$10 Cat Videos | Tech Talk Today 156

$10 Cat Videos | Tech Talk Today 156

YouTube is preparing a monthly subscription service with no ads & other perks. But is the Internet ready to pay for YouTube content? Our panel is skeptical.

LinkedIn buys Lynda & their plans leave us a bit creeped out. Plus why Samsung is teetering on the edge of something huge.

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Welcome to the LinkedIn Family, lynda.com! | Official LinkedIn Blog

So, I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome the talented lynda.com team to the LinkedIn family today. Together, I believe we can make it even easier for professionals around the world to accelerate their careers and realize their potential through the learning and development of new skills. Today’s announcement that LinkedIn intends to acquire lynda.com allows us to take a meaningful step forward in building the Economic Graph, which you can read more about from our CEO Jeff Weiner’s post here.

YouTube’s paid subscription offering takes shape — and it’s almost here | The Verge

It will offer ad-free videos as well as the ability to store videos offline on their mobile devices, for a price expected to be around $10 a month. It will also let creators put their videos behind a paywall so that only subscribers to the premium version can view them, sources said. (Bloomberg published a letter sent to creators today.)

The offering may also include lower-priced subscriptions for specific categories, such as music and children’s programming. (YouTube Music Key, which serves as a model for the all-access subscription, has been in invite-only beta since November. At the time, Google said Music Key would cost $7.99 a month when it comes out of beta.)

Samsung Facing Supply Shortages for Curved-Screen Galaxy S6 Edge – WSJ

“We’re working hard to resolve the difficulty in supply,” he said at a media event in Seoul ahead of the flagship phone’s global launch on Friday. He added that the supply issue could persist “for a while.”

Hidden backdoor API to root privileges in Apple OS X |

The Admin framework in Apple OS X contains a hidden backdoor API to root privileges. It’s been there for several years (at least since 2011), I found it in October 2014 and it can be exploited to escalate privileges to root from any user account in the system.

Feedback TTT 154 “Bitcoin Recession”

I perked up when listening to “Bitcoin Recession” because I expected some thoughtful Bitcoin discussion. But instead all I heard was Popey pooping on Bitcoin for 10 minutes. I know Popey doesn’t like Bitcoin and won’t give it a chance. So can we get someone else from the mumble room to comment who isn’t openly, unabashedly against it? Can we please have a discussion about Bitcoin for once that doesn’t involve pooping on it?


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    • Install software not packaged by the native distribution
    • Install up-to-date versions of software when the native distribution is old
    • Use the same package manager to manage both your Mac and Linux machines

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