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U.S. Supreme Court will not examine tech industry legal shield | Reuters

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday boosted one of the tech industry’s go-to defenses in suits to hold websites liable for content posted by others, rebuffing an appeal by women who accused an online ad site of promoting child sex trafficking.<p>U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, U.S., …

Facebook is (finally) preparing to make money off its massive video audience

Facebook is about to turn up the volume on its video competition with YouTube.<p>Videos on the social network can soon include mid-roll advertisements, …

Microsoft Makes Significant Windows 10 Design Changes

In recent years Microsoft has talked a lot about how it ‘cleaned up’ Windows. How Windows 8 then Windows 10 successively cut back on animations, shadows, and transparency effects introduced by Windows 7 ‘Aero’. Well now the company is taking a trip back to the future…<p>MSPowerUser has managed to …

IBM predicts 5 life-changing innovations in the next 5 years

IBM researchers revealed their five big predictions for innovations that will change our lives in the next five years. Dubbed IBM 5 in 5, the predictions were culled from more than 3,000 researchers across 12 labs on six continents.<p>These predictions focus on the future of artificial intelligence …

Viruses 'more dangerous in the morning'

<b>Viruses are more dangerous when they infect their victims in the morning, a University of Cambridge study suggests.</b><p>The findings, published in PNAS, showed viruses were 10 times more successful if the infection started in the morning.<p>And the animal studies found that a disrupted body clock - caused …

Why Sitting Too Much Can Kill You!

Many of us work hard to take care of our bodies by eating healthy and exercising, but new research says that it might not be enough! Laci reports on …

IBM and Cisco team up on enterprise collaboration to stave off rivals like Slack and Microsoft

Earlier this month, IBM and Cisco announced they would work together to integrate IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence technology into edge routers from Cisco, and today the two IT giants are deepening their partnership again, as they aim for a bigger piece of the enterprise collaboration market …

Artificial Intelligence

MAUs be damned: Kik proposes new user engagement metrics for chat apps

Measuring the success of your app via the number of monthly active users is dubious at best. The metric may have become the standard but, when it comes to daily use apps such as messaging services or social networks, the data point becomes all the less illustrative.<p>As I pointed out last year, …

Facebook exec suggests that the 'decline of text' could lead to an 'all-video' News Feed

Nicola Mendelsohn, vice president for Facebook in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, said video content on Facebook was growing more quickly than the company ever anticipated.<p>When asked at Fortune's Most Powerful Women International Summit in London where Facebook would be in a half-decade in …

Google launches Springboard, an AI-powered assistant for its enterprise customers

Google has unwrapped two significant announcements for its enterprise customers, the most notable of which is the rollout of Springboard, a new digital assistant to help enterprise companies that make use of Google’s services for business.<p>Springboard, which has been in testing with “a small set of …

Apps

The Facebook Messenger bug highlights the importance of security

A team of security researchers from Check Point has exposed a vulnerability on the Messenger for Android app, according to a note posted Tuesday on Facebook's blog.<p>The bug, originally discovered in May, gave hackers the ability to spread malware and modify or remove parts of conversations between …

The battle for the post-digital world

Tari Haro Contributor<p>Tari Haro is the CMO of SIM Partners.<p>Marketing in a post–digital world was a major theme of the 2016 Forrester Research Marketing Forum held in New York recently. At the event, analyst Carl Doty defined the post–digital world as one in which digital is embedded in our daily …