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The streaming platform industry is becoming crowded. That's a problem

The streaming platform industry is becoming crowded. That’s a problem

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer November 9, 2020
Some of the biggest benefits to streaming platforms over cable have been the variety of shows instantly available to viewers and their cheaper price in comparison. However, those benefits are slowly being overshadowed as time goes on and more streaming services are created.
Inside National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Mercer IT

Inside National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Mercer IT

Mary Helene Hall, Contributing Writer November 14, 2019
“Everybody at Mercer community gets phished,” Brett Walker, director of Help Desk and Field Support Services at Mercer IT, said. “Faculty, staff, students, administrators. It happens to everybody.” 
A student tries to use a backup near-field communication battery to access a Blackboard Transact reader.

How do students feel about the digital Bear Card three months later?

Ian Henshaw, Staff Photographer October 9, 2019
Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services Ken Boyer said he hoped the new option would bring the community choice and convenience. Now that students have had the opportunity to try this new technology, some are left feeling disappointed.
The Samsung Galaxy smartwatch, one of the recent releases in mobile wearables.

The not-so-smart smartwatch trend, a disappointment

Faiz Aly, Contributing Writer September 24, 2015

When the iPhone was announced back in 2007, it was a revolutionary breakthrough in the mobile market. That momentum accelerated when the iPad was announced in 2010. It became the next big thing. Today,...

Students to host speaking event supporting STEM nonprofit

Students to host speaking event supporting STEM nonprofit

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer September 4, 2015

Mercer's Entrepreneurship Engineering Education Program (MEEEP) and Robotics Club are teaming up to host a speaking event this Friday, Sept. 4 in order to raise awareness for Real I.M.P.A.C.T.  This local,...

Mercer students create first-ever 'community media app'

Marin Guta March 4, 2015

Two Mercer sophomores have created an app that’s poised to challenge some of the biggest titans in social media, such as Facebook. After spending months cooped up in their dorm rooms creating app...

Technological age makes instant gratification a necessity

Cecilia Villagomez September 26, 2012

It seems to me that social networking sites and fast Internet connection have taken over our lives. I recently got an iPad for my birthday and I haven’t been able to be away from it for more than an...

New mobile app allows students to contact police instantly

New mobile app allows students to contact police instantly

April 13, 2011

Mercer students can now whip out their smart phones and keep in constant contact with campus and city police. A new web-based app for mobile phones announced recently by the InTown Macon Neighborhood...

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