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Internet providers are thrilled with the FCC’s plan for weaker regulations – The Verge

Thursday, April 27, 2017

FCC chairman Ajit Pai announced today that he’s proposing to do away with the regulatory classification his predecessor used to enact tough net neutrality rules. Instead of classifying internet providers as “common carriers” under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, they’ll instead be classified as “information services” under Title I. That’ll subject them to much more lenient oversight — and naturally, internet providers are happy to hear it. Comcast, Verizon,…

Hackers exploited Word flaw for months while Microsoft investigated – Reuters

Thursday, April 27, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO To understand why it is so difficult to defend computers from even moderately capable hackers, consider the case of the security flaw officially known as CVE-2017-0199. The bug was unusually dangerous but of a common genre: it was in Microsoft software, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal computer with little trace, and was fixed April 11 in Microsoft’s regular monthly security update. But it…

Google just became the first foreign internet company to launch in Cuba – CNBC

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Despite hopes that Cuba would begin opening up its internet access following the re-establishment of diplomatic between the US and Cuba in 2015, Cuba still has the lowest level of internet connectivity in the western hemisphere. For most Cubans, the internet can only be accessed through 240 public access wi-fi spots dotted around the country. An hour of internet access costs roughly $1.50, which for Cubans earning the country’s average…

Microsoft Claims Shipping Giant Maersk as Big Cloud Win – Fortune

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Score one for Microsoft (msft) Azure in its battle for big, industrial cloud customers. Maersk (amkby), the world’s largest shipping company, says it will use Azure cloud services to fuel its IT modernization efforts. Such projects typically are called “digital transformation,” a fancy term that often simply refers to the automation and updating of manual or otherwise inefficient processes. Microsoft is battling Amazon Web Services, the leader in public cloud…

Google Chrome update will make THIS exclusive feature much, much better – Express.co.uk

Thursday, April 27, 2017

That’s because Google is reportedly set to solve this issue with a new upgrade to its Chrome mobile app which it says can make copying and pasting easier than ever. The new feature is called Copyless Paste, and has started rolling out to Chrome users on Android devices now, according to VentureBeat. The tool takes information from when you use Chrome, and transplant that over to other Google-made apps. For…

The chaos created by former Alabama governor Bentley’s fall is now headed for a 2017 special election – Washington Post

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Alabama Republicans had no problem dropping former governor Robert Bentley (R), who resigned this month after pleading guilty to two misdemeanors related to covering up an alleged affair. That’s because it’s Alabama: There are plenty more electable Republicans to go around. But Bentley’s fall threatens to destabilize one of the state’s most electable Republicans: newly appointed U.S. Sen. Luther Strange. Actually, it already is. Embattled, suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore announced his…

Please Help Me Understand This Horrifying and Confusing Cars Theory – Gizmodo

Thursday, April 27, 2017

All images: Disney/Pixar I’m so sorry, but I’m a Cars truther now. Advertisement It’s been fairly well-documented at this point that I and James Whitbrook have a few questions about the world of Cars. Okay, we have a lot of questions. We’re basically Daleks yelling “EXPLAIN” with every new movie. But the one we really, really want to know is: where do the cars come from? Cars’ creative director Jay…

Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes gets ‘photo-bummed’ while shes posed for shots on Miami beach – The Sun

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A MAN turns the tide on Doutzen Kroes by bringing out a full moon during a beach shoot. The cheeky chap photo-bummed the Victoria’s Secret model, 32, as she posed in orange bikini-bottoms and a white t-shirt in Florida. A member of crew decided to show his ‘Netherlands’ to the camera while Doutzen Kroes was on shoot She later lounged in a black swimsuit with the streaker nowhere to be…

Rural Indian women are lagging far behind their urban counterparts in mobile phone usage – Quartz

Thursday, April 27, 2017

In India, less than 46% of women own and use a mobile phone, according to the fourth National Family Health Survey (NFHS) dated 2015-16. This has had the effect of limiting independence for many women, as well as access to opportunities, and the problem is worse when the data is examined more closely. In urbanized centers, 62% of women use their own handsets, but in rural regions the figure is…

A new gadget from Amazon wants to help you pick out your outfit – Washington Post

