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NCAA: College athletes graduating at record high rate

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA said Wednesday that the overall graduation rate for college athletes hit a record high of 89%. That’s up 1 percentage point from last year’s previous one-year high and almost 10 percentage points above the goal established by the late Myles Brand when the measure was first introduced 17 years ago. […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Sports, Indianapolis, Ap, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Myles Brand

YouTuber, iced out of monetization, looks to China

Bart Baker is a YouTuber who specialized in vulgar videos and pop-star parodies, but his income withered when the site demonetized all the horrible things we didn't realize our kids were watching. So he's abandoning his 10m subscribers there to focus on conquering Chinese social media instead. Baker's even learned enough of the langage to pander to its nationalist vanities and bottomless consumerism, which Vice highlights in this 7-minute interview. Now, Bart’s days start with live chat and s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Post, Video, News, China, Shanghai, Nba, Baker, Bart, Youtubers, Bart Baker, Douyin China, Big In China, TikTok Bart

Disney+ unleashes an epic tweetstorm. And Amazon invades Google turf: Tuesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our daily newsletter. You can also get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Disney’s power move Why tweet once when you can tweet hundreds of times? Disney+, the upcoming streaming service, just pulled off a clever stunt: In an epic tweetstorm, it spent hours tweeting out posters of movies...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hong Kong, China, Advertising, Disney, Netflix, Nba, Finland, Rockets, Espn, Lebron James, Angela Lansbury, Houston Rockets, Alexa, Ashley Madison

This is how the world ends, not with a bang but a tweet: Sports Media Brief

Welcome to the another edition of Ad Age Sports Media Brief, a weekly roundup of news from every zone of the sports media spray chart, including the latest on broadcast/cable/streaming, sponsorships, endorsements, gambling and tech. The Undoing Project One day soon, when we’re living in some sort of post-apocalyptic “Fraggle Rock,” only with wayyy more cannibalism and the puppets all have knives, we’ll tell our horribly mutated offspring about the time an NBA exec managed to bring on End...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, New York Post, Japan, New York, Nbc, Abc, China, Boston, Advertising, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Toronto, Fox, United States, Spurs

China's new cybersecurity rules ban foreign companies from using VPNs to phone home

For decades, it was a commonplace in western business that no one could afford to ignore China: whatever problems a CEO might have with China's human rights record could never outweigh the profits to be had by targeting the growing Chinese middle-class. Businesses tied themselves in knots trying to reconcile this. Exactly 15 years ago, I challenged the Chairman of Google's Board at the Web 2.0 Conference over his company's decision to censor its search-results to help the Chinese state sup...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Hong Kong, Post, News, Yahoo, China, US, America, Eu, Sergey Brin, Nba, App Store, Vpns, Yahoo Mail

What do Hong Kong protests have to do with you? Plenty

If you think Hong Kong demonstrators demanding their freedoms doesn’t have anything to do with you, think again. From Chinese students in Southern California, to tourists, to American diplomats and investors, what matters in the former British colony matters here. Just ask the heads of Activision Blizzard, Apple and the NBA, all of whom this month immediately kowtowed to China when the government made clear it was upset with those organizations over what Beijing considered meddling in Hong Kong’...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, England, News, Law, Washington, Senate, China, US, San Francisco, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, United States, House, Nba

China's Global Reach: Surveillance and Censorship Beyond the Great Firewall

An anonymous reader shares a report: Those outside the People's Republic of China (PRC) are accustomed to thinking of the Internet censorship practices of the Chinese state as primarily domestic, enacted through the so-called "Great Firewall" -- a system of surveillance and blocking technology that prevents Chinese citizens from viewing websites outside the country. The Chinese government's justification for that firewall is based on the concept of "Internet sovereignty." The PRC has long declar...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, China, Tech, Nba, PRC, Twitter Google, People s Republic of China PRC

Hong Kong lawmaker who relied on the banned HKMap Live app warns Apple from becoming an 'accomplice for Chinese censorship'

