• Google+ Can Now Automatically Make Your Videos Look Better

    Google+ Can Now Automatically Make Your Videos Look Better

    For almost two years now, Google has been automatically enhancing the photos you upload to Google+ and starting today it will do (almost) the same with videos, too. It won’t do this automatically, though. Instead, whenever Google now thinks it can improve a video you upload, a banner will appear in the Google+ web app that asks you if you want to preview the potential changes. You… Read More

  • Fallout from the Sony Hacks

    Crunchweek: Fallout From The Sony Hack

    Acquisition leaks, embarrassing emails, threats, theaters refuse to show The Interview, FBI’s confirmation that the hack came from North Korea, a response from the White House…there has been so much coming out of the Sony breach that this week we felt it necessary to devote our entire show to discussing everything that has happened. Bonus: Ingrid Lunden flew in from London, England… Read More

  • Sony’s CEO Michael Lynton: “We Have Not Given In.”

    Sony’s CEO Michael Lynton: “We Have Not Given In.”

    Sony CEO Michael Lynton blamed theaters for the studio’s decision to pull out from the scheduled theatrical release of The Interview this Christmas. He told CNN in an exclusive interview that Sony had no other choice after a slew of theaters decided to not show the film. Read More

  • After Sony, Every Startup Should Prepare For War

    After Sony, Every Startup Should Prepare For War

    The battle between Sony and what the FBI believes are North Korean hackers may be at its end, but the war for the security of the enterprise is just getting started. Companies have been rapidly transitioning their legacy systems to modern IT technology like cloud services, hoping to save money and improve performance in an increasingly competitive world. And while security has always been one… Read More

  • Carnival’s Mobile Marketing Platform Gets More Automated

    Carnival’s Mobile Marketing Platform Gets More Automated

    When someone tells me that they’re introducing “trigger messaging” to their product, well, it’s not the most thrilling start to a conversation. But hey, mention automated FaceTime calls from One Direction, and suddenly I’m onboard. (Not that I’m a huge One Direction fan or anything. It’s not weird that I think this sounds cool, right? Please tell… Read More

  • Reddit Announces RedditNotes, A Way To Share Equity With Readers

    Reddit Announces RedditNotes, A Way To Share Equity With Readers

    Reddit, the world’s favorite repository for funny and/or pornographic images (and wide-ranging discussions on almost any topic), has announced a RedditNotes initiative, a method to give equity to the site’s readers using a lottery method. Read More

  • Apple Responds To BBC Panorama’s Portrayal Of Supplier Conditions

    Apple Responds To BBC Panorama’s Portrayal Of Supplier Conditions

    Apple was the subject of a recent investigative report by BBC’s Panorama program, which presented as part of its findings various instances where suppliers of the Mac maker violated Apple’s own stated standards for its partners. The breaches reported by the BBC included problems at Pegatron factories outside Shanghai, as well as issues at the bottom level of the supply chain… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 12.19.14

    Gillmor Gang LIVE 12.19.14

    Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Alexia Tsotsis, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today. Gillmor Gang on Facebook Our sister show G3 on Facebook Read More

  • Facebook Has So Much To Announce, Its f8 Conference Expands To 2 Days In SF March 25-26 2015

    Facebook Has So Much To Announce, Its f8 Conference Expands To 2 Days In SF March 25-26 2015

    Facebook has more news to share at f8 than can fit in a single day, so it’s adding a second for its developer conference now slated for March 25th and 26th, 2015 at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. Registration for the first two-day f8 will open in early 2015, but developers hoping to attend can sign up for a reminder of when they can vy for tickets. Facebook explains the… Read More

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