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eBay acquires predictive analytics startup SalesPredict to boost its machine learning

eBay announced that it will be acquiring predictive analytics startup SalesPredict in a move designed to improve its “artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science efforts.”<p>Although financial terms of the deal were not revealed, it’s said that an undisclosed number of SalesPredict …

Machine Learning

The best $5 I ever spent on an iPhone app

If you thought the iPhone wasn't for tinkerers, think again. Workflow puts powerful task automation in the palm of your hand.<p>When you think of smartphones and automation, your mind might immediately gravitate towards IFTTT or even Tasker for Android.<p>Automation apps let you create "recipes" that …

Apps

Thrillist’s Content Marketing Division Is Launching A Booze-Focused Site

Supercall is being sponsored by Diageo but will run as an independent editorial property<p>By<p>Mike Shields<p>Mike Shields<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@digitalshields<p>mike.shields@wsj.com<p>Like many digital media companies, last year Thrillist Media Group announced it had built out a dedicated division …

Alcohol

A new Xbox One is coming next year — and it’s going to blow the PlayStation 4 out of the water

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are about to get replaced by newer, more powerful versions of themselves.<p>Maybe you've heard of them referred to as "Project Scorpio" and PlayStation 4 "Neo"— these are the two code names given to the projects by Microsoft and Sony, respectively.<p>Both are capable of …

The top 17 startups to launch so far in 2016

While the start of 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, superfast internet, and competition for Uber.<p>Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data …

Pinterest's new 'shopping bag' lets you buy from anywhere

Pinterest has created a way to let you shop across websites via its platform — but check out with a single transaction.<p>Once a place where people pinned items they thought were cool, Pinterest has slowly morphed into a powerful shopping engine. A new ‘shopping bag’ feature lets you tuck items from …

eCommerce

Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them

DocSend, a startup that provides people with a secure and private way of sharing files like offer letters or legal agreements, studied more than 200 pitchdecks to figure out the right way to graduate from bootstrapped to seed-funded, or from angels to a Series A.<p>They partnered with Harvard Business …

Small Businesses Can Compete With Big Brands On Pay-Per-Click Advertising

For most businesses advertising online, the success of your pay-per-click (PPC) ad campaign is related to the size of your advertising budget. The more money you have to place bids, the more keywords you can target and the more ad displays you’ll receive. Big brands have big PPC budgets and …

AdWords

PS4 And Xbox One Pose Major Problems For Internet Providers

As the Sony's Playstation 4 launched midnight today in the UK, there are some potential pitfalls that mean consumers might not get the most out of their systems unless they carefully consider their home network.<p>Consoles used to be the easy option. They were plug and play devices that worked …

Both The PS4 And Xbox One Had Killer Launches, So Chill On The Comparisons

<i>The Playstation 4 sold 1 million consoles in its first 24 hours on sale. The Xbox One matched the tally, but was on sale in more countries (11, to be exact). Still, the Xbox One cost $100 more per unit, so its day one revenue mark was higher, right?</i><p><i>But what about game sales? Peripherals? Line wait?</i> …

A primer for the next-gen online transition

When Sony and Microsoft launch brand new consoles next month, they'll also launch with next-generation networks built on the foundation of current-gen online services.<p>Fortunately for current-gen console owners looking to transition to the next-generation, both Microsoft and Sony appear to be making …

Steam races ahead of Xbox Live with 65 million accounts

<b>Valve has announced a 30 per cent increase in user accounts in the last 12 months, skyrocketing ahead of Xbox Live.</b><p>Over 65 million gamers have …

Xbox

PlayStation 4 Android app launching in mid-November in North America, Europe

Sony on Friday announced that its new PlayStation App for Android will be launched in mid-November in certain markets, just in time for the PlayStation 4 arrival, its brand new gaming console.<p>The app will be available as a free download from the Google Play Store starting with November 13 (North …

Apps

PS4 Party Voice Chat will support up to eight players

The PlayStation 4's Party Voice Chat functionality will support up to eight players at a time, much like it does on the PS Vita, PlayStation's social media manager confirmed on the PlayStation Blog.<p>Sony confirmed back in July that the PS4 will offer free party chat, and that the feature will also …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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PlayStation 4 controllers hitting retail

Sony's next-generation controller, the DualShock 4, is already making an appearance at retail, according to a Reddit poster who snapped pics of the gamepad in stock at an EB Games location.<p>Currently, availability appears limited to Canada, according to posters. Calls to multiple GameStops in the …

Sony Explains Why Its PlayStation 4 Costs $1,845 In Brazil

Sony's new PlayStation 4 won't be on store shelves until next month, but the gaming console has already raised eyebrows in Brazil, after reports that it would cost 3,999 Brazilian real — or about $1,845 at today's exchange rate.<p>The company says the steep cost isn't a case of price gouging, but …

Microsoft COO: 40 percent of Xbox Live’s ‘audience’ are women

People love to watch digital video, and the Xbox 360 is one of the big ways they are doing that.<p>Microsoft revealed today that 42 percent of Xbox Live subscribers watch 30 hours of movie and TV content each month and that 40 percent of the Xbox Live audience are women, according to Microsoft chief …

DualShock 4's design was informed by major first-person shooter developers

Sony Computer Entertainment sent out prototypes of the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller to major first-person shooter creators before it arrived at the peripheral's final design, Sony's Mark Cerny told IGN.<p>According to Cerny, Sony's many controller prototypes were tested with consumers, but …

Sony will stream PS3 games to the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita starting in 2014

PlayStation 4 owners won't be able to play PS3 games at launch, but it won't be a long wait. Sony plans to release a digital library of PlayStation 3 titles powered by its Gaikai streaming technology in North America starting next year. That's according to Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei …

Forza 5 video makes a gigantic high-speed animated flipbook in real life

In this "Filmspeed" promotional video for <i>Forza Motorsport 5</i>, one of the world's fastest cars becomes a camera on wheels.<p>One of the earliest tools for animation, the modern zoetrope was invented in 1834 by William Horner. Images were evenly spaced around a cylinder with slats in the side between …

Sony plans to sell five million PS4s by April 1st

Sony announced sales targets for its upcoming PlayStation 4 for the first time today, saying that it plans to sell five million units by the end of the year. The <i>fiscal year.</i> That means it will have to sell just over a million consoles a month between its November 15th North American launch and …

Sony plans to sell 5 million PlayStation 4 consoles by the end of the fiscal year

Ambition? Sony's got that. The company just announced during its Tokyo Game Show keynote that it plans to sell a solid five million PlayStation 4 consoles by the end of the fiscal year. It's a bold enough goal on its own, but doubly so when one considers the bomb the company dropped last week: the …

PlayStation 4's real name IDs designed to bring in casual players

PlayStation Network users on PS4 will be able to identify themselves using their real name, a move designed to court casual players, Sony home console division president Masayasu Ito explained during today's TGS 2013 keynote speech.<p>"Basically so far, PSN ID can be available under PS4, but there is …

PS4 vs. Xbox One Specs: Microsoft Holds Edge in Interactivity

Microsoft has made it clear that the new Xbox One is not simply just a video game console. In the race to beat out the PS4, Microsoft has announced …

GadgetellSolutions Media

18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

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Xbox One VS PlayStation 4: Game Developers Say It’s A Draw

Xbox One vs PlayStation 4 is on the minds of many gamers as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release date draws near.<p>As previously reported <i>The …