fitness apps are undoubtedly familiar with one of their most discernable features: the ability to upload a route biked, ran or swam, for example, to the internet for friends and family to see.  That feature has turned into a potential liability for men and women in uniform however, as sensitive information about the […]

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Amazon Rolls Out Cashier-Less Grocery Store – Purchases Are Automatically Processed by an App on Your Smartphone

Amazon has opened a small grocery store in Seattle where customers don’t have to checkout with the items they buy.  Instead, customers will scan the store’s app as they walk in and sensors on shelves, along with cameras in the ceiling, will detect items taken from shelves and automatically charge customers when they leave the […]

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