  A prominent Hong Kong legislator and IT entrepreneur, Charles Mok, has warned Apple from becoming "an accomplice for Chinese censorship and oppression" in an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apple has come under fire in recent days for withdrawing a map app which showed the location of police during the Hong Kong protests from the App Store. Mok's letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, published on Twitter, said the app's removal "cause problems for normal Hong Kong citizens trying to avoid police ...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Hong Kong, Cook, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Information Technology, Tim Cook, Nba, Tim Cook Apple, Mok, Hong Kong Police Force, AppStore, Hong Kong Legislative Council

Nike pulls Houston Rockets merch from its stores in China: Friday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our daily newsletter. You can also get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Nike's move in China Nike just got caught up in the NBA’s China troubles, with its stores reportedly pulling Houston Rockets clothing from their shelves. Reuters reports that it visited five Nike shops in Beijing a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Hong Kong, Cook, China, Advertising, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Nike, Walmart, Bank Of America, Beijing, Shanghai, New Zealand, Nba, Silicon Valley

In a touching show of solidarity with the NBA and Blizzard, Apple completely caves to China on HK protest app

That's the way the Cook, he crumbles: HKmap banned again Apple has once again taken down an iOS app aimed at helping Hong Kong protesters avoid police crackdowns in the troubled city.…
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Cook, China, Software, Nba, HK, Hkmap, Blizzard Apple

In a touching show of solidarity with the NBA and Blizzard, Apple completely caves to China on HKmap app

That's the way the Cook, he crumbles: Hong Kong protest app banned again Apple has once again taken down an iOS app aimed at helping Hong Kong protesters avoid police actions in the troubled city.…
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Cook, China, Software, Nba, Blizzard Apple

Apple's capitulation over Hong Kong protest app isn't new; and the NBA is racing it to the bottom

When Apple caved to pressure from the Chinese government and yanked an Ios app that let users avoid being attacked by the city-state's murderous, rampaging police forces, it was merely continuing a long tradition of capitulation to Chinese authorities, who control access to some of Apple's most important customers as well as the factories that make the bulk of Apple's products. In years gone by, Apple has repeatedly caved to Chinese state demands, in both petty ways (blocking the Taiwanese ...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Hong Kong, Post, Business, News, Abc, China, Basketball, Nba, Philadelphia, Houston Rockets, Don, Daryl Morey, Wells Fargo Center, Wachs

Google said it wasn't responding to a request by the Chinese government or police when it pulled a game about the Hong Kong protests from its app store (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google recently removed a mobile game about the Hong Kong protests from its Google Play app store. The Wall Street Journal reports the company removed the app after Hong Kong police asked that it be pulled. Google denies this and says the game's developers were trying to capitalize on the Hong Kong protest conflict, which violates its policies. The company told Business Insider the game wasn't pulled because of a takedown request from the Chinese government or the Hong Kong police.  Google's m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Hong Kong, China, US, Samsung, Trends, Nba, Wall Street Journal, Houston Rockets, Activision Blizzard, Business Insider, Daryl Morey, Hong Kong Free Press, Yoko Kubota, Tripp Mickle Jeff Horwitz

The Guardian view on China and basketball: power games | Editorial

A boycott sparked by comments on Hong Kong’s protests has highlighted how China is exporting its controls on speech by economic meansSport is a serious business. Ping-pong diplomacy sped US detente with China; Richard Nixon followed the path of American table tennis players. Now some joke that basketball could yet spell the end for bilateral relations, as Beijing seeks to punish the NBA over comments on the protests in Hong Kong and US politicians hit back at the league’s attempts to appease.Chi...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Technology, Protest, China, US, Sport, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, US sports, Basketball, Computing, Nba, Houston Rockets

Apple Backtracks, Removes Hong Kong Police App In Response to Chinese Pressure

Apple on Thursday withdrew an app that enabled protesters to track police movements after heavy backlash from Chinese and Hong Kong authorities.The app,, represented clusters of police with the emoji of a dog, an insult that has been shouted at Hong Kong police during the ongoing protests in the city.Officials in Hong Kong told the company the app was being used to attack police. On Wednesday the Chinese Communist Party newspaper People's Daily published an editorial attacking App...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, News, Congress, China, Nba, Chinese communist party, Communist Party, State, Commerce Department, Europe China, Maya Wang, People s Daily, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Uighur Muslim

