• The key to global empowerment is technology Crunch Network

    The key to global empowerment is technology

    With the exponential growth in technology, the world has seen not only profound change in various industries, but also a fundamental shift in the structure to our global society. To unwrap this bit of jargon, let’s look at the intersection of human rights and technology. The fundamental nature of human rights is to allow individuals to exercise their autonomy, liberty and free will… Read More

  • Adobe acquires Livefyre

    Adobe acquires Livefyre

    Adobe today announced that it plans to acquire Livefyre, the service that’s probably best known for its online commenting system. On top of this service, the company also offers a number of tools for brands to engage with their audiences as well, which is likely what Adobe was most interested in. Read More

  • Venerable audio company Bowers & Wilkins bought out by Gideon Yu’s EVA Automation

    Venerable audio company Bowers & Wilkins bought out by Gideon Yu’s EVA Automation

    Bowers & Wilkins, an audio gear brand that has been familiar to millions for decades, is being bought out by EVA Automation, a two-year-old company that has never released a product. Yet the old company’s name and CEO will remain. You’re not going to hear about a weirder deal today. Read More

  • Moovit transit app integrates with Uber

    Moovit transit app integrates with Uber

    The local transit app Moovit announced today that it will soon be integrated with the ride-sharing app Uber in 131 cities in 22 countries. This is kind of the chocolate and peanut butter of urban travel. Moovit uses official transit data plus crowdsourced data to give riders the best information about potential routes. Is the train running slow? Take the bus or find a bike sharing service. Is… Read More

  • Prete splits from Treat to bring unlimited blowouts to SF

    Prete splits from Treat to bring unlimited blowouts to SF

    Prete is a new blowout startup launching today in San Francisco and Los Angeles that wants to hook you up with unlimited hair styling. No cuts, color or anything else, just as many blowouts as you want for $129 a month. Some of you may recall a story I wrote about a similar blowout service coming to SF called Treat that wanted to use established salon space for unlimited blowouts. Treat gained… Read More

  • Spotify ditches the controversial ‘hamburger’ menu in iOS app redesign

    Spotify ditches the controversial ‘hamburger’ menu in iOS app redesign

    Spotify is one of the more popular music streaming apps, but it’s not necessarily the most beautifully designed (that was long-lost Rdio, unfortunately). Navigating through the various sections of its app took a lot of tapping, and often wasn’t very intuitive. Today, Spotify is attempting to improve its interface with a redesign, arriving first on iOS, that puts its key sections in… Read More

  • Meet the Disrupt NY 2016 speakers and judges

    Meet the Disrupt NY 2016 speakers and judges

    Disrupt NY is right around the corner. The event starts on May 9th and we’re delighted to reveal the agenda. The lineup is stellar and for the first time, we will be hosting Disrupt NY in Red Hook, Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. We say this every year, but this is set to be our best Disrupt NY yet. The conference kicks off on May 9th and is a packed three days that… Read More

  • Uber denies plans to kill surge pricing in the U.S.

    Uber denies plans to kill surge pricing in the U.S.

    Despite the headlines today, Uber says it does not have plans to nix surge pricing in the U.S. It did away with surge in Delhi, India, but has now reinstated the feature there as well. An earlier report from NPR claimed Uber would be doing away with surge, a feature on the Uber app that bumps prices up in a particular area when there’s high demand for rides. Surge pricing benefits drivers… Read More

  • Instagram crams more ads in less space with Video Carousels

    Instagram crams more ads in less space with Video Carousels

    What’s more lucrative than a video ad? Multiple videos in a single ad. To help businesses show different sides of their products in vivid motion, today Instagram is launching video ad carousels. It’s a savvy way for the company to give advertisers more flexibility through horizontal space so as not to further clutter the vertical scrolling feed. Now the carousels Instagram introduced… Read More

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