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6 ways ad agencies can thrive in an AI-first world

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have long been part of PPC — so why are AI and machine learning all of a sudden such hot topics? It …

Hackers stole $400 million from cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck

500 Million NEM tokens were stolen<p>One of Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has revealed that it’s lost nearly $400 million in a security breach. Coincheck says that it has restricted deposits and withdrawals for a cryptocurrency called NEM, and <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that 500 million NEM tokens …

Travel apps strengthen in 2017, airlines start to catch up

A global study of 2017 app usage from App Annie shows that travel app usage increased during 2017 and that airline apps are becoming more …

Kicking a dead horse: This social app helps shy people meet strangers nearby (exclusive)

The whole idea of apps that connect people online to hang out offline is pretty played out at this point, but some startups are still kicking that dead horse.<p>Catalyst launched its social, local, mobile application today (never seen those three things together before), that seems to do little other …

Google's New Chicago Home Isn't More Transit-Friendly, But It Is More Highway-Friendly

Most of Facebook’s revenue could come from emerging markets by 2015

Facebook doesn’t break down its revenue according to the wealth of the countries in which it does business, but a funny thing happens when you do: It becomes apparent that Facebook’s push into emerging markets is paying dividends much more quickly than anyone realized.<p>That’s according to some …

i.TV acquires GetGlue to boost its stake in second screen viewing

We may be witnessing the creation of a rare giant among second screen apps. Online guide producer i.TV has just acquired GetGlue, giving it control of one of the largest TV check-in services. The two aren't revealing the terms of the deal, but GetGlue will keep running; i.TV plans to integrate its …

Record Numbers Of Elite MBAs Are Ditching Finance For Tech

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, finance has lost its luster for many elite MBAs, and a record number of graduates are heading to the white-hot tech sector instead.<p>According to data assembled by The Wall Street Journal, the percentage of graduates who went into finance dropped by 12% from …

United becomes the latest airline to let customers use electronic devices gate-to-gate

JetBlue and Delta were the first two airlines to let customers use electronic devices during takeoff and landing, and now United Airlines is joining the pack. The company announced today that it was providing "electronics-friendly cabins" for domestic flights, allowing passengers to use their …

With 30K Active Online Stores, Weebly Launches DIY eCommerce Platform To Take On Amazon And Shopify

On the heels of Wix’s debut on the NASDAQ this morning, another veteran website builder is responding with some big news of its own. Since launching in 2006 (the same year as Wix), Weebly has taken a slightly different approach to website creation than its competitors: By catering to entrepreneurs. …

Google Glass developers will get their first crack at its SDK later this month

Developers seeking to create apps for Google's Glass headset have had limited options so far, but the company will break things wide open during a two-day hackathon -- like the ones held earlier this year to show off its Mirror API -- starting on the 19th. An invite sent out today describes a San …