October 25, 2015

Yahoo's first-ever live stream of an NFL game was a disaster for many

The NFL game in London between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Buffalo Bills is the league's first game to ever be streamed live online by Yahoo and for many, the experience has been terrible so far.

Once we get past the idea of watching two unappealing teams on a smaller screen than usual and at 9:00 in the morning, the stream itself was awful for many.

Read more... http://www.businessinsider.com/yahoo-nfl-game-online-2015-10

October 23, 2015

YouTube Will Completely Remove Videos Of Creators Who Don’t Sign Its Red Subscription Deal

YouTube made its top video creators an offer they literally couldn't refuse, or they'd have their content disappear. Today YouTube confirmed that any "partner" creator who earns a cut of ad revenue but doesn't agree to sign its revenue share deal for its new YouTube Red $9.99 ad-free subscription will have their videos hidden from public view on both the ad-supported and ad-free tiers. That includes videos by popular comedians, musicians, game commentators, and DIY instructors, though not the average person that uploads clips.

Read more... http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/21/an-offer-creators-cant-refuse/#.4ijxoa:ORBM

October 18, 2015

‘Gig economy’ brings jobs, but also many freelancers

A cloud-based call center in Texas is opening an office in Scottsdale later this year in part because Arizona is seen as a good place for businesses using independent contractors.

The arrival of LiveOps at SkySong in December will bring 15 full-time jobs paying a median $60,000, which is well above typical salaries in Arizona. It also brings perhaps 5,000 freelance assignments for those looking to work from home, often on commissions.

Read more... http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/jobs/2015/10/13/gig-economy-brings-jobs-but-also-many-freelancers/73884800/

October 17, 2015

FAA Finally Readying Legal Rules for Drones, Will Require Registration of Every Drone

According to NBC News, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is getting close to announcing new rules for recreational drone use, beginning with the requirement to register every drone a person buys. Registration itself, however, is not a large obstacle to drone ownership and operation, as registration will only be able to help the FAA keep track of just how many there are and, hopefully, identify aircraft that break rules or cause collisions. But just how effective will this be? And what other laws will come in the way of recreational drone flight?

Read more.... https://fstoppers.com/aerial/faa-finally-readying-legal-rules-drones-will-require-registration-every-drone-92813

Uber Launches Revamped UberRush, Its Local Merchant Delivery Program

Local delivery is one of the most crowded spaces in tech right now, and ride-hailing giant Uber wants a piece of it.

At long last, the company is introducing a fleshed-out same-day delivery program for brick-and-mortar businesses under the name "UberRush." Uber has already started testing this in New York City and is now expanding the pilot to San Francisco and Chicago. The price of delivery will range from $5 to $7.

Read more... http://recode.net/2015/10/14/uber-gets-serious-about-delivery-its-no-longer-an-experiment/

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October 6, 2015

Why smartphone screens break

NEW YORK — Ask a roomful of people to take out their phones, and you're bound to see several with cracked screens.

Despite engineering breakthroughs, screen breakage has become a part of life, the leading type of phone damage.

In part, we're to blame. We want phones that are bigger, yet thinner, offsetting strides made in strengthening glass. We also want phones to be sleek: A phone that's rugged enough to withstand drops just won't match what we expect smartphones to look and feel like.

Read more... http://www.mlive.com/news/us-world/index.ssf/2015/09/why_smartphone_screens_break.html

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