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The Internet Bill of Rights is just one piece of our moral obligations

Congressman Ro Khanna’s proposed Internet Bill of Rights pushes forward in a positive manner individual rights on the internet. It provides guidelines for critical elements where current legislation

Four reasons why you should attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018

On October 18 — just one week away — some of the most brilliant and innovative minds in reality creation will gather at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles to attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018. Whether

CEOs from Mindshow, SVRF and TheWaveVR are talking social VR at TC Sessions: AR/VR

With Facebook holding a dominant role in the VR space, one would think that the social networking implications are all taken care of — but for the time being, it actually seems to be one of the

Chilling effects

The removal of conspiracy enthusiast content by InfoWars brings us to an interesting and important point in the history of online discourse. The current form of Internet content distribution has made

VR helps us remember

Researchers at the University of Maryland have found that people remember information better if it is presented in VR vs. on a two-dimensional personal computer. This means VR education could be an im

The erosion of Web 2.0

It seems quaint to imagine now but the original vision for the web was not an information superhighway. Instead, it was a newspaper that fed us only the news we wanted. This was the central thesis bro

Don’t break big tech, fix it

Chris Yiu Contributor Share on Twitter Chris is the Senior Policy Fellow for Technology at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and previously served as a General Manager at Uber. Yiu has also h

Does Ready Player One reveal the future of VR?

Maggie Lane Contributor Share on Twitter Maggie Lane is a writer and producer of virtual reality experiences and covers the industry for various publications. More posts by this contributor Inside Nic

Fyusion is bringing 3D vision technologies to a device near you

More than 15 million users a week launch the Fyuse app to take and share the 3D interactive pictures the technology enables. But what these users may not realize is that their pictures are actually

Media startup Axios raises another $20 million

There’s a glimpse of hope in new media as Axios just raised $20 million less than a year after its launch, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company already had a pretty big list of investors, a

The end of oversharing

The early 2000s were the era of user-generated content. Companies like Associated Content and Shareasale rewarded content producers richly – one friend of mine made millions on YouTube in 2004 b

Already huge in China, Tuputech pitches its AI that identifies porn and violence stateside

In China, where content laws are far more restrictive and penalties for defying government proscriptions on content are far more severe, new social media giants and telecom providers like Musical.ly,

Search and social media was filled with clickbait and propaganda in the wake of Vegas shooting

Letting an algorithm cull links from the sewer of internet commentary, and then distributing that to millions of people, is a losing game. It's another sign of how Facebook and the rest continue to ab

Maestro gives big brands new tools to manage and control their live streams

From Twitch to Facebook to Periscope, live streaming is a growing phenomenon that’s making some decent money for the people who own the platform. For the actual people recording the streams and

CamSoda jumps into the world of paid life-streaming

Have you always wanted to show your messy room to hundreds of people? Want to get paid for the pleasure of streaming your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners? Feel a real need to share how long you can s

Google I/O 2017 VR keynote live blog

We're here at day two of Google I/O 2017, and the show starts with a keynote specific to Google's work in VR, led by its head of virtual reality and augmented reality, Clay Bavor. The keynote gets sta

Social Native raises $8 million to build a new social media ad platform

No one, it seems, has come up with a good way to harness all the videos, photos, and tweets that budding creators post every day on YouTube, or the Facebook media juggernaut, or its smaller Snap-pier

I rocked out in Rock Band VR at CES and I liked it

VR is a tricky medium to do well, but Harmonix’s upcoming Rock Band VR might just be the perfect fit. The game has always been about making players feel like they’re real rock stars, livin

VR creators make content to put people into the news and natural disasters

VR isn’t all fun and games. One company is using it to put VR users in the middle of breaking news stories and to show them what it feels like to face a natural or man-made disaster. For example

Waggle raises $2.3 million because the internet doesn’t have enough funny animal videos

A startup called Waggle raised $2.3 million in seed funding to become the go-to destination for animal lovers and pet parents online, and for sharing all the cute pups and madcap kitteh adventures th
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