Many social companies are changing the way they do business to reflect the current market. Social companies need to be data companies and content companies. Similarly, traditional industries now need to be social companies too, and respond to changes in the market. A report from Brandwatch examines the impact of social on the food and beverage industry. The […]
Facebook Messenger users who have ever received messages and wondered where they knew the senders from will embrace a new feature the social network introduced Thursday. Mashable and TechCrunch both reported that when Facebook users receive messages from other users for the first time, publicly available information from the senders will be included, to help […]
Plain Vanilla Games has announced the release of an overhauled version of its mobile social trivia game, QuizUp. This update brings QuizUp to Version 2.0, and introduces features aimed at making the app as much of a social networking platform as it is a gaming one. The new QuizUp experience encourages users to chat about their favorite topics with others, as […]
Speed is the name of the game when it comes to digital media. While the instinct of any good journalist is to wait until they have all of the facts before going live with a story, publishing a story quickly can be a key factor in online publishing success. Fanpage Karma, provider of online social media analytics, examined how quickly four top news organizati […]
The results of a study by social media analytics provider Quintly on global interaction rates with social networks were no shock: Facebook remains at the top. Quintly said it studied some 50,000 anonymized users of its platform and examined the data by country, finding that the majority of brands are still Facebook-focused. The company said in a release: In […]
Most Americans say it is important to control who has access to their personal information, but they have little faith that the government or companies will protect their private data, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.
satire [n]: the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc There are two major criticisms brought against HBO’s Silicon Valley: The first is that it just isn’t that funny, at least when compared to some of Mike Judge’s other films and television shows, including Idiocracy, Office Space, and King of the […]
Every once in a while we like to throw a PandoMonthly curve ball. A fascinating guest who entrepreneurs can learn from but who you probably weren’t expecting to see on a Pando stage. One of the first of those curveballs– and still one of my favorite PandoMonthlys– was a fireside chat with Rob Burnett, executive producer of David Letterman’s production compan […]
Researchers are concerned about a United States Commerce Department plan to treat software vulnerabilities like “dual-use” items that could be weaponized. Reuters reports that the department’s plan, which follows a 2013 agreement to regulate similar software, would make it illegal to share software vulnerabilities outside specific nations that signed the Was […]
Buyers and practitioners in the data market have faced a gut-wrenching choice: work with big data and tolerate the latency of batch-mode processing, or work interactively with relatively small data sets…
Many times faster than legacy spinning disk arrays, All Flash Arrays (AFA) have been widely adopted for demanding use cases where consistent ultra-high performance storage is needed to service the most…
When Samsung first got interested in the smart home, and IoT more generally, it approached the endeavor from the usual consumer electronics direction—create a closed ecosystem it could control and monetize…
The Drug Enforcement Agency recently wrapped up part of its largest-ever prescription drug trafficking investigation. In the same week, the agency finished its biggest heroin bust ever in the state of New York. Both kinds of drugs have killed more and more people in the United States each year for most of the 21st century Overdoses as a result of heroin and […]
Irish expats are coming home to have their say on marriage equality, in some cases traveling thousands of miles to cast their ballot. Voters have documented their journeys to the polling stations under the #hometovote hashtag in what has become a very emotional campaign. See also: Ireland goes to the polls for marriage equality vote Ireland has become the fi […]
In the 1840s, the Canadian government established the Indian Residential School system, a network of church-run boarding schools created to forcibly assimilate indigenous children into the dominant culture of Canada.The children who attended these facilities — coming from First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities — were punished for speaking their native la […]
So-called deep reefs operate with little light or, if waters grow murky, no light at all. Yet they still flourish. The post Enter the Twilight Zone, Home to Earth’s Strangest Reefs appeared first on WIRED.
