Even allergy recommendations are getting souped up with algorithms powered by brands. Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson’s Zyrtec rolled out a Google Assistant skill that cranks out daily allergy and weather information as part of a bigger data initiative… Read More ›
Apps, Social Media
Let’s say you like a Facebook page devoted to breast cancer survivors. It has been a useful forum for comparing treatment options with others who have dealt with similar health issues. There’s only one problem: Facebook has now categorized you… Read More ›
Usually, navigation apps are a savior when battling traffic. But it has turned into a nightmare for residents near one of the steepest streets in Los Angeles. Read more at USA Today.
During Mark Zuckerbergs’s over 10 hours of Congressional testimony last week, lawmakers repeatedly asked how Facebook makes money. The simple answer, which Zuckerberg dodged, is the contributions and online activities of its over two billion users, which allow marketers to target ads with… Read More ›
Amazon is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice… Read More ›
A top-tier Android phone can cost upwards of a thousand dollars, and for that money, you’ll get some amazing features. It will have a stellar screen, top-flight camera, gobs of storage, and an absolutely atrocious texting experience. Read more at… Read More ›
Podcasting has come a long way in attracting a dedicated, passionate audience with several unique traits, but there is still progress to be made in reaching the mainstream American listener. Read more at Radio & Internet News.
“Ouch, it hurts!” squeals Tess, who has asked for help getting ready for the prom. The character is part of an Android game by Bravo Kids Media called “Beauty Clinic Plastic Surgery” — one of many game apps targeted by… Read More ›
Thousands of free apps available in the Google Play store are potentially violating a major federal data-privacy law intended to protect children from online tracking. Read more at Education Week.