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Kodak’s Retro Super 8 Film Camera Has A Skateboard Grip To Capture The Tricks You’re Not Landing [VIDEO]

Jan 08, 2016

Kodak's Super 8 camera adds a skateboard grip to capture all the tricks you're not landing #CES2016 ibtimes.com/kodaks-retro-s…

Best Of CES 2016: TVs Answer The Door, Drones Fly Themselves And Affordable VR [VIDEO]

How CES Got Its Nerd Back: Drones, Virtual Reality And Tinkerers Putting Sensors In Everything

ibtimes.com — LAS VEGAS - Starting about now, the population of Las Vegas is expected to grow by nearly a third - for just one week. That's because the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opens its doors Wednesday, and behind them will be 2.4 million square feet of TVs, cars, drones and connected devices of all stripes spread across four different show floors, up from 2.2 million square feet a year ago.

Why More Black Engineers Aren’t Being Hired In Silicon Valley

ibtimes.com — About 5,500 black students earn engineering and computer science degrees in the U.S. each year, but most go unhired by America's top technology companies. When Joshua Mann set foot in SpaceX on the first day of his internship three summers ago, the scene was not entirely unexpected. "I'll be honest.
Nov 30, 2015

What it’s like to be a black engineer in tech: ‘What I consistently hear is the isolation they feel’ ibtimes.com/why-more-black…

Nov 30, 2015

One reason silicon valley so white: despite pledges, companies not looking right places for engineers @learmonth ibtimes.com/why-more-black…

Nov 30, 2015

RT @IBTimes: Silicon Valley needs to cast a wider net if they plan to move the needle on diversity bit.ly/1juoUoT pic.twitter.com/eVW7dPAKWc

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Tech Diversity’s Big Problem: How To Find 10,000 Black Engineers

ibtimes.com — For tech companies looking to diversify their ranks, it's going to get worse before it gets better. While the number of engineering degrees issued by U.S. universities increased 6 percent in 2014, the percentage of African-American students earning those degrees actually decreased to 3.5 percent in 2014 from 4.3 percent in 2013, a worrying sign for Silicon Valley companies that have made public commitments to improve on diversity.

Rock Steady | Variety

variety.com — Is this a good enough table? Chris Rock isn't quite sure. It's in a relatively secluded corner of the patio of the Polo Lounge, but the spot is striking an uneasy balance between shabby chic and flat-out neglect. A decrepit vine of no particular note climbs the pink cinder-block partition behind him.
Oct 21, 2015

My 2005 Variety profile of Chris Rock, the LAST time he was named Oscar host. variety.com/2005/scene/vpa…

Oct 21, 2015

Last time he was Oscar host, Chris Rock told me Hollywood was only offering him 'black comedian' roles: variety.com/2005/scene/vpa…

President Obama Warns China: State Cyberattacks On Business Are 'Acts Of Aggression,' US Mulls Retaliation

ibtimes.com — President Barack Obama gave a stern warning to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the eve of his state visit next week that the U.S. will consider any instance of state-sponsored industrial espionage an "act of aggression."

My Worst Tech Decision: Xbox, Apple Watch, PSP, Windows Phone, Sonos And More

ibtimes.com — We've all made them: really bad technology decisions we wind up regretting. Maybe it's the Microsoft Zune you bought in 2005; the Windows Phone you bought because you wanted to be different; or that time you decided to leave your Wi-Fi open, well, just because. Bad tech decisions aren't necessarily about bad tech.

TV Upfronts: Every Network's A Winner! (Please Don't Read The Fine Print)

businessinsider.com — The message from the TV networks this month: No slump here! They're now claiming that they've sold $9.23 billion in "upfront" sales for the comming year, up from $9.12 billion last year. Each broadcast network is reporting that they're getting higher rates for their ads, even as overall ratings shrink.

FIFA Boycott: Sepp Blatter Was Re-Elected, But Don't Expect World Cup Sponsors To Walk (For Now)

ibtimes.com — Hyundai and Kia Motors are "extremely concerned." Visa said its disappointment is "profound." Coca-Cola said the controversy "tarnished the mission and ideals" of FIFA. But as Sepp Blatter wins a fourth term as president of FIFA, sponsors are in a bind: pull out of an extremely valuable global event, or risk having your own brand tarnished by a scandal that could drag on for years.
May 29, 2015

Sepp Blatter Was Re-Elected, But Don't Expect World Cup Sponsors To Walk (For Now) ibtimes.com/fifa-boycott-s…

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Media Bigwigs Donate To Hillary Clinton; Writers Donate To Bernie Sanders - @deep_beige ibtimes.com/media-bigwigs-…

Feb 10, 2016

Code bootcamps keep peddling fuzzy math on success rates, breaking Obama pledge - @sal19 ibtimes.com/code-bootcamps…

Feb 10, 2016

RT @MegJamesLAT: Sobering fact for traditional media: Snapchat value = $16 billion. Viacom = $13 billion. Here's why w/ @PareshDave fw.to/SFKSsfX

Feb 09, 2016

Trump's just phoning it in - stream of consciousness. Seems unwise

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