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Apple Streaming Makeover

First of all, Apple Music isn't doing that bad. But they're not doing really great either. We can thank increased competition, changing streaming habits, and celebrity disapproval for that. It's time for an Apple streaming makeover. Apple is making changes to Apple Music. They want to make it easier for all to use. Apple Music plans to better integrate streaming and downloading services as well as expand radio services. They will use a massive marketing campaign to get more customers [...]

Twitter and the Olympics

Twitter and the Olympics

Are you ready for the Olympics this year? Well, the host city doesn't seem to be ready either. But Twitter is doing it's part to celebrate and promote the once in every four year occasion. The Olympic torch has opened up a twitter account. This isn't a joke: someone really did open a twitter account just to celebrate the running of the torch. It's under the username @OlympicFlame. The torch sends out tweets about it's journey and will continue to [...]

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Cyber Bullies Dealt Another Blow

What do Iggy Azalea, Curt Shilling, and James Woods have in common? They're all celebrities that had to endure cyber bullying in the recent past. Emmy award winner James Woods is putting his foot down and cyber bullies are being dealt another blow. There is a cyber masked Twitter user calling James Woods a "cocaine addict". Woods and his lawyers are taking legal steps not only to expose him, but sue the anonymous Twitter user $10 million for defamation. But [...]

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Do You Use A Dating Site?

Do you use a dating site? You're not alone. A study by Pew Research Center in summer 2015 shows you're in abundant company. Around 2,000 adults age 18-64 were polled. Of those, 12% said they used a dating site. That's up from 9% just three years ago. Nine percent said they used a dating app on their smart device. That's up from 3% in 2013. A combined 15% say they use some kind of Internet dating service. In 2013, that [...]

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Twitter’s Year in Review

There are still 25 days left in 2015. Yet some are already looking back on the past eleven months and six days. For example, Twitter has a year-end review. Some results might surprise you. According to 2015 Twitter, the most influential news stories were the terrorist attacks in Paris, terrorist group ISIS and US Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage for all 50 US states. Other heavily tweeted stories include the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality. In technology, the [...]

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Google Reinvents The Alphabet

Google is not a traditional corporation. They don't intend to be. So let the crazy train begin as Google reinvents the alphabet. Well, not exactly, but their new company is called Alphabet. According to Google founder Larry Page, Alphabet is going to be a collection of companies. The way I read it, Alphabet sounds more like a movement than a company. With the intention of raising up strong leadership, Alphabet will appoint a CEO for each company, with Larry Page [...]

Tim Cook Fights For Diversity

Tim Cook Fights For Diversity

This is a busy time for Apple. They already have the World Wide Developers Conference and the preparation of their upcoming streaming service. But CEO Tim Cook is using this platform to expose a problem in the tech community. That problem is the lack of diversity in tech based employment. Recently, mega tech companies gave themselves diversity report cards. Even the companies were alarmed at how few African-Americans, Latinos, and women were employed with them. Cook took at long look [...]

Facebook Instant Articles

Facebook Instant Articles

How do you get your news? If you're like me, probably through alternative media and social media sites like Facebook. Facebook is catching on and wants to help alternative media givers and receivers alike. This is where Facebook instant articles comes in. Now any publisher, whether you're the New York Times or a struggling author in your mother's basement, can publish articles on their new app. Effective today, the only publishers involved right now are the big boys: National Geographic, [...]

Rise of Facebook Video

Rise of Facebook Video

There was a time when Facebook and video streaming wouldn't even be in the same sentence. Now, Facebook takes in around four billion videos a day. Four billion. Let that sink in. The vast majority of those videos come through mobile devices. This has Facebook investors and advertisers' ears. While there's been no public talk of launching Facebook video advertising, there has already been public meetings. Questions are being asked about making big money off Facebook videos. But CEO Mark [...]

Isis Threatens Twitter

Isis Threatens Twitter

ISIS: It's a name that strikes terror in the hearts of freedom loving people around the world. They murder, torture, rape, and pillage innocent human beings wherever they go. Now they target social media. Terrorist group Isis and their sympathizers are threatening Twitter, their employees and even co-founder Jack Dorsey. The social media giant has received hate email and death threats because they block accounts with ties to Isis. They released a post on website JustPaste.it telling Twitter, "...your virtual [...]

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