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A formal celebration of Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr wasn’t what the internet outfit had up its sleeve for this evening’s festivities. An update to Flickr has been unveiled at the NYC event with a host of new features that includes a retooled grid UI built out of images and user storage of up to 1TB for free. Yahoo is saying that the advertised storage space is enough room to sort 537,731 “full-resolution” photos per user. The redesign is also coming to mobile devices on iOS and Android. In fact, the Android update should be available in the Play store as early as tonight. As far as Pro members are concerned, the subscription details remain the same.
Gallery: Flickr Redesign
The Titans talked to free agent defensive end John Abraham Thursday and Friday of last week and according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, are discussing the possibility of signing Abraham to a deal.
Abraham has visited the Broncos, Seahawks and Patriots and hasn’t been able to catch on anywhere.
He played the last seven seasons with the Falcons and prior to that six seasons with the Jets. He has 122 sacks in his career, including 10 in 2012.
Abraham has been a free agent since the Falcons cut him on March 1.
By Cody Strahm – Dolphins Gab
The Dolphins are hosting a free-agent tackle today. But it’s not the player everybody thought it would be.
Bryant McKinnie is reportedly in South Florida and meeting with the Dolphins. He will receive a physical but no deal has been offered yet.
McKinnie made the Pro Bowl in 2009 with Minnesota and won a Super Bowl last season in Baltimore.
But he’ll be 34 years old in September and didn’t start a game in the regular season last year for the Ravens.
It has been perceived that the Dolphins’ solution to their problems at tackle could be signing Eric Winston and trusting Jonathan Martin to protect Ryan Tannehill’s blindside.
But showing interest in McKinnie indicates the Dolphins may be far from sold on Martin starting at left tackle.
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Time Warner Cable is attempting to combat Google Fiber, or at least suppress the damage Google Fiber will bring to its business, by offering free WiFi hotspots throughout the city of Austin, Texas. The catch is that in order for you to take advantage of TWC’s “free” public WiFi hotspot, you have to already be a TWC internet subscriber. Those that aren’t yet subscribers will be charged a fee.
The free WiFi hotspot is available to Time Warner customers who have a standard internet subscription, or a Business Class subscription. Those who do not have either will be offered a free trial period to test out the hotspots, and will later be required to pay an access fee with packages starting at $ 2.95 an hour. The hotspots have become available starting today, and customers will be able to find their nearest hotspot using the TWC WiFi app available in both Google Play and the iOS App Store.
Google recently confirmed that it will be deploying its Google Fiber network in the city of Austin, Texas. Its internet service offers customers free internet with speeds of up to 5Mbps as long as the customer is willing to pay the installation fee. Customers can also opt for 1Gbps data speeds for $ 70 a month, or get both 1Gbps data speeds and the Google Fiber TV service for $ 120 a month.
TWC stated that due to Google’s announcement, the company has to be more aggressive in deploying its free WiFi networks. Not only that, but AT&T also plans on bringing its own 1Gbps fiber service to Austin, Texas as well. The competition is growing dangerously in the city, and in order to keep its subscribers, TWC knows that it needs to step up its game. But we know that its going to take more than free WiFi hotspots to keep customers from switching over to Google Fiber or AT&T, because contrary to what TWC’s CFO might think, customers do want 1Gbps data speeds.
[via Time Warner Cable]
Time Warner Cable combats Google Fiber with free WiFi hotspots is written by Brian Sin & originally posted on SlashGear.
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Tyler Thigpen is among four free agent quarterbacks who will work out for the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, reports Mike Garafolo of the USA Today.
The Seahawks traded quarterback Matt Flynn to the Oakland Raiders, a move that saved the team $ 5.25 million in cash, $ 3.25 million in cap space and opened up a spot on the depth chart behind Russell Wilson, a 2012 third-round pick who had a sensational rookie season.
According to public records released by the NFL Players Association, Seattle currently has around $ 9 million in salary cap space.
