Driving the Day BULLETIN -- NORTH KOREA SAYS IT’S PLANNING TO FIRE MISSILES TOWARD THE U.S. TERRITORY IN AUGUST -- AP’s Eric Talmadge in SEOUL at 4:59 a.m.: “North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. If carried out, it would be the North’s most provocative missile launch to date. “The announcement Thursday warned that the North is finalizing a plan to fire four of its Hwasong-12 missiles over Japan and into waters around the tiny island, which hosts 7,000 U.S. military personnel on two main bases and has a population of 160,000.Story Continued Below “It said the plan, which involves the missiles hitting waters 30 to 40 kilometers (19 to 25 miles) from the island, could be sent to leader Kim Jong Un for approval within a week or so. It would be up to Kim whether the move is actually carried out. … North Korea, no … [Read more...] about BULLETIN: NORTH KOREA says it plans to launch missiles toward GUAM — HALEY loses two top aides — GEORGE gets Mooch for Sunday intvw — BILL CLINTON’s reading list
Last Updated Nov 5, 2010 7:36 PM EDT Apple (AAPL) has an iOS update due by November 7th -- good news for those experiencing a reported alarm bug and salt in the wound for those suing Apple over iOS 4 over terrible performance on earlier iPhones and even reports of the software turning those devices into bricks. Another group anxious for the update are iPad owners. Such features as multitasking, folders, improved email, and better enterprise features will go well with the tablet and let it catch up to what the non-bricked handsets can do. Presumably developers are also looking forward to additional capabilities for the apps they want to sell (or even give away). However, some new research suggests that for Apple's world domination plans, the updates had better tickle the fancy of those developers, because it seems that as many planning new apps for the iPad are readying software for Microsoft (MSFT) Windows Phone 7, and even more have Google (GOOG) Android on the brain. More on this … [Read more...] about iPad iOS Update: Will It Be Enough To Keep App Developers?
(CBS) - Microsoft is in talks with over a dozen content companies, as well as Comcast and Verizon, to bring an online pay television service to it's Xbox 360 video game console, according to a Bloomberg report.Last week, the blog Digiday, citing anonymous sources, reported that Microsoft was nearing a deal with Comcast that would allow Xbox 360 owners to sign up for the cable provider's service and watch its programming from the game console. CNET blogger Don Reisinger reported, "Microsoft unveiled its live-television service at the E3 gaming expo in June. Although the company provided few details on the service at the time, Microsoft said that it would partner with TV providers' for its offering." The Hollywood studios have long tried to persuade Microsoft to use Xbox Live and the company's successful Xbox video game console into taking a larger role in distributing content. Xbox Live already offers movies and TV shows for rent and purchase. Bloomberg wrote that Microsoft also … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Cable TV on your Xbox? Yes, please!
IRL, is BuzzFeed killing it, or suffering from buzz kill? The answer, according to a report in The Financial Times, is that the news site is suffering from a major fail. The company has cut its 2016 revenue target in half, slicing it from $500 million to $250 million, the publication reported. That came after the company missed its 2015 target by more than $80 million. While BuzzFeed's troubles might go viral -- especially among those who look down on its listicle and quiz-heavy content -- the problems facing the site and its rivals raise questions about whether the hype around fast-growing digital sites might be slowly deflating. Mashable founder and CEO Pete Cashmore last week said his company was firing an unspecified number of employees so that it could shift to video and away from world news and politics. But if all was well in the digital world of viral content, would these companies be facing pressures on their business models? In other words, are readers so glutted with … [Read more...] about OMG: Is BuzzFeed facing serious sales buzzkill?
General rule: if a headline asks a question, the answer is No. Unless the question is “Are you sick of headlines that ask questions?” Even then, it’s doubtful. So when digiday asked if THIS was the worst page on the internet, you immediately thought of something you stumbled across years ago and cannot forget no matter how many times you think of a river of bleach. Anyway: CafeMom created the page, which carries a ho-hum piece on “Glee,” following the death of show star Cory Monteith, specifically for content-distribution network Outbrain, which displayed it on sites like TMZ.com and SI.com. This page contains over 90 ad units, mostly “content marketing” ads from networks Taboola, Adblade, Zergnet. There are also four standard display ads served by CafeMom. The user experience is, well, not optimal. A selection: I've seen worse. Although when I first clicked on the page I found a picture that would give Trypophobiacs a full-body heebie … [Read more...] about What’s the worst page on the Internet?