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Tumblr begins to tumble, loses 7 million visitors since December

The Wall Street Journal is reporting from a ComScore report, where it has studied Tumblr traffic noticing it has dropped from its peak of 49 million visitors back in December, to 42 million in March.

 

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This is a 15% drop in three months of a whopping 7 million visitors. Yahoo purchased Tumblr just over twelve months ago for $1.1 billion, but since it acquired the company, Yahoo hasn't done much with it. Maybe we might see a change now that the traffic is beginning to dry up.

AT&T rumored to have put a $50 billion bid in for DirecTV

According to a report from Bloomberg, AT&T has in deep discussions with DirecTV for a massive acquisition that would see AT&T shelling out $100 per share for DirecTV, a deal that would be worth around $50 billion.

 

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Bloomberg's Alex Sherman and Jeffrey McCracken said: "Under the plan being discussed, DirecTV management will continue to run the company as a unit of AT&T and DirecTV Chief Executive Officer Mike White plans to retire after 2015, said the people, asking not to be named because the information is private".

Diamond Circle launches its own bitcoin ATM debit card

Diamond Circle, a bitcoin monetary ecosystem for the popular cryptocurrency, announced its pending launch of a new debit card. The Diamond Circle bitcoin debit card will only work with its cashless ATM machines, its own point-of-sale (POS) solutions or through the official Diamond Circle online exchange.

 

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As more businesses try to jump into the bitcoin debit card effort, most others are relying on UnionPay or some other card payment network - so Diamond Circle may run into trouble trying to market its service. However, the company is all about providing safe bitcoin storage in which users have easier access to their cryptocurrency, so we'll have to wait and see how things develop.

 

There is a growing interest in bitcoin debit cards and ATM machines, such as the Xapo bitcoin debit card, though bitcoin supporters are concerned of possible market fragmentation.

Mozilla still plans to offer sponsored tiles on Firefox new-tab page

Some reports around the web have been claiming that Mozilla has backed away from its plans to offer sponsored tiles on its new-tab page of the Firefox browser. However, a new report has surfaced that claims Mozilla isn't killing its plan to offer sponsored tiles, but will roll those sponsored tiles out more slowly than anticipated.

 

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Apparently, some of the comments that Mozilla VP Jonathan Nightingale made were seen as a retreat by some, but all he really said was that the roll out would continue slowly. Many users of the Firefox browser were unhappy at the thought of having sponsored tiles on the new-tab page.

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First US Microsoft Innovation Center to open in Miami

Microsoft has announced that it will open its first Microsoft Innovation Center in the US in Miami Florida. The announcement came on Friday during the start of Techweek Miami 2014. The facility will be state of the art and have all sorts of technology, tools, and services aimed at startups, governments, students, faculty, and the greater Miami community.

 

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Microsoft's goal with the facility is to foster innovation, collaboration, and economic growth. Microsoft is working with Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami, Venture Hive, and other groups in the development and design of the facility. Once complete the Innovation Center will be used to host technology training sessions and workshops to help citizens in the area learn more about technology.

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Netflix price increases in UK and Europe for new subscribers

Netflix is the most popular video streaming subscription service out there and as such, people tend to get upset when the company makes changes. A price increase is going into effect in the US, Europe, and UK for new subscribers to the service. In the UK the price, increase will be £1 per month.

 

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In Europe, the price for a monthly subscription will go up by €1. The cost of a month of service for new users in the UK will be £6.99. New subscribers in Europe will pay €8.99.

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Amazon and USPS Sunday delivery comes to more cities

One of the big benefits of ordering items from Amazon is that in some areas they will actually deliver your purchases on a Sunday, greatly shortening the time you have to wait to get your stuff. Amazon and the USPS have announced that they have expanded that Sunday delivery service to more cities.

 

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There are 15 new cities that now have Sunday deliveries. The new cities include Austin, Texas; Cincinnati, Ohio; College Station, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Lexington, Ky; New Orleans, La; Oklahoma City, Okla; Philadelphia, Pa; San Antonio, Texas; Shreveport, La; and Waco, Texas.

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Sprint to throttle top 5% of data users in congested areas

One of the big reasons that many users stuck with Sprint for their mobile phones was that the company was the only carrier that still offered unlimited data. That is set to change with Sprint announcing to customers recently that it would begin "prioritization management" better known as throttling to prevent network congestion.

 

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This throttling will be used on Sprint, Virgin Mobile USA, and Boost Mobile customers. The top 5% of data users will be throttled in congested areas to ensure service for all users according to Sprint. Those pre-paid customers will see data speeds cut to 128 kbps after using 2.5GB of data at normal speed. The throttled speed was previously 256 kbps.

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uberFAMILY offers rides with car seats for children

Parents who are traveling with kids in a city that leaves them without a car can find it challenging to get a ride that has a child seat. Uber is one of the more popular car services out there that use an app to get a car to take you wherever you need to go. Uber has a new service called uberFAMILY that makes it easy for parents to hail a car that has a child seat inside.

 

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UberFAMILY is a subset of uberX that is available in New York only right now and caters to people with kids. The uberFAMILY service carries a $10 surcharge for the car seat. Drivers participating in the car seat program have all been trained and certified in car seat installation.

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Security researcher estimates 300k servers still Heartbleed vulnerable

It has been about a month now since the Heartbleed vulnerability was first discovered. That is plenty of time for most admins to patch the flaw in their servers and ensure that the flaw doesn't affect users. Despite the time passing to patch the flaw there is still a huge number of servers out there that are vulnerable.

 

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A security researcher named Robert Graham has published a report that says his investigation has found that at least 300,000 servers are still vulnerable to Heartbleed. He comes by that statistic after rescanning for port 443 to check for vulnerable systems.

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