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Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:14:01 GMT2017-10-20T00:14:01Z

 



You can tell Comcast what to do on its Xfinity TV voice remote

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:14:01 GMT2017-10-20T00:14:01Z

Comcast and tech giants Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple and Samsung are racing to develop voice platforms. "Voice is so intuitive because everyone knows how to talk," says Comcast executive Tony Werner.



Kaspersky's KGB links make it a bad choice for U.S. consumers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:38:20 GMT2017-10-19T22:38:20Z

To some, it's the best antivirus security software. To others, a devil in disguise.



CNN gets permission to fly drones over crowds to gather news

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:07:31 GMT2017-10-19T00:07:31Z

CNN becomes the first TV network to receive permission to fly small drones over crowds for news broadcasting.



Everybody is in Philly, thanks to a Facebook glitch

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:28:10 GMT2017-10-18T20:28:10Z

People in Pittsburgh were especially excited.



Dynamic pricing at People's Light and Kimmel? Price bumps coming to live theater near you

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:12:09 GMT2017-10-17T17:12:09Z

A big "hit" on Broadway, dynamic ticket pricing that goes up as well as down is now rearing its lovely head in Philly, too.



Netflix sinking deeper into debt to fuel subscriber growth

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:46:31 GMT2017-10-17T16:46:31Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world's biggest video subscription service.



Wayne's cloud services biggie Evolve IP buys Clearlogin

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:17:49 GMT2017-10-16T19:17:49Z

Evolve IP has bought into the "access management" market.



Philly Startup Leaders exec steps down; group pledges more diversity

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:50:18 GMT2017-10-16T09:50:18Z

Yuval Yarden has stepped down as executive director of Philly Startup Leaders following a controversial panel discussion last week at the Black & Brown Founders Conference.



Can technology thwart violent ATM crimes, save lives?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:34:50 GMT2017-10-13T20:34:50Z

Something called safety PINs have existed for years, but banks have not adopted the technology.



Nothing to sniff at: Monell taking its odor and taste research to Jefferson health

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:06:51 GMT2017-10-13T00:06:51Z

Monell's trailblazing research on chemosensory receptors will soon aid in the care and feeding of Jefferson patients.



Why Apple should do more to help phone users in emergencies

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:41:38 GMT2017-10-12T20:41:38Z

Protecting the public instead of profits - what a novel idea.



CHOP-backed Breakthrough Radio is a new station

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:46:43 GMT2017-10-12T16:46:43Z

Mixing happy music and health tips, Breakthrough Radio is one of a kind.



Tired of bad radio ads? So is 101.1's Jerry Lee. And he's doing something about it.

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:45:53 GMT2017-10-12T10:45:53Z

The radio exec is telling advertisers that radio ads can improve with 18 principles and thoughtful feedback. Those who spend $12K on radio ads a year can take him up on his offer.



How this Philly hackathon plans to help people after prison

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:42:08 GMT2017-10-10T22:42:08Z

"Power-Up Reentry: A Digital Solutions Day" will bring together coders, journalists and those released from prison.