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Sony is trying to make 4K phone screens a thing, but who really needs one?

At the ongoing Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona today, Sony unveiled its Xperia XZ Premium flagship phone with a bevy of impressive-sounding features – the most notable of which is the 4K HDR display.<p>The Android 7.1-based handset has a lot going for it, including the all-new Snapdragon 835 …

The Nokia 3310 is back, baby

Ahead of the Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona, Nokia has brought back its beloved 3310 feature phone. The device’s near-indestructible build and practical design made it a smash hit worldwide when it launched back in 2000, and it’s now back with a bunch of new features.<p>The $50 handset …

This new startup wants to be your escape from the noise of Twitter and Facebook

Raftr, founded by former Yahoo president Sue Decker, is designed to be civil and sane.<p>Today, the phrase “social media” is often used to refer to a small number of websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Reddit. But Raftr, a new startup recently launched by former Yahoo president Sue Decker, is …

Links to AMP content are showing up outside of search results

With several popular distribution apps now linking to Accelerated Mobile Page (AMP) content, columnist Barb Palser notes that the format is taking …

Amazon and Netflix Celebrate First Oscar Wins For Streaming Services

Amazon and Netflix yesterday collected the first Academy Awards for streaming services, sharing four gold statuettes between them at this year's Oscars.<p>Amazon Studios bagged a Best Actor trophy for Casey Affleck's portrayal of a grieving man in "Manchester by the Sea". Bought by Amazon for $10 …

How Putting Profit First Prevents Entrepreneurial Crises

I could have avoided a million-dollar bank scare with the strategies in Mike Michalowicz's book, Profit First.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Years ago, I got the kind of letter that entrepreneurs never want to receive. It was a certified letter from my bank saying that …

Announcing Amazon Chime: Frustration-free online meetings with exceptional audio and video quality

• Amazon Chime Basic allows you make 1:1 voice and video calls, and to use chat and chat rooms, on all your devices<br>• Amazon Chime Plus adds the ability …

Live Streaming On YouTube To Spark Competition With Facebook

While it continues focusing heavily on videos, Facebook is now facing strong competition in this space. Recently, YouTube announced that it had updated its mobile app to allow live video streaming to any YouTube creator with 10,000 or more subscribers. This option will be opened up to other users …

Twitter adds Periscope’s live videos to its Top Trends

Twitter’s recently launched “Explore” section will now feature live videos sourced from Periscope within its “Top Trends,” the company announced yesterday. The move will further integrate Twitter’s standalone live streaming app into its main platform, leaving even fewer reasons to keep a separate …

Twitch makes it easier to find streams to watch with topic-based Communities

In recent times, Twitch has steadily been outgrowing its hardcore gaming avatar and expanding to accommodate streamers’ other interests on its platform. Now, it’s taking things a step further with the beta launch of Communities.<p>Think of Communities as public listings of streams sorted by topic or …

Last Night We Talked About 'Stranger Things' But Paid Attention To Cars

Last night, brands paid a reported $5 million to air a 30-second spot during Super Bowl 51. How many of those spots ran while fans checked their mobile devices, muted their sets, restocked the snacks or took a bathroom break, and which spots provoked genuine reactions from viewers?<p>Based on social …

Pinterest's New 'Lens' Tool Places Real-World Objects In Digital Context

Pinterest has unveiled a handful of new tools to find real-world objects and trends on the digital catalogue, a behavior the company calls “visual discovery.”<p>On Wednesday at Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., CEO Ben Silbermann announced the site’s three new tools: “Lens,” which lets …

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Twitter Shares Plummet As Revenue Growth Nearly Slows To A Halt

Twitter shares plummeted on Thursday after the company reported fourth-quarter revenue that sharply missed analysts’ estimates and revenue growth that slowed to just 1% in the same period.<p>Shares fell 11% to $16.67 at 9:40 a.m. EST and had tumbled as much as 11% in pre-market trading.<p>Revenue growth …

Snapchat Reveals It Has a Billion-Dollar Deal With Amazon | Inc.com

A week after Snapchat's parent company filed its IPO paperwork, the tech world is starting to get more insight into just how massive the messaging company's operation is.<p>Snap Inc.'s updated S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission mentions a deal with Amazon's cloud-computing arm that …

How I Landed a 6-Figure Job at LinkedIn Without a College Degree | Inc.com

Considering that I dropped out of high school at the age of 17 and my first job was as a part-time shoe salesman, one would be surprised to find out that I started social media for Winn-Dixie, one of the largest grocery chains in the U.S., ran digital marketing for Save-A-Lot food stores, and …

