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The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. The Oscars was a flop.</b> TV ratings were down 16%, while tweets fell 47% year-on-year.<p><b>2. MTV and Comedy Central owner Viacom is reportedly preparing to make job cuts.</b> It follows the departure of two senior executives, and a decline in TV ratings and domestic ad sales.<p><b>3. The Oscar-winning director</b> …

Google-owned Blogger bans sexually explicit content

Google-owned blogging platform Blogger will no longer allow its users to post sexually explicit content, the company confirmed today. In a statement sent via email to selected Blogger users, Google said it would no longer allow blogs to feature "graphic nude images or video" from March 23rd. Any …

Chrome adds more warnings to prevent you downloading malware

Google's already making sure you don't download malware, and now it's expanding its Safe Browsing initiative. In addition to preventative warnings prior to downloading, the Chrome browser will now throw a red flag (pictured after the break) before visiting a site that may encourage you to install …

Steve Jobs would have turned 60 today. Here are 15 of his most inspiring quotes

To commemorate, we've put together a collection of some of his most thought-provoking or inspiring words.<p>(<i>Dylan Love and Karyne Levy contributed to a previous version of this article.</i>)

FIFA finally endorses a winter 2022 World Cup

It turns out that summer in Qatar is quite hot ...<p>The task force responsible for organising the tournament has today recommended that the 2022 World Cup be held across November and December of that year, to avoid the searing heat of the Qatari summer. Early unconfirmed reports suggest that the …

Apple apparently buys company behind respected Alchemy software synth

Apple has reportedly bought UK audio software developer Camel Audio, a company known for its instruments, plugins, and apps, including the respected Alchemy synth. Camel Audio mysteriously announced it was shutting down in January without explanation, but an update to the company's corporate …

A former Kleiner Perkins partner claims she was harassed by the same person as Ellen Pao

Both women worked for Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, a famous venture capital firm that's invested in tech giants like Amazon and Google.<p>Pao is seeking $16 million in damages from the firm, alleging the firm discriminated against her, denying her promotions and chances at big deals, because of …

Apple's Siri And Microsoft's Cortana Record Your Voice, And Someone Is Listening

A Reddit user called FallenMyst has just started a new job at a company called Walk N’ Talk Technologies. His position requires that he listen - according to his post – to commands given to Cortana and Siri. The purpose is to check for incorrect interpretations by the voice to text translators.<p>He …

Oscars 2015: Neil Patrick Harris spills on his big magic trick

At the beginning of Sunday’s Academy Awards, Neil Patrick Harris explained that he had placed his Oscars predictions inside a briefcase, locked in a …

Target shrinks the big-box store to attract urban shoppers

When was the last time you pronounced Target with a French accent?<p>The retailer was struggling with waning sales and traffic even before the December, 2013, data breach that affected 40 million customers. Tar-jhay had gotten stale, as a focus on a failing foray into Canada and lack of willingness to …

Pebble Time raises $1 million on Kickstarter in just over half an hour

It's easy to jump over a low bar<p>Pebble released its latest smartwatch, the Pebble Time, through a brand new Kickstarter campaign this morning. It's a return to the roots for the company, which famously got started on the back of one of the largest Kickstarter campaigns ever back in 2012.<p>Perhaps …

'Dancing With the Stars' names new players

<b>(CNN) —</b> Football player Michael Sam, actress and fitness mogul Suzanne Somers and powerhouse singer Patti LaBelle are among the contestants for the new season of "Dancing With the Stars," ABC announced Tuesday morning.<p>Others competing in the 20th season of the popular reality show include Olympic …

Steve Jobs talked to Playboy 30 years ago — here are 15 awesome things he said

As with most long interviews with the late CEO, it is filled with fantastic nuggets about Jobs' life, Apple, and the future of computing.<p>To commemorate what would have been Jobs' 60th birthday, we pulled out our 15 favorite quotes and anecdotes for you to check out.

Boeing sells overweight ‘terrible teen’ Dreamliners

Boeing Co. has lined up buyers for 10 of the early, overweight 787 Dreamliners whose years in storage made them emblems of the jet's factory woes and a drag on profit, people with knowledge of the plans said.<p>The planes, dubbed "terrible teens" for their assembly struggles and their places near the …

10 things LinkedIn won’t tell you

<b>1. We say social network, you say jobs site</b><p>Shares in LinkedIn US:LNKD surged nearly 50% Monday after Microsoft MSFT, +2.17% said it would buy the …

Satya Nadella

JPMorgan to close 300 bank branches

JPMorgan Chase executives made their case Tuesday why the bank should remain whole, even as the banking giant continues to pare down some businesses.<p>"Scale has always defined the winner in banking," JPMorgan's Chief Financial Officer Marianne Lake told investors and analysts Tuesday in New York.<p>But …

¿Por qué los coches de alquiler se renuevan ahora con más frecuencia?

Los coches de alquiler cada vez se renuevan antes y ya es complicado verlos sin equipamiento como bluetooth, navegador o sensores de aparcamiento …

Here's what's new on Netflix in March

Tina Fey's new comedy "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and the new drama "Bloodline" starring Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights") make up five new series and specials coming to Netflix.<p>The list also contains many new releases from the past year along with a few films from the late Robin Williams.<p>The …

Los 10 mandamientos de los amantes de los libros

La escritora Brittany Foster publicó en su blog <b>los 10 mandamientos de los amantes de los libros.</b> ¿Coinciden con los tuyos?<p>No comenzarás ninguna saga …

Marijuana May Be The Least Dangerous Recreational Drug, Study Shows

Marijuana is far safer than alcohol, tobacco and multiple other illicit substances, researchers say, and strict, legal regulation of cannabis might be a more reasonable approach than current prohibitions.<p>Those are the findings of a new report published in Scientific Reports that compares the …

Tim Cook just obliterated Apple's critics

After all, $18 billion in net income on $74.6 billion in revenue thanks to 74.5 million iPhones sold seems difficult to beat.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook has a message for anyone who thinks Apple can't top its numbers: You're nuts.<p>Speaking at a Goldman Sachs technology conference on Tuesday, Cook coolly …

Yep, that's really Uma Thurman

<b>(CNN) —</b> Uma Thurman not only has a new project, she also has a new look.<p>The 44-year-old actress looked quite different when she recently walked the red carpet for the premiere of her new NBC miniseries, "The Slap." Thurman wore minimal makeup and her blonde hair tucked behind her ears.<p>Her …

American Airlines Announces First Routes For Boeing 787 Aircraft

Aviation geeks around the country have been anxiously waiting for American carriers to adopt the Boeing 787 or “Dreamliner” into their fleets. Domestically, United took delivery of its aircraft first and launched routes from the US to Lagos and Auckland. Since then it’s been flying from Denver to …

Is 'sitting the new cancer'? What Apple CEO Tim Cook really meant

Apple Watch comments may be seen as distasteful in some quarters, but the dangers of sedentary lifestyles are more than a marketing line<p>Sitting is the new cancer? As marketing soundbites for a new gadget go, it’s one of the strangest in recent memory.<p>Yet that’s the phrase used by Apple chief …

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Samsung TVs start inserting ads into your movies

Thought you could watch that video on your local hard drive without ads? Think again: A number of owners of Samsung’s smart TVs are reporting this …

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15 Great No-Cost Ways to Supercharge Your Employees

You don't need to spend a bunch of cash to motivate employees to do great things. Just apply some simple but effective leadership practices.<p>Many bosses think that the best and perhaps the <i>only</i> way to get their employees motivated to do a better job is to pay them more, in the form of higher …

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