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YouTube is the most lucrative platform for creators — with Etsy and Instagram trailing behind

February 28th, 2018 at 1:41 am » Comments Off

The internet has sparked a new kind of economy, as creators find new ways to directly reach their audiences and customers. Services like Etsy, WordPress, and Amazon’s Twitch don’t have a lot in common, except for the fact that they give creative people ways to make a living doing what they love.



Dawn of the techlash

February 21st, 2018 at 11:43 am » Comments Off

Once seen as saviours of democracy, tech giants are now viewed as threats to truth. But how did our faith in all things digital turn into an erosion of trust, particularly in the arena of information and politics? Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Facebook was built to accomplish a social mission – to make the world more open […]



You can now book incredibly cheap flights with a new app that lets you bid on unsold airline seats

February 15th, 2018 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Air Ticket Arena is a UK-based start-up that launched in February. It lets you bid on unsold airplane tickets up to two weeks before the departure date. It’s only available on Android, but will be available on iOs next month.



If workers slack off the wristband will know. (And Amazon has a patent for it.)

February 9th, 2018 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

Employees at an Amazon warehouse in Carteret, N.J. The e-commerce giant has been known to experiment in-house with new technology before selling it worldwide.CreditBryan Anselm for The New York Times



Intel made smart glasses that look normal

February 8th, 2018 at 2:00 pm » Comments Off

Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball



Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases

February 5th, 2018 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities



Pushbots vs Pullbots: How businesses can step up their game

January 25th, 2018 at 4:00 pm » Comments Off

“Why a Chatbot?” It’s a simple, three-word question I’ve posed to various entrepreneurs recently, particularly in sectors like FinTech and InsurTech. Some of these entrepreneurs have built a chatbot as a feature, others have developed it as core to their product, and a few even offer to license their chatbot to third parties (Chatbot-as-a-Service).



Spotify disrupted the music world, now it’s doing the same to Wall Street

January 18th, 2018 at 1:30 am » Comments Off

If Spotify’s non-IPO goes forward this spring, it will be unusual in that it will be a “direct listing,” wherein the current shareholders will sell their shares directly to the retail-investing public on the NYSE, vs. to institutional investors. Spotify is the first company of its size to propose such a listing. If the listing […]



Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

January 15th, 2018 at 3:16 pm » Comments Off

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult easy and the easy more powerful.



What Amazon’s Alexa economy pays the people building its skills

January 14th, 2018 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

Who’s creating Alexa skills? Indie developers and marketing companies looking to profit from voice-controlled computing. Some cash in, and some don’t.



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