Thursday, April 27, 2017

(Amazon) Soon, Amazon’s voice assistant will be able to answer your most burning question: Alexa, does this make my butt look big? Amazon on Wednesday announced the Echo Look, a $200 voice-activated camera that will take full-length pictures of your outfits, by using the command “Alexa, take a photo.” It can also take videos — “Alexa, take a video” — to let you check yourself out from multiple angles, through a live feed…

PepsiCo says it is ‘smartly’ prioritising healthier products and ecommerce – Marketing Week

Thursday, April 27, 2017

PepsiCo is increasing its focus on ecommerce and sustainability, as the company’s CEO says it “isn’t just necessary, but smart business”. The company revealed its Q1 results today (26 April), which show that total sales were up 1.6% in the first quarter of this year, while organic revenues grew 2.1% for the same time period. Speaking on an investor call, the company’s CEO Indra Nooyi says its “strong performance” has…

PepsiCo says it is ‘smartly’ prioritising healthier products and ecommerce – Marketing Week

Thursday, April 27, 2017

PepsiCo is increasing its focus on ecommerce and sustainability, as the company’s CEO says it “isn’t just necessary, but smart business”. The company revealed its Q1 results today (26 April), which show that total sales were up 1.6% in the first quarter of this year, while organic revenues grew 2.1% for the same time period. Speaking on an investor call, the company’s CEO Indra Nooyi says its “strong performance” has…

Market Performance Group, IdeoClick team on e-commerce solutions – Drug Store News

Thursday, April 27, 2017

PRINCETON, N.J. and SEATTLE, Wash. — Consulting and sales services firm Market Performance Group recently announced a partnership with e-commerce management solutions company IdeoClick that will allow MPG to add e-commerce capabilities to its suite of offerings. “We are working with our clients to rethink their business models, organizational structures and capabilities, and approaches to category management, marketing, and supply chain,” MPG founder and managing partner Marc Greenberger…

Alibaba’s Ma champions UN e-commerce drive for development – WHTC

Thursday, April 27, 2017

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Tuesday the Internet should be a utility available to the whole world, putting his weight behind a U.N. call for e-commerce to boost developing economies and help fight poverty. Ma, who advises the United Nations trade and development agency UNCTAD on small business and young entrepreneurs, was the star attraction at a conference on e-commerce for development….

Alapatt launches e-commerce portal – Hindu Business Line

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Launches online shopping portal offering free home delivery in six districts of Kerala The Kochi-based Alapatt Super Shoppe, a leading household and electrical appliances retailers, has ventured into e-commerce by launching a fully-secured online shopping portal, www.alapattsupershoppe.com. Initially, the e-commerce services will be available in Kerala with free home delivery available in six districts including Ernakulam, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappuram for large appliances. Soon, the company will be…

HOLE-N-1 – Is e-commerce good for Colorado? – The Villager

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Colorado’s retail economy is undergoing a monumental shift in the method by which people purchase consumer products. In the early 1960s, with improvements to highway access, the American suburbs grew at an explosive rate. With that unprecedented growth, the concept of a new strategy in mass marketing emerged to meet the growing consumer market in the suburban areas. That new method of meeting economic demands was the creation of the…

New leak shuts down the worst iPhone 8 rumor and hints at wireless charging – BGR

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard troubling rumors that Apple is thinking about putting a Touch ID sensor on the back of the iPhone 8. The move would be necessary to eliminate the bottom bezel on the device, enabling the fitting of an edge-to-edge display that’s all the hot rage in tech these days. But it would also be a middle finger to common sense, and mercifully, it seems…

Cybernetics, Cesarean Sections and Soccer’s Most Magnificent Mind – New York Times

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Is baseball too slow? The battle lines are drawn and MLB is taking a side – ESPN

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment PHILADELPHIA — Art Nelson knows that up the New Jersey Turnpike on Park Avenue, Major League Baseball’s deepest thinkers are hard at work trying to solve maybe the hottest topic on commissioner Rob Manfred’s to-do list: pace of game. But here in Ashburn Alley, with a cheesesteak in his hand and a Mets-Phillies game about to unfold before his…