Back in December, T-Mobile uploaded a two minute-long short to its YouTube channel, in the style of classic stop-motion specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
The ad only has 11,000 views on YouTube, and an additional 2.5 million views on Twitter, so the video's impact wasn't massive in the first place.
The carrier is only explicitly mentioned on images of newspapers, with the headlines "Here's another way AT&T is screwing over its customers" (referencing this 2015 article by Gizmodo) and "AT&T customer service horror story" (referencing this 2010 CNET post).
In response to the complaint, T-Mobile said the ad made no claims about present business practices and did not represent the kind of advertising NAD was designed to review.
But here’s where it gets weird — this morning Visa issued a statement to some publications shifting the blame back to Coinbase, telling TNW that “Visa has not made any systems changes that would result in the duplicate transactions cardholders are reporting.” We are also not aware of any other merchants who are experiencing this issue.”
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Blockchain Decoded: CNET looks at the tech powering bitcoin -- and soon, too, a myriad of services that will change your life.The Smartest Stuff: Innovators are thinking up new ways to make you, and the things around you, smarter.
This isn't the normal OPP that you are supposed to be down with, but given that it's a police department, a positive working relationship wouldn't hurt.
On Friday, Twitter announced that it would abandon its lesser-loved Mac app, directing users to Twitter.com instead.
Over the years, Twitter has often seen its own official app eclipsed by slicker, more feature-rich third-party clients, which it sometimes buys up.
Many Twitter users are expressing their concerns that the company could similarly sunset TweetDeck, a well-loved client with multi-column organization, list-making tools and robust notifications that the company acquired for $40 million back in 2011.
While most people aren’t likely to mourn the passing of Twitter for Mac, the choice does highlight the gaping hole where a solid multi-platform client should go.
Scouting for enemy submarines may soon be done by an autonomous ship.
The 132-foot Sea Hunter has been in development since 2012 and cost $20 million to build.
The groups created social media movements including United Muslims of America, Army of Jesus, Blacktivist, South United, and Heart of Texas, with a goal of undermining democracy as a whole, according to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
"Defendants and their co-conspirators used false U.S.
Payments processors Worldpay and Visa said Friday they are reversing duplicate transactions that recently caused unauthorized withdrawals for some users of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.
"Worldpay and Coinbase have been working with Visa and Visa issuing banks to ensure that duplicate transactions have been reversed and appropriate credits have been posted to cardholder accounts," the two payments processors said in a joint statement published Friday evening New York time on Coinbase's Medium blog."This issue was not caused by Coinbase."
The statement added that all reversal transactions should appear on customers' accounts in the next few days, and that the majority should already have posted.
Visa and Worldpay confirmed the statement to CNBC.
Twilio’s Engagement Cloud, its suite of products for building new customer experiences, is about to get a new feature, TechCrunch has learned.
With the launch of this product, Twilio could potentially be going up against some of its current customers who are selling contact center solutions to enterprises.
Until now, Twilio positioned its various APIs as the building blocks for developing new contact center solutions.
Our understanding is that Twilio Flex, as the service is currently called (though that could change in the time leading up to the launch date), will follow in the footsteps of most of the company’s products in that it will put an emphasis on the developer experience.
Gravity Sketch, a concepting & design tool made for VR, has raised $1.7 million in venture capital.
Gravity Sketch, which allows VR users to quickly and easily sketch out 3D industrial design concepts, today announced that the company has raised a $1.7 million seed investment, according to UKTN.
Wacom is a leading provider of digital design hardware, best known for its high-precision graphics tablets and similar touch & stylus input technology; it’s a big name in the design space, and a strong vote of confidence for Gravity Sketch.
Following a recent software update, some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners are reporting issues with warm phones and decreased battery life.
Not all Pixel 2 / 2 XL handset owners are reporting these issues following the software update released earlier this month.
In addition to the warmer temps, many Pixel 2 handset owners are reporting decreased battery life, some saying it is now “terrible” after the updates, others seemingly with less severe impacts.
It’s hard to tell how many users may be impacted, but the number of complaints and reports have reached a high enough level that it seems safe to say there many be an issue at play rather than post-update paranoia.
There's a secret at the heart of Marvel's superhero adventure "Black Panther": the African nation of Wakanda, bursting with advanced technology and hidden from the world.Afrofuturist icon Janelle Monae at the Los Angeles world premiere of "Black Panther" in January.
But that's not the only thing this Afrofuturist epic uncovers.
"Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman, who plays T'Challa, said he expressly thought about how he should approach his accent as Wakanda's king from a purely African perspective."He's the ruler of a nation," Boseman told CNET in a November interview.
It looks like Telegram’s billion-dollar ICO has reached its first milestone after the chat app company raised an initial $850 million, according to a filing.
A document submitted to the SEC earlier this week states that the money was raised “for the development of the TON Blockchain, the development and maintenance of Telegram Messenger and the other purposes.” The security is described as “purchase agreements for cryptocurrency” and the filing is signed by Telegram CEO Pavel Durov.
This initial sum is most likely the pre-sale stage of the ICO which, as TechCrunch reported on extensively last month, was targeted at venture capital firms and top figures in the investment community who were given deep discounts to buy Telegram’s Gram token.
Telegram initially planned to raise a further $600 million to develop its TON project via a public sale that starts in March, according to documents seen by TechCrunch, but it remains to be seen whether that figure will be adjusted.
For a period of 5 years, China continued to spy on all electronic communications at the African Union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
This is according to an investigation conducted by Le Monde which has gone on to reveal how the Chinese, who donated and built the new AU headquarters in Adis Ababa, fitted the building with hidden microphones and transferred data every night from the AU’s data center to their servers in Shanghai.
In January 2012, the new AU headquarters in Addis Ababa built and equipped by the Chinese government were opened.
Almost exactly five years later after the new headquarters were opened, in January 2017, it has been revealed that the IT team at the AU headquarters discovered that their network was transmitting unusually large amounts of traffic after midnight, daily.