Author Archive for: ‘Josh Wolford’

Showtime’s Streaming Service Launching ‘In the Coming Months’

Still no hard timeline for CBS’s rollout of its HBO Now-like standalone streaming platform for Showtime, but it shouldn’t be too much longer. CBS head Les Moonves had that much to say in a recent earnings call. From CBS Communications’ Dana McClintock: Moonves on #CBSEarnings call: We’re “looking forward to rolling out our new Showtime over-the-top service in the coming …

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Comcast: We’ll Rectify Our Screwup Only If You Promise Not to Tell Anyone About Our Screwup

At this point, it’s a little too late for Comcast to keep the public in the dark about its customer service woes. Too many people have experienced the nightmare and too many stories have come out showing, for example, just how miserable the simple act of canceling one’s service can be. Comcast itself has already said it’s taking steps to …

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Fitbit Files $100 Million IPO

Fitness tracking wearables company Fitbit has decided to go public According to Fortune, Fitbit will trade on the NYSE under the symbol FIT. The company says it plans to raise $100 million, but that number is likely to change. Fitbit’s regulatory filing revealed some interesting things about the company – including some impressive numbers in terms of revenues and profit. …

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Facebook Banned in World’s Third-Smallest Country

The Republic of Nauru sits in the central Pacific and is home to around 10,000 people. The Micronesian island is 8.1 square miles in total area, which makes it the third-smallest country in the world (behind Vatican City and Monaco). And it’s just banned Facebook. “Pornography is not consistent with our faith or our values,” said Minister for Justice David …

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There’s a Good Chance Your Tinder Match Isn’t Single

Not that anyone on Tinder would care, but a new report says that there’s a pretty good chance the person you just matched is already accounted for. The study, published by Global Web Index, says the 30% of Tinder users are married and another 12% are “in a relationship”. So it’s pretty much a coin flip on whether you swipe …

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Verizon Gave a Grandmother a Heart Attack, Alleges Suit

A 53-year-old grandmother, who says she usually doesn’t believe in suing, is suing Verizon Wireless for allegedly causing her to have a heart attack with bad customer service. Angela Hawkins of Chesapeake is suing the telecom for $2.35 million after she says a customer service call turned ugly. Hawkins claims she called Verizon to discuss a missing $60 credit and …

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Sense8, The Wachowskis’ New Netflix Show, Gets an Official Trailer

Sense8, the sci-fi drama from Matrix creators The Wachowskis, has just dropped its official trailer. “One moment links 8 minds in disparate parts of the world, putting 8 strangers in each other’s lives, each other’s secrets, and in terrible danger,” says Netflix. “From the unparalleled creative minds of The Wachowskis (“The Matrix”​ trilogy,​ “Cloud Atlas”)​ and J. Michael Straczynski (Clint …

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Rick Santorum Still Has a ‘Frothy’ Search Problem

It looks like there’s a good chance that former Senator Rick Santorum is going to jump into the fray. He appeared on Fox News Wednesday to discuss his plans with Greta Van Susteren, which at this point is only an announcement to make an announcement. RickSantorum.com asks you to “save your seat for a special announcement on May 27. The …

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Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Fraud Charge for Cop

If you tell your boss you’re so sick you can’t possibly come into work, you probably shouldn’t post a selfie of you drinking a beer at the beach. Think of this as a much more serious version of that kind of screwup. A Pasadena police officer is facing up to six years in prison thanks to her participation in last …

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NASA Will Give You $5,000 for Your Great Idea about the Manned Mars Mission

NASA wants to put people on Mars. You should too. It just needs help with some ideas on how that’s gonna work. It’s contest time! “NASA is embarking on an ambitious journey to Mars and Tuesday announced a challenge inviting the public to write down their ideas, in detail, for developing the elements of space pioneering necessary to establish a …

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Rand Paul Spent $100,000 to Gain Control of RandPaul.com

Before Rand Paul first announced that he was seeking the Republican nomination for President, his official campaign site was RandPaul2016.com. RandPaul.com was a barebones supporter site. Rand Paul’s campaign team has since acquired the RandPaul.com domain – and it apparently cost him over $100,000. National Journal reports that federal campaign records show that on March 27, Paul’s Senate reelection committee …

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