Super Bowl Commercials 2017: Star-studded Lineup, Lots Of Teasers, And A Potent Tribute

The game doesn’t happen until Sunday, but the competition to keep those 112 million sets of eyeballs on the big brands paying for the party has already begun. Advertisers have been planning, writing and shooting spots for months, placing super-sized bets on their most moving commercials this year. …

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Instagram may soon let you share multiple photos in one post

Instagram is testing a major change to its platform: letting you post multiple images at once.<p>Droid Life reports having seen the feature pop up in the latest version of the Instagram app on Android (via @m4au312 on Twitter). We’ve had no luck trying to replicate it, so it’s likely a test that …

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Facebook's #FriendsDay is about to ruin your Newsfeed with cheesy videos

Facebook is again celebrating ‘Friends Day,’ a made-up holiday that sees people around the world gleefully sharing algorithmically-made videos while others hide out on Twitter until it’s all over.<p>We get it. The best way to celebrate your friends is to chase them off Facebook until this is all over. …

Chrome update on Android will let you pin websites to the app drawer

Google will roll out an update to the Chrome beta on Android in the “next few weeks” that will allow you to pin certain websites to your app drawer, just like a normal app.<p>You’ve actually been able to add sites to your Android <i>homescreen</i> since 2015, but the sites wouldn’t show up in the drawer, …

Facebook's new search AI lets you find images by content

Facebook now lets you search for images by typing in the actual content within them, much like Google Photos.<p>The technology – called Lumos – was first used to improve Facebook’s accessibility for visually-impaired users, allowing images to be described by their content. But the technology has other …

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Snapchat growth slowed significantly after the launch of Instagram Stories

Snapchat seems to have hit a bit of a wall. In early 2016, Snap was unstoppable. Between the fourth quarter of 2015 and the third quarter of 2016, the service added 46 million average daily active users — pushing its total to 153 million active users per day.<p>And then Q3 happened.<p>In the beginning of …

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This Key Stat Shows How Far Snap Has To Go To Catch Up To Facebook

Snap Inc.’s highly anticipated initial public offering is expected to be the biggest IPO in years.<p>But even though Snap is one of Facebook's most important competitors, a key figure in the messaging company’s first public filing, the S-1, show just how far the young business has to go before its …

Snapchat Parent Snap Inc. Files for IPO

Snap’s IPO is poised to be the largest U.S.-listed technology debut since Alibaba in 2014<p>Snap Inc. lifted the veil on its highly anticipated initial public offering, revealing a business that is growing at a torrid clip but that also faces challenges keeping users engaged, attracting new ones—and …

Weebly hacked, 43 million credentials stolen

The web design platform Weebly was hacked in February, according to the data breach notification site LeakedSource. Usernames and passwords for more than 43 million accounts were taken in the breach, although the passwords are secured with the strong hashing algorithm bcrypt.<p>Weebly said in an email …

How the web became unreadable

I've caught myself squinting and holding the screen closer to my face. I've worried that my eyesight is starting to go.<p>These hurdles have made me grumpier over time, but what pushed me over the edge was when Google's App Engine console — a page that, as a developer, I use daily — changed its text …

This staffing company CEO's comment shows Amazon could soon ditch UPS and FedEx too

Steve Cooper, CEO of TrueBlue, made those comments during the company's quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, adding it could impact companies like FedEx and UPS, which are Amazon's delivery partners, in the future. He said:<p>"The main thing I think is control and knowing that they are controlling …

Why Disney, Salesforce, and Google Think Twitter Is Overvalued

Having lost over $2 billion over the last five years and suffering a slowdown in new subscribers, Twitter has been trying unsuccessfully to sell itself.<p>Yet its market capitalization is still $12.2 billion — too much thanks to an easy-to-describe problem — Twitter is a toxic brand.<p>Before getting …

Facebook's Oculus Connect 3 And The Future Of Virtual Reality

As you may know, Facebook bought Oculus back in 2014 for a cool $2 billion. This deal kick started a VR revolution and has accelerated the worlds of AR and VR. However, Oculus has had major challenges since being acquired and has struggled to deliver products on time; Oculus delivered its Oculus …

YouTube joins Snapchat in appearing to take a swipe at Facebook's silent autoplay video

Peter Cory, Google's agency leader, picked holes in Facebook's video advertising product, namely its autoplay feature that often substitutes sound for captions.<p>Sound, he claims, has a huge impact on advertising. It is a view shared by Snapchat's Imran Khan, who last month went as far as to claim …