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  • Snap reportedly looked at drones as a product option

    Snap reportedly looked at drones as a product option

    Snap’s camera company ambitions included exploring drones as a possible product line, according to a new report from the New York Times. The drone plans would’ve given users the potential to take photos and videos from an eagle-eye perspective to share on Snapchat, its social network, and would’ve offered another hardware option alongside Spectacles as a way to help users… Read More

  • Blin.gy puts you inside your favorite music video

    Blin.gy puts you inside your favorite music video

    A green-screen effect, or chroma keying, is nothing new. But it’s not really consumer technology — mainly because of the need for an actual green screen, a static camera and studio-quality lighting. But being able to have a live video background behind you is cool. Meet Blin.gy, a new app that’s figured out how to achieve a “mobile green-screen effect.” Read More

  • BirdEye raises $25 million for customer feedback management and monitoring software

    BirdEye raises $25 million for customer feedback management and monitoring software

    Pitching a bird’s eye view of customer feedback based on social media comments and push surveys from the company, BirdEye (get it?) has raised $25 million in new financing. The software developer can thank new investor World Innovation Lab and previous investor Trinity Ventures for the new financing. As a result of the new round, World Innovation Lab’s Rob Theis, Beyond simple… Read More

  • Trump2Cash lets you invest automatically whenever the president mentions a publicly-traded company

    Trump2Cash lets you invest automatically whenever the president mentions a publicly-traded company

    With the rise of algorithmic stock trading it’s gotten harder and harder for humans to actually trade strategically. However, now that Trump’s chaotic twitter feed can make or break a company with a single mention, you can easily trade against positive or negative sentiment and make a little money in the process! An app, called Trump2Cash, is partially tongue in cheek but quite… Read More

  • FaceApp uses neural networks for photorealistic selfie tweaks

    FaceApp uses neural networks for photorealistic selfie tweaks

    If you’re finding the vision of Trump’s visage with a smile on it generating ‘uncanny valley’ levels of unease and creepiness you’d be right. The smile is FAKE NEWS folks! Created, after the fact, by a photo-realistic face-morphing iOS app, called FaceApp… Read More

  • Super Bowl posts on social media are up from last year, but didn’t top 2015’s record numbers

    Super Bowl posts on social media are up from last year, but didn’t top 2015’s record numbers

    Super Bowl LI may have made history as the first Big Game to go into overtime, but that may not have translated into record ratings, or, as it turns out, record social media engagement, either. According to Facebook, 64 million people posted 240 million interactions its social network last night, an increase over last year’s 60 million users and 200 million posts during what was, then… Read More

  • Women’s March turns its site into a Meetup.com for the movement

    Women’s March turns its site into a Meetup.com for the movement

    Social media plays a large role in politics today, from the election of Donald Trump to those now resisting his policies, such as through the grassroots-born movement that was the Women’s March on Washington. The movement began as a Facebook page for frustrated voters, then morphed into an event that drew in an estimated 5 million participants, thanks to its sister marches beyond D.C. Read More

  • Instagram testing multi-photo album posts

    Instagram testing multi-photo album posts

    Sometimes when you’re looking at your Instagram selects and you can’t quite decide between a few options, or when you want to post something from your trip but also don’t want to overwhelm your followers with a bunch of different pictures in a row, you feel keenly the absence of the ability to post a gallery as a single update. Especially if you’ve seen ads that feature… Read More

  • CapGenius’ caption keyboard for iPhone ups your social media game

    CapGenius’ caption keyboard for iPhone ups your social media game

    Trying and failing to be clever on social media? Want your friends to think you’re naturally funny? A new app called CapGenius aims to help. This fun little addition to your iPhone keyboard offers a search engine for quips, puns, quotes, lyrics and other phrases that you can quickly pop into your Instagram posts, status updates, snaps, tweets, texts, and more. The app was created by… Read More

  • Snapchat’s next Lenses could identify and add to landscapes as well as faces

    Snapchat’s next Lenses could identify and add to landscapes as well as faces

    Snap, Inc. is working on an updated version of its in-app Snapchat lenses that would be able to recognize landscapes as well as faces, according to The Information, and intelligently overlay augmented reality animations and objects overtop of scenes captured through your camera. This is different from its existing smart Lenses, which can add features like snowfall to scenes, because it… Read More

  • Delete your account

    Delete your account

    We love to Tweet. We love to share. It appears to be a strategy for change but it isn’t. And we have to accept that. These are strange times. We are able to reach millions with a single Medium post but each day a new post supplants the last. Today’s impassioned jeremiad – like this one – is tomorrow’s digital fish wrapper. A CEO can Tweet something noble today and… Read More

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