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Comment Why not right away? (Score 1) 159

"We're committed to providing a better ads experience for users online. As part of that, we've decided to stop supporting 30-second unskippable ads as of 2018 and focus instead on formats that work well for both users and advertisers,"

I'd like to know why they do not implement this right away. It cannot be because they do not know what works well well for both users and advertisers now.

Comment Snowden shouldn't worry...we're a democracy (Score 1) 294

That said, I should add that the USA isn't like those other countries that do things outside the law.

Snowden should rest assured that all will be just fine.

I must add that sources like these remind me of events leading to how USA handled matters related to Saddam's "weapons of mass destruction."

We all know how that went, don't we?

Comment More information wouldn't hurt... (Score 2) 405

...which rarely puts in place a blanket ban on publications and which still allows links to sources such as Kremlin backed news organization Russia Today, and Fox News, both of which have raised concern among editors.

Can one tell me where Russia Today has been wrong? I mean categorically wrong? I watch and listen to them regularly. They have been on the point in as far as I am concerned. I'd like to see some examples.

Comment I'd say this is very good news... (Score 1) 353

Microsoft is having trouble selling $7-a-month subscriptions to Office 365. In the last three months of 2016, Microsoft added just 900,000 new subscriptions -- and throughout all of 2016, subscriptions increased by just 4.3 million.

That means the market is almost saturated, which is surely good news. This is always the trend with very successful products. Same thing is happening to Apple and its iPhone.

Comment Maybe folks have re-evaluated "value" (Score 3, Insightful) 113

Even Apple has had difficulty creating appealing new features, stifling demand from customers who otherwise would look to upgrade to the latest device

While I agree that Apple hasn't really been able to introduce new features, some folks around me have ditched the iPhone for its expense. I guess they are finally "coming to their senses."

I always wondered why one would pay over US$900 for something that has functionality of other devices at half the cost; and would be "obsolete" in a year.

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