Apple Spies On The Media ‘Using Anonymized Social Media Accounts’ – Yahoo Finance
–CB Antonio Cromartie: FA Jets; $3.5M/1 yr, $1M SB/$250,000 RB. –RB Jonathan Dwyer: UFA Steelers; $795,000/1 yr, $65,000 SB. –LB Larry Foote: FA Steelers; 1 yr, terms unknown. –WR Ted Ginn: UFA Panthers; $9.75M/3 yrs. –C Ted Larsen: UFA Buccaneers; $2.6M/2 yrs, $470,000 SB.
Team Report – ARKANSAS STATE – Yahoo Sports
The Bobcats waxed visiting Arkansas-Pine Bluff to the tune of 65-0 on Saturday. State finished with 697 yards and 39 first downs while scoring its most points since a 66-28 win against New Mexico State in 2012. Quarterback Tyler Jones threw for 278 yards and four of his TD passes were to three different receivers. Running back Robert Lowe averaged 10.7 yards per carry, finishing with 150 yards. Receiver Jafus Gaines caught four passes — two for TDs — for 119 yards.
Team Report – NEW MEXICO STATE – Yahoo Sports
Louisiana-Lafayette had no problems disposing of in-state rival Southern on Saturday in a 45-6 win, starting their march toward trying to win at least nine games for the fourth straight year. The Ragin’ Cajuns led 24-0 at halftime and piled up 512 yards of offense against the FCS opponent. Quarterback Terrance Broadway threw for 237 yards and three scores — but also tossed two interceptions. Elijah McGuire averaged 9.9 yards a carry and finished the day with 129 yards on the ground. Takeaway: The Cajuns got their work in and took care of business, ironing out the kinks before the schedule gets gradually tougher — ULL hosts Louisiana Tech, then travels to Mississippi and Boise State the next three weeks. Broadway also ran for a score to go along with his three scoring passes and now holds the program’s record for career passing yards (5,498) and completions (404). Wideout Jamal Robinson also had a big night by catching five balls for 112 yards and ULL held Southern to 77 yards of rushing.
In fact they are not. The result is that their outlets publish a lot of pro-Apple articles. Among the nuggets that Gurman delivers: Apple uses anonymous social media accounts to keep tabs on writers: “Members of Apple PR … keep tabs on prominent Apple beat writers using anonymized social media accounts .” [We would add that this type of surveillance is obvious and trivial after all, media writers are conducting their social media activity in public for all to see. It doesn’t harm anyone. Nonetheless, it also implies that Apple’s PR execs are technically engaging in a subterfuge if they operate social media accounts on behalf of Apple without telling the people they follow that they’re Apple accounts.] Apple prefers to deal with writers who do not criticize the company: “Apples PR department presents a cool, measured public-facing image: it only responds to press inquiries when it wants to, doesnt offer quotes unless theyll be reprinted without criticism , and responds directly only when it determines that something needs to be said by ‘Apple’ rather than ‘sources familiar with the matter.'” Apple actively undermines media organizations who criticize it too much: “When Apple realizedthatThe New York Timeswas gunning to win the Pulitzer Prize for its controversialiEconomy series on the Apple supply chain, Apples PR team sent articles criticizingThe New York Timesto other journalists, according to a personfamiliar with the strategy.” ( You can read more about this here .) Apple actively feeds a small number of tech bloggers who are “attack dogs”: “Another journalist noted dryly that the bloggers words are widely repeated when they serve as Apples attack dogs , so Apple keeps them happy, despite whatever their raw traffic numbers might be.” This email is an example of Apple suggesting to a friendly tech blogger that he or she write an article attacking Google’s Android mobile phone product: View gallery 9to5Mac Apple revises history in its official record of events, such as when, after a 2013 presentation of the Anki robot racing game went wrong at a press event, Apple cut the event from its web site: “This was the keynote in which Apple planned to cement Tim Cook, Jony Ive, and Craig Federighi as the three public faces of Apples bright new future.
Tennis-Murray advances to fourth round, faces Tsonga next – Yahoo Sports
“I almost ran with my knee straight into the camera at the back of the court,” the Scotsman said. “If I was a spectator, and a player had to stop because he got hit by a camera that was too close to the back of the court, then I would be annoyed if I was watching that. You certainly wouldn’t get that an Ashe because there’s much bigger runback.” Next up for Murray will be ninth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, who beat Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4 6-4 6-4. Tsonga beat Murray in three tight sets in the quarter-finals in Toronto earlier this month on his way to winning the title. “It will be a tough match.