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Kid-optimised version of YouTube could be in the works

Kid-optimised version of YouTube could be in the works

By 18 August 2014

Tech companies are always looking for ways to expand their userbase. Last year was all about tackling emerging markets with low-end versions of high-end devices, while year it could be all about...children. According to report published by The Information on... >>

Tumblr wants to scan your posted photos to see which brands you like most

Tumblr wants to scan your posted photos to see which brands you like most

By 18 August 2014

Now we know why Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Or at least one of the reasons why. Tumblr is on the verge signing a deal with Ditto Labs, a Massachusetts-based company that scans photos posted on social media websites for brand-related data, according... >>

Website of the day: Yelp Trends

Website of the day: Yelp Trends

By 18 August 2014

Trends. It’s been a buzzword in online circles for so long that probably many people have forgotten what keeping an eye on them is even for. For Twitter, trends seem to be some ind of weird competition. If you’re “trending” you’re somehow seen... >>

Watch these tech execs dump buckets of ice water over their heads for ALS awareness (Update)

Watch these tech execs dump buckets of ice water over their heads for ALS awareness (Update)

By 15 August 2014

You might have seen leaders of your favourite companies pouring buckets of ice water over their heads recently. And if you haven't yet, you will soon. The Ice Bucket Challenge is officially viral. Everyone from Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook, to Martha... >>

Maker of pop-up ads apologises for his creation

Maker of pop-up ads apologises for his creation

By 15 August 2014

One of the most annoying forms of advertising, pop-up ads, were invented by one man. He says he's very sorry. Ethan Zuckerman is currently the head of the Center for Civic Media at MIT. In a recent essay he said that he didn't know what he was bringing... >>

Website of the day: The Gentleman's Journal

Website of the day: The Gentleman's Journal

By 15 August 2014

If you walk through any 21st-century city centre and take a look at the people you pass on the street, these days it’s quite difficult to classify people. Don’t get us wrong, that’s a good thing. A very good thing in fact. The modern world is one... >>

How do companies make money from your data?

How do companies make money from your data?

By 14 August 2014

There's a lot of talk about big data with companies using mumbo jumbo like "enhanced verticals", "data-aggregating" and "visibility enhancement". We decided to cut through the guff to find out exactly how companies are using our data to make themselves... >>

Twitter vows to improve after Zelda Williams was bullied off following her father’s death

Twitter vows to improve after Zelda Williams was bullied off following her father’s death

By 14 August 2014

Since the tragic loss of comedian and actor Robin Williams, his daughter Zelda has removed herself from Twitter after suffering abuse. Twitter has responded saying it "will not tolerate abuse of this nature". Zelda, 25, was reportedly blamed by twitter... >>

Website of the day: Vessyl

Website of the day: Vessyl

By 14 August 2014

They used to say that you are what you eat, but at myvessyl.com they reckon it’s got more to do with what you drink. They say that beverages are the number one source of calories. When you think about what goes into a caramel mocha latte with whipped... >>

Bing search now understands context so results are like conversations

Bing search now understands context so results are like conversations

By 13 August 2014

Bing is a little more like Google today in that it will maintain context through search queries, enabling you to have a conversation-like search experience. Contextual search works by algorithmically trying to determine what you really meant to search... >>