• Applause Connects Brands With Livestream Stars

    Applause Connects Brands With Livestream Stars

    We’ve seen startups helping brands tap influencers to promote themselves on social media platforms like Vine and Instagram, so it might be time for a new influencer marketing startup, Applause, that’s focused on live video — particularly Twitter’s Periscope app. It’s certainly a platform that CEO Jon Jacques is familiar with. In addition to working for a couple… Read More

  • Cisco To Buy Jasper Technologies For $1.4 Billion

    Cisco To Buy Jasper Technologies For $1.4 Billion

    Cisco announced today it was buying Jasper Technologies, developers of an Internet of Things cloud platform for $1.4 billion. With Jasper, Cisco gets a company that understands the burgeoning Internet of Things market. While the IoT term gets bandied about quite a bit, it simply means connected machines talking to one another over the internet. This could be industrial automation equipment on… Read More

  • Struggling GoPro Falls 10% On Earnings Miss; Announces New CFO

    Struggling GoPro Falls 10% On Earnings Miss; Announces New CFO

    Sales of action camera maker GoPro fell short of Wall Street expectations on Wednesday, with the company reporting a loss of 8 cents per share, whereas analysts were predicting an average of 0 cents.  Fourth quarter revenue also fell short, coming in at $437 million, but investors had been forecasting $496 million. This is also down 31% from the $634 million in the same period the year… Read More

  • Watching Technology Trends Emerge In Africa Crunch Network

    Watching Technology Trends Emerge In Africa

    With so much happening in the African tech market these days, it’s hard to keep track. Here’s a handy guide we’ll try to put out every month on the biggest news in one of tech’s most exciting (and earliest) emerging markets. Read More

  • Let’s Be Honest About The Problems With Blockchain And Finance Crunch Network

    Let’s Be Honest About The Problems With Blockchain And Finance

    Strange times we live in. The world’s biggest financial players and analysts are buzzing about an invention that became famous partly by promising to destroy them. In just a few months, blockchain went from the cause célèbre of crypto-anarchists and tech evangelists to the biggest idea in mainstream banking. Read More

  • iPhone 7 Could Have A Flush Rear Camera

    iPhone 7 Could Have A Flush Rear Camera

    Chances are you hate this protruding camera module pictured above on your current iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s. According to a new rumor on the iPhone 7 design (via Mac Rumors), the next iPhone could have a flush rear camera. The antenna bands across the back would also disappear. Read More

  • Google Expands Its Self-Driving Car Pilot To Kirkland, Wash.

    Google Expands Its Self-Driving Car Pilot To Kirkland, Wash.

    Google today announced that it is expanding its self-driving car testing program to Kirkland, Washington. So far, Google’s cars have driven 1.4 million miles around the company’s hometown of Mountain View, California and — more recently — in Austin, Texas. “We have strong roots in Kirkland having established an office here a decade ago,” said Jennifer… Read More

  • New Apple Patent Covers Hovering Gestures For iPhone Displays

    New Apple Patent Covers Hovering Gestures For iPhone Displays

    3D Touch was just a first step. AppleInsider has spotted a new patent that would add a proximity sensor layer into your iPhone display. It would open up a brand new field of interactions for your phone with new hovering gestures. Read More

  • FAA Reauthorization Bill Still Leaves Much To Be Desired For Commercial Drone Operators

    FAA Reauthorization Bill Still Leaves Much To Be Desired For Commercial Drone Operators

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is due for reauthorization and the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee introduced the first draft of the FAA bill today. While the efforts to reform the air traffic control system will likely take center stage in the discussion around the bill, it also includes a number of items around the commercial use of drones. While the bill represents… Read More

  • Instagram Extends Video Ads To 60 Seconds To Score TV Dollars

    Instagram Extends Video Ads To 60 Seconds To Score TV Dollars

    Instagram today announced that it began running its first 60-second video ads, starting with T-Mobile and Warner Brothers. Until now, the maximum length for video ads was 30 seconds, already longer than the 15-second videos users are allowed to post. Instagram tells me that “We recognize that advertisers have a variety of creative resources and want to bring more choice to help them… Read More

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