With its more than 140 million subscribers and seemingly just as many new shows to watch every week, Netflix is now the Kleenex of the streaming video world. But does it necessarily represent the best value?There are plenty of competitors looking to usurp Netflix's place, and one of the most popular is Hulu. The now mainly Disney-owned streaming service has made some recent moves to better compete against Netflix. Hulu has lowered its base price and lured music fans with bundles including Spotify -- and it even courts Game of Thrones devotees with an HBO add-on.If you're hoping to save on your bills, you might be looking to cut back on the number of subscriptions you pay for every month. Both Hulu and Netflix allow you to access more TV shows and movies than you could ever possibly watch. If you had to lose one to save money, which would it be? Or is there a way to reduce costs but continue to use both? Let's take a look. What's the monthly fee? While many services are … [Read more...] about Netflix vs. Hulu: Which has the best price, original shows and bundles?
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Apple wants to help female developers a boost when it comes to iOS apps.The company on Monday unveiled its new "Entrepreneur Camp" that will help women with an intensive coding lab, specialized support and ongoing mentoring. It will bring women each quarter to its headquarters to help them with one-on-one sessions for coding, marketing and other areas to successfully launch their apps. "It's a fact that women are underrepresented in the industry," Esther Hare, senior director of worldwide developer marketing and executive sponsor of Women @ Apple, said Monday in an interview. "And there's a huge disparity [in the] entrepreneur world when it comes to access and funding. There's an opportunity to do more and give exposure to women-led businesses."To be eligible, the company must be founded, co-founded or led by a woman -- including transgender women -- and must have at least one woman on the development team. The company also has to have a working app or prototype. That could … [Read more...] about Apple starts program to help female app developers
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important? Bank scandals, electric-vehicle production, carmakers spending cash like a kid with too big of an allowance, recall investigations and how the midterm elections affected legislators who deal with the auto industry. All of that and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2018. 1st Gear: Here Comes the “You Knew About It” Lawsuit The new Wells Fargo “re-established in 2018” commercials are all nice and “We’re sorry we screwed up” and all, but its scandals extend wide and far. Just get a load of this one: Reuters reports that a new lawsuit alleges Wells Fargo executives knew how bad the bank’s auto-insurance program was for years. Our big breakdown on the Wells Fargo insurance scandal is here, but, to be quick: The bank forced around 800,000 people to purchase insurance they didn’t need along with their car loans, pocketing … [Read more...] about Wells Fargo Executives Knew How Screwed Up Their Car Insurance Program Was for Years: Lawsuit
How I Work The How I Work series asks heroes, experts, and flat-out productive people to share their shortcuts, workspaces, routines, and more. Have someone you want to see featured, or questions you think we should ask? [Email Nick](mailto:[email protected]). The Lumberyard performing arts center lives a double life. Between seasons of live theatrical programming, this Hudson Valley venue rents out space for film shoots, weddings, and conferences. Rental profits and performance tickets fund art and community projects. Adrienne Willis runs both sides of this non-profit venue as Executive and Artistic Director. We talked to her about moving the organization up from Washington, D.C., working with performers, sponsors, and TV and film studios, and how her teammates mark urgent emails. Location: Catskill, NYCurrent Gig: Executive and Artistic Director of LUMBERYARDCurrent mobile device: iPhone XCurrent computer: MacBook, 13"One word that best describes how you work: Fast … [Read more...] about I’m Adrienne Willis, Executive and Artistic Director of Lumberyard, and This Is How I Work
Featured stories Here's how Microsoft can fix its Windows 10 update issues Two Windows 10 feature updates a year is too many Microsoft Surface Pro 6 alternatives you can buy right now Digital transformation in 2019: Lessons learned the hard way We called it Machine Learning October Fest. Last week saw the nearly synchronized breakout of a number of news centered around machine learning (ML): The release of PyTorch 1.0 beta from Facebook, fast.ai, Neuton, Infer.NET, and MLFlow. Not accidentally, last week was also the time when Spark and AI Summit Europe took place. The European incarnation of Apache Spark's summit. Its title this year has been expanded to include AI, attracting a lot of attention in the ML community. Apparently, it also works as a date around which ML announcements are scheduled.Also: The past, present, and future of streaming: Flink, Spark, and the gang MLFlow is Databricks' own creation. Databricks is the commercial entity behind Apache Spark, so … [Read more...] about Apache Spark sets out to standardize distributed machine learning training, execution, and deployment