Kids under 8 watch less TV, spend more time on mobile devices, study finds

The amount of time children under eight years old spend on mobile devices has more than tripled over the past four years, a new study has found.

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Why Companies Botch Customer Care


Do your customers come first? Companies spend a fortune to win and keep their customers. They advertise and market their products and services like crazy. Because of that cost, you would think every company would want to keep its customers happy. It’s more cost-effective to keep an existing customer than to win a new one. If that’s the case, why do some companies screw up customer care so badly? Customer care is the glue that keeps customers connected to the company. Customer care is one of the important building blocks that let companies grow.

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AT&T CEO: Letting Us Buy Time Warner Will 'Disrupt' TV, Be 'Good for Consumers'

When AT&T announced in October that it would spend $85 billion to acquire Time Warner, the plan was met with strong headwinds right out of the gate.

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Outdated Federal IT Gobbles Up Vendor Opportunities


U.S. government agencies spend an overwhelming amount of their annual information technology budgets simply to maintain old and out-of-date systems. As a result, the amount of money available for investing in modernizing IT keeps shrinking, thus depriving vendors of major marketing opportunities at the federal level. The official federal IT budget has remained at about $82 billion per year for several years. However, that figure does not cover all agencies — intelligence and the U.S. court system are notable exclusions — and some estimates project annual IT spending above $100 billion.

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Defense Department Drifts Toward Commercial Cloud


The U.S. Department of Defense plans to spend nearly half a billion dollars on a project that is designed to further the incorporation of commercial cloud capabilities into DoD’s information technology operations. Vendors have been asked to submit bids for the project, known as “Mil-Cloud 2.0.” The procurement is one element of a comprehensive strategy for expanding cloud operations that DoD revealed earlier this month. The Defense Information Systems Agency is implementing the strategy.

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5 ways to lock down your Facebook account for maximum security

You probably spend more time than you care to admit on Facebook, but I’ll bet you spend hardly any of it nosing around Facebook’s settings.

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Changes in Federal IT Spending Require Nimble Contracting


Federal agencies will continue to spend heavily on IT over the next five years, but the pace and direction of spending will be complicated by shifting priorities, congressional constraints and a presidential election. The bottom line is that the overall rate of IT spending will be above $98 billion each year for next six federal fiscal years, according to a forecast Deltek released last month during the company’s Federal MarketView Forecast conference. The funding level applies to what Deltek calls the “addressable” IT contract market.

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Should human organs be grown in pigs?

There’s a worldwide shortage of donor organs. Some people spend years on a transplant list, and others lose their lives while waiting.

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The secret to making a scientific discovery

Scientists spend years in search of answers to the some of the world’s biggest breakthroughs. Three eminent professors share how they do it.

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How to Keep Streaming Audio From Chewing Through Your Cell Phone's Data Plan

For road warriors who spend endless hours commuting or traveling, the usual AM, FM, or satellite radio offerings can grow tiresome.

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Samsung to invest up to $7.47B in developing flexible OLEDs for future iPhones, report claims

Article Image Samsung Display is reportedly planning to spend up to $7.47 billion on expanding manufacturing capacity with the long-term goal of producing flexible OLED panels for future iPhones.

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How to track Santa Claus with your kids on your iPhone or iPad

Article Image As much of the world counts down the hours until Christmas Day, families can spend time together on their iPhone or iPad with these free apps that track the current location of Santa Claus.

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Apple Watch supplier LG Display plans to spend $4.2B on new OLED plant

Article Image LG Display is planning to spend up to $4.2 billion on a new factory in Paju, South Korea in order to meet demand for OLED screens — some of which could potentially make their way into future Apple products.

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Pandora snaps up Rdio technology and employees for $75M

Article Image Streaming music giant Pandora announced it will spend $75 million to acquire technology, intellectual property and talent from on-demand competitor Rdio, which plans to file for bankruptcy as part of the deal.

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Flights of Fancy: The Multibillion-Dollar World of Fantasy Sports


Americans are expected to spend $4.6 billion on fantasy sports this year, while vying for a payout of around $107 — the average prize for winning the biggest fantasy league games, according to American Express. Driving that spending and risk taking are a passion for sports, the promise of purses, the push of new platforms, and the pull of camaraderie. Blooming from backrooms and bars into a system available anywhere a smartphone has bars, is fantasy football. About 74.7 million Americans plan to participate in a fantasy football league this year.

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Apple supplier LG Display to spend $8.5B on OLED technology

Korea’s LG Display on Monday announced plans to spend 10 trillion won, or about $8.5 billion U.S., during the next three years on developing OLED technology, some of which could find its way into Apple hardware.

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Sprint, Verizon will pay $158 million to settle complaints about bill cramming

U.S. carriers Sprint and Verizon will together spend $158 million to settle government complaints that they let third-party firms bill subscribers millions in unauthorized charges, a practice known as “cramming,” the Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday.



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IBM Aims to Harness Internet of Things


IBM on Tuesday announced it will spend $3 billion over a four-year period on a new Internet of Things unit involving thousands of consultants, developers and research staff. The company intends to establish an IoT Cloud Open Platform for Industries, which will extract data for business intelligence, and set up a Bluemix IoT Zone, which will help leverage that data for app design. One big goal of IBM’s new IoT drive is to help cities better manage resources and compete in a modern, data-centric world.

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