Apple removes Hong Kong protest app

An app used by Hong Kong protestors to track security forces there disappeared Wednesday from Apple's app store. Apple says it's being used by criminals to attack police, but given that it very publicly reviewed and approved the app just days ago, the true reason seems obvious: the Chinese government ordered it gone to stymie ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations in the autonomous city-state. The U.S. tech giant had come under fire from China over the app, with the Chinese Communist Party’s offic...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Post, Politics, News, China, Nba, Chinese communist party, Activision Blizzard, Nikkei China

New frontiers in feminine hygiene ads. Plus, why Rihanna turned down the Super Bowl: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our daily newsletter. You can also get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Taboo-busting When it comes to women’s periods, what’s acceptable to show on U.S. TV? Can you show … actual blood? Some women’s brands are intent on smashing taboos, but networks are reticent. Thinx, which makes wh...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Nbc, Rihanna, China, Time, Advertising, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Los Angeles, Vogue, Nba, Las Vegas, Matt Lauer, Activision Blizzard, Alexa

Apple Sells Out Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong to Appease Chinese Government

Apple removed a smartphone app used by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong late Wednesday in the tech giant’s latest capitulation to China’s authoritarian government. The app,, allowed users to see Hong Kong police movements via crowdsourced information as cops in the region continue to brutalize the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Science, China, Nba, Donald Trump, Houston Rockets, Hong Kong protests, New Cold War, Chinese Government, Daryl Morey, Carrie Lam, President Trump, Concentration Camps, Uyghurs, Uyghur

Pro-Hong Kong signs were confiscated at an NBA game

Several fans standing with a sign reading "Free Hong Kong" and "Google: Uyghurs" had them confiscated prior to a game between the Washington Wizards and the Guangzhou Loong Lions at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, Wednesday night.
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, News, Washington Dc, Nba, Stories, Washington Wizards, Uyghurs, Capital One Arena, Guangzhou Loong Lions

NBA stands to lose billions as China lashes out over tweet supporting Hong Kong

The NBA boasts some 600 million fans in China and rakes in billions of dollars from lucrative TV and merchandising contracts with the PRC. But that could all change because of a single tweet. Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, took to Twitter last week in support of the people of Hong Kong. While his single tweet on the matter wasn’t necessarily controversial (he said “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.”), it was enough to prompt an immediate apology from the NBA and ...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Hong Kong, Politics, China, Social Media, Tech, World, Nba, Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey, PRC

Daily Crunch: Apple releases latest MacOS update

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple’s MacOS Catalina is now available Catalina bucks the trend of recent MacOS updates with some pronounced changes — the underlying principles are the same, but the latest version of Apple’s Mac operating system makes some fundamental updates to popular apps, like getting rid of iTunes. Brian Heater...
Tags: Apple, TC, Hong Kong, Europe, London, Israel, Tel Aviv, Tech, Sony, Tencent, Nba, Cctv, National Basketball Association, Cupertino, Houston Rockets, Vivo

Chinese firms Tencent, Vivo, and CCTV suspend ties with the NBA over Hong Kong tweet

Smartphone maker Vivo, broadcaster CCTV, and internet giant Tencent said today they are suspending all cooperation with the National Basketball Association, becoming the latest Chinese firms to cut ties with the league after a tweet from a Houston Rockets executive supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters offended many in the world’s most populous nation. Vivo, which is a key sponsor for the upcoming exhibition games to be played in Shanghai and Shenzhen this week, said in a stateme...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Entertainment, South Park, China, America, Tech, Shanghai, Alibaba,, Tencent, Nba, Cctv, Chinese communist party, National Basketball Association, Donald Trump

The NBA's China problem just got bigger. Plus, Ted Royer speaks: Tuesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our daily newsletter. You can also get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Bad news for the NBA China's state TV network is halting all NBA broadcasts after a single tweet spiraled into a massive crisis for the league in China. It started when Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hong Kong, New York, Hollywood, London, Nbc, South Park, California, China, Groupon, Advertising, Bloomberg, Beijing, Nba, Cctv

