A new SAT is being revealed today. We look at the substantive difference -- and how they'll play into the market, where the SAT is losing ground to the ACT. Next: The new head of Obama’s Economic Council has an unorthodox background – he’s not an economist, for a start. So what does this say about the any new direction and expectations for the job? And finally, after a honeymoon period of through-the-roof ratings, HBO’s Game Of Thrones is losing out in the ratings. So they're turning to rappers.
Even with that expensive DVR, you may find it harder to skip the ads on some of your shows. Dish Network has cut a deal with Disney, which allows it to stream content from ABC shows and channels. In exchange, Dish has agreed to limit the use of controversial ad-skipping technology on its digital video recorders, for which it was being sued not just by ABC, but other major networks as well.
In its 90-year history, Radio Shack has attached itself to – and let slip from its grasp – nearly every new consumer technology. Radio Shack announced today that it could be closing more than 1,000 of its stores. Sales are way down for the electronics retailer. The company is trying to remake itself as a place to buy cell phones. It's not the first time the company has tried to be the go-to-store for new electronic products.
The crisis in Ukraine continues, this time with reports of cyber attacks from both sides of the conflict. Plus, ArsTechnica gets in the cryptocurrency game. Last but not least, hear from a passenger on the StartUp Bus whose team is developing an app that reveals what the internet knows about you.
Millions of Americans now have health coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act. But some are getting stuck on Step 2 – that is, finding a doctor. Already, nearly a fifth of Americans live in areas with too few primary care physicians, and the shortage will only get worse as more people become insured. So, in some places, nurses are taking on the job of keeping people healthy.
Millions of Americans are caught in a credit "Catch-22": they don’t have enough of a credit history to generate a credit score so they can’t get credit, meaning they can't build up a credit history, meaning, well... you get the point. A new report from the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) says when financial services companies want to check the creditworthiness of these invisible consumers, they turn to data mining companies, buying reports that are often faulty. In response, the NCLC has called for tighter restrictions on companies that mine big data.