We may be getting a bit closer to the Uber IPO that is destined to make the world’s head explode. According to the Wall Street Journal, Uber is in talks with banks to set up a $1 billion line of credit. WSJ cited “sources” who said Uber had been contacting a number of banks to discuss […]
Google has uploaded the majority of the remaining Chrome for Android code into the open-source Chromium repository. In other words, Chrome for Android now matches Chrome for desktop in terms of available open source code, letting anyone examine, modify, and compile the project. Chromium is the open source Web browser project that shares much of […]
Oculus CTO John Carmack at Oculus Connect in 2014.In mere months, Oculus will show off its latest cool tools for virtual reality game and app makers. The Facebook-owned company announced Thursday that its second annual developer conference, Connect 2, will get underway September 23 to 25 in Hollywood, Calif.Developer conferences have become much more than ge […]
Since Apple announced its HomeKit smart home initiative last year, it's been mostly quiet about just how iPhones and other Apple gadgets will wrangle those connected devices. Now, however, the company may have a fancy new app in the works—complete with virtual rooms, a clever and apparently easy-to-grasp metaphor for running a smart home.Apple’s approac […]
With Google's I/O developer conference around the corner, you can expect the rumors to start coming thick and fast, and The Information has the scoop that the Mountain View company is working on a new OS for the Internet of Things.It's codenamed "Brillo" for now, though it emerge under the Android brand, reports The Information. It will b […]
CrowdJustice, a London-based startup founded by ex-United Nations lawyer Julia Salasky, is a crowdfunding platform for “public interest” litigation. The idea is to bring the Kickstarter model to legal cases that would otherwise find it hard to get funded, in a bid to widen access to justice. Read More
Yello Mobile, the Korean company that gobbled up 61 companies last year and recently raised $100 million, is always hungry for acquisitions, and it’s back at the table again after picking up Gushcloud, a Singapore-based influencer marketing platform that operates across Southeast Asia. Read More
Another sign that former Google head of business Nikesh Arora is poised to take over the top spot at SoftBank: he will replace current chief executive officer Masayoshi Son as chairman of Yahoo Japan’s board of directors. SoftBank currently holds a 43 percent stake in Yahoo Japan. Son will remain on the board of directors, with Arora taking over as the chai […]
The proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes (PEC) Bill in Pakistan has raised concern among local and international human rights organisations as it could put at risk freedom expression and privacy in Pakistan. Mariam at Catalyst Woman blog reports: After the dedicated efforts of numerous advocacy groups, ngos and private citizens,...
This collaboration between Drake and Beyoncé leaked on Tumblr yesterday and to be honest, we can't decide whether it's unfinished or just an incredibly sparse and moody track. Knowing Drake, we're betting on the latter. Thought to be a cut off his upcoming album Views From the 6, "Can I" sounds like a soon-to-be-ex-lover serving you […]
Did you know that almost every Indiegogo campaign collects money even if the project fails to meet its goal? That’s because 95 percent are setup using so-called Flexible Funding. Fixed Funding is the all-or-nothing model you’ll find employed by Kickstarter whereby money is withheld until the project meets its targets. With flexible funding, all the risk is w […]
Mark Zuckerberg credits video games with getting him into programming, and he thinks they could help others kids, too. Last week, the Facebook CEO held a town hall Q&A at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, where he fielded questions on Oculus Rift, moderating hate speech, and his birthday celebration. When asked about his favorite […]
Judging by this great photo, I think sailor Ryan Draper is doing pretty well. Here, he inspects an F/A-18 afterburner in the jet shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Let’s hope it doesn’t suddenly start. [Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bryan Mai/U.S. Navy]Read more...
Facebook is today rolling out a new feature for its Messenger app that will tell you who’s trying to get in touch—with a big photo, description of your connection and other public information—the first time they contact you.Read more...
When magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners reach the end of their lifetime, hospitals have to deal with a large piece of electronic waste, stuffed with potentially dangerous parts. Unless a physics lab can make use of them.Read more...
If you're an early Windows 10 adopter, you'll soon find a smattering of new features inside the Xbox app. As part of its June update, Microsoft is adding "game hubs" which, similar to the Xbox One, show which friends have played the title and their r...
EE's Kestrel was its first own-brand 4G smartphone, meant for those wanting breakneck mobile data speeds without breaking the bank. One year on, the Kestrel is coming to the end of its life, and when remaining stock is depleted, it'll disappear from ...
If you want to surf, but are too lazy to paddle or look for waves, the Wakejet Cruise from Swedish outfit Radinn is for you! The company says it "marries the agility and speed of wakeboarding with the freedom of surfing," but that doesn't mean you ca...
My desktop has been eternally cluttered with screenshots in the past and I discovered a tiny tweak this week that makes life so much easier for those on Macs. You can change the storage folder for screenshots by simply running the below command in your terminal application, found inside the Utilities folder: defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/ […]
There’s been lots of talk about who’ll buy Nokia’s Here mapping unit, including chatter around a $3 billion bid from Uber and interest from Facebook, but it seems the company is in no hurry to sell. In an interview with European Communications, an industry trade magazine, Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri says that while there has been “significant interest” with qualit […]
Microsoft is quietly testing an app that intelligently synchronizes your clipboard across iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows PC. The app, called OneClip, is like Pushbullet in many ways, making it easy to access files across devices with little setup, and may mean Microsoft plans to compete with the company in the future. OneClip automatically detects w […]