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Aflac Q2 Profit Declines, But Results Beat View; Tightens 2014 Outlook

Health insurance provider Aflac Inc. (AFL) on Tuesday reported a 9 percent decline in profit for the second quarter from last year, reflecting lower revenues due to a weaker yen, as well as fewer investment gains. However, both revenue and operating earnings for the quarter beat analysts' estimates.

Aflac Q2 Profit Declines, But Results Beat View; Tightens 2014 Outlook

Lindsay Lohan Gets Giddy Over Something Groovy In Her Ears In Ibiza! Fill In The Blank!

Good news! Lindsay Lohan looks like she's having a blast listening to music yesterday in Ibiza. When LiLo puts on her headphones, she can't help but have a good time. Especially when she's doing so at a club on a beach in Spain! She wants you to think she's singing along to some Top 40, but Lindsay is [...]

Music Streaming Site Guvera Sets Eyes On Singapore. But Is It Too Late?

We have covered music streaming sites quite a fair bit here at Vulcan Post. Every now and then, major music streaming companies such as Spotify and Deezer would have some new announcements. Especially recently, Deezer has partnered with Jetstar to offer premium online music streaming accounts to travellers. Every now and then too, a new player pops up under our radar. Since we wrote about Korea ...

Netflix to give customers better speeds through AT&T peering deal

In the quest to give its users a better streaming experience, Netflix has reached an agreement with AT&T to gain a direct network connection. The two companies revealed that they entered into a peering deal after news broke from anonymous sources that the movie service reached another streaming arrangement. Previously, Netflix had worked out similar deals with Verizon and Comcast....

Netflix Makes Deal With AT&T to Speed Up Its Videos

Netflix has secured direct access to AT&T's broadband network under a deal it hopes will improve video quality for Netflix subscribers who rely on AT&T for Internet service, according to an AT&T spokesperson. Netflix recently worked out similar deals with Comcast and Verizon, two of the nation's largest Internet service providers.

Netflix strikes streaming-traffic deal with AT&T too

In an effort to decrease buffering and increase streaming speeds, the video service signs a deal with the Internet service provider to get a direct connection to broadband customers.

Rare big-screen ultrabook at a premium price

For anyone tired of working day to day on a small screen but still wants a high-end, thin-and-light with a long, long battery life, the Book 9 is one sweet system.

Aflac Q2 Profit Tops Estimate

Consumer Report: Gadgets for Your Grill

Consumer Reports tested three gadgets that aim to make your grill even better.

Miley Cyrus Grabs Her Boob in Sexy Topless Instagram Photo: See the Risqué Bed Pic

Ever wonder what Miley Cyrus wears to bed? Well, here's your answer! The 21-year-old "We Can't Stop" singer took to Instagram today to share a photo of herself seemingly...

Netflix agrees to pay AT&T to ensure smooth video downloads

Video streaming service Netflix has agreed to pay U.S. broadband provider AT&T Inc to ensure smooth delivery of Netflix content to Internet users, the companies said on Tuesday. The announcement of the deal, struck in May, comes as Netflix has been waging a public campaign against such fees, which they present as tolls, and calling on the Federal Communications Commission to review the market ...

Netflix Is Now Paying AT&T So Your Videos Stream Faster

Netflix has agreed to pay AT&T in an...

Technology a game-changer for District 200 special education classes

WHEATON – Monroe Middle School special education teacher Kristi Sierakowski has seen what technology can do for her students.

Aflac second-quarter profit falls 8.9 percent

Aflac Inc. (AFL) on Tuesday reported earnings that declined by 8.9 percent in its second quarter, but beat analysts' expectations.

Aflac 2Q profit drops 8.9 percent

Aflac Inc. (AFL) on Tuesday reported earnings that declined by 8.9 percent in its second quarter, but beat analysts' expectations. The Columbus, Georgia-based company said profit dropped to $810 million, ...

