Cristobal Alvarez

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Adverts will soon be following you into virtual reality

Virtual adverts want your actual money<p>If humanity’s ultimate goal is to make virtual reality indistinguishable from the real world, then we’re about …

China’s Uber for Trucking Said to Get $156 Million in Funding

Truck Alliance Inc., an Uber-type service for trucks in China known as Huochebang, is near an agreement to raise about $156 million, people familiar …

With $13M in new funding, Airwallex hopes to ease cross-border payments

<i>Since you’re here …</i><p><i>… We’d like to tell you about our mission and how you can help us fulfill it. SiliconANGLE Media Inc.’s business model is based on</i> …

Tencent to Launch Virtual Reality Headset

Virtual Reality

TechCrunch

Indonesia’s Uber rival Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion led by Tencent at a $3 billion valuation<p>@jonrussell / 1 year ago<p>Go-Jek, the motorbike on-demand …

South-east Asia

China now has a $300 billion company

China's Tencent has joined the exclusive $300 billion club.<p>Tencent shares closed at a record high of 248.40 Hong Kong dollars (just under $32) on Tuesday, valuing the company at more than $302 billion. (Hong Kong markets are closed Wednesday for a holiday.)<p>Tencent (TCEHY) joins Apple (AAPL) and …

Market Capitalization

China’s Tencent is a sleeping giant in the global artificial intelligence race

As internet giants all over the world herald their advances in AI, one company has been conspicuously absent—Tencent, the Chinese social media giant, now worth over $300 billion. But the company’s relative silence in matters of artificial intelligence looks set to change quickly.<p>On May 2 Tencent …

Artificial Intelligence

The Mobile Advertising Opportunity You’re Missing

If you’re thinking global, you need to think mobile. By 2020, emerging markets like India, Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia are expected to have more …

Emerging Markets

Startups Disrupting the Hotel Industry

CB Insights:We used CB Insights data to highlight 52 startups threatening to peel away different niches and services currently occupied by the …

What we learned from marketing to 2 million teenagers

<i>Ashley Ryon is the Marketing Manager at Frankly, a publicly traded mobile messaging company.</i><p>The Fresh Prince was right: parents just don’t understand. When I was a teenager, all I wanted was to be treated and respected like an adult. No one “got me.”<p>Fast forward to adult life, and I don’t know what …

Social Media

Want to win 1,000 contests? Build a bot to enter for you

Engineer and researcher Hunter Scott fancied seeing how many Twitter contests he could win, so he did what any good developer would do – he wrote some code to it for him.<p>His Twitter bot – which he isn’t naming, presumably to avoid the company killing it – was designed to duck the social network’s …

Designing Superhumans

The age of genetic design is here.<p>It is now possible to edit genes of diverse organisms — almost like we edit a string of text — by cutting and pasting (splicing) genes at desired locations. A recent technology known as CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) allows for …

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg thinks telepathy tech is on its way

Social network chief believes we’ll be able to send thoughts to each other directly using technology in the future<p>Besides virtual reality, laser-toting satellites and artificial intelligence, what other futuristic technologies is Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg interested in? Oh, you know, …

Mark Zuckerberg

Buzzsprout: Podcast Hosting

You can find podcasts everywhere – from iTunes to your favorite blog. They offer a unique way of reaching a large audience with diverse interests and …

Here’s some remarkable new data on the power of chat apps like WhatsApp for sharing news stories » Nieman Journalism Lab

The newsonomics of telling your audience what they should do

At WNYC, a public radio station is getting more aggressive about telling people what to do: go vote, get more sleep, stay healthy. What happens when a news outlet starts talking about behavior change?<p><i>You should.</i><p>Two powerful words. If they come from your mother or the government, they pack a …

How To Think Like Apple About The Customer Service Experience

Steve Jobs would say, over and over and over, words to this effect:<p><i>You‘ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around.</i><p>This means that the technology sold by Apple, or used by Apple in support of the customer experience, doesn’t have to be …

Google Works To Close The Digitial Divide, Bringing Free Internet To Public Housing

In Austin, Google is helping to bridge that gap by offering its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service to the 4,300 people who live in public …

In The Smart Home, The 'Smart Kitchen' May Be Biggest Opportunity Of All

Over the past year, much of the new product innovation in smart home has been around some well understood areas: security, comfort, and convenience.<p>While this focus on straightforward use-cases from smart home entrepreneurs makes sense since all can be vastly improved through the application of …

How Facebook’s Programming Tools Are Remaking Wikipedia and Box

Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business<p>Date of Publication: 11.19.14.<p>Time of Publication: 1:11 pm. 1:11 pm<p>Facebook’s social network got so big, it had …

Algorithms Are Great and All, But They Can Also Ruin Lives

On April 5, 2011, 41-year-old John Gass received a letter from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. The letter informed Gass that his …

We Asked Kids What They Think About Facebook, And Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Worried

There's a whole new generation of children growing up in the digital world. The social-media giant Facebook hopes this is the next wave of users, but are they really interested in having a profile?<p>We asked little kids between ages 9 and 11 what they really thought of Facebook.<p><i>Produced by Sam Rega</i> …

Social Media

Upcoming 'Facebook At Work' Service Will Rival LinkedIn, Slack: Report

If you work for a company that bans Facebook during office hours, the rules could be changed in the next year or so. Facebook is preparing Facebook at Work, a service aimed at enterprise customers that will allow them to chat with colleagues and “collaborate over documents,” according to a new …

IAB

Featured<p>Countdown to GDPR Compliance: IABs’ continued efforts to support the industry 05.07.18<p>Q&A: IAB’s CEO on the Need for Brands to Connect …

íncipy: Acompañamos a organizaciones y negocios en la transformación digital

ÍNCIPY, TU PARTNER DE ESTRATEGIA DIGITAL<p>Nuestra fuerza es la suma del <i>expertise</i> de nuestros profesionales en el ámbito digital, nuestra vocación de …

Email Marketing Best Practices: 40 Tips for Dramatically Better Emails

Get our latest blog posts,<br>product news and tips straight to your inbox.<p>By subscribing, you consent to let Vero send you messages regarding marketing …

The 3 Types of Marketing Emails That Nobody Has Opened in Years

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Email marketing is a tried-and-true method entrepreneurs use to get new business. Though email marketing has been around since the beginning of the Internet, many entrepreneurs still aren’t harnessing it’s true potential. Some old school …

Cyber Monday and Email Volume

The holidays are fast approaching, which means life’s about to get super-busy for MailChimp and our customers. If you’re an e-commerce retailer, …

Cue Is A Connected Lab-In-A-Box For On-Demand Health Testing At Home

The quantified self and quantified health trends frequently overlap — but few startups are quite as tightly screwed into that sticking place as Cue. Not yet anyway.<p>This San Diego-based startup, which was founded back in 2009 in the midst of the swine flu peak and has attracted more than $1 million …