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Mark Zuckerberg Gains $1.7 Billion After Instagram Announces New 'TV' App, 1 Billion Users

Mark Zuckerberg became $1.7 billion richer on Wednesday after Facebook stock rose 2.3% in regular trading on the news that Instagram is rolling out a new feature: Instagram television. The bump makes the Facebook founder and CEO the biggest winner over the past day of any billionaire. <i>Forbes</i> updates …

Trudeau: Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

TORONTO (AP) — Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.<p>The Senate gave final passage to the bill to legalize cannabis on Tuesday, …

Canada

Some Animals Take Turns While Talking, Just Like Humans. Why?

A good conversation should proceed like a tennis match: players each take turns responding, knowing instinctively when to speak and when to listen. …

AI-powered face swapping has taken a dystopian turn

As if the issues like revenge porn and AI-powered facial recognition searches weren't creepy enough, a <i>Motherboard</i> report reveals yet another unsettling use of technology: "deepfakes." Within a month of locating a Redditor who used machine learning to swap pictures of mainstream actresses onto the …

Machine Learning

Download this: Sweatcoin's app pays you to exercise

If you've ever struggled to get into better shape then you know getting motivated to start is often the hardest part. But a new app may just be able …

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?<p>We usually think of surveillance cameras as digital eyes, watching over us or watching out for us, depending on your view. But really, they’re more like portholes: useful only when someone is looking through them. Sometimes that means a human …

10 ways to engage with your customers on Instagram

People are much more attracted to brands and influencers that are constant when they post. Keep a schedule and don’t stray from it. Stay consistent when you post so people know when to expect your work to be live. People can then prepare for when you release new content and you’ll receive more …

Customers

Hackers steal as much as 10 percent of new cryptocurrency funds

The decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technologies offer advantages over traditional funding and transactional …

Microsoft reorgs the software side of its augmented/virtual reality operations

Microsoft is said to be creating a new Mixed Reality Studio and bringing together a number of its AR/VR/MR assets into a new organization.<p><i>Microsoft</i> …

The REME-coin lets online shoppers monetize on their data

“Data is the new oil” is a well-worn adage these days. The data we generate every day through clicks, likes, and posts keeps the engines of online businesses rolling but there is an ever-increasing lack of control for the regular user over how this data is used. We get access to free services and …

eCommerce

Facebook buys ID verification startup Confirm.io

Confirm.io can verify who someone is using ID cards and biometrics<p>Facebook has acquired a startup that offers a system for verifying the authenticity …

Identity Theft

Tinder vulnerabilities could let hackers spy on your swipes, see photos

Researchers have found that Tinder, one of the world’s most popular dating apps, isn’t as private as one might expect. Thanks to the lack of basic …

Encryption

Facebook just acquired technology to quickly verify someone’s ID

Facebook just purchased a startup that allows its customers to quickly verify that someone’s identification documentation is authentic.<p>It’s unclear …

The rise of adviser brands in the mobile customer journey

Micro-moments are no longer just the hot new thing. They’re now the very foundation for modern consumer engagement. Consumers are not only mobile-first. They’re increasingly relying on their mobile devices to guide them through every decision of the journey — @regardless of purchase size. Moreover, …

Mobile Devices

TripIt now lets you know how long the airport security line is in real-time

If you're a frequent traveller, you might have already heard of an app called TripIt. TripIt lets users streamline their entire travel itinerary by …

SoundHound, once just a music-recognition app, is now a billion dollar company

Welcome to the unicorn club.<p>Not all is bad in the land of music recognition.<p>Around the same time that Shazam was selling for a fraction of its valuation the last time it was priced, its competitor SoundHound quietly raised a new round of financing that values the company at an estimated $1 billion,</b> …

Tryb Group raises $30M to develop fintech platforms for Southeast Asia

Tryb Group, a Singapore-based organization focused on fintech services in Southeast Asia, has landed a $30 million investment from Makara Capital.<p>The investment comes from Makara’s $770 million joint fund with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), which is focused on finding …

Who is Poppy? Meet the YouTube pop star who may not exist

Who or what is Poppy?<p>She’s one of the biggest YouTubers around, with an odd backstory and even odder videos. But with a new short film released on the premium YouTube Red service today, and following a global tour including a sell-out gig in London before Christmas, you should become acquainted …

What you need to know about emergency cellphone alerts

What would you do if your smartphone suddenly told you a ballistic missile was on its way?<p>In Hawaii, residents and visitors got a chance to live out that scenario after getting that message nearly two weeks ago, with people panicking as they searched for shelter and contacted loved ones.<p>The …

Spotify's Unusual IPO Model Will Test The Company's Strength

Spotify, the popular music streaming service, will officially take the company public this spring and is planning a very unconventional IPO — short for "initial public offering" — that has investors talking.<p>With Spotify's IPO, the narrative so far has been that this is yet another tech company …

Air France stewardesses furious over order to wear headscarves on Tehran flights

Air France stewardesses have caused an uproar over new uniform rules that will require them to wear headscarves on flights from Paris to Tehran when the airline resumes services there later this month.<p>Female flight crew members have been told to cover their hair once they disembark for the Iranian …

Why You Should Visit Sri Lanka Now

Sri Lanka's hotel boom—coupled with otherworldly beaches and national parks fit for safari—makes this Asian hot spot one of our top destinations of 2016.<p>For a quarter century, Sri Lanka was largely off-limits to tourists, riven by a brutal civil war that finally ended in 2009. Now, Asia-bound …

Sri Lanka

Spotify has a clever plan to make more money from 'superfans'

The session was set up by Spotify, but it wasn't part of a traditional contest or lottery. The set-up was part of a larger plan Spotify has to help artists use data to identify their most passionate fans. And this push has big implications for the future of making money as a musician, Spotify's Jim …

Spotify

Underwater Room At Pemba Island's Manta Resort Unveiled (PHOTOS)

If you've ever dreamed of sleeping under the sea, à la The Little Mermaid, your dreams can soon become reality at the Manta Resort's new underwater room.<p>The Manta Resort is located on Pemba Island, part of the Zanzibar archipelago off the coast of East Africa. The resort's newest feature allows …

Tight on Space, Big on Style: Explore the World's Most Compact Hotels — Vagabondish

<i>Editor's note: This post comes to us courtesy of Julia Dilworth - a lifestyle journalist based in Vancouver, Canada who is a regular contributor for</i> …

Twitter has to know everything about you

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“Why I’m Not On Twitter”: Every Movie-Star Reason for Shunning Social Media

While pop stars and reality show notables are among the most popular users on Twitter, movie stars have, for the most part, resisted the impulse to join the social networking fray. And though more and more are making the leap into the land of hashtags and @-replies (both Cameron Diaz and Sarah …

Fewer teens smoke but more use e-cigarettes, hookahs

The good news is that fewer young people are smoking cigarettes. The bad news is that more are turning to other tobacco products such as hookahs or waterpipes.<p>Fewer U.S. teens are smoking cigarettes, but more are getting a nicotine fix from hookahs and electronic cigarettes, the Centers for Disease …