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Watching TV is serious business. Just ask the gang at Netflix, the on-demand subscription TV giant whose new program of rating smart TVs - using Netflix - verges on the obsessive.
The Street: Despite mountains of hype surrounding the Apple Watch, it has not killed off Fitbit, at least in the minds of consumers. The research firm found that just 4.8% of those buying a Fitbit also purchased an Apple Watch. The research firm found that the majority of the sales are coming from, as opposed to a more general retail search site, like Amazon.
The Street: The crash could delay the initial demonstration flight of SpaceX's ultra-heavy lift rocket, the Falcon Heavy, past its company's end-of-year target. And it is an unwelcome black eye for SpaceX just after the company had won Air Force certification to use its Falcon 9 rocket to launch national security satellites.
When T-Mobile launched its "Uncarrier" campaign two years ago, CEO John Legere's main target was "pain points" in the wireless industry, which caused lots of them. Large carriers such as Verizon and AT&T set the pattern, with contracts that left subscribers vulnerable to overages, international roaming fees, early-termination charges, and more.
Visual artist Ricardo Rivera sees the gardens as a canvas.
When visual artist Ricardo Rivera looks up, he doesn't see just a building facade or piney forest. He sees a canvas onto which projected creatures crawl, artful textures twirl, and seasons change in the wink of an eye.
Sizmek, DataXu, Brilig. Ethnio Analytics, Audience Science, Datalicious DataCollector. Some of the hundreds of Web trackers busily snooping as you browse the Internet are named with pointless puns or vague allusions to poetry. Others might sound more open about their aims - but only to those who know these trackers are looking.
VARIETY-ENTERTAINMENT-DIGITAL/NEWS:Time Warner Cable Target of First Net-Neutrality Complaint
There's a would-be superhero lurking in lots of us. "The Marvel Experience" hopes to exploit that potential in its Philadelphia engagement at Lincoln Financial Field from June 24 to July 5.
VIENNA (AP) - Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out.
CORDOVA, Md. (AP) - Farmers are eager for drone technology.
VIENNA (AP) - World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said Friday.
VIENNA (AP) - In a message to Washington, Iran's foreign minister on Friday called for an end to "coercion and pressure" at the nuclear talks, suggesting a deal acceptable to his country will open the door to cooperation on fighting the upsurge of Middle East extremism threatening both nations' interests.
MOSCOW (AP) - Lawmakers in the Russian parliament on Friday voted for a bill forcing online search engines to remove search results about a specific person at that person's request.
PARIS (AP) - Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers.