Apps

  • Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids

    Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids

    Just as pre-teens in the 1990s were warned away from dialing 1-900 numbers, kids now need to learn how to navigate social media responsibly. Kudos, an app for kids aged eight to 13 with around-the-clock moderation, positions itself as a safe introduction to social media that also teaches its young users, some of whom were born before the first iPhone was released, how to be “good… Read More

  • Everything announced at Oculus’ Connect 4 VR conference

    Standalone headsets, VR replacements for your computer monitor and ways to share VR to the News Feed were highlights of today’s big Oculus conference. Click through or scroll down to get just the need-to-know info and GIFs from our in-depth coverage of Facebook’s vision for the future of virtual reality.   Read More

  • Facebook ‘3D posts’ let you play with VR objects in News Feed

    Facebook ‘3D posts’ let you play with VR objects in News Feed

    Facebook wants to let you create virtual objects in its Oculus Medium sculpting platform or Facebook Spaces VR hangouts and then share them with friends who don’t have a VR headset. Today at Oculus Connect 4, Facebook previewed 3D posts, a new type of News Feed post where users can grab, spin and interact with a 3D object to look at it from all angles. Read More

  • Oculus ‘Dash’ replaces your computer monitor with VR

    Oculus ‘Dash’ replaces your computer monitor with VR

    Oculus Rift has a whole new user interface that lets you customize your VR Home space and replace your traditional computer monitor with nearly unlimited VR screenspace. Oculus Core 2.0 is rolling out in beta in December. Read More

  • ‘Oculus for Business’ launches to help enterprises build VR

    ‘Oculus for Business’ launches to help enterprises build VR

    Oculus wants to help companies like Walmart and Deloitte build VR experiences for their clients and customers. So today it launched “Oculus for Business,” which lets companies buy $900 Oculus Rift bundles in bulk with enterprise-grade warranties, a full VR commercial license and access to dedicated customer support. Read More

  • U.S. consumers are spending 10 hours per year in shopping apps

    U.S. consumers are spending 10 hours per year in shopping apps

    Mobile shopping is on the rise, with U.S. consumers now spending nearly 50 minutes in shopping apps per month, or 10 hours per year, according to a new report out this morning from App Annie. Digital-first shopping apps, like those from Amazon, Etsy, Wish and others, are also growing more quickly in terms of total sessions and monthly usage, compared to shopping apps from traditional… Read More

  • PornHub uses computer vision to ID actors, acts in its videos

    PornHub uses computer vision to ID actors, acts in its videos

    They say porn adopts new technologies first and PornHub [NSFW], a site that is as NSFW as it sounds, is proving that old adage true. The site – which receives 80 million visitors a day – found that its old, antiquated methods of tagging videos by hand was not sufficient. Rather than hire someone to go through the hundreds of thousands of videos and tag them by hand, the team at… Read More

  • Cap table apps team up as Solium acquires Capshare

    Cap table apps team up as Solium acquires Capshare

    Uber, SpaceX and Stripe rely on Solium to keep track of all their shareholders and stock plans; 10,000 smaller startups turn to Capshare for more streamlined equity software that’s not clumsy like spreadsheets. Now Solium is buying out Capshare and letting it run independently, so together they can handle shareholder management from inception to IPO. Read More

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