To get you all psyched up for this year’s finals, the NBA just launched a Facebook Messenger chatbot that offers basketball aficionados an easy and convenient way to watch on-demand highlights of their
Tencent’s effort to promote WeChat around the globe reflects mistakes that many app makers make as they go overseas. Last week, my colleague Steven Millward wrote an excellent piece about China’s most
Messaging is huge, so it’s no wonder more brands are looking to join the conversation. Around 75% of the world’s Internet users use messaging services. In markets like Asia, consumers not only chat with
Bottom line: Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies
Which billion-dollar 'unicorn' startups are at most risk of dying? Here's what some data suggests ...
A unicorn is a term used to describe a startup worth $1 billion or more. Like the fictional animal, unicorn companies are supposed to be rare and magical. Lately, tech's unicorns have become rather common.
Heading to Disney World? You'll want a MagicBand - Disney's own wearable tech that provides access to just about everything in the park - and your hotel room. You can even tap to pay - which Disney is
A crowdsourced annotation platform, Genius originally let users analyze rap lyrics. In recent months, the startup has broadened its horizons, letting users annotate everything from literature and poetry
That's why I was particularly interested to see startup Thync's demo. The company's pitch sounded like any CES attendee's dream: a gadget that can magically alter your mood to make you feel relaxed and
Palantir’s Cofounder Is Betting On This Startup To Solve The Most Annoying Problem Restaurant Owners Face
Typically, restaurants deal with tens, if not hundreds, of different suppliers. For example, they would have four different meat suppliers, another three different vegetable suppliers, a couple bakeries,
A New Gossip App Called 'Streetchat' Has Teens Throwing Up Their Hands: 'What The Heck Is Wrong With Us?'
The app lets students at high schools and colleges anonymously post photos and captions about anyone they want — from anywhere they want. The app's terms and conditions say the users can't post illegal
With a life as storied as he had, it's no wonder that Steve Jobs is remembered not only for running an incredibly successful company, but for being tremendously outspoken. He seemingly had an opinion everything,
ANOTHER TOP INVESTOR SOUNDS THE ALARM: When The Market Turns, A Bunch Of Startups Are Going To 'Vaporize'
The so-called startup burn rate conversation was sparked by Benchmark's Bill Gurley, who recently told The Wall Street Journal that "Silicon Valley as a whole ... is taking on an excessive amount of risk
I haven't predicted a drop like this, though I certainly think one is possible. I also haven't made a specific timing call: I have no idea what the market will do over the next year or two. But I do think
It's called Neon, and it's designed to let organizers track and manage events right from their phones. By shrinking down everything you'd find in a box office into a single mobile application, Neon can
Adobe has acquired popular photo-editing toolkit Aviary for an undisclosed amount, the companies announced today. Aviary provides developers (and outside companies like Yahoo) with a set of photo-editing
Companies like Google, Amazon, eBay, and Uber are operating and expanding services that allow shoppers to order something online and have it that same day, without ever leaving home. If they manage it,
China's Alibaba Group is becoming a serious threat to Amazon. The e-commerce giant made its market debut Friday in one of the largest public offerings of all time. The IPO was priced at $68 per share,
The 20-session course will be taught at Stanford within its computer science department. But all videos, reading materials, and assignments will be posted online on Altman's website, so anyone can follow
On July 23, when Facebook reported its earnings for the second quarter, the company stunned everyone. Revenues were $2.68 billion, up 67% from the same quarter during the year before. Even better, 62%
Kids used to have a fairly limited choice when buying their own My Little Pony. No more. Imagine getting to decide exactly what color your pony's hair is. Or what the saddle looks like. Now kids can customize
But Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer at the Met, is out to change that. "Everyone has their own impression of what a museum is like, what art is like, but there is so much going on here that people
A new mobile application called Tripcast, built by the team that created photo-sharing app Cluster, allows travelers to privately share their photos with their friends back home. The app lets you create
New feature creates collections of photos and videos from people attending the same live event, like the World Cup and Electric Daisy Carnival Snapchat isn't just for sharing slices of your life with friends
Gogobot was born as a way to help you plan your vacation using your social networks. It taps your friends for recommendations for places to stay or eat, things to do. It also helps you build a network
At age 23, he invented song-sharing site Songza, bought by Google last month for an undisclosed sum. Raskin wasn't involved in Songza at the time. He sold it back in 2008 to Amazon-backed Amie Street.
We don't know the price, but Alexia Tsotsis of TechCrunch, who was the first to report the news, says it could be about $200 million. We've also heard SmartThings has been in acquisition talks with other