AT&T has an interconnection deal with Netflix for faster, smoother video

The streaming video company says its agreement was reached in May and is now rolling out to consumers.

French Telecom Giant Orange Won't Offer Netflix on Cable Boxes at Launch

CEO Stephane Richard says the company will not provide the subscription VOD service to its cable customers via set-top boxes. read more

Rex On Techs: ‘Seinfeld’ is worth a lot to Netflix

TV classic may be coming to online-streaming leader at a crucial time of expansion.

EA Access May Be Netflix For Gaming On Xbox One

While it might be obvious that Netflix is changing the world of video delivery, it seems its model may start to make its way more prominently into video games as well. EA has just debuted a rather interesting new program in the form of EA Access, which is coming exclusively [...]

Gadgets, Apps And The Science Of Changing Energy Consumer Behavior

National Grid is launching a pilot program to test a set of technologies that the utility hopes will nudge its customers into cutting their electricity use by over 5%.

Netflix Signs Peering Deal With AT&T to Cut Buffering

Netflix has reached an agreement with AT&T to give its streaming service direct access to AT&T's network, with the goal of reducing buffering when subscribers watch shows like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black . The so-called peering arrangement went into effect on Tuesday, said two people with knowledge of the situation, who asked not to be named because an announcement isn't planed ...

Aflac Incorporated Announces Second Quarter Results, Declares Third Quarter Cash Dividend

COLUMBUS, Ga., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) today reported its second quarter results. Reflecting the weaker yen/dollar exchange rate, total revenues fell 3.4% to $5.8 billion ...

Miley Cyrus and her BFF give each other new tattoos

China's Censors Crack Down on Streaming Services Showing Hollywood Content

Days after Alibaba announced a landmark deal with Lionsgate on streaming content, China's state media watchdog warns seven Internet-TV companies on "unauthorized" content and threatens to revoke their licenses. read more

Is A Madonna & Miley Cyrus Collaboration Coming Our Way?! Signs Point To Yes!!

Okay. Don't freak out, but if Madonna and Miley Cyrus' latest social media exploits are a sign for what's to come, then we might be getting some new music from the two pop icons in the near future! Madonna took to her Instagram yesterday to post what could be some new music, along with a hashtag that [...]

Earnings Reaction History: Aflac, Inc., 33.3% Follow-Through Indicator, 3.0% Sensitive

Lindsay Lohan Parties Hard In Ibiza

Lindsay Lohan was spotted with friends partying in Ibiza.… READ ON

Exclusive: The Secret Story Of How Joss Whedon Assembled ‘The Avengers’ Script

Exclusive excerpt from 'Joss Whedon: The Biography' reveals the truth behind Whedon's feelings on Zak Penn's first draft.

Music streaming company Rhapsody hits 2 million subscribers

Rhapsody International, a streaming music company that competes with Spotify, has reached 2 million paying subscribers, it said late Monday.

Tune in anytime, anywhere

Music streaming is just one way to listen to music without the need to download files of distinct audio format. Streaming is often confused with downloading. Each, however, is entirely different from the other. Normally, when we want to listen to music or any type of audio in particular, we would download a song or […]

Netflix steps up documentary offering

The online platform recently acquired the exclusive distribution rights to "Virunga," which was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature award at this year's Tribeca Film Festival in New York. According to the New York Times, the acquisition is part of an overall strategy to grow its offering of cause-related documentaries with global appeal. This summer, Netflix will release "Virunga," which ...

How to protect your gadgets on vacation

It's the height of summer-vacation season, and many of us will be toting along an electronics device—or several. After all, how can we possibly survive without our smart phones, tablets, laptops,...

Comic-Con: The Final Cosplay Photos from the 2014 Event

We are wrapping up our cosplay photos from the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con with this sixth and final gallery! Let us know in the comments which photos from all the galleries are your favorites. You can view all the galleries so far using the links below.
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