• With “Fuller House,” Netflix Bets On Nostalgia To Attract More Viewers

    With “Fuller House,” Netflix Bets On Nostalgia To Attract More Viewers

    If there’s any doubt that Netflix doesn’t want to just augment your cable TV subscription, but actually desires to replace it outright, then look no further than today’s news of the streaming service’s intention to reboot the classic 80’s-to-early 90’s comedy “Full House,” under the new, oh-so-creative title, “Fuller House.”… Read More

  • Yahoo Slips 2% On Lower-Than-Expected Q1 Net Revenue, Adjusted Profit

    Yahoo Slips 2% On Lower-Than-Expected Q1 Net Revenue, Adjusted Profit

    After the bell, Yahoo reported its first-quarter financial performance, including $1.04 billion in revenue after discounting for traffic costs (ex-TAC) and adjusted earnings per share of $0.15. The street had expected Yahoo to earn $0.18 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion. Yahoo’s ex-TAC revenue shrunk from the year-ago period by around 4 percent. The company’s adjusted profit… Read More

  • Robocoin, The Bitcoin ATM, Adds A Way To Send Cash Overseas

    Robocoin, The Bitcoin ATM, Adds A Way To Send Cash Overseas

    Remittances – sending cash overseas – has always been bitcoin‘s killer app. Now the guys at Robocoin have made it more killer. Their new product, called Romit, is basically a way to send cash through a Robocoin ATM to another ATM or merchant account at fees far lower than other remittance providers. Robocoin runs 20 ATMs around the world including systems in Hong Kong… Read More

  • WhatsApp Begins Rolling Out Its Voice-Calling Feature To iOS Users

    WhatsApp Begins Rolling Out Its Voice-Calling Feature To iOS Users

    Less than a month after WhatsApp introduced free voice calls to users of its Android app, so the Facebook-owned company has begun rolling the feature out to its iOS customers. Read More

  • Twitter Makes Tweaks To Limit Abuse And Abusers

    Twitter Makes Tweaks To Limit Abuse And Abusers

    Twitter has today announced some product and policy changes aimed at better tackling violent threats and abuse on its platform. The problem of the mainstream social network being misappropriated as an amplification medium for minority hate groups to — for instance — spread jihadist terrorist sentiments and propaganda, or harass and threaten women with messages of violent misogyny… Read More

  • Facebook News Feed Reprioritizes Your Real Friends Above Pages

    Facebook News Feed Reprioritizes Your Real Friends Above Pages

    No one likes brands more than their friends, and there are plenty of ways to get their marketing updates. Facebook’s unique value is keeping you up to date on your real-life friends. So to “get this balance right” Facebook today announced it’s reconfiguring News Feed to show content from close friends higher up, which may push posts from business Pages further down. A… Read More

  • Apple Offers Developers Chance To Purchase Apple Watch, Guarantees Delivery By April 28th

    Apple Offers Developers Chance To Purchase Apple Watch, Guarantees Delivery By April 28th

    Apple is sending out emails to developers, offering them a chance to purchase an Apple Watch Sport for delivery by April 28th. It’s doing this to encourage them to test and develop for the Watch, according to the text of an email sent to developers and shared with us. The email, pictured below, says that Apple wants to give developers the opportunity to test WatchKit apps on Apple Watch… Read More

  • Stop Calling. Schedule Local Biz Appointments With MyTime, Which Just Scored $9.25M

    Stop Calling. Schedule Local Biz Appointments With MyTime, Which Just Scored $9.25M

    “I don’t know anyone who likes calling businesses. It’s not fast or convenient, and it definitely doesn’t feel like the future.” Mark Zuckerberg may as well have been explaining the need for MyTime when he said that last month about Messenger’s upcoming business chat feature. But while Facebook’s just getting started, MyTime’s been working on its… Read More

  • With Water Running Out, Freight Farms Launches 2015 Farm-In-A-Box

    With Water Running Out, Freight Farms Launches 2015 Farm-In-A-Box

    Climate change is real, and it is getting uglier. Global temperatures are continuing to rise, placing enormous strain on water and food supplies throughout the world. Many areas have been hit hard by the climate disruption, but none more prominently than California, where the state has entered its fourth year of drought with massively diminishing water supplies and hectares of fallow… Read More

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