Verizon Caves, Launches New Unlimited Data Plan


Facing growing pressure to respond to growing wireless data demands in the U.S. mobile phone market, Verizon finally relented. The company on Sunday announced its own unlimited smartphone option while keeping alternatives open for lighter data users. Verizon’s new introductory plan provides unlimited data on smartphones or tablets, along with unlimited texts and phone calls, for $80 per month. The deal is restricted to customers who sign up for autopay. The Verizon plan includes HD video streaming and mobile hotspot service.

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Netflix Offers Offline Option at Long Last


Giving in to years of customer pressure, Netflix on Wednesday announced that it was making a limited number of television shows and movies available for viewing offline without a live connection to the Internet. Customers have been asking for a way to view content on airplanes or other locations where Internet service might be unavailable or expensive, noted Eddy Wu, director of product innovation at Netflix. Among the shows already available for download are Orange is the New Black, Narcos and The Crown.

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Facebook facing lawsuit over alleged bias in housing and employment ads

Facebook is facing renewed pressure over its “ethnic affinity” ad-targeting option courtesy of a lawsuit that claims the feature is racially biased and in violation of the Fair Housing Act and the Civil Rights Act.

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Uber Tosses Its Drivers a Few Bones


Facing growing pressure from labor unions and regulators across the U.S. and key overseas markets, Uber on Monday introduced a series of new apps and benefits for its core group of drivers. The goal is to make their working hours more productive and profitable. Among the new apps are Driver Destinations, which lets drivers input their destinations twice a day to restrict ride requests to their current routes. Uber has been testing the app in a few cities and will roll it out to at least a dozen more this week and worldwide in the future.

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Apple developing iPhone and iCloud encryption that counters FBI-requested workaround, reports say

Article Image Amid government pressure on Apple to build an iOS encryption workaround, the company is said to be developing stronger iPhone and iCloud safeguards that would render obsolete any exploit it might be compelled to create.

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NIST Risk-Assessment Framework Shapes Federal Cybersecurity Strategy


The U.S. government is under pressure to improve cybersecurity and is meeting that challenge with a commitment to substantially enhance spending for protecting IT systems. The Obama administration projected that the federal budget for cybersecurity spending in fiscal 2016 would be about $14 billion — an increase of $1.4 billion from 2015. That funding level represents strong support not only to safeguard agency operations, but also to protect millions of citizens whose personal data resides on federal IT systems.

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Tips: How to adjust 3D Touch sensitivity on your new iPhone 6s & 6s Plus

Article Image Apple’s new pressure sensitive 3D Touch can be adjusted for sensitivity, allowing users to require more or less force to invoke the input method. Here’s how you can customize it to your liking.

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The 10 highest-paid CEOs in the tech industry

In the tech world, where the importance and pressure of making decisive and strategic decisions is arguably amplified, CEOs are unquestionably living large. Though not everyone is balling like former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — who owns an island, a mega-yacht, 2 military jets, and many more extravagant toys — life at the top is still pretty good for those keeping things interesting in Silicon Valley.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/23/10-highest-paid-ceos-in-tech-industry/

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Taylor Swift takes on Apple over streaming royalties — and wins

Pressure from musician Taylor Swift has forced Apple into an about-face on Apple Music, its new streaming music service. After Swift slammed the tech titan in an open letter Sunday, Apple quickly shifted position on Apple Music, announcing that it will now pay musicians royalties during the service’s free 3-month trial period.

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Apple to move away from security contractors, hire guards as full-time employees

Following months of pressure from service workers advocacy groups, Apple is set to end its reliance on external security vendors and will begin hiring security personnel as full-time employees, entitling them to many of the same benefits granted to other Apple workers.



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Samsung beats Apple in customer satisfaction for handsets

With its smartphone-related profits coming under increasing pressure, and a disappointing consumer response to its flagship Galaxy S5 handset following lukewarm reviews for the device, it’s been something of a difficult year for the South Korean tech behemoth.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/12/31/samsung-beats-apple-in-customer-satisfaction-for-handsets/

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Ireland expected to dissolve 'Double Irish' tax loophole benefitting Apple, others

After pressure from the European Union’s antitrust watchdog, Ireland’s government is expected to announce changes to its tax residency, phasing out the popular multinational tax loophole employed by Apple to save billions of dollars.



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