Google created a fake pizza brand to test out creative strategies for YouTube ads

Google’s Unskippable Ads team has been testing out ad effectiveness in a compelling new way: It created a fake pizza brand called Doctor Fork, used stock footage to create 33 ads and then served them up on YouTube and reached 20 million impressions. Ben Jones, creative director at Unskippable Labs,

Snap’s exec team continues to shrink as more reports of internal drama surface

Days after Snap announced the departure of its CFO, reports have emerged that the company’s HR chief was asked to leave following an internal investigation late last year that had led to the firing of its global security head.

Facebook fears no FTC fine

Reports emerged today that the FTC is considering a fine against Facebook that would be the largest ever from the agency. Even if it were ten times the size of the largest, a $22.5 million bill sent to Google in 2012, the company would basically laugh it off. Facebook is made of money. But the […]

Curious 23andMe twin results show why you should take DNA testing services with a grain of salt

If you’ve ever enthusiastically sent your spit off in the mail, you were probably anxious for whatever unexpected insights the current crop of DNA testing companies would send back. Did your ancestors hang out on the Iberian peninsula?

Free to play games rule the entertainment world with $88 billion in revenue

They may be free, but they sure pay. Games with no upfront cost but a plethora of other ways to make money generated a mind-blowing $88 billion in 2018 according to SuperData’s year-end report — leaving traditional games (and indeed movies and TV) in the dust.

FanDuel cofounder Tom Griffiths just closed a seed round for his decidedly noncontroversial new star

Tom Griffiths has founded four companies, two of which “weren’t much to write home about,” he jokes. The third captured the world’s attention: FanDuel, the fantasy sports company that was routinely in the press — not always for desirable reasons— from nearly the day it launched,

Wine-by-the-glass subscription service Vinebox raises $5.9 million

One SF startup wants you to get home from a day at work and polish off a bottle of wine by yourself. Vinebox isn’t really trying to get you wasted, these bottles are cute and tiny.

Salesforce is building new tower in Dublin and adding hundreds of jobs

Salesforce put the finishing touches on a tower in San Francisco last year. In October, it announced Salesforce Tower in Atlanta and today it was Dublin’s turn. Everyone gets a tower. Salesforce first opened an office in Dublin back in 2001, and has expanded to 1400 employees today.

Twitch Prime ditches ad-free viewing as one of its perks

Twitch Prime, the perks program for Amazon Prime members offering free loot, games and other benefits is ditching one of its best features: ad-free viewing. According to an email sent out to Amazon Prime members today,

Animoto hack exposes personal information, geolocation data

Animoto, a cloud-based video maker service for social media sites, has revealed a data breach. The breach occurred on July 10 but was confirmed by the company in early August, and later reported to the California attorney general. Names, dates of birth,

The SEC has charged Mike Rothenberg for fraud

Mike Rothenberg, infamous Silicon Valley venture capitalist and founder of Rothenberg Ventures, has been formally charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission for overcharging investors to fund personal projects. Rothenberg had been under investigation by the SEC for quite some time.

Nokia updates Video Upload, Access Point and Cinemagraph apps

Nokia has pushed updates to a trio of its applications for Windows Phone devices, including Video Upload, Access Point and Cinemagraph. The updates bring a few new features and enhancements to improve the performance of the apps.

科技的遗迹:有多少人还能想起这些古董科技产品?

Jim Golden喜欢拍摄一些数码产品的照片。在不拍照片的时候他喜欢将平时的收集品和老旧科技玩意摆出来,比如用老旧游戏机辛苦摆成一行。Golden最新的作品叫做《科技的遗迹》,即是摄影也是排列收藏品。

Cloud computing: Customisation is the name of the game

Moving forward, I see the trend of customised cloud computing continuing to grow, and vendors that don't offer customised options to their clients will start to see declining revenues. Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/08/cloud-computing-customisation-is-the-name-of-the-game/

Knowledge Vault:Google 将建全球最大知识库

Google现有Knowledge Graph技术通常只能回答一些维基上可以找到的信息,在面对一些更抽象问题时则无能为力。为此,Goolge创建了新一代的Knowledge Vault知识库,致力让它告诉你所想知道的一切。

Apple Pay 准备取代你手上的信用卡(们),只要简单用 NFC 轻触一下即可

许多人为了购买 App Store 的数码内容或 App,其实早就已经将自己的信用卡等信息给绑在了所有的 Apple...

Fame Is Hard: Why Minecraft's Creator Is Opting to Disappear

"I'm not doing this for the money. I'm doing it for my sanity."Those were the final words of Markus Persson's blog post explaining why he wouldn't be going on with Mojang after it was purchased by Microsoft. Persson, better known as "Notch," is responsible for creating Minecraft,

Facebook Launches Hyper-Local Ads Targeted To People Within A Mile Of A Business

Facebook’s mobile ubiquity and push for always-on location sharing came to fruition today with the launch of hyper-local advertising that could convince people to visit stores they’re nearby. Soon,

终于不是中国了 :苹果的后院也有新店要开

过去几周的时间里,我们不断听到苹果要开新店的消息,其中有三家已经开在了中国大陆境内。而且,位于天津大悦城的又一新店本周六也将要开幕。

NetSuite任命Lee Thompson为亚太与日本地区高级副总裁兼总经理

原Salesforce.

Windows 10 Mobile Outlook mail app updated with UI changes and more

It looks like the Outlook team has been rather busy today. Earlier today, the Outlook team pushed out some updates to the layout and design of Outlook.com mail preview app for some users of Windows 10 Technical Preview. In an effort to merge the somewhat confusing titled properties,

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