Verizon has agreed to pay $4.8 billion to acquire Yahoo, ending a drawn-out auction process for the beleaguered internet company. The web pioneer once had a market capitalization of more than $125 billion.
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.
At Pandoland, we had two intense conversations we had about the responsibility of social media companies on the world, and the two speakers couldn’t have more divergent views on the subject. Nancy Jo Sales, author of “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers,” spoke first. I loved Sales book but found a lot of inherent tensions in it, a […]
Being a shareholder in Uber is both the most brag-worthy and emasculating thing you can be in Silicon Valley right now. It’s the highest valued private company, not only of the mobile first era, but in Silicon Valley history. And yet, no one can sell their shares, and no one has a voice as they sit and watch this company raise more and more capital, putting […]
Comprehending the intricacies of the emerging IoT world takes more than looking at a static Visio diagram, it takes a tool that is designed to deal with both virtual and physical devices and the ability to visualize those complex interconnections dynamically.
The incredibly secretive augmented reality startup Magic Leap showed off another demonstration of its technology this week, this time using Chinese apps. During a discussion with Alibaba CMO Chris Tung in China, Magic Leap's chief marketing officer Brian Wallace gave audience members a look at how the technology works. The early look for Alibaba makes […]
SAN DIEGO — Ok, so fans didn't exactly get any of their big television cliffhangers answered at Comic-Con. To be fair, though, where's the fun in that? With lots of tight-lipped panelists, people were mainly treated to behind-the-scenes stories (like Supergirl essentially being a 24/7 musical off camera) as opposed to new intel on still-developin […]
After the Rio de Janeiro athlete's village was criticised as "unliveable" by the Australian Olympic Committee, the city's major has taken a decidedly unserious route by cracking a kangaroo joke. Eduardo Paes told a Brazilian news outlet "I almost feel like putting a kangaroo in front of their building to make them feel at home. […]
The Sunday panel, which moved to Hall H due to overwhelming popularity, didn't have any event-specific Pokemon. But it shows how much people already care. The post Pokémon GO Closes Out Comic-Con In Grand (But Not Legendary) Fashion appeared first on WIRED.
The Clinton campaign is pressing forward with its digital ground game as it seeks to control the damage from the DNC email leak. The post Clinton Camp's Mobile App Borrows from Sanders' Strategy appeared first on WIRED.
The CW screened the show's pilot at Comic-Con, and it's a horny, semi-hallucinogenic mystery-drama with a potentially high death toll and lots of skin. The post Archie Characters Go Dark & Horny in The Fantastic Riverdale 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, […]
A new research report predicts that annual revenues from smart city projects will grow to nearly $89 billion by 2025. However, it found most smart city initiatives are focusing on solving peripheral issues, with few big projects tackling core city problems. Navigant’s “Smart Cities” report, annual smart city revenue is expected to grow to $88.7 billion world […]
In a potential setback for China’s accelerating autonomous vehicle industry, the government has banned such cars from testing on the nation’s highways. A Bloomberg report via Motortrend that revealed Chinese automobile regulators decided to block self-driving cars from undergoing tests on public highways. The report found that Chinese auto authorities are co […]
According to a new report from Navigant, the revenue from wireless sensors is estimated to increase from $188.2 million in 2016 to $745.2 million by 2025. As operational technologies and information meet, sensors have begun to play an important role in directing smart building solutions that can offer insight through data-driven tools. Wireless connectivity […]
While many designers and engineers find success with 3D-printing parts in plastic for prototyping and low-volume production, producing parts out of metal using similar technology has recently led to the creation of some of the most exciting 3D-printed parts in memory. Read More
In a massive shake up just ahead of Monday’s convention in Philadelphia, Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced today that she will be stepping down from her role as the head of the Democratic National Committee after the end of the event. The move comes as calls for her to resign have increased in the wake of a massive release of DNC staf […]
There's been heated debate during the past two weeks over which of Pokémon Go's three teams — Instinct, Mystic, and Valor — are the best. Obviously it's Mystic, but we learned today that Team Instinct really has it rough. Designs for each of the three teams' leaders have finally been unveiled, and the consensus is that Mystic and Valor ar […]
Pokémon Go has been such a phenomenon that Comic-Con upgraded it from a tiny panel into a premier event in Hall H, where it appeared to pack most of the 6,000-plus seats in the room this afternoon. If you've questioned how seriously people are taking this game, you should hear how long the cheers (and jeers) of several thousand fans went on for in respo […]
When Joel Hodgson announced a Kickstarter campaign to bring back Mystery Science Theater 3000, the 1990s cult cable show he’d created and starred in, the internet basically melted down. The show’s combination of bad B-movies and relentless riffing had earned it an active underground fan base, and in the 17 years since its demise MST3K had continued to live o […]
Tomorrow morning, Verizon will announce their plan to buy Yahoo’s core assets for a pitiful $4.8 billion according to “two people with direct knowledge of the situation,” Bloomberg reports. Considering that at the peak of their success, Yahoo was valued at $125 billion, this is yet another benchmark moment in the company’s fall from grace. In 2008, the compa […]
If the Democratic party needs two things right now: to up their email game—seriously, how are there zero results for “harambe”—and better cybersecurity. Now you, dear reader, have the opportunity to guard the secrets of our potential next president by applying to be Hillary’s new Security Engineer!!Read more...
Disney has announced its first Marvel-themed theme park ride for Disney California Adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! That wasn’t me exclaiming for joy, the theme park ride literally has all caps and an exclamation point.Read more...
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NASA doesn't just see the International Space Station as a place where government space agencies can work together in harmony -- it could be a business hub, too. The agency has put out a call for ideas that could increase commercial use of the ISS. T...
When Prisma Labs said you wouldn't have to wait long to use its Android app outside of the beta test, it wasn't joking around. The finished Prisma app is now readily available on Google Play, giving anyone a chance to see what iOS users were excited...
Now that the long-in-development South Park: The Fractured But Whole is close at hand, Ubisoft and South Park Studios are finally opening up about its creation. To start, they've posted a behind-the-scenes video that isn't quite the usual puff piece...
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is stepping down as the chair of the Democratic National Committee after a WikiLeaks data dump that proved she and other top democrats colluded against Bernie Sanders. For what it’s worth, Sanders has been calling for her resignation for some time, saying “not only because of the prejudice I think [the DNC] showed during the campaign […]
The Web has come a long way since it’s inception, and its design has changed drastically along the way. Weebly is highlighting just how much change Web design has had over the past ten years by taking a look at its own site. Weebly says that over 250 million users now visit its homepage every month, but that wasn’t the case when it launched in 2006. Back the […]
Pokemon Go is all over the place, but we’ve got our champion: Nick Johnson of Brooklyn has caught ‘em all. On Reddit, Johnson claims to have captured all 142 Pokemon available in the US. There are more, but some are secret, while others are limited to various international regions. Johnson played up to eight hours per night, often after a full work day. The […]