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  • MIT Spinout Insurify Raises $2 Million To Replace Human Insurance Agents With A Robot

    MIT Spinout Insurify Raises $2 Million To Replace Human Insurance Agents With A Robot

    Insurify, a startup out of MIT, today announced the launch of Evia (Expert Virtual Insurance Agent), an artificially intelligent virtual insurance agent that aims to find you better car insurance using a photo of your license plate. The company recently pulled in $2 million in seed from Rationalwave Capital Partners to create EVIA and launch its robo-agent platform. “We barely have time… Read More

  • Jack Dorsey Confirms Departures Of Several Twitter Execs

    Jack Dorsey Confirms Departures Of Several Twitter Execs

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has confirmed the departures of Twitter execs, who oversaw the product, engineering, media and HR teams. Was really hoping to talk to Twitter employees about this later this week, but want to set the record straight now: pic.twitter.com/PcpRyTzOlW — Jack (@jack) January 25, 2016 In a statement, posted to Twitter on Sunday, Dorsey wrote: “I’m sad… Read More

  • Twitter Is Monkeying Around With The Order Of Tweets In Your Timeline

    Twitter Is Monkeying Around With The Order Of Tweets In Your Timeline

    I’ve been told by insiders at Twitter that “nothing is sacred” when it comes to making Twitter “easier to use” and ready to onboard the next few hundred million users that Twitter needs to be a powerhouse in media. The latest tweaks and horsing around have to do with the order of tweets you see in your timeline. The hallmark of Twitter has been the reverse… Read More

  • WTF
    IBM Asks Women In Tech To Hack Hair Dryers, Women Tweet Back To Tell IBM It’s Not The 1950s

    IBM Asks Women In Tech To Hack Hair Dryers, Women Tweet Back To Tell IBM It’s Not The 1950s

    Looks like IBM needs to reengineer what it thinks about women. A tweet went out on IBM’s official Twitter feed asking women in tech to, I kid you not, “Join the #HackAHairDryer experiment.” Not hack computer software, math problems or something of social impact – a beauty product. According to IBM’s Twitter account, that’s “what matters in… Read More

  • Not Into The Hearts? Twitter Appears To Be Testing Multi-Emoji Reactions

    Not Into The Hearts? Twitter Appears To Be Testing Multi-Emoji Reactions

    Yes, the fav turned into a like. The star turned into a heart. Some tweeters were not very happy about this change even though Twitter said engagement was just fine — increased among new users, in fact. Today, we’ve learned that Twitter, which tests many things all of the time, is letting folks play with the ability to share reactions in multiple ways by way of emojis. Forget… Read More

  • Twitter Doing More With GIFs, Introduces Feature Called “ScratchReel”

    Twitter Doing More With GIFs, Introduces Feature Called “ScratchReel”

    Twitter tweeted out a new toy for you to play with for video called “ScratchReel.” Basically, it lets you scrub a short GIF back and forth for cool effects. Check it out here (to see the actual effect you have to visit the native tweet): Spotted a ScratchReel yet? Scrub back & forth to help the @WSL surfer escape the tube! ⏪👆⏩ Only on Twitter, dude. Read More

  • Twitter Sees 6% Increase In “Like” Activity After First Week Of Hearts

    Twitter Sees 6% Increase In “Like” Activity After First Week Of Hearts

    Speaking at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco today, Twitter’s SVP of Product, Kevin Weil, shared with the crowd that the new hearts aren’t stopping activity. In fact, the activity is increased: "With the change from favorites to likes we've seen a 6% increase in like activity in just the first week." –@kevinweil — Robi Ganguly (@rganguly) November… Read More

  • Twitter Launches A Political Transparency Page

    Twitter Launches A Political Transparency Page

    Twitter rolled out a new page aimed at disclosing where the company stands on critical policy issues to users and Twitter’s political endeavors – including donations and Twitter’s PAC involvement. Read More

  • Twitter Holds Post-Earnings Q&A On Periscope With CFO Anthony Noto

    Twitter Holds Post-Earnings Q&A On Periscope With CFO Anthony Noto

    Twitter is currently holding a post-earnings Q&A on Periscope. The guest? CFO Anthony Noto. The company took a bit of a nosedive after its Q3 earnings at the end of last month, so folks have questions. While it’s normal for companies to have follow-up discussions with analysts, this format is new for Twitter. Add that it’s being streamed on Periscope and there you have it —… Read More

  • Twitter And Vine Choose Hearts Over Stars And Smileys

    Twitter And Vine Choose Hearts Over Stars And Smileys

    Twitter’s making changes and nothing is sacred. Today’s change, while not as dramatic as making tweets editable or more than 140 characters, is definitely something that you’ll notice. The stars are out. So is the word they represent…”favorite.” In? Hearts. And the word “like.” Vine’s getting hearts, too, so the smiley faces are out. Read More

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