The media proliferates stories analyzing millennial work ethics, buying patterns and values. With millennials consuming more media than any other generation,..
If you didn't pre-order the new consumer version of Samsung Gear VR, you might have some difficulty finding it on your favorite online shopping destinations...
Cartoonist Steve Streza posted a tweet claiming that an extortionist would release his "tax id, tax forms, SSN, DOB" if he did not pay one bitcoin to a certain bitcoin wallet. The extortion is quite ham-handed - there's no way to confirm payment, for example and it's not clear how much of the data was actually leaked in a recent Patreon. I've contacted the company to address the extent of the leak. https://twitter.com/stevestreza/status/668101311267602435 The wallet, 1QAQTyhCzAfvp8uLpneBNamWTNRR1hx9Cp, is not at all unique and contains no bitcoins. While the danger of your "SSN" leaking is quite real, it seems this is more a scam than a true threat.
As we approach election season the average person is probably confused by the plethora of candidates. Should you vote Trump? Hillary? Dr. Fantasmus the Libertarian Cyborg? Voter can probably tell you. This app is basically a swipe left/swipe right interface for political leanings. It asks you questions about policy and then recommends a candidate based on who you should vote for. Do you support gun control? Dance classes in public schools? There's probably a candidate for you. Ultimately, said founder Hunter Scarborough, the system will allow users to submit their own votes to aggregated polls, a feature that will allow for more interesting and precise information for voters and politicians. The service has 24,000 users and the company is raising capital. "The platform we developed only recently became possible. Thanks to new open data initiatives, we now have access to up-to-the-minute political data," said Scarborough. "This allows us to take ...
While there has been high profile U.K. government backing for furnishing the nation's youth with digital skills in recent years, including a requirement in..
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Anyone hiring engineers in tech knows how much competition there is for talent; there just aren’t enough good engineers to go around. As a result of the..
"There is something more powerful than the brute force of bayonets: it is the idea whose time has come." And so last weekend I visited the Basic Income..
There are plenty of tech blogs. But The Macro can go where no blogs are allowed -- deep inside the Hogwarts of startups, Y Combinator. Mixed in with..
Avenida is set on cementing its leadership position Argentina's e-commerce market after a $30 million Series C led by Naspers with participation from Tiger..
I'm a fan of Google Trends. Whenever a new meme pops up or some major news breaks, I head there to check how interested people are in said information and..
Over the last year, three people have jumped ship from Google and landed at ZIRX, an on-demand valet and car services startup. The recent new hires include..
One of my distinct grade-school memories is filing out of fourth grade class, nervous, but excited to miss a portion of math class. We were having our..
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Coin, the $99 smart card that lets users keep all their credit cards and gift cards on a single device, is today announcing a rewards program for owners of..
Chatbooks, a subscription service for printed photo books, has acquired Guesterly, a company that creates pocket-sized printed event guides. Founded in..
The advertising and media world must have a weakness for industry visualizations — I probably hear about Lumascapes several times a week. Now Mode Media is making its own bid for Lumascape glory, with a new map of the online video ecosystem. As you can see above, the company has divided the big, existing video services into different "lands of control," including social networking, longform streaming and owned video (that last category is where YouTube covers most of the map). The data comes primarily from comScore, and reflects each service's US video reach. Mode CEO Samir Arora emphasized that these are just video views, not overall impressions, so it's a true "apples to apples" comparison. The map doesn't necessarily present any new info, but it's a fun way to look at the landscape and consider which services are truly competing with each other. For Mode, of course, it's also a way to highlight its own growth in video — it's literally ...
Readbug's pitch to its target indie magazine publishers is the chance to increase their digital reach without having to do any extra work or spend any extra..
Instead of the touches and swipes that power most of our screen-based computing devices, many of the core Apple Watch capabilities -- like checking the time..
International expansion is a challenge any globally ambitious company will face -- some sooner than others. As a long-time investor in both the U.S. and..
Mark Zuckerberg, the face of Facebook since the company's founding back in 2004, will be taking a few months off for paternity leave. News of his time off comes by way of — no surprises here — his Facebook: Priscilla and I are starting to get ready for our daughter's arrival. We've been picking out our favorite childhood books and toys. We've also been thinking about how we're going to take time off during the first months of her life. This is a very personal decision, and I've decided to take 2 months of paternity leave when our daughter arrives. Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families. At Facebook we offer our US employees up to 4 months of paid maternity or paternity leave which they can take throughout the year. Every day things are getting ...
Several years ago, the venture firm GGV Capital invested in the Series C round of payment technology company Square, whose shares soared more than 40 percent..
Following a number of big moves to attract subscribers and grow its revenue, including a deal with Epix films and the introduction of a commercial-free paid..
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