Day: February 9, 2021

Forza Horizon 4 Is Coming To Steam In March

Microsoft’s gorgeous British countryside racer Forza Horizon 4 is coming to Steam on March 9, the company announced today. It marks the latest in a long line of first-party Microsoft games coming to rival platforms, and the first time a Forza game has ever appeared on Valve’s storefront.

a car parked on the side of a road

© Screenshot: Microsoft

The Steam version of Forza Horizon 4 will feature cross-play with all of the other versions, including on console and on smartphones via xCloud streaming. It’ll also continue getting upgraded like the console version has, starting with a Hot Wheels Legends car pack coming sometime in the near future.

Forza Horizon 4 has received a bunch of updates since it was originally on Xbox One and PC through the Microsoft Store, including the dull but scenic Fortune Island expansion back in 2018 and a brick-smashing Lego expansion in 2019. Forza Horizon 4 makers Playground Games even added

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CORRECTED-Facebook, Twitter outpaced by smaller platforms in fight against harmful content -agency

(Corrects headline and first paragraph to show Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet fell short of the progress of smaller companies, not that they failed to curb hate speech and misinformation altogether, according to the study)

Feb 8 (Reuters) – Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet’s YouTube made smaller strides battling harmful content such as hate speech and misinformation during the second half of 2020 than their smaller social media rivals including TikTok and Reddit, a study released on Monday showed.

Advertising agency IPG Mediabrands conducted an audit examining how the top social media platforms performed across 10 categories that encompass what it calls “media responsibility,” including protecting children’s wellbeing and providing more transparency for advertisers.

Facebook showed improvements in clamping down on false and misleading content, for instance removing pages and groups related to the QAnon conspiracy theory. YouTube made no significant changes to its misinformation policies, leading to a lower score in

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Go Go Gadjet Makes Triumphant Return To THON 2020

After a brief (one year) hiatus, esteemed genre-blending cover band Go Go Gadjet made their return to the premiere final-hour performance slot at THON 2020.

After some slight technical difficulties, Go Go Gadjet jumped right into things with the legendary synth riff of “Jump” by Van Halen, which then transitioned into DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win” before going into the classic meme song “I’m Blue (Da Ba Dee Da Ba Daa)” and Cardi B’s “I Like It.”

If you thought the Gadjet boys forgot how to party For The Kids at THON, you are unbelievably mistaken.

“Are you ready kids?!” sounded the legendary intro from Spongebob Squarepants before Go Go Gadjet went into a cover of Jackson 5’s “ABC” before transitioning into Kanye’s “Gold Digger.”

Singer Eric invited the whole crowd to sing along with him for the following song, which turned out to be Bill Withers’ soulful

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Section 230 turns 25 today, and it’s never been more important

On February 8th, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Communications Decency Act, a sweeping regulatory framework for the internet. Almost all of the CDA was found unconstitutional, but what remained allowed the nascent web to flourish. It’s called Section 230 — and for the past quarter-century, it’s shaped the internet for better and worse.

Section 230 protects any owner or user of an “interactive computer service” — typically an app or website — from liability for content that someone else posted. Over the past few years, it’s drawn the ire of conservative politicians who want to punish “Big Tech” for banning users, but also lawmakers and activists who say it lets web services knowingly allow harassment, nonconsensual sexual imagery, and other illegal material. Congress has introduced several major reform proposals, and at least one will likely advance in the near future.

The debate over Section 230, though, is a lot

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Customer Retention On Your E-Commerce Website

Getting customers to your webstore is sometimes the hardest thing to do in all of the business world. When they actually get customers there, you want to make sure that you keep them there and increase every opportunity to sell them something. Making sure that the website flows in a theme that is easy to navigate and easy to figure out. Also, every piece of the webstore should be as fast as possible. Making an E-Commerce website these days and having it way too slow is just not going to be good enough to make a profit from it. 

There are many ways you can increase your customer retention when it comes to your E-Commerce Webstore. From user experience to speed and quality of products/services available. Check to see if you’re going to be able to make the changes you need with your current web host. If not then you … Read More