Thursday, July 30, 2015

Around The Net

  • Comcast Customer Service Ranked Worst In CountryDslreports

    When it comes to customer service, Comcast is the country's worst-ranked company, according to a new poll by 24/7 Wall St. and Zogby Analytics. AT&T, Dish and DirecTV also placed in the top five. The findings are based on a poll of more than 1,500 adults, who answered questions about customer service at 151 well known companies in a variety of industries. ...Read the whole story

  • Hacker Creates Gadget To Take Over OnStar-Equipped GMs Tech Insider

    Hacker Samy Kamkar says he has built a gadget that enables the takeover of GM vehicles with OnStar systems. The gadget, dubbed OwnStar, allows people to locate, unlock and start vehicles within WiFi range. The hacker says that the gadget draws on a vulnerability in OnStar's mobile software. ...Read the whole story

  • Congress Asked to Let Marketplace Decide on IoTCIO

    The U.S. Congress should take a hands-off approach toward the burgeoning Internet of Things industry and let vendors figure out how to deal with privacy and security issues, representatives of four trade groups said. The IoT industry offers great potential for growth and for innovative new products, but that growth “requires government restraint,” Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, told lawmakers Wednesday. ...Read the whole story

  • Is NBCUniversal Pumping $250M Into Buzzfeed?Re/code

    BuzzFeed is reportedly close to securing a $250 million investment from NBCUniversal at a valuation of about $1.5 billion. “People familiar with the proposed deals say they’re part of a new effort from NBCU CEO Steve Burke to bet on digital outlets he thinks can tap into millennial audiences,” Re/code reports.  ...Read the whole story

Facebook Tests Profile Tagging

If you ever feel like you really need to boil yourself down to some basic attributes so people can form judgments about you more easily, Facebook has a new feature that is just for you: profile ...More