When a network TV show performs badly, the networks deliberately introduce errors into the episodes’ metadata before submitting it to the Nielsen ratings, so that the episode is counted as a separate show and doesn’t bring the season’s average rating down.
NBC has falsified its records for the “NBC Nightly News” 14 timesRead More
Walmart is on a quest to make its in-store pickup process free of human interaction. The big-box store is rolling out a giant self-serve kiosk tower for online orders to more than a dozen locations. Customers simply arrange their shipment ahead of time, visit the store, and access their order via a barcode scanner onRead More
AT&T, which has successfully lobbied state governments and the FCC to ban any broadband competition in the markets where it operates, says that its forced arbitration “agreements” aren’t really forced, because people in the markets it serves could just not use the internet.
The risable claim comes in response to a panel ofRead More
Starting July 10, you can bid on TRS-80 computers, dot matrix printers, Realistic speakers, shortwave receivers, old catalogs, and company “memorabilia” from the bowels of bankrupt RadioShack. From the auction site:
From humble beginnings in Boston in 1921, over the past 95 years RadioShack established itself as a globally recognizedRead More
Being a CEO—even one of the world’s best CEOs—doesn’t mean you have to stop partying. Just ask Elon Musk. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX came in eighth place on the 2017 Glassdoor Highest Rated CEOs list this year. But that’s not the best part. Musk gave an interview with Glassdoor and answered some questionsRead More
The death-toll on London’s Grenfell Tower fire continues to mount, it’s worth remembering that there are no “natural disasters,” only human disasters, created by people who weigh different interests in the balance and create policies based on the way the scales come up.
So it was that a year ago, a groupRead More
When Federico Musto engineered a takeover of Arduino, open source hardware fans were nonplussed, and not least because Musto was caught lying about having received advanced degrees from MIT and NYU.
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To reassure its community, Arduino created an arms-length foundation to managed the open development process. Now it turns outRead More