Facebook Admits 18% of Research Spyware Users Were Teens — Not Less Than 5% It Claimed Earlier This Year

Josh Constine, writing for TechCrunch: Facebook has changed its story after initially trying to downplay how it targeted teens with its Research program that a TechCrunch investigation revealed was paying them gift cards to monitor all their mobile app usage and browser traffic. “Less than 5 percent of the people who chose to participate in this market research program were teens,” a Facebook spokesperson told TechCrunch and many other news…

March 1, 2019
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eBay will add two directors from activist shareholders Elliott and Starboard to its board, will consider possible sale of StubHub and the Classifieds Group (Bloomberg)

March 1, 2019

Bloomberg: eBay will add two directors from activist shareholders Elliott and Starboard to its board, will consider possible sale of StubHub and the Classifieds Group  —  – StubHub, Classifieds have been targeted for potential sales  — Elliott’s Jesse Cohn and Marvell’s Matt Murpy join board Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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IDG Contributor Network: Choosing the right collaboration technology for workplace connectivity

Communications and collaboration technology tools are worthless and ineffective if they don’t facilitate or support workplace connectivity. Speaking with business leaders and technology decision-makers has made it clear that collaboration tools suffer low adoption when they don’t support how people actually work together or connect. If a tool creates friction in workplace communications, it is an absolute non-starter. Therefore, a key objective for any enterprise investment in communications and collaboration…

March 1, 2019
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Microsoft Excel Can Now Turn Pictures of Tables Into Actual, Editable Tables

Microsoft has rolled out a new feature to Excel’s Android app that makes it easy to capture data. From a report: Excel now lets you take pictures of a document/paper in real life, crop the picture, and turn that into an actual, editable data on Excel. After capturing the data, you can edit the data to make sure Excel’s image recognition is 100% accurate, and make any changes if some…

March 1, 2019
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Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ Will Finally be Released in 4K HDR For Its 40th Anniversary

The long wait is over for sci-fi and horror film buffs: the 1979 classic “Alien” will be released in 4K and HDR for the film’s 40th anniversary. The remaster will be available on an UltraHD Blu-ray disc. From a report: 20th Century Fox and partners embarked on an effort to remaster the film in 4K last year, under supervision by Pam Dery and Director Ridley Scott. “Alien” was originally shot…

March 1, 2019
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