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Twitter’s Head of Moments Andrew Fitzgerald Is Leaving for Hearst TV

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:00
Twitter s Director of Curation Andrew Fitzgerald who has been heading the team behind the company s Moments feature is leaving to become Hearst Television s new Chief Digital Content Officer His duties at Twitter are being taken over by Joanna Geary who has been with
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How Blockchain Might Change Payments For Small Businesses

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:52
Over the last couple of years digital currencies like bitcoin have captured the imaginations of everyone from investors to business owners. And, thanks to advocacy groups and more than the 100,000 businesses who accept bitcoin, we can expect even more awareness and acceptance of digital currencies. But, you
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Snapchat's Similarities To Twitter Make A Wait And See Approach Advisable

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:25
Isn’t it strange how sometimes even things that you are aware of can surprise you when you see them written down? In the course of research for this article I perused the revenue and EPS numbers for Twitter ( TWTR ). I guess I was vaguely aware that they had struggled to become what startups refer to as “revenue
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Amid YouTube Ad Backlash, Instagram Blurs Out Possibly Offensive Content

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 14:59
Just as YouTube is feeling the heat from advertisers Instagram is looking to make its feed more family friendly The Facebook owned photo sharing service announced Thursday that it is starting to blur out photos that it has found to be sensitive While these posts don t
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Virtual Reality You Can Touch: Nomadic Wants to Bring VR Experiences to Malls, Movie Theaters

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:59
Headsets immersive computer graphics and flashlights Nomadic a Northern 160 California based virtual reality VR startup that came out of stealth mode Thursday has been busy working on bringing everyday objects into VR and now it s getting ready to show the
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SoundCloud Has Raised $70 Million in Debt Funding

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:59
Berlin based music streaming service SoundCloud has been tossed another lifeline SoundCloud has raised 70 million in debt funding from Ares Capital Kreos Capital and Davidson Technology earlier this month The funding was first reported by Business Insider and has since
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Alibaba (BABA)'s Cloud Efforts To Soar Higher

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:35
With technology giants eyeing the cloud to scale newer heights, the space of cloud computing is turning competitive. Amid this rigid competition, technological advancement and immense opportunity within the space, Alibaba Cloud is set to become a key growth driver for Alibaba Group ( BABA ) in the years ahead. Here’s
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How Will AI Bots Impact The Payments Industry?

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:33
Whether if it’s Facebook Messenger, Twitter’s Direct Messaging chatbot, Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Allo, or WhatsApp, there’s no shortage of services that offer integrated bots that can handle everything from customer service, booking airline tickets or hotel rooms, and shopping online. Interacting with
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Here's Why Micron (MU) Stock Belongs In Your Portfolio

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 07:56
It’s hard to imagine that a stock could be up some 50% in six months and 133% over the past year and still be considered “unloved.” But that’s precisely the role Micron ( MU ) finds itself in, according to Instinet analyst Romit Shah. The Boise, Idaho-based semiconductor giant is set to report second quarter fiscal
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FANG Stocks are Back in Focus

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:49
A while ago someone noticed that if you took the first letters of the names of the four big modern tech companies, Facebook ( FB ), Amazon ( AMZN ), Netflix ( NFLX ) and Google ( GOOG : GOOGL ) they spelled out a wonderful acronym, FANG. Of course, since then Google has gone and spoiled it all by rebranding their
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AMD's (AMD) Success Is Not The Death Of Intel (INTC)

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 07:52
My article on Tuesday, which highlighted ( some might say “boasted” ) the recent achievements of Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD ), was perceived by some readers as an attack on Intel ( INTC ). But that was the intent. While I’m admittedly an unabashed cheerleader of Intel, I can still appreciate the
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Paid Video Usage Triples as Tencent Profits Approach $6 Billion

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 07:06
China s social media giant Tencent says that over 20 million people paid for video content on its websites during 2016 That points to growing acceptance of transactional and subscription models in the world s most populous country where advertising supported VoD has been
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NCAA March Madness Is Streaming Live in VR for $2-$3 Per Game

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:07
Basketball fans can now stream March Madness games in virtual reality for a price A newly introduced VR Premium Ticket will give Samsung Gear VR owners access to the Final Four semifinals the championship game as well as select Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games in 360
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Off the Beaten Path: Niche Subscription Video Services Between Boom and Bubble

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:07
Are you a fan of horror movies Anime Arthouse British dramas Whatever your off the beaten path obsession is there s a subscription video service just for people like you out there Parks Associates estimates that there are now close to 100 video subscription services in the U S
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Twitter Makes It Easier to Stream Professional Video via Periscope

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 14:07
Twitter officially unveiled the Periscope Producer API Tuesday making it easier for publishers to stream professional quality live video feeds from external cameras TV studios drones and other sources to Periscope and Twitter users Periscope first added the ability
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2017 Will Change The Way We Pay

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:51
The payments industry has been evolving with technology speeding up the process and changing how businesses and consumers make payments for goods and services. This year already shows the promise of significant advancement in online and mobile payments. We’ve created an infographic that provides a crystal ball
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Don't Sell Your Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Stock Yet

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 08:03
Whether you’re looking at valuation, increased competition from Nvidia ( NVDA ) or “growth fatigue,” there are plenty of reasons to suggest shares of Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD ) have already run their full course. But it would be a mistake to think any of these reasons matter — a point made on Monday by
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Alibaba Buys Ticketing Firm Damai

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:07
Chinese e commerce giant Alibaba is to buy ticketing firm Damai further expanding its activities in entertainment sales across a range of sectors Alibaba described the deal whose financial terms were not disclosed as part of its big entertainment strategy It also
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Facebook, Apple and the Coming Augmented Reality Land Grab

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 19:08
Two new reports suggest that two of Silicon Valley s biggest companies are secretly working on augmented reality AR technology 160 It may take some time before Apple is going to reveal its efforts in the space but Facebook may give us a glance at its AR
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Intel's Inside Revolution Shows INTC's New Direction

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:40
Intel Corporation ( INTC ), conventionally known as a world-renowned PC company, is fast expanding into the realm of advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G to stimulate growth while enabling efficiency and profitability across the
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