What brands need to do if they want to break up with Facebook

With more than 90 major advertisers and counting announcing plans to dump Facebook, a significant question lingers: Where will brands go next for their digital marketing needs?

Lady Gaga’s Backplane Crashes, Burns Money, Tries To Rise Again

You know what no one wants to do? Join a brand’s standalone social network. The problem is that it took Lady Gaga’s startup Backplane four years, defunct founders, and over $14 million to figure that out. According to four sources with intimate knowledge of the company,

Relative Insight Wants To Help Brands Stay On Message

UK startup Relative Insight has built a complex language model that can turn language into data sets that support comparative analysis — and is now applying its algorithm to brands’ marketing messages to improve effectiveness. Read More

​How To Learn Any New Sport Without Sucking

Want to do the stuff you read about us doing? There's a practical approach to learning any new sport, one which breaks down the barriers, reduces risk and speeds the learning curve. It's what we do, and it should work for you too.Read more...

We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello

Frequent contributor Bennett Haselton writes: Facebook threatened to banish drag queen pseudonyms, and (some) users revolted by flocking to Ello, a social network which promised not to enforce real names and also to remain ad-free.

How To Break Through Online Video Clutter

Every day, there are press announcements about traditional content brands making their information available to consumers online in over-the-top models. In addition to traditional distributors like Dish Networks,

Hands-On With Facebook’s Haphazard Shopping Feed

Random is the right way to describe Facebook’s attempted invasion of Amazon’s turf. With skimpy product selection, no reviews and limited browsing options, Facebook’s dedicated feed of products is not a great way to shop. At least not yet. But this is only Facebook’s first attempt.

Facebook Finds Strength As A Family, Not An App

F8 started with a family photo. But not of the Zuckerbergs. Of Facebook’s products. “Facebook used to be this one blue app on your phone, and now Facebook is a family of apps” said its CEO as he showed off the user counts of the different family members. Facebook Groups with 700 million.

How To Turn Your Economy Car Into An Off-Road Adventuremobile For Cheap

Everyone wants a truck, van or jeep for off-road adventures. But us city types can’t afford to own one, or drive one every day. Don’t worry, the crappy car your mom bought you in college will do just fine—you’ll just have to use a little redneck ingenuity.Read more...

BlackPhone Co-Founder Jon Callas On Mobilizing Privacy For The Mainstream

BlackPhone co-founder Jon Callas is in London to give a talk at IP Expo — pitching the concept of a secure yet capable smartphone to IT decision makers who, wind back the clock a few years, would have unquestionably bought BlackBerry.

How To Wash And Maintain Your Down Jackets And Sleeping Bags

Down has the highest warmth-to-weight and warmth-to-packed size ratio of any widely available material. And quality items made from it can last for decades. If you take care of them. Here’s how. Read more...

Elon Musk says ’embarrassingly late’ two-factor is coming to Tesla app

Tesla CEO Elon Musk acknowledged Friday that the company was ‘embarrassingly late’ rolling out a security layer known as two-factor authentication for its mobile app. “Sorry, this is embarrassingly late.

Clearview AI landed a new facial recognition contract with ICE

The controversial facial recognition software maker Clearview AI has a new contract with ICE, the most controversial U.S. government agency.

Birmingham-based Help Lightning raises $8 million for its remote training and support tools

In the four years since Help Lightning first began pitching its services out of its Birmingham, Ala. headquarters, the company has managed to sign up 100 customers including some large Fortune 500 companies like Cox Communications, Siemens, and Boston Scientific. Now,

Extra Crunch Live: Join Anu Duggal for a live Q&A on August 20 at 11am PT/2pm ET

Rent the Runway and Glossier became unicorns within the same week in June 2019. That same year, only 2.7% of venture capital dollars went toward female-founded companies.

Facebook’s former PR chief explains why no one is paying attention to your startup

At TechCrunch Early Stage, I spoke with Coatue Management GP Caryn Marooney about startup branding and how founders can get people to pay attention to what they’re building. Marooney recently made the jump into venture capital; previously she was co-founder and CEO of The Outcast Agency,

Sequoia Capital has internal crash courses for its founders — here’s how they work

No matter what you think of Sequoia Capital, the firm doesn’t rest on its laurels. Though it’s now managing ungodly amounts of money and has for decades been considered among the top venture firms in the world,

Thoughts on ‘self-driving money,’ day trading and product development from Wealthfront’s Andy Rachle

Andy Rachleff founded Wealthfront a decade ago to give investors a better and smarter way to manage their wealth, building on core academic research showing that a carefully balanced portfolio of low-fee ETFs outperformed more aggressive strategies. Since then,

This Week in Apps: A guide to the US antitrust case against Apple, Microsoft in talks to buy TikTok

This week, we're focused on rounding up the news from the U.S. antitrust investigation into Apple, as it pertains to apps, the App Store and developers.

