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Periscope update keeps viewers from showing up at your house

Twitter's video-streaming app Periscope may have buried Meerkat's hopes of being the go-to way to show the world your office refrigerator. But until today, it had a rather scary privacy issue. When a broadcaster shared their location, instead of that location being a neighborhood or city, viewers …

How to create a Facebook Scrapbook of your kid

Facebook has added Scrapbooks, a new way to organize photos of your children -- and pets. Learn how a Facebook Scrapbook works.<p>If you share photos of your kids on Facebook, then you might like Facebook's new Scrapbook feature that collects the photos you share of your kids and keeps them in one …

Social Media

Up Periscope! Twitter's live-streaming app is exciting us, but here's how it could be better

We can’t get enough of Twitter’s new live broadcasting function. But what will it take to push it out to a wider world?<p>Periscope is so hot right now. The Twitter-owned live video streaming app that lets viewers comment on what they’re seeing and the Scopers (is that a word yet?) respond in real …

Social Media

Jay-Z To Relaunch His New Tidal Music Service Today With Madonna, Kanye, Daft Punk Exclusives In Tow

Tidal, the high-definition music streaming service acquired by rapper and music mogul Jay-Z, is gearing up for its official relaunch under new ownership later today, and it will be doing so by reportedly making a move to snag new releases by some of the biggest musicians of the moment including …

Daft Punk

LimeRoad, A Fashion Scrapbooking Site Based In India, Scoops Up $30M Series C

LimeRoad, a New Delhi-based site that lets users create and share collages of fashion product, announced today that it has raised a $30 million series C led by Tiger Global, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Matrix Partners India.<p>All three venture firms are returning …

eCommerce

Canada Proves Fertile Ground For Amazon Drone Delivery Tests

After being rebuffed by U.S. regulator reticence, Amazon is now engaged in testing its drone delivery services in British Columbia, just north of the U.S. border in Canada, on a piece of land dotted with oak trees and firs, the Guardian reports. The ecommerce company is using the test field to …

Canada

Tesla To Unveil A New Product Line Beyond Cars On April 30

Tesla will introduce a new product line separate from cars on Thursday, April 30 at 9 PM PT according to founder and CEO Elon Musk. The executive tweeted the news from his account on Monday, but so far has shared no other details bout what might be in the works.<p>Musk has previously gone on record …

Tesla

Pebble Time proves to be hotter than Coolest Cooler on Kickstarter

Pebble has recaptured the top spot for most-funded project, with its new smartwatch raising more than $20.3 million from backers, far surpassing the initial goal of $500,000.<p>Smartwatch maker Pebble has won back the throne on crowdfunding site Kickstarter.<p>Launching on Kickstarter at the end of …

Crowd Funding

Facebook is planning to test its 747-sized internet drones this summer

Facebook's ambitious plan to bring internet to the entire world with a fleet of broadband-beaming unmanned aerial vehicles has taken a step closer to fruition. The company's vice president of engineering, Jay Parikh, told <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> that Facebook is planning "a real test flight" of its …

Wall Street

Facebook hints that the Oculus Rift will be available this year (update: or not)

In a rather off-hand comment at today's Facebook developer's conference, company CTO Mike Schroepfer dropped a hint that the Oculus Rift VR headset could come to market this year. It was during an overview talk about what VR means for the company, where Schroepfer demonstrated a sleek looking space …

Intel issues $1m challenge for devs to make RealSense apps

Intel's enticing developers to make applications for its RealSense 3D camera, and it's putting its money where its mouth is.<p>TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Intel first revealed its RealSense 3D camera back at CES at the start of the year. Calling it the first of its "perceptual computing" products, Intel's Mooly …

Augmented Reality

These Sidewalk Games Only Appear When It Rains

NeverWet is a water-repellent spray that can basically keep anything dry. It's cool, if not the most practical thing in the world. But apply it to a …

This Table Listens to Your Boring Meetings and Pulls Out the Good Stuff

Meetings can be horrible, unproductive, and maddening. Can a high-tech conference table make them bearable? The <i>New York Times</i> R&D Lab have tackle the …

Facebook Will Put 360-Degree Spherical Videos Right In Your News Feed

I think that 360-degree video is going to be a big deal. Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg agrees! He just announced that Facebook will be able to embed …

You Can Now Install Twitter's Answer to Meerkat, Periscope

Since Meerkat hit the App Store in early March, Twitter's own version, known as Periscope, has been hotly anticipated. From today, the live video …

A Trending Tale: 3 Top Retailers on Pinterest

Take a sigh of relief for surviving the initial back-to-school shopping haul. Now take another deep breath, because we have (potentially) …

How retailers hack Instagram to drive sales

Retailers are always trying to squeeze revenue out of every Facebook status, tweet and Instagram they post, but it’s the photo-sharing social network …

eCommerce

Four Digital Enablers: Bringing Technology into the Retail Store

<b>Article</b><br>Tuesday, February 24, 2015<br>The retail industry is rife with digital innovation and organizational change. Consumers— drawn to the ease and …

eCommerce

Now you can fight with customer service over Facebook Messenger

Now Facebook users can chat with the businesses they buy from the same way they chat with their friends.<p>Facebook is rolling out a new option to let …

Facebook's F8 keynote in under 2 minutes

Facebook's annual F8 Developer Conference took place today in San Francisco. CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his team had a slew of announcements from …

Everything you need to know about the changes coming to Facebook

Facebook announced a series of features and updates at its annual F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, and while the news is mostly …

Facebook just bought a startup that can find every product for sale online

We first spotted the news in a tweet before the company announced the acquisition in a post on its website.<p>TheFind bills itself as "the only way to search the entire shoppable web." Its proprietary search engine lets you type in something you're looking to purchase, like a white dress, or a …

eCommerce

Explore the #FutureOfRetail at four storefronts in Chelsea

Explore 3D-Printed Earphones and a Rotating Gallery Space in Chelsea [Retail Tour]<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>A conference celebrating …