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The great mobile phone rip-off: Millions still being billed for handsets they have already bought – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

One in three customers on ‘handset-inclusive’ mobile phone contracts continue to pay beyond the minimum term of their contract, research by Citizens Advice found.  However, while some providers will automatically reduce the cost of the monthly fee after the handset has effectively been paid off, others do not. On average, those customers pay an unnecessary £22 a month which rises to £38 extra for smartphones. One in five customers only realise after six months,…

Digital and Offline Retailers Make Unexpected Bedmates – NBCNews.com

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Whether you all it “evolving” or “shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic,” brick-and-mortar and digital retailers are forming new, unexpected alliances with each other in order to keep up with the changing shopping environment. At least 25 percent of malls are expected to close by 2022. As competition from Amazon and other digital retailers mount, and consumers alter their buying habits, physical tores are closing en masse, with more than…

SAG-AFTRA Grants Waiver on Low-Budget Digital Commercials – Variety

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry have reached an agreement aimed at expanding jurisdiction by allowing union members to work on digital low-budget commercial productions. The Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations and SAG-AFTRA made the announcement Thursday. The waiver applies only to productions with budgets of $50,000 and under — an area that’s currently mostly handled outside SAG-AFTRA’s jurisdiction. The union and industry reached a three-year deal on…

Study finds lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital devices – New York Post

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday. The report by the nonprofit group Common Sense Media on the viewing habits of more than 1,400 children nationwide age 8 and under found that less-affluent youngsters spend nearly three-and-a-half hours daily watching TV and using varied devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops…

Wall Street veterans are trickling into digital asset management – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Digital Video Marketing Is A $135 Billion Industry In The US Alone, Study Finds – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

(Associated Press) Mobile TV antenna attachments. The U.S. digital video marketing industry will be nearly as large as the digital advertising and TV commercial markets this year, Magisto predicts. The rise of video isn’t slowing down. From producing videos to distributing and promoting them, the U.S. digital video marketing industry is expected to reach $135 billion this year, according to a new study by mobile video platform Magisto. The 2017…

These digital nomads have ditched the 9-to-5 life – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Circuit Breaker Live: all the gadget-related chaos you can handle – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Gadget bloggers! What do they know? Do they know things? Let’s find out! Here’s all the episodes from our Circuit Breaker Live show, streaming on Twitter every Tuesday at 4pm ET!

Fund manager Novogratz agrees to advise ethereum-based digital coin exchange – CNBC

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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What Is Your Digital IQ? And 6 Simple Steps To Boost It – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Digital IQs—a measurement of an organization’s abilities to harness and profit from technology—of most companies are getting lower over the last decade according to a PwC’s 2017 Global Digital IQ Survey: 10th anniversary edition. However, in most cases, this isn’t for lack of resources devoted to digital pursuits. In fact, there are certainly significant advances from most companies, but according to the PwC survey, just 52% of businesses would…

Mipcom: Sky Signs Up to Digital Sales Platform TRX (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sky Vision is the latest distributor to commit to add its programming to the TRX digital distribution platform. The news comes shortly after BBC Worldwide added its content to TRX, which is run by former U.K. super indie boss David Frank. TRX is a digital platform that allows TV program buyers and sellers to interact – and transact – via a dedicated platform. It has gone through extensive beta testing,…

Mike Novogratz agrees to advise ethereum-based digital coin … – CNBC

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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A new look, and life, for the digital photo frame – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Aura They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which is true if you’re looking at great picture. Digital photo frames of the past  had a reputation for being bulky and hard to operate unless you had the right tools to upload photos to a jump drive. The user would also need to remove the drive and upload more photos if they wanted variety, or mail the…

Supreme Court to consider major digital privacy case on Microsoft … – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday accepted a second important case on digital privacy, agreeing to hear a dispute between the federal government and Microsoft about emails stored overseas. The justices increasingly have been called upon to settle legal battles between law enforcement and technology companies, and to interpret laws written before the technology revolution that now raise pertinent questions about privacy. The justices next month will hear a case involving…

The Pi-Top turns a Raspberry Pi into a laptop to help teach coding … – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The original Pi-Top was a modular laptop powered by a Raspberry Pi that came out on Indiegogo back in 2014. Now, the company (also called Pi-Top) is back with an updated version of the laptop that looks to improve on the original in a couple of key ways, via Engadget. The Raspberry Pi is best known as a diminutive mini-computer that’s good for coding projects due to its low cost…

Digital Rights Groups Demand Deletion of Unlawful Filtering Mandate From Proposed EU Copyright Law – EFF

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Today EFF and 56 other civil society organizations have sent an open letter [PDF] to European lawmakers outlining our grave concerns with Article 13 of the proposed new Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which would impose a new responsibility on Internet platforms to filter content that their users upload. The letter explains: Article 13 introduces new obligations on internet service providers that share and store user-generated content, such…

California: Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes bill easing permits on cell phone towers – The Mercury News

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO — A bill co-authored by a Bay Area assemblyman that would have blocked the ability of cities and counties to control the installation of microwave radiation antennas was vetoed just before midnight Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown. In a signing statement, Brown wrote: “​There is something of real value in having a process that results in extending this ​innovative technology rapidly and efficiently.” Nevertheless, he noted, “I believe the interest which…

Mobile phone companies appear to be providing your number and … – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

You may remember that last year, Verizon (which owns Oath, which owns TechCrunch) was punished by the FCC for injecting information into its subscribers’ traffic that allowed them to be tracked without their consent. That practice appears to be alive and well despite being disallowed in a ruling last March: companies appear to be able to request your number, location, and other details from your mobile provider quite easily. The…

Mobile phone companies appear to be providing your number and location to anyone who pays – TechCrunch

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

You may remember that last year, Verizon (which owns Oath, which owns TechCrunch) was punished by the FCC for injecting information into its subscribers’ traffic that allowed them to be tracked without their consent. That practice appears to be alive and well despite being disallowed in a ruling last March: companies appear to be able to request your number, location, and other details from your mobile provider quite easily. The…

Sony’s projector that turns your surface into a touchscreen is now available – Ars Technica

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

reader comments 33 Sony has finally brought its Xperia Touch projector to market at $1,699.99. The device can project a fully functional Android interface onto a table, wall, or other flat surface in your home, and it can be used to watch movies or play video games, too. The Xperia Touch can project a 23-inch multi-touch Android interface that works well, or it can do up to 80 inches on…