Cord Cutting Accelerates as Pay TV Loses 1 Million Customers in Largest-Ever Quarterly Loss

Cable and satellite TV providers lost about 1.1 million subscribers during the July to September period, the largest quarterly loss ever — and the first time the industry lost more than 1 million subscribers in a quarter, according to media and telecommunications research firm MoffettNathanson. From a report: After Dish Network reported its third-quarter earnings this week, the New York-headquartered research firm tallied up the publicly reported subscriber losses to…

November 8, 2018
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David Attenborough says he will front a new eight-part natural history documentary for Netflix called Our Planet, to be released in April (Jim Waterson/The Guardian)

November 8, 2018

Jim Waterson / The Guardian: David Attenborough says he will front a new eight-part natural history documentary for Netflix called Our Planet, to be released in April  —  Broadcaster synonymous with BBC documentaries will record voiceover for eight-part series  —  Sir David Attenborough will front a new natural history documentary … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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NCCIC Releases Analysis Report on JexBoss

Original release date: November 08, 2018 NCCIC has released Analysis Report (AR) AR18-312A: JexBoss – JBoss Verify and EXploitation Tool. Cyber threat actors use JexBoss to remotely access victims’ systems. The report provides information on JexBoss’ capabilities, as well as suggestions for detection and mitigation. NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review AR18-312A for more information. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy….

November 8, 2018
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HTC brings Vive Focus, its standalone VR headset available in China, to North America and Europe for $599 with an Advantage service option costing $749 (Adi Robertson/The Verge)

November 8, 2018

Adi Robertson / The Verge: HTC brings Vive Focus, its standalone VR headset available in China, to North America and Europe for $599 with an Advantage service option costing $749  —  HTC will start selling its standalone Vive Focus virtual reality headset worldwide today, after an initial launch in China earlier this year. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Facebook says it has removed 14M+ pieces of terrorist content this year and median time to take action is less than 2 minutes in Q3 2018 (Facebook)

November 8, 2018

Facebook: Facebook says it has removed 14M+ pieces of terrorist content this year and median time to take action is less than 2 minutes in Q3 2018  —  Online terrorist propaganda is a fairly new phenomenon; terrorism itself is not.  In the real world, terrorist groups have proven highly resilient … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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A Bug in Steam, Which Was Recently Patched, Could Have Given Users Access To Activation Key of Any Game

Ukrainian vulnerability researcher has found a bug that would have allowed him to download all the activation keys (also known as CD keys) made available through the Steam gaming platform, for any game, ever. From a report: Discovered by Artem Moskowsky, the bug resided in Steamworks, a platform that Valve runs to help developers with building and publishing games via its Steam gaming client. Moskowsky found the bug in a…

November 8, 2018
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US shippers can reset supply chains clocks to gain truck capacity

For US shippers struggling to secure truck capacity for 2019, now is the time to act, and the first thing they should think about is time. Capacity is most often measured in drivers, tractors, trailers, containers — all assets — and space, but time is capacity’s hidden dimension. Shippers facing… Source: http://www.joc.com

November 8, 2018
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Sources: Chinese bike-sharing company Hellobike is looking to raise $400M from SoftBank and others; spokesman says Hellobike’s valuation is now over $2B (Kane Wu/Reuters)

November 8, 2018

Kane Wu / Reuters: Sources: Chinese bike-sharing company Hellobike is looking to raise $400M from SoftBank and others; spokesman says Hellobike’s valuation is now over $2B  —  HONG KONG (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) is looking to invest in Chinese bike-sharing start-up Hellobike … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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