Friday, August 26, 2016

Around The Net

  • Sprint Charges 'Unlimited' Data Customers $20 A Month To Avoid Video Throttling Dslreports

    Sprint will charge its "unlimited" mobile customers an extra $20 a month to watch video in 1080 lines per screen high-definition. Otherwise, video will be throttled to 480 lines per screen. The move comes one week after T-Mobile rolled out an "unlimited" data plan that throttles video to 480p, unless customers pay an extra $25 per month. ...Read the whole story

  • Alphabet Shrinking Google Fiber Re/code

    Frustrated with mounting costs, Alphabet is reportedly shrinking its Google Fiber unit. "Creating broadband networks via traditional pipes is enormously expensive," Recode notes. "And Fiber still hasn't proven that it has figured out a better way to do it." News of the belt-tightening at Google Fiber was first reported by The Information. ...Read the whole story

  • Political Spending On Snapchat Rises Bloomberg

    As the candidates for president increasingly court young voters, Snapchat has seen a hefty amount of advertising dollars to target its audience. According to Nielsen, Snapchat reaches 41% of 18-34 year-olds in the United States. That's a demographic which will be crucial for Hillary Clinton, thought it's also disillusioned with the federal government, a sentiment Trump could rally. ...Read the whole story

  • Apple Said To Be Developing Video Share/Edit App Bloomberg

    Apple is said to be is developing a video sharing and editing application and is testing new related features for its iPhone and iPad operating systems, says Bloomberg. Apple isn't saying. ...Read the whole story

The Popular, Risky Reality Of Social

On one hand, the favorite brand of kids is YouTube. Sweet. On the other hand, there are fears about social media's appeal to predators and terrorists. ...More

  • Ad Watchdog Piles On Kardashians For Deceptive Marketing

    The pushback against deceptive influencer marketing has begun. In the latest development, the advertising watchdog Truth In Advertising Inc. has filed a complaint with the FTC concerning numerous posts by the various members of the Kardashian-Jenner ...More