Microsoft Debated Rebranding Internet Explorer
Microsoft Debated Rebranding Internet Explorer
'Silicon Valley' Star Zach Woods Call Philadelphia Racist
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In a Reddit AMA session, Microsoft's Internet Explorer team revealed that it has discussed rebranding the browser. The team made its comment in response to a question regarding the negative public image that Explorer earned. It’s fair to say that the browser has improved rapidly in recent years. Microsoft has introduced advertising to combat Explorer’s image issues.
Artie Lange made headlines over the weekend with his recent slam of the Eagles and Philly sports fans in general, but now a similar dig has come from a more unexpected source, Silicon Valley star and Trenton native Zach Woods. Woods, who was born in Trenton but grew up in Yardley, stopped by Marc Maron’s WTF podcast for this week’s episode, and it wasn’t long before things went anti-Philadelphia. After Maron mentioned that he like'd Philly, Woods said he's always found Philly to be depressing. He went on to say that it feels like its best days are behind it and that Philly is kind of racist. He also brought up a childhood memory about people throwing batteries at santa claus during a philadelphia flyers game. Maron, for his part offered some support by commending Philly's ongoing renovations.
According to a San Francisco Police Department spokesperson, a driver who chased down and violently robbed a passenger after offering to help him obtain narcotics and prostitutes is still at large. According to the 30-year-old victim, he was in a bar in San Francisco’s Marina District when he called an Uber to go home. According to police, the driver, driving a black town car arrived and the passenger got in. The driver, described as a man between 25 and 30 years old, allegedly offered to take the passenger to a place where he could solicit drugs and prostitutes. The passenger declined the offer and the two began traveling towards the passenger's home. After the driver picked up another female passenger about 25-30 years old, police say the victim asked to get out of the car, but the driver refused to stop and continued driving past the passenger’s destination. The passenger then opened the door and attempted to get away on foot, at which point the driver exited the car and chased him down. When the driver caught up to the passenger, he kicked him and then robbed him of his cellphone and debit card. The victim took himself to the hospital for treatment and reported the incident to police. As of this morning, an arrest has not been made.
Nearly a fifth of the NFL settlement approved last week to compensate former players with head injuries could go to their health insurers instead. As a result of federal laws and court rulings enabling insurers to recover costs of medical treatment for injuries, Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers will be reimbursed before players receive any money. Their share will reduce the value of a deal already criticized by some ex-players' lawyers as inadequate. The settlement of the class-action lawsuit alleging that the NFL failed to properly investigate and respond to the risk of concussion-causing hits is expected to pay up to $1 billion to more than 20,000 retired players. Most of those awards will be reduced by payments to health insurers, often referred to as medical liens.
In 2012, word came that developer Michael Samschick was rehabbing the vacant Ajax Metal Co. at Frankford Avenue for an entertainment complex that would include a Live Nation-run concert venue. Ten days ago, Live Nation execs let Philly know that the 2,500-capacity Fillmore and its 450-capacity venue-within-a-venue Foundry would be ready this autumn. The Fillmore is only the latest entry in this city's list of new live stages. That list has grown in the last 12 months, including jazz and indie-rock spots, stages in restaurants, even batting cages with stages. And more are on the way.
Boston 2024, the group behind the push for a Hub-hosted Summer Games, is lobbying the Secretary of State’s Office to keep Olympic documents secret and demanding city officials return “confidential” records to the nonprofit’s executives to further keep them out of the public eye. The Boston Herald filed a public records appeal with the Secretary of State’s Office in February after Boston officials refused to release host cities’ contracts for the 2020 and 2022 Games, documents Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he reviewed before agreeing to the terms for hosting the Olympics. In a letter to the Secretary of State’s Office dated April 23, Boston 2024 officials argued those contracts should not be released publicly because the city would be breaking its promises to the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee to withhold “confidential information” from the public. Boston 2024 officials also seemed to encourage city officials to skirt state public records law by asking City Hall to return all of the secret documents to Boston 2024, a ploy that appeared aimed at blocking the release of the contracts should the secretary of state order the city to make the records public. Boston 2024 officials declined comment, referring the Herald to the group’s letter to the city.