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Tim Cook’s Security Costs Apple $700,000 a Year

Tim Cook’s Security Costs Apple $700,000 a Year

How much is Tim Cook’s safety worth to Apple? Not quite a million bucks, according to a recent filing. Patently Apple unearthed Apple CEO Tim Cook’s security budget, which was buried inside its Schedule 14A report it recently filed with the Security and Exchange Commission. According to Apple, it spends just shy of $700,000 a year keeping Cook safe. Here’s …

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Bing Warns Searchers About Fake Online Pharmacies

Bing Warns Searchers About Fake Online Pharmacies

Bing is rolling out a new search feature that warns people who may be about to buy some bad medications. Online pharmacies offers customers cheaper, more available drugs – and this can be a dangerous combination. The Food and Drug Administration keeps a list of fake online pharmacies called the Internet Pharmacy Warning Letters, and Bing is using that to …

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PornHub Is Trying to Get You to Pay for Porn

PornHub Is Trying to Get You to Pay for Porn

Pornhub, the internet’s most-popular site for free porn videos, wants you to pay for porn. Not any old porn, mind you. Premium porn. The company has just launched Pornhub Premium, a $9.99-per-month subscription service that gives you access to over 100,000 high-def videos, 13,000+ full DVDs, 1080p streaming, and higher quality on non-premium videos – all ad-free. Pornhub Premium also …

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YouTube Finally Ditches the 301+ View Count

YouTube Finally Ditches the 301+ View Count

The 301+ tyranny is over. YouTube has announced that it’s doing away with the dastardly practice of assigning the “301+” view count on popular new videos. As YouTube explains in the above image, the 301+ placeholder count was instituted with good intentions. When a popular video was acquiring views at a rapid rate, YouTube paused everything at 301 while it …

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Facebook Now Lets Celebrities (Not You) Livestream

Facebook Now Lets Celebrities (Not You) Livestream

Facebook has officially entered the livestreaming game. Kind of. If you’re a celebrity, you can now livestream to your fans. If you’re reading this, you’re probably a regular person without millions of Facebook followers. That’s ok, you’re still a special snowflake and your life has meaning. But you can’t livestream on Facebook. Yet. Facebook ‘Live’, as it’s calling it, is …

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Google Fiber’s Next Stop is San Antonio, Its Largest City Yet

Google Fiber’s Next Stop is San Antonio, Its Largest City Yet

It’s official – Google Fiber’s next stop is San Antonio. This will be the biggest city to which Google’s brought its high-speed internet. According to Google, the Fiber installation will require over 4,000 miles of cable. “From starting Bexar BiblioTech, the first all-digital public library in the U.S., to being named a leading city in cybersecurity, San Antonio has developed …

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Donald Trump Is Certainly Winning the Google Search Battle

Donald Trump Is Certainly Winning the Google Search Battle

Google Trends has produced an interactive county-by-county map of the most-searched Republican Presidential candidates – and it’s monochromatic. That dark red represents Donald Trump, who is pretty much dominating Google searches across the country – unless you head to Wisconsin, where Scott Walker receives the bulk of the attention. After Walker, Jeb Bush wins a handful of scattered counties. Check …

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Facebook Patents a Way to Let Lenders Reject You Based on Your Friends’ Crappy Credit

Facebook Patents a Way to Let Lenders Reject You Based on Your Friends’ Crappy Credit

Facebook’s filed a new patent, and it might make you think twice about the (virtual) company you keep. Here’s the abstract of Facebook’s new patent: In particular embodiments, a method includes accessing a graph structure comprising a plurality of nodes and edges where each node represents a user, receiving a request to transmit content related to a first user to …

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Netflix Offers New Moms and Dads a Year of Leave

Netflix Offers New Moms and Dads a Year of Leave

In terms of maternity and paternity leave, The United States lags behind many other developed nations. A lot of them. American company Netflix, however, is setting the bar incredibly high with a new family leave policy. Netflix has announced that its instituting an unlimited family lave policy – for both new moms and new dads – for the first year. …

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Taylor Swift and Spotify Still Have Some Bad Blood

Taylor Swift and Spotify Still Have Some Bad Blood

Vanity Fair has a new interview with Taylor Swift, and the publication previewed it today. Let’s just say Taylor Swift is still a little pissed at Spotify, or as she calls it, a “start-up with no cash flow.” Here’s what Swift had to say when discussing her now-famous letter to Apple: “Apple treated me like I was a voice of …

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Dr. Dre’s New Album Streams Thursday on Apple Music

If you’re looking to hear Dr Dre’s first album since we were all up in arms about Y2K, you’ll need to go through Apple – as it’s an iTunes and Apple Music exclusive. But if you have Apple Music, which you probably should, as it’s still free for most of you, you can listen to it this Thursday evening. Compton: …

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Netflix Hits Japan Sept. 2nd, Its First Asian Country

Netflix Hits Japan Sept. 2nd, Its First Asian Country

We’ve known that Netflix was gearing up for its big launch into Asia, starting with Japan. Now we have a hard date. Netflix will be available in Japan on September 2nd. \ヨッ!/ #ネトフリ pic.twitter.com/7LqIMZhioq — Netflix Japan (@NetflixJP) August 3, 2015 “With its rich culture and celebrated creative traditions, Japan is a critical component of our plan to connect …

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