FIFA Corruption Scandal Nike Bribery

FIFA corruption scandal hints at possible Nike involvement

By on May 28, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

FIFA corruption scandal hints at possible Nike involvement

New information in the FIFA corruption case suggests that Nike might also be involved in the massive scandal, after nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives were indicted earlier this week on corruption charges. More →

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OnePlus June 1st Event Time For Change

Mysterious OnePlus event to ‘shake up the tech industry’ on June 1st

By on May 27, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

Mysterious OnePlus event to ‘shake up the tech industry’ on June 1st

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from OnePlus, whose next-gen OnePlus Two smartphone is one of the more anticipated Android phones to come out this year. Via Droid Life, OnePlus is teasing a mysterious new announcement for June 1st that the company vows will “shake up the tech industry” because “it’s time for change.” More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast’s plan for revenge starts to take shape

By on May 27, 2015 at 12:49 PM.

Comcast’s plan for revenge starts to take shape

The past year has been a very bad one for Comcast. It’s been regularly humiliated by stories about its atrocious customer service, it’s lost a high-profile net neutrality fight with the Federal Communications Commission and it’s seen its proposed megamerger with Time Warner Cable essentially blocked. However, Comcast isn’t one to take such slights lying down and now its plan to get back at its haters and critics has started to take shape. More →

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How To Get Free Netflix Bank Of America

Use this trick to get free Netflix from Bank of America each month

By on May 27, 2015 at 12:03 PM.

Use this trick to get free Netflix from Bank of America each month

How would you like for Bank of America to pay for your Netflix bill every month? It seems that The Penny Hoarder has found a way to make it happen. If you’re a Bank of America customer, you can sign up for one of its Better Balance Rewards Cards and use it to get enough money back from the bank to pay off your monthly Netflix bill. More →

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Will Jony Ive Leave Apple Speculation

Is this the ‘beginning of the end’ for Jony Ive at Apple?

By on May 26, 2015 at 2:21 PM.

Is this the ‘beginning of the end’ for Jony Ive at Apple?

Jony Ive’s big promotion to chief design officer at Apple this week has set off some mild alarm bells from some Apple observers that Apple’s longtime design guru might actually be on the way out. Stratechery’s Ben Thompson, for one, parses some of the language used in Stephen Fry’s piece on Ive over the weekend to speculate that Ive already has one foot out the door. More →

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Netflix Login

Netflix may soon have to stop people from sharing their logins

By on May 26, 2015 at 11:14 AM.

Netflix may soon have to stop people from sharing their logins

They say “sharing is caring,” but people who share their Netflix login credentials with friends certainly don’t seem to care about a potentially serious problem taking shape for Netflix. Shares of Netflix are up more than 82% so far in 2015, and the company is definitely firing on all cylinders. Despite Netflix’s solid results, however, a problem is beginning to take shape that could have a serious impact on the company’s future. More →

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Jony Ive Apple Chief Design Officer Promotion

Jony Ive promoted to Apple’s Chief Design Officer

By on May 26, 2015 at 7:50 AM.

Jony Ive promoted to Apple’s Chief Design Officer

Jony Ive, Apple’s legendary designer, is moving on up. Writing for The Telegraph, Stephen Fry writes that the man responsible for both the look and feel of the iPod and the iPhone was recently promoted to a new position — Chief Design Officer. Previously, Ive held the position of Senior VP of Design.

In step with Ive’s promotion, two of Ive’s trusted industrial design lieutenants will also be moving up the corporate ladder. Stepping into the role of head industrial designer will be Richard Howarth. Meanwhile, Alan Dye, whose name you might remember from Wired’s fascinating expose on the Apple Watch, will be the company’s new head of User Interface.

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Charter Time Warner Cable Merger $78.7 Billion

Charter to merge with Time Warner Cable in massive $78.7 billion deal

By on May 26, 2015 at 7:15 AM.

Charter to merge with Time Warner Cable in massive $78.7 billion deal

Charter is hoping to succeed where Comcast failed. Charter on Tuesday announced that it plans to merge with Time Warner Cable in a deal worth $78.7 billion, which is a hefty premium over the $45 billion that Comcast offered to buy TWC last year. More →

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BlackBerry CEO Chen Compensation $3.4 Million

BlackBerry CEO’s compensation falls from $86 million to ‘only’ $3.4 million in 2015

By on May 25, 2015 at 2:35 PM.

BlackBerry CEO’s compensation falls from $86 million to ‘only’ $3.4 million in 2015

Let’s hope BlackBerry CEO John Chen hasn’t already blown through the massive $85.8 million compensation package he received in fiscal 2014. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Chen’s compensation for fiscal 2015 has fallen to “only” $3.4 million, although the Journal notes that all but $1 million of last year’s compensation “was from restricted shares that vest over five years starting from Mr. Chen’s hiring in November 2013.”

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BlackBerry Vs iPhone

Here’s what BlackBerry’s co-CEOs said the first time they saw the iPhone

By on May 25, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Here’s what BlackBerry’s co-CEOs said the first time they saw the iPhone

BGR was one of the first sites to call BlackBerry’s coming downfall, and we gave the world an unprecedented inside look at the company’s decline. At one point, we even became an outlet for executives at the company to anonymously plead with the company’s top brass in an effort to turn things around. Of course, those pleas fell on deaf ears and the company came crashing down around them.

BlackBerry is now a shell of its former self, and the company continues to struggle to find its place in the industry. Adding insult to injury, BlackBerry has to relive its toppling yet again thanks to the upcoming release of a new book that pulls back the curtain to give us a new inside look at BlackBerry’s epic decline. More →

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Charter reportedly close to buying Time Warner Cable in a $55 billion deal

By on May 25, 2015 at 11:41 AM.

Charter reportedly close to buying Time Warner Cable in a $55 billion deal

Good news for Time Warner Cable shareholders — it looks like you’re about to get a better deal than the one Comcast was offering. Bloomberg reports that Charter is very close to announcing a deal to purchase Time Warner Cable for roughly $55 billion ($195 per share), a significant premium over the $45 billion deal that Comcast proposed to buy TWC last year. At the close of trading last week, TWC had a market cap of $48.5 billion. More →

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Apple Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak reflect on early Apple days in rare video

By on May 22, 2015 at 2:37 PM.

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak reflect on early Apple days in rare video

FastCompany directs us to a fascinating and somewhat obscure Apple video which features company co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak engaging in a bit of nostalgia as they discuss the early days of Apple and the impact that both the Apple I and the Apple II had on society and the state of computing.

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