Google is developing technology to let publishers create visual-oriented media content along the lines of Snapchat’s “Discover,” according to people familiar with the situation, upping the ante in a race among tech giants to dominate news dissemination on smartphones. Read… Read More ›
Apps, Social Media
YouTube rolled out the ability to share videos with contacts directly in its mobile app for Android and iOS. Users can chat about shared videos using text, react with emoji, like messages with a heart, reply with other videos, and… Read More ›
Apple is highlighting iPhone users like @_xst, whose work is a bit reminiscent of the old iPod silhouettes. While most companies have been tweeting and Facebooking for years, Apple has remained largely on the sidelines. Read more at AdWeek.
The Walt Disney Co. secretly collects personal information on some of their youngest customers and shares that data illegally with advertisers without parental consent, according to a federal lawsuit filed late last week in California. Read more at The Washington… Read More ›
The AR revolution will come not with a bang but a tape measure. At least, that seems to be the lesson so far from ARKit, Apple’s new augmented-reality platform. Read more at Wired.
Taking Instagram-worthy photos is one thing—editing them is another. Most of us just upload a pic, tap a filter, tweak the saturation, and post. If you want to make a photo look good without the instant gratification of the Reyes… Read More ›
When ESPN streamed the professional indoor lacrosse playoffs for pay-TV subscribers last year, about 4,000 people tuned in on average. This year, the National Lacrosse League averaged almost 344,000 viewers for each “Game of the Week” streamed on Twitter Inc. Read… Read More ›
The Major League Baseball Players Association granted a license to sweepstakes app Lucktastic to create free scratch cards that feature star baseball players. MLBPA Fun Packs will be released each week for the remainder of the 2017 season. Read more… Read More ›
Tehran’s busy streets have five times as many taxis as New York, offering huge potential for a ride-hailing app. And with Uber locked out of the Iran for the foreseeable future due to U.S. sanctions, startup Snapp is seizing its… Read More ›
The one piece of sleep-enhancing tech I love best—Apple’s Bedtime feature—does nothing more than what your parents did when you were a kid. When evening turns to night, it tells you to go to sleep. Read more at Wired.