US adults appear to be sticking with Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms despite controversies over privacy and misinformation, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. A month-long survey taken early this year found that the portion of US adults who said they use various social media services was essentially unchanged from a year earlier, Pew said in a news release. The results come in spite of "a long stretch of controversies over privacy, fake news and censorship on social media," Pew researchers Monica Anderson and Andrew Perrin said. The percentages of people who said they used Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn or Twitter were "largely the same," with Instagram showing an uptick in its portion of users, according to the survey. Facebook remained the most widely used social media website, with approximately seven out of every 10 adults saying they used the service. "Facebook users as a whole are just as active on the site today as they were a year … [Read more...] about US social media users sticking with services: survey
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Apple is launching its own streaming service to challenge Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. But is the company too late to the game? With the "world's most creative storytellers" recruited for its original content, some argue that Apple TV plus has the potential to be a "Netflix killer". However, it could fail to stand out in an already crowded market, reports Perspecs. The Claim Business Today argues that Apple's new video streaming service could be a "Netflix killer". While critics say it is 'too little, too late' for the company to enter into the streaming market, "the game has just begun" for Apple. Apple has often been late to the game, but it has still succeeded in a variety of markets. While the company was not the first to come up with personal computers, portable music players, phones or tablets, it has "managed to conquer the market and decimate its competitors". Its reach could also challenge Netflix's dominance in the streaming market. Business Today notes: "There are over … [Read more...] about Can Apple’s new streaming service kill off Netflix?
Apple has announced its own TV and film subscription service, marking a major foray into the streaming business dominated by Netfix and Amazon. The tech giant today unveiled Apple TV+ at a star-studded launch event in California featuring the likes of Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. The firm revealed the new service will house its original shows and movies, with stars attending to talk about their upcoming projects. Apple also laid out the details of its news subscription service, Apple News Plus, and a new titanium credit card. "I'm so grateful to be here today," Spielberg said at the event. "This is my first time at Apple, the place where imagination and technology join forces." Witherspoon and Aniston were joined on stage by Steve Carell to talk about their series The Morning Show while Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard revealed details about their project, See. JJ Abrams, M Night Shyamalan, Sofia Coppola, Ron Howard and Octavia Spencer … [Read more...] about Apple launches TV streaming service to rival Netflix and credit card
Life by Press Association March 25, 2019, 7:06 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Apple has unveiled its own TV and movie streaming subscription service, joining juggernauts Netflix and Amazon Prime for a slice of the lucrative streaming business. Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Momoa and Oprah Winfrey attended the event to talk about their original projects that will appear on Apple TV+. “I’m so grateful to be here today,” Spielberg said. “This is my first time at Apple, the place where imagination and technology join forces.” Witherspoon and Aniston were joined by Steve Carell to reveal details about their series, while Momoa will work with Alfre Woodard on a project called See. “Today we’re excited to extend our services even further to make them even more entertaining, more useful and more informative,” said Apple chief executive Tim Cook at an event held at the … [Read more...] about Apple unveils TV streaming service backed by host of A-listers
MALTA – Kishwaukee College is suspending its emergency medical services program with Northwestern Medicine until fall of 2020. Kayte Hamel, director of the college’s foundation said she couldn’t comment on the turn of events, and that no one at the college will comment. A news release from the college said Kish, along with Northwestern Medicine, has agreed to suspend the EMS program for EMT and paramedic professionals. The intent, the release said, is to spend a year aligning the requirements in order to best meet the needs of students and the community. “We want to align the curriculum and programming of our other EMS offerings across Northwestern,” Kim Waterman, media relations specialist for Northwestern Medicine, told the Daily Chronicle. She said 11 students currently are enrolled in the paramedic program, and nine are enrolled to become EMTs. According to the release, Kish College provides the college credit, academic and student support services, … [Read more...] about Kishwaukee College, Northwestern Medicine suspend emergency medical services program