Earlier today, New York Times tech reporter Kevin Roose took to Twitter with a funny story. It looked like Facebook employees were writing positive reviews for Facebook’s video chat device Portal on Amazon. BuzzFeed News reporter Ryan Mac chimed in after catching the fact that one of the reviewers listed their name as “Tim Chappell,” who is on LinkedIn as Facebook’s “Head Of Supply-Chain & Strategic Sourcing AR/VR Products.” It sounded like an elaborate prank by some bored person on the internet who had decided it would be good for laffs to write Portal reviews in the names of Facebook employees. After all, why would the Facebook employees write the reviews in their own names? If someone caught on to the scheme, what would that say about Portal as a product? Plus, as Roose pointed out, reviewing your own product violates Amazon’s rules. It had to be a joke, right? Nope! Facebook executive Andrew “Boz” Bosworth replied to … [Read more...] about Are Facebook employees writing positive Portal reviews on Amazon?
Nick Baumgardner Detroit Free Press Published 6:52 PM EST Jan 14, 2019 Michigan football fourth-year junior offensive lineman Nolan Ulizio has entered his name into the NCAA's transfer portal, and is now free to be recruited by other programs. Michigan spokesman Dave Ablauf confirmed the news to the Free Press on Monday night. Ulizio, a 6-foot-5, 305-pounder from West Chester, Ohio, opened Michigan's 2017 season as the team's starting right tackle but was eventually replaced by Juwann Bushell-Beatty during the sixth game of the season. He has not started since, appearing as a reserve guard and offensive tackle in three games during the 2018 season. More: Michigan OC Josh Gattis agrees to 3-year deal Ulizio is a member of Michigan's 2015 recruiting class, a 14-player group that has featured seven other departures or transfers from the program. If Ulizio graduates this year, he'll be allowed to seek immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer … [Read more...] about Michigan football OL Nolan Ulizio enters transfer portal
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Kirkland Crawford Detroit Free Press Published 3:23 PM EST Jan 10, 2019 If we've learned anything in college football recently, it's that you can't have everyone. Not even if you're Ohio State. The Buckeyes, which just got highly-regarded quarterback Justin Fields from Georgia via a transfer, are reportedly losing another quarterback as a result. Tate Martell, who was the No. 2 QB behind Dwayne Haskins as a redshirt freshman last season, has put his name in the NCAA transfer portal, according to The Columbus Dispatch. If indeed Martell transfers, the former 4-star recruit out of Las Vegas would have to sit out the 2019 season. Fields, who just enrolled at OSU, was the No. 1 quarterback in the class of 2018. But he left and is seeking an exemption to be ruled immediately eligible, just like Shea Patterson did with Michigan last year. Haskins, a finalist for the 2018 Heisman Trophy, has declared for the NFL draft, leaving an opening for OSU's starting QB for … [Read more...] about Ohio State QB Tate Martell reportedly in transfer portal
By JOHN ZENOR, AP Sports Writer Published 3:19 pm CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 PHOTOS: Houston's top 100 high school football recruits (Class of 2019) Alabama's Jalen Hurts looks around Levi's Stadium before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. >>>Browse through the slideshow for a look at the top 100 high school football recruits in the Houston area in the Class of 2019 ... less PHOTOS: Houston's top 100 high school football recruits (Class of 2019) Alabama's Jalen Hurts looks around Levi's Stadium before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson Monday, ... more Photo: David J. Phillip, AP Photo: David J. Phillip, AP Image 1 of / 127 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Sources: Alabama QB Jalen Hurts enters transfer portal