• MoviePass says it will start acquiring movies, too

    MoviePass says it will start acquiring movies, too

    On the heels of hitting a 1.5 million subscriber milestone and bringing on a new marketing chief, the subscription service for watching movies in theaters, MoviePass, today announced it’s going to start buying movies, too. The company says it will begin to invest in films so it can share in their success beyond the box office, including on other platforms like streaming, DVD, and… Read More

  • Facebook’s latest News Feed update will prioritize trustworthy publishers

    Facebook’s latest News Feed update will prioritize trustworthy publishers

    Facebook is gearing up to prioritize news content by publishers a group of Facebook users have deemed trustworthy. Facebook head of News Feed Adam Mosseri said the company surveyed “a diverse and representative sample” of U.S.-based people about their familiarity and trust in various sources of news. That data, Mosseri said, will serve to inform News Feed rankings. Read More

  • With ‘Wolves in the Walls,’ the ex-Oculus team at Fable Studio makes its debut

    With ‘Wolves in the Walls,’ the ex-Oculus team at Fable Studio makes its debut

    Wolves in the Walls, directed by Pete Billington and premiering today at Sundance, is the unique product of a tight, scrappy team of pioneering creatives, with most of them sharing a common element of their past, as they were laid off from Facebook last year when the company’s VR original content arm Oculus Story Studio was shut down. Read More

  • Yahoo Finance launches social savings app Tanda, an alternative to credit cards

    Yahoo Finance launches social savings app Tanda, an alternative to credit cards

    Yahoo Finance today launched a new app called Tanda that allows small groups of either five or nine people to save money together for short-term goals. The app uses the concept of a “money pool” – that is, everyone participating in one Tanda’s collaborative savings circles will pay a fixed amount to the group’s savings pot every month. And every month, one member… Read More

  • Moritz sabotages Sequoia, again

    Moritz sabotages Sequoia, again

    Michael Moritz is legendary for many of the investments he has led throughout his long career with the venture firm Sequoia Capital. But Moritz has placed a target on Sequoia’s back — again — by publishing a controversial opinion piece comparing Silicon Valley unfavorably to China. To say it is extreme is an understatement. Read More

  • Education technology is a global opportunity Crunch Network

    Education technology is a global opportunity

    Education used to be simple: there was a blackboard, a teacher and desks in a classroom. Today, a student can practice English online, upload homework through a portal and learn chemistry through 3D immersion — such is the rise of educational technologies. And nowhere is the advent of edtech climbing more quickly than in Asia. Read More

  • Tesla’s Model 3 is coming to some of its East Coast showrooms

    Tesla’s Model 3 is coming to some of its East Coast showrooms

    Tesla is bringing its newest production vehicle to its showrooms in some East Coast locations for the first time, so that potential (and many actual) customers will be able to check it out in person. The carmaker will have Model 3 demo units on display at showrooms in New York, Boston and Miami starting this week, CNBC reports. The Model 3 will be on display in Manhattan’s… Read More

  • Apple has hired tech team from data science startup SVDS

    Apple has hired tech team from data science startup SVDS

    Apple has made a quiet but interesting move in its longer-term strategy around courting more business from enterprises. The company has hired the tech team — at least 18 people, including at least two co-founders, one of whom is the CEO — from Silicon Valley Data Science (SVDS), a startup based out of Mountain View that provides business transformation consulting to enterprises… Read More

  • Amazon brings voice control to its Alexa app for Android, with iOS coming soon

    Amazon brings voice control to its Alexa app for Android, with iOS coming soon

    Amazon’s slow push into mobile is getting a lot more real this morning with the addition of voice integration into its Android app for Alexa. Up to now, the app has been little more than a way to manage settings for the Echo and other smart home devices built around its smart assistant. The addition of voice commands means users can speak directly to their handset the way they would an… Read More

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