Pinterest recently opened its Promoted Pins platform to small businesses, meaning that they can now target and segment their ads at a much deeper level. They can also now collect data and audience insights that were previous off-limits.
In the United States, the social media giant has been an advocate of equal treatment of all Internet content. In India, regulators who share that belief have effectively blocked a free Facebook service.
Ooooof! A rare misfire for Uber’s ruthless and normally uncannily effective master spinner Rachel Whetstone yesterday. It seems Uber comms got caught up in just which lies it was telling to the press and just which of its embattled constituents-- drivers, riders, or lawmakers-- it was throwing under the bus this week. In an conversation with NPR’s All Things […]
Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina have suspended their short-lived campaign for president. The announcement to supporters last night once again proved the truism: If Carly Fiorina stands in front of a roomful of people, most of them are going to leave that room without jobs...
roundly mocked by the techies still loyal to the platform. Apparently Facebook wasn’t done fucking with Twitter. And Amazon is joining in too. Both companies have decided that finally they will cave to shareholder pressure and report stock compensation as a real expense, in accordance with GAAP accounting. This, after more than a decade of insisting it shoul […]
Waiting for GoPro's top-secret drone? Well, you'll have to wait some more. GoPro announced in its Q1 financial results report it's delaying its Karma drone until the holidays. The drone was originally scheduled to launch within the first half of the year. SEE ALSO: The Air Case is the ultra-thin battery case Apple should have made "While […]
GoPro's decision to delay its Karma drone until the holiday is sad news. But cheer up, the company's just released the first footage from its Omni VR camera. And it's absolutely stunning. The VR camera, which consists of a chassis that holds six Hero4 cameras, launches in August for $4,999.99. SEE ALSO: The Air Case is the ultra-thin battery […]
As the Canadian wildfires that have already forced thousands to evacuate continue to grow, the world is getting its first glimpse of damage and destruction left behind near Fort McMurray, Alberta. SEE ALSO: Destructive Canadian wildfire fueled in part by global warming According to the BBC, the fire has now grown to over 200,000 acres and has forced even mor […]
SpaceX is going to try another barge landing. Let's hope they succeed, but give it up for them even if they fail. The post SpaceX's Falcon 9 Will Fail Its Way to Being a Master Lander appeared first on WIRED.
Mount St. Helens in Washington may have been quiet at the surface since 2008, but that doesn't mean it isn't recharging for the next one. The post Mount St. Helens Is Recharging Its Magma Stores, Setting Off Earthquake Swarms appeared first on WIRED.
Now Netflix subscribers can stream TV shows and movies at a lower quality so they don't have to worry about hitting data caps on their mobile plans. The post Netflix Just Made It Way Easier To Stream Shows On the Go appeared first on WIRED.
Planetoid Pioneers is a sci-fi sandbox game where you visit little “planetoids” and explore the physics-based environments. It is debuting today on Steam Early Access on the PC. The game from independent developer Data Realms is sort of like Minecraft in space, and it is counting on users to help make the game into a […]
Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, the PlayStation 4 outsells the Xbox One (again), someone puts Flappy Bird on an e-cigarette, and we review anticipated games like Dark Souls 3 and Bravely Second: End Layer. Happy reading, and have a great weekend! Pieces of flair and opinion The DeanBeat: The narrative of the […]
Our GamesBeat Summit 2016 event is approaching on May 3-4, and I am the head cheerleader and organizer of it. It’s going to call out stories about the “underdogs” of gaming and the lessons that we can extract from them. It’s only our second GamesBeat Summit event, and I’m looking forward to the talks, stories, […]
Sigfox, the French startup that uses a cellular network to connect all thousands of devices together, has announced major expansion plans for the United States. The company plans to work with “strategic site owners” to ensure the Internet of Things (IoT) deployment goes smooth. The partnership gives Sigfox access to 230,000 tower, rooftop, and billboard... R […]
Air quality analytics firm BreezoMeter and GE’s energy-focused in-house startup, have announced a partnership aimed at providing smart cities with real-time air quality and traffic analytics. Breezometer will provide the real-time air quality, while Current gives traffic insights from its LED infrastructure. Smart city leaders can then spot patterns in traff […]
