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Following the merger of Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting in 1990, BSkyB grew to become the biggest pay-TV broadcaster in the UK. Domestic success was fine, but in July, the company decided it was time to cast its net wider, so it agreed a deal with 21st Century Fox to snap up Sky...

November 13th 2014 at 4:02am 0 Comments
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The fallout from GT Advanced Technologies' (GTAT) failed partnership with Apple continues to pile up. The SEC is now actively investigating stock sales made by GTAT executives in the weeks and months leading up to the unveiling of the iPhone 6. The partnership between Apple and GTAT reportedly cent...

November 7th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Roku frequently comes across as the little media player company that could: its streaming box business is growing in spite of much larger competition. As healthy as it is, though, this upstart now appears eager to join the big leagues. Tipsters for both the Wall Street Journal and New York Times c...

October 25th 2014 at 6:19pm 0 Comments
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If you want a money management app that's a step above basic, but not overly complicated, Monsense is a great choice. Available on all iOS devices, Monsense gives you a lot of room for customization, but also lays the groundwork for tracking expenses. You have the option to create multiple accoun...

October 14th 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Back in August, Massively wrote a little post about Swedish research on MMOs and language learning. That article provoked me, a gamer and teacher of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), to hunt down the original research and talk directly to the researchers, Dr. Liss Kerstin Sylvé...

October 13th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Is it just that time of year, or are data breaches just becoming more and more common? No matter: following the report that JPMorgan Chase and a handful of other banks had been hit by hackers comes confirmation from the main financial institution itself. The banking juggernaut says that as many as...

October 2nd 2014 at 6:42pm 0 Comments
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Banca is a currency converter available universally for iPhone and iPad. It supports a virtually endless list of currencies and converts amounts on the fly. It's also highly customizable with various theme and font options, plus the ability to add or remove currencies so you always have the ones y...

October 2nd 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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You're going to see a lot of apps taking advantage of iOS 8's expanded Touch ID support in the near future, but one of the bigger improvements is already here. Mint has updated its iOS app to let you use your fingerprint to sign in rather than rely on a passcode. While it's a simple step, it mea...

September 17th 2014 at 6:41pm 0 Comments
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Fudget, currently free in the App Store and available for both the iPhone and the iPad running iOS 7.0 or later, is built for simplicity. This isn't an app that's loaded with features. It's streamlined and focused on taking the complications out of managing your money. To be blunt, I thought I wo...

August 22nd 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments