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Coachella Performers Paid Tribute To Prince

Tributes have been pouring in from around the world since news broke of Prince's untimely and mysterious death at the age of 57 — and the second …

Music

Mobile and social ad spend grow dramatically in 2015

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Mobile ad spend continued its formidable surge in the second half of 2015, overtaking non-mobile search as the largest format in terms of revenue, according to …

Coachella opens its final weekend with Prince in mind

As dusk fell on opening day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival's second, and final, weekend on Friday, the dozens of palm trees that frame the Empire Polo Club began to glow purple.<p>Regardless of which act was playing on the festival stages, it was hard not to take in the sight of the …

Coachella Valley

Nicole Kidman on Prince: 'I had my first kiss, first love, first of a lot of stuff while listening to him'

Nicole Kidman confesses that rock star Prince was, unbeknownst to him, present for many of the formative moments in her life.<p>“I basically grew up to …

Look Mao, no hands! China's roadmap to self-driving cars | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - In the race to develop self-driving cars, the United States and Europe lead in technology, but China is coming up fast in the outside lane with a regulatory structure that could put it ahead in the popular adoption of autonomous cars on its highways and city streets.<p>Li Zengwen, …

The Latest: Solar plane's Pacific crossing going smoothly

The Latest on the flight of a solar-powered airplane from Hawaii to California in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe (all times local):<p>9:45 …

'Simpsons' boss unearths script pages from the Prince episode that never got made

Over the course of its nearly 600 episode run, <i>The Simpsons</i> has had a number of legendary musicians pass through its doors, but the chance to feature …

TV

You might soon be able to log in with sound from your skull

Fingerprint readers and iris scanners are great for authenticating people in buildings and on mobile devices. The next big thing in biometrics might lie under our skin.<p>Researchers at the University of Stuttgart, the University of Saarland and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Germany are …

Tokyo-based Cluster is developing a VR platform for meetups

<i>(The Bridge) –</i> Cluster, the Japanese startup behind a virtual reality-based event and environment platform under the same name, announced on Tuesday that it has raised about $460,000 (or 50 million yen) from Skyland Ventures, East Ventures, and several angel investors.<p>Upon obtaining this funding, …

Angel Investors

Bad week for German automakers: Huge costs, new probe

Prince has been cremated and celebrated in private ceremony, publicist says

Prince was cremated and celebrated afterward in a small, private service by a group of his "most beloved" family, friends and fellow musicians, his publicist said Saturday.<p>Yvette Noel-Schure said in a statement that the 57-year-old music superstar's family and friends gathered "in a private, …

Music

The Mobile Distribution Report: Social Platforms And Mobile Apps

BI Intelligence<p>Mobile devices have become the go-to platform for consuming digital media. In June, mobile accounted for two out of every three minutes spent consuming digital media in the US, according to comScore data. As readers spend more time consuming media on mobile devices and less time …

THE STREAMING MEDIA DEVICE REPORT: Market forecasts, top players, and consumer viewing trends that will shape the market

BI Intelligence<p>The way consumers access media content is drastically evolving. Viewers once limited to watching programming by a cable or satellite provider at a specific time and via a certain channel package are increasingly moving to over-the-top content (OTT) — or content that's streamed over …

Be careful what you tell a chatbot — it could come back to bite you

You can’t surf two clicks on the web nowadays without seeing a story about chatbots. Ever since Facebook made the announcement that it has opened up a bot building platform for developers during its F8 conference, a whole lot of digital ink has been spilled over what the rise of chatbots means for …

Toyota to launch plug-in, hybrid cars in China in 2018 | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) plans to sell heavily electrified, so-called plug-in hybrid cars in China starting in 2018, its head of China operations, Hiroji Onishi, said on Sunday.<p>Toyota Motor Corp's new Prius hybrid car is displayed during its Japan launch event in Tokyo, Japan, …

DIY Built-In Media Wall Unit with Extra Storage (From an IKEA Bookcase!)

Hello, Remodelaholics! I am Tamara back again from Provident Home Design where I share home DIY projects and decorating ideas on a budget! I truly …

Uber drivers partner with the Teamsters Union in California

Just because Uber has settled two big disputes with drivers doesn't mean that its rank-and-file is happy. Uber drivers in California have partnered with the Teamsters Union to create a new group, the App-Based Drivers Association, to represent ridesharing workers in the state. Much like the …

Transportation

Home Depot Style Challenge DIY Mantelpiece HOW-TO

So excited to walk you through the “how-to” portion of the Home Depot Christmas Style Challenge from my previous post. It was actually pretty easy, …

GM and Uber could force Tesla to do something it isn't ready for

For what it's worth, Tesla is already in <i>three</i> businesses: automobiles, batteries (it's building a massive battery factory in Nevada), and energy storage, through its Tesla Energy unit. So hey, why not bring on one more?<p>The problem is that Musk probably isn't all that thrilled to be pushing Tesla in …

Latest: Publicist: SNL devotes show to Prince tribute

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest on the death of music superstar Prince (all times local):<p>10:12 p.m.<p>NBC's Saturday Night Live is airing a special …

No more struggling with new shoes that rub or aluminum foil that unrolls. These $0 life hacks just changed your daily routine.

These genius household life hacks won't cost you a penny. Posted by Hayley Williams on her YouTube page (which features tons of additional …

Custom Prefab Homes | Prefab Floor Plans | Modern Prefab Homes | Round Homes

360° Collection<p>Round Shape. Custom Floorplans. Hurricane Resistant.<br>There are no load-bearing walls in our round homes, so you can completely …

Five Must-Know Retail Trends In Mobile And Social Marketing

BI Intelligence<p>Growth in smartphone and social media usage is setting the basis for all types of retail marketing trends. In a new report from BI Intelligence, we'll look at individual trends within mobile and social media.<p><i>Some of the trends analyzed in the report, include:</i><p>US consumers are spending …

CERN releases 300TB of Large Hadron Collider data into open access

Cancel your plans for this weekend! CERN just dropped 300 terabytes of hot collider data on the world and you know you want to take a look.<p>Kati Lassila-Perini, a physicist who works on the Compact Muon Solenoid (!) detector, gave a refreshingly straightforward explanation for this huge …

Ad Blocking Software Has 200 Million Users

Ad-block software usage may be more common than previously thought. There are nearly 200 million monthly active users (MAU) of ad-block software globally, according to data from a new study by PageFair and Adobe included in our latest ad-blocking report.<p>That represents a big uptick in ad-block …

The FBI is working hard to keep you unsafe

Did you know that the US government is sitting on its own Strategic Zero-Day Reserve? A “zero-day” is a software vulnerability that allows adversaries to bypass or reduce security restrictions; lets them hack systems which use that software, basically. These are not restricted to shady criminal …

The Drones Report: Research, Use Cases, Regulations, and Problems

BI Intelligence<p>The fast-growing global drone industry has not sat back waiting for government policy to be hammered out before pouring investment and effort into opening up this all-new hardware and computing market.<p>A growing ecosystem of drone software and hardware vendors is already catering to a …

Solar plane readies to land in California after 3-day flight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A solar-powered airplane on a journey around the world was preparing to land in California on Saturday night to complete a …

Payments Ecosystem - Research & Business Opportunities

BI Intelligence<p>The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.<p>But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of April 18, 2016)

This week was filled with great loss and great celebration. The world lost a great artist and icon in Prince, who passed away at 57. We also marked the 90th birthday of England’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II and a celebration of William Shakespeare, 400 years after his death.<p>There …