Originally posted on dorkymum:
Tuesday Treats is an as-and-when roundup of top blog posts which is curated by me, Chris at Thinly Spread, Lizzie at Me and My Shadow, and Becky at A Beautiful Space. I’m going to be spending a couple of weeks offline starting today, so I’m making this an extra long version of Tuesday Treats to keep you all well stocked with reading material.
Right. On with it…
"When my baby was born, he and I became library story time regulars. In a little room with a disfigured Hungry Caterpillar mural and stained carpet, I learned the Portuguese lullaby I still sing my boys at night and at least six ways my knees could be horses." – How Libraries Shaped My Motherhood on Offbeat Home and Life.
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Originally posted on AIVAnet:
It looks like that (pending 2 years for existing customers) price hike hasn?t greatly affected Netflix?s popularity, as it announced today that it has 50 million customers altogether. About 36 million of them are in the US, and Netflix is about to launch in more European countries in September. The only real change we?re seeing mentioned in today?s earning report is that it?s about to start distributing in-store gift cards this fall, so you can give the gift of Netflix or join without having to pay online with a credit card. The company?s focus of course is how it?s building up a library of exclusive content, and it says Orange is the New Black became the most watched series in every Netflix territory when season two launched. Upcoming shows include Sense8 from the Wachowskis and the Daredevil series it?s making with Marvel, and it?s cast a number of big names…
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Originally posted on TechCrunch:
It might seem counter-intuitive, but Netflix will probably get a boost from the viewership of live sports — at least in Latin America. That’s because, in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a large number of consumers in the region upgraded their TVs to Internet-connected sets that can access its on-demand streaming service.
Today in its second-quarterearnings letter, Netflix pointed to improved growth from a number of different new connected devices. That includes set-top boxes from Virgin Media in the U.K., as well as the availability of Netflix on TiVo boxes from Suddenlink, RCN, Grande, and Atlantic Broadband.
It also highlighted its upcoming availability on Android TV connected devices from the likes of Sony, Sharp, and others.
One of the side benefits from being on pretty much every connected TV platform is that, when someone upgrades their TV set, it will be instantly available. That appears to…
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Originally posted on CBS New York:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Residents in Park Slope, Brooklyn, just blocks away from the Gowanus Canal, are complaining that a nasty brown substance is backing up into their sinks and toilets.
Neighbors told 1010 WINS’ Derricke Dennis the gunk is especially bad after a sudden, heavy rain.
"It comes out from the ground up," one man said. "And you have to cover your face because it’s so nasty."
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"I think it’s disgusting," resident Lillian Rodriguez told Dennis.
The city’s Department of Environmental Protection confirmed having a problem with sewage backup in the area after a heavy rainfall overwhelms the system.
But Jim Roberts, an engineer with the DEP, said "the thought that the canal backed up, I think, is highly, highly, highly improbable."
Roberts said sewage system upgrades are underway.
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