• Google Not Playing Nice With Apple Music Yet

    Google Not Playing Nice With Apple Music Yet

    If you want to stream your music instead of buy tracks, there are more options than you can shake a stick at. You’ve got Spotify, Rdio, XBox Music (Microsoft), Amazon, Apple Music and Google Play just to name a few. One of the players, Google, which happens to have the world’s biggest search engine, has chosen to only recognize a few of them. Read More

  • Y Combinator Backs Tenant Turner To Build Software For Landlords Managing Rental Properties

    Y Combinator Backs Tenant Turner To Build Software For Landlords Managing Rental Properties

    With U.S. homeownership levels back to their lowest point since 1993, rentals look set to make up a larger share of the country’s housing stock for the foreseeable future.  Between the 43 million rental units in the country, it’s a fragmented market with millions of individual property owners and landlords. Tenant Turner is a Y Combinator-company formed out of the aftermath… Read More

  • Hawking, Musk Warn Of ‘Virtually Inevitable’ AI Arms Race

    Hawking, Musk Warn Of ‘Virtually Inevitable’ AI Arms Race

    Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and over 1,000 AI and robotics researchers have signed a letter suggesting a ban on AI warfare, warning of the potential for rampant destruction at the hands of “autonomous weaponry.” The letter, which was presented Monday at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Buenos Aires, Argentina, specifically advised against… Read More

  • Translate.com Launches Its Enterprise Translation Platform

    Translate.com Launches Its Enterprise Translation Platform

    Emerge Media’s Translate.com, which launched about four years ago, has probably the best domain name you can have if you’re in the translation business. Until now, though, the service mostly offered a front-end to its — partly Microsoft-powered — translation tools for consumers and wasn’t actively going after the huge and lucrative enterprise market. Read More

  • Nasty Bug Lets Hackers Into Nearly Any Android Phone Using Nothing But A Message

    Nasty Bug Lets Hackers Into Nearly Any Android Phone Using Nothing But A Message

    It’s like something from a bad movie: eager to learn the details of the bad guy’s plan, the good guys hack his phone armed with little more than knowledge of his phone number. No physical access to the phone, no tricking him into opening some shady application; just a quick message, and bam — they’re in. Alas, that’s essentially how a new Android hack works… Read More

  • Dear Investors, Fund More Underrepresented Founders In Tech

    Dear Investors, Fund More Underrepresented Founders In Tech

    If the future of the tech industry is to be a culture of inclusion and diversity, then women founders and founders of color need funding. Although Google, Twitter, Pandora, Facebook and other tech companies released their diversity data last year, there is less data on the demographics of who investors are funding. This needs to change. Read More

  • Today’s Kids Have No Idea How The First iPod Worked

    Today’s Kids Have No Idea How The First iPod Worked

    It’s easy to forget that technology changes quickly when you follow this industry. When the first iPod was released in 2001, it was a much different world. Components weren’t powerful enough to create smartphones and tablets. Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and Spotify didn’t exist. Microsoft had just released the original Xbox and Windows XP. Read More

  • As Gree In SF Lays Off 120, Gaming Giant Buys Twiitch, Opens Offices In Berlin And Oz

    As Gree In SF Lays Off 120, Gaming Giant Buys Twiitch, Opens Offices In Berlin And Oz

    Yet more consolidation afoot in the gaming business. Gree International, the global arm of the Japanese gaming giant that focuses on social and mobile gaming, is downsizing in San Francisco by cutting 30 percent of jobs, and at the same time it is doubling down on growth in other markets. Gree is acquiring Australia’s Twiitch — makers of Heroes of War and other popular titles (and… Read More

  • Google AdSense Publishers Must Now Obtain EU Visitors’ Consent Before Collecting Data

    Google AdSense Publishers Must Now Obtain EU Visitors’ Consent Before Collecting Data

    Google has announced a change to its user consent policy which will affect website publishers using Google products and services, including Google AdSense, DoubleClick for Publishers and DoubleClick Ad Exchange, as well as whose sites or apps have visitors arriving from the European Union. Under the new policy, publishers will have to obtain EU end users’ consent before storing or… Read More

  • Google Weans Itself Off Of Google+

    Google Weans Itself Off Of Google+

    It’s no secret that Google+ didn’t quite work out the way Google envisioned and now, after already moving Google Photos out of the service, it’s starting to decouple Google+ profiles from its regular Google accounts. The idea behind Google+ profiles was to give users a single identity across all the company’s platforms. Users didn’t like this and as Google VP… Read More

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