Monica Castaneda Garcia

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Dropbox-owned Mailbox adds support for Yahoo Mail and iCloud accounts to its email client

Mailbox announced new integrations for its email service today. Users can now connect with iCloud, me.com, mac.com, and Yahoo Mail accounts. This is the latest email clients that the Dropbox-owned company is supporting — previously it was just Gmail. Its iOS app has also received some love to look …

How artificial intelligence is shaping the future of Facebook

Earnings calls are usually meant to do little more than reassure investors — but in Facebook's most recent call, the day before Halloween, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled something unexpected. Facebook had formed an Artificial Intelligence group, Zuckerberg announced, and the company was acquiring a …

Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes: User Feedback Is Everything

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"The very first version was a little like a wiki page...You could go in and completely change your friend's profile," said Chris Hughes today at a leadership and innovation series at the New America Foundation in New York City. He's …

Facebook acquires sport data firm SportStream

<b>Facebook has acquired SportStream, a start-up firm that analyses social media mentions of sport.</b><p>The social networking site said that SportStream enables users to aggregate, filter and display "real-time" data.<p>The acquisition is expected to make it easier for Facebook's media partners to find posts …

Facebook’s big data glimpse at human migration and the growth of mega-cities

Facebook is so ubiquitous—it has 1.19 billion monthly active users, or more than 15% of the Earth’s population—that it’s possible to detect huge migration patterns from a few snippets buried in its users’ profiles, specifically the huge tide of people moving to mega-cities around world.<p>Data …

Facebook Announces Secondary Offering Of 70M Shares, Raising Around $4B, As It Joins S&P500 Index

Some steps ahead for Facebook in its life as a huge public company: it’s selling some 70 million shares worth around $4 billion in a secondary offering and joining the S&P 500 Index, while Zuckerberg is will be making a philanthropic gift of 18 million Class B shares, worth potentially $1 …

Inside Facebook's Mobile Strategy

Eighteen months ago, Mark Zuckerberg was not happy with Facebook's mobile strategy. The world's largest social network was offering up a weak product …

Sony's QX Smart Lens attaches an entire camera to your smartphone

Gives a whole new meaning to the idea of interchangeable lenses<p>The rumor that once seemed too wild to be true has just become an official reality with Sony's announcement of the new QX Smart Lens series of smartphone accessories. These so-called lens-style cameras contain almost all the hardware …

NASA to Print Pizzas; Free Delivery Unlikely

(Photo: Neven Mrgan)<p>In our podcast “Waiter, There’s a Physicist in My Soup!,” we talked to <b>Pablos Holman</b> at Intellectual Ventures about food printers …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

Google Disallows Facial Recognition in Glass Apps

Worried about so-called “Glassholes” automatically identifying the faces of people around them? Google says it doesn’t want that to happen, …

The New Google Maps Is A Social Network In Disguise

The new version of Google Maps, which debuted at Google I/O and will be rolling out via an invitation system in the coming weeks, is another leap forward for the cartographical gold standard. The design is cleaner and all screens—desktop, Android and iOS—now benefit from Google Now cards that pop …

Hulu bidding war edges up to $1B with DirecTV offer (report)

Anonymous sources say a behind-closed-doors bidding war for Hulu is heatedly playing out with bids of up to $1 billion form big-name players like Yahoo, Time Warner, and now DirecTV.<p>HUlu’s current owners are the Walt Disney Company, Fox News parent company News Corp, and Comcast. Rumor’s of the …

The future of video monetization is unlike anything we’ve seen yet

Today, 89 million people in the U.S. will watch 1.2 billion online videos.<p>By 2016, online video viewers are expected to double to 1.5 billion. Naturally, companies are looking for a way to monetize this influx of activity.<p><i>The New York Times</i> recently announced plans to allow non-subscribers to view …

Social Is Not A Destination

There has been much discussion recently about the relatively poor performance of Facebook in the stock market and the increasing focus Google is putting on tying Google+ in its existing services. The two are taking different approaches to social networking: For Facebook, your social network sits on …

The 11 Most Fascinating Charts From Mary Meeker's Epic Slideshow of Internet Trends

Facebook is the only major social network in decline. Saudis share more online than anyone. You check your phone 150 times a day. And more.<p>Every year, Mary Meeker and the team from KPCB unleash upon the world the mother of all slideshows, which aims to sum up The State of the Internet. This year's …