Tech at Work: Amazon caravan protest, Genderify’s algorithmic bias and using ‘BIPOC’

Welcome back to Tech at Work, where we look at labor, diversity and inclusion. Given the amount of activity in this space, we’re going to ramp this up from bi-weekly to weekly. This week, we’re looking at the latest action from a group of Amazon warehouse workers in the San Francisco Bay Area,

ByteDance and Microsoft offer deal to allow TikTok to remain in the U.S., per report

China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest its TikTok operations in the US, according to a report in Reuters. Under the deal, Microsoft would take over stewardship of the data of U.S.-based users. The deal allows another company besides Microsoft to operate TikTok in the United States.

劳斯莱斯将可能在3年内推出首款插电式混合动力车

据Auto Express报道称,劳斯莱斯将很有可能会在3年之内推出该家公司的首辆插电式混合动力车。劳斯莱斯CEO Torsten Müller-Otvos于日前在采访时透露了这一讯息。

2014明宏沙发翻新技术培训

2014年明宏沙发翻新技术培训招生简介报名对象 1. 初、高中毕业生;大中专院校毕业生; 2. 城乡待业青年;喜欢从事沙发翻新技术行业工作的有志青年; 3.

为什么 Mac 下汉字词句输入西文 Helvetica 字体会整行下沉?

这不是 Helvetica 的问题。这是 Helvetica 与华文黑体混排时出现的问题——一个巴掌拍不响。各种西文字体和各种中文字体搭配经常都会遭遇这个问题。你的观察不全面。和输入法也确实无关,只和字体与排版环境有关。

“妙计旅行”张帆:互联网不仅提供旅游信息,还能做行程规划

举个例子,一个人要去欧洲游览十个城市,光是线路问题将这十个城市排列组合就有多少种可能性?接着考虑每两点之间可能的交通方式就有火车,飞机,大巴,没准还能坐船,一乘起来这就有上千万种的可能性。

Alteryx获6千万美元助推数据分析应用建设平台

Alteryx公司提供了一种通过工作流界面获取的各种数据源来创造分析应用的方式,今日该公司宣布获得了一笔6000万美元的B轮融资,这笔资金将极大地推动公司发展。

MOCAheart Makes Keeping Track Of Your Heart’s Vital Signs Easy

MOCAheart wants to make keeping track of your cardiovascular health as easy as pressing a button. The device, which is currently on Kickstarter, was developed by a team led by Naama Stauber and Dr. Daniel Hong, who was a physician at National Taiwan University Hospital,

8点1氪:微信、QQ全面封锁支付宝分享接口,一个红包都不给我!

支付宝昨天下午增加了支付宝红包在微信和QQ的分享入口,但昨晚支付宝红包已经不能分享到微信平台,根据页面显示信息,支付宝红包不能被分享的理由是“存在安全隐患”。紧随其后,QQ也封锁了支付宝红包的分享渠道。

骁龙820处理器Galaxy S7跑分曝光 依然不是最佳成绩

即将发布的Galaxy S7其实已经没啥秘密了,现在GeekBench数据库中已经出现了它的美版:SM-G930T。从GeekBench数据库中的内容来看,该机配备的是骁龙820处理器,内置4GB内存,运行Android 6.0.1系统。成绩方面,单线 ... ...

在游戏里一伸手就能摸到东西 这沉浸感真棒

要在 VR 世界里真正产生身临其境的感觉,有一个重要的要素其实是不可缺少的,那就是你的双手。Leap Motion 公司在这个理念上一直领先,而今他们又更进一步了。  Leap Motion 此前曾推出同名手部追踪器,让你手部的动作能够出现在游戏中,并和物体产生互动。现在该公司又发布了 Orion 组件。  Orion 比起它的前辈来更小、更轻也更好,而且可以直接内置于 VR 眼镜中。这样一来,VR 眼镜就整合了手部动态识别能力,我们可以不用依靠那不够逼真的专用手柄了。  通过视频演示我们可以看到,只需像在现实中那样伸出手来,就可以和游戏世界的物体互动。

Watching these men attempt to catch a giant anaconda will make your day seem easy

Think you're having a tough day? Try wrestling a gigantic anaconda with your bare hands.According to the start of the nightmare-inducing video above — a preview of the BBC's upcoming Tribes,

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