• More Than 200,000 Photographers Have Participated In EyeEm’s “Missions” For Brands

    More Than 200,000 Photographers Have Participated In EyeEm’s “Missions” For Brands

    Whenever a new social network or online community springs up, it seems pretty inevitable that brands will eventually try to build a presence there. Naturally, this can cause lots of handwringing and eye-rolling — that’s why emphatically ad-free social networks like Ello attract a lot of interest, but also seem rather quixotic. So I was glad to get an update on what EyeEm is doing… Read More

  • Investors Want Proof You’re High Fantasy
  • Here’s How To Turn On Windows 10’s New, Hidden Calendar And Clock

    Here’s How To Turn On Windows 10’s New, Hidden Calendar And Clock

    I presume by now that if you are a Windows kid, you are using the newest build of the Windows 10 operating system, the recently released 9926 edition. If you are, go ahead and select the clock in the lower right corner of your screen. It looks slightly mundane, does it not? I thought so. What if it could look like this (Image via Brad Sams): It’s not hard to turn on. I even managed it… Read More

  • Filmmakers Need A Virtual Reality Editing Suite, So Visionary VR Built It

    Filmmakers Need A Virtual Reality Editing Suite, So Visionary VR Built It

    Virtual reality is as different from movies as movies are from novels. It’s hard to port one into another without losing a lot. New storytelling mediums need new creation tools, and Visionary VR is making them. But this isn’t some Final Cut clone. Visionary’s editing suite lives entirely in VR. Directors use their hands to manipulate a 3D timeline, and select camera angles… Read More

  • Digital Distribution Is Changing Who’s Going To See Indie Films

    Digital Distribution Is Changing Who’s Going To See Indie Films

    Combine a culture that increasingly encourages self-expression; an economy that generates considerable surplus capital with low interest rates; Moore’s Law-like improvements in performance-per-dollar in production technology; proliferating on demand distribution outlets for digital media; and persistent underemployment for liberal arts graduates; and what do you get? More films being made! Read More

  • Social Customer Service Firm Sparkcentral Locks Up A $12M Series B

    Social Customer Service Firm Sparkcentral Locks Up A $12M Series B

    Sparkcentral, a company that provides tools to help businesses conduct customer support over social channels, has raised a $12 million Series B round of funding, led by Split Rock Partners. The company previously raised a total of $5.6 million, including a $4.5 million Series A round of capital in October of 2013, or around 15 months ago. That places the company’s Series B round inside of… Read More

  • The Net Neutrality Debate Also Affects SMS

    The Net Neutrality Debate Also Affects SMS

    Net neutrality was one of last year’s biggest tech stories. The one that went mainstream after John Oliver poked fun at it and beseeched his viewers to flood the FCC’s comments page with tirades against a two-tiered Internet (they did, reportedly causing FCC.gov to crash). Read More

  • What Happens To Privacy When The Internet Is In Everything?

    What Happens To Privacy When The Internet Is In Everything?

    This week Google’s Eric Schmidt was on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he suggested that the future Internet will be, in one sense, invisible — because it will be embedded into everything we interact with. Read More

  • As Cloud Arrives On Main Street, We Need A New Set Of Metrics For Cloud SLAs

    As Cloud Arrives On Main Street, We Need A New Set Of Metrics For Cloud SLAs

    A lot can happen in a year, and in the world of cloud computing, 2014 was a breakout one. Cloud adoption finally experienced a tornado of demand that swept up large enterprises en masse. Yet as businesses move services to the cloud and increasingly depend on 3rd party vendors, important questions should be answered around who is responsible for managing these services and how service… Read More

  • Justin Kan’s The Drop Is Product Hunt For Music

    Justin Kan’s The Drop Is Product Hunt For Music

    Music, music everywhere, but what song should I pick? Dance music fans have it particularly tough when it comes to discovery. Spotify’s 100% legal catalogue lacks tons of cool, unofficial remixes and mixsets, while SoundCloud’s limited curation make sorting through the jumble of sporadically released tracks a chore. If only someone would build a Digg/Reddit/Hacker News/Product Hunt… Read More

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