Meta launches Sphere, an AI knowledge tool based on open web content, used initially to verify citations on Wikipedia

Facebook may be infamous for helping to usher in the era of “fake news”, but it’s also tried to find a place for itself in the follow-up: the never-ending battle to combat it. In the

Twitter now lets you pin up to 6 DM conversations

Twitter is slowly continuing to enhance its direct messaging interface amid a tidal wave of product updates over the last year. The company announced today that it will now enable users to pin six con

Jack steps down from Twitter CEO role

CNBC reported this morning that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is expected to step down from his role at the social media company. Shortly after, Dorsey himself confirmed the rumors and Twitter issued a pres

Twitter acquires Threader, an app that compiles and shares threads

Twitter announced today that it’s acquiring Threader, an app that lets people compile Twitter threads and share their favorites, making it easier to help people find long threads on the platform

Twitter acquires group chat app Sphere

Twitter has acquired London-based Sphere, which operates an eponymous groups chat app, the latest in a series of recent moves from the social network as it looks to aggressively broaden and improve it

Sphere raises $2M to help employees lobby for green 401(k) plans

In the United States, a 401(k) plan is an employer-sponsored defined-contribution pension account. However, with legacy institutional investing, most of these have at least some level of fossil fuel i

Outbrain is launching a product allowing publishers to recommend content on each other’s platform

Outbrain, the network known for distributing garbage clickbait articles and ads on sites across the internet, is now going to offer a premium product that ensures that the articles recommended to folk

Tim Armstrong's Secret Project Is To Turn AOL Into A Low-Cost Content Machine

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/tim-armstrong-215x139.png" width="215" height="139" /> A couple days ago at the Web 2.0 Summit, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong caused a little bit of

AOL Rebrands Sphere As Surphace

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/surphace-1.jpg" width="213" height="51" /> Blog content engine <a href="http://www.sphere.com/">Sphere,</a> which was <a href="https://tech

Public concept products hurting the bottom line?

Conceptual products are fun. There’s no denying that. Everybody wants to see a car that looks like a jet, spaceship or rocket. Just the problem is, more often than not, the concept car does not exis

AOL Buys Sphere's Blog Content Engine

Tomorrow AOL will announce the acquisition of San Francisco-based Sphere, a blog content engine that launched in 2006. The price is not being disclosed, but sources are suggesting it’s in the $2

Microsoft looks to turn Surface into sphere because consumers like spheres

[photopress:msftsursph.jpg,full,center] Microsoft may be redesigning the Surface in order to make it more appealing to consumers. Current rumors point to a sphere-shaped Surface, which may or may not

Sweden's Twingly To Launch Europe-Focused Blog Search Engine

At first glance, blog search as a category is oversaturated. Ok, at second glance, too. Not only did Google enter the market directly in late 2005, they’ve also increased the rate that they inde

Video: How to turn a sphere inside out

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-6626464599825291409&hl=it Maybe you woke up today and said to yourself, “You know, I’d love to watch an online video and be made to fee

Sphere Quietly Nailing Its Business Model

Blog search engine Sphere has kept a relatively quiet profile recently. After a private beta launch in late 2005 and a big-press full launch in the spring of 2006, they’ve kept mostly to themsel

New Sphere Focuses On Connections Between News Stories

When blog search engine Sphere launched in May 2006, it included a unique feature that discovered, on the fly, stories related to what you were reading regardless of whether or not the two stories wer

The LaunchPad 13 at Web 2.0 Summit

The annual Web 2.0 Summit kicked off today at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The conference Summit, which has been sold out for months, is noticeably larger than last year and hundreds of people a

Sphere Nails Long Term Deal With About.com

San Francisco-based Sphere’s only been around for three months, but it’s already locked down two important deals. Both deals leverage its “Sphere It” technology, which performs

Time.com Adds "Sphere It" Links

San Francisco-based blog search engine Sphere is less than a month old, and already has links to its “Sphere It” functionality embedded in a number of time.com articles (example). Tony Con

New Blog Search Engine Sphere Launches

New blog search engine Sphere launched just moments ago and has also announced a $3.75 million round of venture financing. In addition to covering the launch of Sphere here, we have a podcast intervie
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