Last week, the Seahawks re-signed Josh Portis to a two-year contract worth $ 1.05 million. Portis spent the 2011 season as the team’s No. 3 quarterback and was the No. 4 quarterback throughout the 2012 offseason, making only a brief appearance in the preseason before he was released and re-signed to the practice squad. Portis had a stint with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League last season, as well.
Thigpen, who turns 29-years-old on April 14, has similar strengths as Wilson and could possibly step up in case of an injury without requiring offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to change too much of the playbook. In 29 games, including 12 starts, with the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills, the 6-foot-1, 218-pound Thigpen has passed for 3,222 yards with 21 touchdowns, 18 interceptions and has 469 rushing yards with three touchdowns.
Other quarterbacks who will be working out for the Seahawks include Matt Leinart, who played for Seattle head coach Pete Carroll at USC, Brady Quinn and Seneca Wallace, who played for the ‘Hawks from 2003 through 2009 before he was traded to the Cleveland Browns in 2010.
In addition to hosting free agent quarterbacks, Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports the Seahawks will host veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield, who was released by the Minnesota Vikings earlier this offseason. Though Winfield turns 36 this offseason, the veteran would fit in very well as a nickel cornerback in a deep and talented Seahawks secondary. The Seahawks had 18 interceptions in 2012, but outside of All-Pro Richard Sherman (eight) and starter Brandon Browner (three), no other cornerback on Seattle’s roster recorded an interception.
Winfield tied for the Vikings’ team lead with three interceptions and led Minnesota with 13 passes defensed last season.
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It sounds that if you want a free agent cornerback, your going to have to wait awhile longer to try and ink free agent CB Antoine Winfield.
Dan Wiederer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the free agent won’t be signing anywhere this week, this despite the Vikings, along with the Redskins being in the mix.
Reports say that Winfield must think he’s worth more than he thinks, as he already has turned down a one-year deal for $ 5 million.
He was set to earn $ 7.25 million with the Vikings next season before Minnesota released him in March. The Vikings tried to re-do his deal before the release and has made a strong push to re-sign him after.
Word is that members of the Vikings front office have spoken to Winfield and his rep daily to try and bring him back.
A few weeks after releasing former franchise quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick over salary issues, the Buffalo Bills are set to bring in a replacement — but the name won’t exactly get toes tapping in upstate New York. Kevin Kolb, like Fitzpatrick a once-grievously overpaid player in comparison to his skill set, is finalizing a deal that will make him the newest member of the Bills. The prospective deal was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Bills and former Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb finalizing a deal tonight that will give Buffalo one more starting-caliber QB.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 30, 2013
The scientific term for this might be “Microscopic Lateral Move.”
Kolb signed a six-year, $ 62.5 million deal with the Cards in 2011, after a limited run of reasonable success as a backup with the Philadelphia Eagles, who selected him in the second round of the 2007 NFL draft. But he played in just 15 games in two seasons, starting 14, as injuries and ineffectiveness derailed his time there. He was cut on March 15 because general manager John Keim and new head coach Bruce Arians, Arizona’s new men in power, didn’t want to throw good millions after bad. Similarly, the Bills cut Fitzpatrick loose because they didn’t want to be on the hook for a $ 3 million bonus when the new league year began.
Fitzpatrick went on to sign a two-year, $ 6.5 million contract with the Tennessee Titans, and it would be expected that Kolb will get a similar contract with the Bills. He’s likely a career backup — he’ll now be competing with Tarvaris Jackson for that role in Buffalo — and this certainly doesn’t take the Bills and new head coach Doug Marrone out of the equation when it comes to selecting a quarterback with their eighth overall pick in the 2013 draft. Many believe that the Bills will target Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib, who played under Marrone, as their future franchise guy.
In his two years with the Cardinals, Kolb completed 255 passes in 426 attempts for 3,124 yards, 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He was also sacked 57 times behind a porous offensive line, which he didn’t help with his often slow decision-making under pressure.