The NBA should learn from Google China

By now, you’ve probably heard about the tweet heard ‘round the world, or at least, the part of the world where Mandarin is spoken. The GM of the Houston Rockets basketball franchise wrote a tweet — since deleted — supporting the democracy protesters that have lit up Hong Kong these past few weeks. As Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg wrote, “Through decades of painstaking deal-making, the NBA created a multibillion-dollar opportunity in China, the world’s second-largest economy. Now a single swift...
Tags: Apple, Google, Asia, Hong Kong, Washington, Government, China, US, America, Linkedin, Tech, Bloomberg, Paypal, Policy, Beijing, Gm

Stephen Curry invests in Guild Education

Stephen Curry, along with SC 30, Inc. President Bryant Barr, just announced an investment in Guild Education, which helps Fortune 1000 companies, like Disney and Loews, offer debt-free degrees to their employees. “We pioneered what we call education as a benefit,” Guild Education co-founder and CEO Rachel Carlson told TechCrunch. “We’re the tech platform and network of non-profit and public universities. We built those things together so that every employee at those companies has access to go...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Disney, Tech, Nba, Curry, Stephen Curry, Davidson, Carlson, Davidson College, Loews, Barr, Guild Education, Rachel Carlson, Eat Learn Play Foundation

10 of The Coolest and Most Powerful Supercomputers of All Time

For decades, supercomputers have helped scientists perform calculations that wouldn’t have been possible on regular computers of that time. Not only has the construction of supercomputers helped push the envelope of what’s possible within the computing field, but the calculations performed by supercomputers helped further both science and technology, and ultimately our lives. This post pays tribute to some of the most powerful supercomputers the world has ever seen. CRAY-1 The first Cray compu...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, Hardware, California, Tech, Blogging, Intel, History, Geek, NEC, Computers, Computing, Pictures, Nba, Jaguar

Startups net more than capital with NBA players as investors

Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Share on Twitter Mary Ann Azevedo covers startups and tech at Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor It’s not so obvious that this VC firm is focused on impact With these numbers, it’s no surprise SoftBank is investing in Latin America If you’re a big basketball fan like me, you’ll be glued to the TV watching the Golden State Warriors take on the Toronto ...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Column, Messenger, Toronto, Social Media, Tech, Sms, Snapchat, Basketball, Nba, National Basketball Association, Player, Twitch

Delane Parnell’s plan to conquer amateur esports

Most of the buzz about esports focuses on high-profile professional teams and audiences watching live streams of those professionals. What gets ignored is the entire base of amateurs wanting to compete in esports below the professional tier. This is like talking about the NBA and the value of its sponsorships and broadcast rights as if that is the entirety of the basketball market in the US. Los Angeles-based PlayVS (pronounced “play versus”) wants to become the dominant platform for amateur ...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Nba, Alexis Ohanian, Detroit, Eric, Metro PCS, Ludlow Ventures, OG, Brian Wong, US Los Angeles, Birmingham Michigan, Kiip, Delane Parnell, Delane, Jon Triest

Check Out the SunBriteTVs for Outdoors at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free   Are you excited about this nice, warm weather we have been getting lately? I’ll be honest, you will hardly find me outside during the day, but nighttime is something different. We love grilling out, inviting friends over and just enjoy great company. In the past, we have borrowed friends’ projectors and put on movies for the kids. This year, we have another...
Tags: Outdoors, Family, Technology, Featured, Nba, Jazz, North America, Hdr

US Adults Are Spending Big On Video Games, Playing Mostly On Smartphones

A new report from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) found that the average American video gamer is 33 years old, prefers to play on their smartphone and is spending big on content -- 20 percent more than a year ago and 85 percent more than in 2015. Reuters reports: The $43.4 billion spent in 2018 was mostly on content, as opposed to hardware and accessories. Of pay-to-play games, "Call of Duty: Black Ops III," "Red Dead Redemption II" and "NBA 2K19" took the top spots for most units s...
Tags: US, Tech, Nba, Reuters, Entertainment Software Association ESA, Solitaire Scrabble Mahjong

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