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K.G Orphanides / WIRED UK:
Investigation finds games approved for kids on the Play Store with shooting and gore; Google removed 16 games after press inquiry   —  Scores of games in Google's Play Store that are rated safe for kids are packed with guns, gore and panda mutilation - but little is being done to stem the flow of inappropriate and dangerous content
Apr 9, 2019, 3:20 PMIn context
Kevin Carey / The Huffington Post:
A look at “OPMs”, companies which manage online courses for top US universities and take a 60% cut from tuition fees, which may reach $60K+ per online degree   —  The price of college is breaking America.  At a moment when Hollywood celebrities and private equity titans have allegedly …
Apr 7, 2019, 1:50 AMIn context
Tom Roston / OneZero:
Current and former TiVo insiders on how the first DVR came to be, going up against cable companies, how IP licensing has kept the company relevant, and more   —  ‘They Thought It Was Black Magic’: An Oral History of TiVo  —  How the original DVR paved the way for Netflix and the cord-cutter movement
Apr 3, 2019, 7:20 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft makes Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac generally available with a new start window, more coding space, better C++ support, and smarter debugging   —  Microsoft today announced that Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac has hit general availability — you can download it now from visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads.
Apr 2, 2019, 4:55 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
a16z raises new $2B fund and says the firm's 150 employees are being registered as financial advisers, so they can go deeper on riskier bets, like buying crypto   —  Emerging from the financial crisis in 2009, Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz laid out their campaign to take on Silicon Valley.
Apr 2, 2019, 10:45 AMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
One week with Apple News+: it's a great deal for those who enjoy reading magazines, but its design and news delivery mechanisms are messy and inconsistent   —  There's a lot to evaluate about Apple's new News Plus subscription service, including if it's a good deal for the media business …
Apr 1, 2019, 11:10 AMIn context
Nick Summers / Engadget:
Xiaomi Mi 9 review: great alternative to OnePlus 6T in terms of hardware performance but has an average battery life and unreliable in-screen fingerprint sensor   —  I can't spend $1,000 on a smartphone.  I just can't.  I've walked into countless phone stores, credit card in hand, with every intention of buying the latest flagship.
Mar 28, 2019, 7:35 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
The EU's Copyright Directive, with its controversial Article 11 and 13 provisions, has the potential to further fracture the open web based on location   —  How the Copyright Directive reshapes the open web  —  It's strange to think about now, but until the 1920s, you didn't generally need a passport to travel.
Mar 27, 2019, 11:30 AMIn context
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Apple News+ is a fine way to read magazines, but its UX's roots in Texture makes finding content from newspapers and digital news outlets difficult   —  Few entities have the potential to help improve news production and consumption more than Apple.  This falls short of hopes.
Mar 25, 2019, 8:40 PMIn context
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
By integrating Stadia into YouTube, Google plans to cement YouTube's dominance, as 200M users already watch gaming content there every day   —  Google's starting a revolution just to keep things as they are  —  Yesterday, Google announced plans for a new game-streaming service called Stadia.
Mar 20, 2019, 3:15 PMIn context

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