Apple has been instrumental in pairing medicine and mobile technology through its series of kits. In March 2015, they launched ResearchKit, an open source software framework to help scientists and doctors not only create medical apps but also recruit patients for clinical trials and research products. ResearchKit turns iPhone into a powerful tool for medical […]
The eight-year-old, New York-based venture firm ff Venture Capital, has raised roughly $53.8 million for its fourth seed-stage venture fund, according to an SEC filing that shows fundraising began in the fall of 2014. The firm had closed its third seed-stage fund fund in January 2014 with $52 million. Since then, ff Venture Capital has hired two new partner […]
So, I’m sitting aboard a flight to Boston at the moment. I just finished a bout of midterms at Northwestern University that allegedly went well enough for me to make it through undergrad. I have an $8 beer in my hand that Spirit Airlines is using to subsidize their garbage service, but more importantly, I’m grappling with a lot of questions surrounding real […]
“The key was to create an instrument for all children,” explains Skoog co-inventor Dr. Ben Schögler. “That includes kids with disabilities, whether physical or learning disabilities. It was made to be an inclusive instrument, because musical instruments are beautiful, they’re fantastic, but they’re difficult to play.” Born out of Edinburg University in… Rea […]
A lawsuit alleging that Facebook photo tagging violates user privacy has cleared a crucial early hurdle. A judge in Northern California District Court today ruled against a motion by Facebook to dismiss. That leaves the larger questions around biometric privacy unanswered, but clears the way for a major legal battle over one of Facebook's most popular p […]
Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang is not pleased with Apple, the most valuable corporation in the world and the city's largest and most economically flush resident. In an interview with The Guardian posted today, Chang assailed Apple for evading taxes and hiding profits in offshore accounts, saying "Apple is not wiling to pay a dime." He says the co […]
Consider this the coolest smartphone you can't own. Queen's University's Human Media Lab has built a smartphone called the HoloFlex that includes a flexible body and holographic display. What exactly does that mean? It's essentially an amped up version of the 3D displays and flexible phones we've already seen. Rather than creating on […]
In their quest to stay relevant as our consumption of cars changes, General Motors dumped $500 million into the ride-sharing app Lyft this year. They plan to be part of the first generation of self-driving taxis , which we’re now hearing will be Chevy Bolt EVs and active within the next twelve months.Read more...
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Windows phones could soon learn a new trick from their Kinect cousins: the ability to see. Microsoft Research released a new video late last month that demonstrates the prototype "pre-touch sensing" system. It uses a self-capacitive touchscreen to re...
While it's not the first time Facebook has reminded you to call your mother, the ubiquitous social network is using Mother's Day to test out some temporary Facebook reactions, The Verge notes. Twitter user Sreedev Sharma spotted the dainty purple flo...
As Netflix's store of original content continues to grow by leaps and bounds, The Hollywood Reporter notes it is adding another new series: Dear White People. It's based on 2014 film with the same name that took a satirical look at the experiences of...
If your mind instantly went to Skynet, I can put your mind at ease; it’s not Skynet. That’s not, however, to say that this problem isn’t just as scary, only without the cool special effects. While Sci-Fi has made the risks of robot takeover well-known, the more immediate concerns are the subtle decisions being made by (sometimes) poorly coded, or designed, a […]
Do you ever miss the suspense of blowing into a cartridge to get your games to work? Nintendo’s upcoming NX console may bring back the hassle nostalgia. Screen Critics noticed that Nintendo is ordering a whole lot of new memory chips from Macronix, its Chinese partner for ROM silicon, which is normally used for 3DS cartidges. Macronix’s earnings showed Ninte […]
Turns out that floral decorations on Messenger aren’t all Facebook has in store for Mother’s Day. The company is now testing a new reaction just for the holiday, and once again, it includes flowers. Facebook testing 'Thankful' (flower emoji) reaction? 'Yay' and 'Confused' are no more. Source: Facebook page source) pic.twitter.co […]