Facebook pivots into Stories

 In its biggest change in a decade, Facebook is evolving from text and link-focused sharing to the visual communication format its admits “Snapchat has really pioneered”. Starting today, all users will soon have access to the new Facebook Camera feature that lets them overlay special effects on photos and videos. They can then share this content to a Snapchat clone called… Read More

Evie teams up with Verizon to launch a new search experience next to your Android home screen

Evie Evie is bringing its app search technology to a new location on your phone. The startup has partnered with Verizon to launch a new product called AppFlash. Like Evie’s existing app launcher, AppFlash helps users find content and services across different apps — and Evie is working with Verizon to make this the default experience on customers’ Android devices. Read More

NASA’s new searchable media library is a treasure trove of space pics and video

 Do you like space? Do you like looking at it, wishing you were there instead of here, perhaps? Well NASA just did something that will make your day. The U.S. space agency launched a new web-based search engine for much of its catalog of images, video and audio files, which you can browse by keyword and metadata, so that you never have to remember the dismal reality that you’re… Read More

Waze takes a small bite of the food business with ‘Order Ahead’ and Dunkin’ Donuts

 Waze is going to help you get your coffee, donuts and breakfast food constructions faster, with a new “Order Ahead” feature that lets you do exactly that: order Dunkin’ Donuts food ahead of time to have them ready for pick up when you get to the restaurant. Dunkin’ calls itself the “first partner” for this Waze endeavor, meaning its likely to team up with… Read More

Developers can finally respond to App Store reviews – here’s how it works

With yesterday’s release of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4, Apple has made a significant change to how its App Stores operate. At long last, developers now have the ability to respond to user reviews in order to offer support, ask follow-up questions, say thanks, or otherwise interact with their app’s customers. The change has been a long time coming – the feature has been… Read More

Backed by LocalGlobe, London-based Flourish launches data visualisation platform

 Flourish, a new startup out of London, has launched what it describes as a data visualisation platform, designed to make it easier for companies, including media organisations, to visualise and tell stories through data. The company is also disclosing $1 million in backing from Robin and Saul Klein’s LocalGlobe, and U.S.-based Founder Collective. Read More

Facebook adds camera features, moving closer to Snapchat

With an update scheduled to take effect on Tuesday, Facebook will allow users to get to the app's camera with one swipe of their finger and then add visual details like a rainbow or a beard of glitter. Users will be able to share a picture privately with a friend, rather than to the user's entire list of friends, and add a picture to a gallery known as a "story," similar to a feature on the Snapchat app.

Apple says it found one underage worker building Apple products last year

The people that actually assemble Apple products like the iPhone don't actually work for Apple - the Cupertino giant contracts with manufacturing companies like Foxconn and Pegatron to do it for them. And since those companies are based in Asia, which have different labor standards than the US, it's a constant battle for Apple to ensure that its products are built ethically and to its standards.

Sign up for 2-for-1 tickets to Disrupt Berlin by April 4

 Time to wake up people. Disrupt Berlin is going to be the best, most efficient and deal-friendly startup you will go to this year. But even though you’ve heard the rumblings, you haven’t yet signed up for 2-for-1 tickets to Disrupt Berlin 2017. That’s cool, we get it, you’re busy. But… you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity. The time to act is now.… Read More