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Netflix is making sure customers know whom to blame for slow, grainy video

When online video stutters, buffers, or won’t play altogether, people get irritated—and Netflix has started encouraging its customers to blame their internet service providers for the substandard performance.<p>The screenshot above was captured by Yuri Victor, a designer at Vox Media, as he tried to …

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Microsoft to gear up its own smartwatch -- report

The watch will sync with iPhones, Android devices, and Windows Phone handsets and could launch as early as this summer, says Forbes.<p>Microsoft may be aiming to carve out a slice of the growing smartwatch market.<p>The software giant is prepping a smartwatch that will monitor your heart rate and sync …

Ryan Seacrest and Twitter's Costolo Chat Kardashians, China and More (Video)

So Hollywood.<p>Place Ryan Seacrest and Twitter CEO Dick Costolo together onstage and what do you get? A whole lot of talk about the impact of Twitter and other social media on TV viewing. Bonus topics: The Kardashians, of course, and Twitter in China.<p>Here’s a highlight reel from their session on …

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Urges Tech Community To Give Back Right Now

Over the years, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has emerged as one of the greatest philanthropists in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he wants others to join him. Today at the CODE Conference, Benioff urged the members of the tech community to make stronger commitments to give back to their local …

Salesforce.com's Benioff and Workday's Bhusri Talk Enterprise Cloud Land Rush

Fighting bigger companies over a once-in-a-generation shift.<p>The enterprise cloud business remains in a land-rush phase worth tens of billions of dollars and two of its biggest proponents are out to knock some of the business software world’s biggest players on their backs.<p>Marc Benioff, CEO of …

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The news of the day on Wednesday was Apple’s $3 billion deal to buy the music and electronics company Beats. But the comment of the day was a seemingly off-the-cuff remark by Apple (AAPL) executive Eddy Cue about what’s next for Apple. “Late this year we’ve got the best product pipeline I’ve seen …

Uber app taxi row referred to London's High Court

<b>London's transport authority has announced it does not believe Uber's car service is breaking the law by using an app to determine charges.</b><p>However, Transport for London added it would invite the High Court to give a binding ruling on the matter "given the level of concern among the trade".<p>The …

GE integrates iBeacons in new LED lighting fixtures rolling out in Walmart & other retailers

Up until now most retailers have been deploying Apple’s iBeacon technology by purchasing small standalone Bluetooth beacons or using iPad terminals that act as beacons. Now, GE is introducing its next-generation LED light fixture that packs in a combo Bluetooth LE/Visual Light Communication chip …

Keyboard Shortcuts Resource List for Your Online Tools

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.<p>j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories<p>l = like or unlike a story<p>c = comment on a story<p>s = share a story<p>p = post a new status update<p>/ = search<p>Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook …

Korean e-commerce giant Coupang snags $100M round at $1B+ valuation

Korean ecommerce firm Coupang today announced a $100 million funding round led by Sequoia.<p>Coupang launched in 2010 during the e-coupon and flash-sale gold rush. An early pivot shifted Coupang’s business away from deals toward a traditional e-commerce model, saving the firm from following in …

Philip Morris International Bets Big On The Future Of Smoking

As hubs of innovation go, the area around Switzerland’s Lake Geneva historically trumps pretty much any region in the world, save the 30-mile radius around Dave Packard’s old garage. It’s where pharmacist Henri Nestlé perfected the concoction of milk, flour and sugar that spawned the world’s …

Can the tobacco industry shed its 'toxic brand'?

<b>The UK tobacco industry has made billions of pounds and killed millions of people over the years but it is increasingly seeking to diversify by switching to e-cigarettes, which although addictive are less harmful.</b><p>Each year, more than six million customers of the tobacco industry around the world …

Doom-and-gloom investors led astray by politics

Last week’s column showed how wrong four notable doom-and-gloom predictions of recent years turned out to be.<p>We haven’t seen another stock market …

Driver’s ed teachers laugh at Google’s car

The computer made the travel agent virtually obsolete. Netflix NFLX, -1.74% turned the video-store clerk into an endangered species. And nobody even …

ISPs Slap Customers With 1.3m Copyright Alerts

More than 1.3 million piracy warnings have been issued during the first ten months of the ‘six strikes’ Copyright Alert System (CAS) in the US.<p>Last February, five internet providers – Comcast, Time Warner Cable, AT&T, Verizon Communications and Cablevision Systems – started sending alerts to …

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Megaproducer Dr. Dre (real name: Andre Young) and Interscope Geffen A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine have received the lion’s share of press attention around Apple’s acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Electronics, but many consumers are completely unaware that pop star Will.i.am (real name: Will Adams) …

AllCast Receiver for Chrome lets you stream media to Chrome

ClockwordMod’s Koushik Dutta has taken streaming to the next level with AllCast. It has been associated to the popular Chromecast dongle because both became popular at around the same time, but there is much more to AllCast than just Cast support. This is the epitome of local streaming …

Iranian hackers use fake Facebook accounts to spy on U.S., others | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - In an unprecedented, three-year cyber espionage campaign, Iranian hackers created false social networking accounts and a bogus news website to spy on military and political leaders in the United States, Israel and other countries, a cyber intelligence firm said on Thursday.<p>A …

Samsung Debuts Open Modular Health-Tracking Band and Cloud Platform

Ahead of the upcoming debut of iOS 8, which is expected to include Apple's "Healthbook" health aggregating platform, Samsung has announced its own health tracking platform that envelops both open modular hardware and a cloud storage solution.<p>Called SAMI (Samsung Architecture Multimodal …

Apple Now Makes Apps For Other Mobile Platforms – Which Could Be Huge For The Future Of Media

Apple became something more with the Beats acquisition today – a multi-mobile platform developer at least for the time being. The company will continue to operate Beats Music on Android and Windows Phone, Apple CEO Tim Cook tells The Financial Times’ Tim Bradshaw following the acquisition.<p>While …

The Health Wearable Company Apple Helped Build Just Became A Lot More Useful

After all, what might just feel like a bad day could actually be a sign of a serious condition going from bad to worse.<p>That's why iHealth, the wearable health startup that Apple helped get off the ground three years ago, is partnering with Intel and GE to make it easy for those without any training …

Jamaica's marijuana growers split on legalisation

<b>The Jamaican government has said it is planning to decriminalise possession of small amounts of marijuana by the end of this year. The BBC's Nick Davis travelled to Jamaica's interior to gauge the reaction of those currently growing the crop illegally.</b><p>In Jamaica, marijuana, or ganja, as it is more …